The Annual Fund is a critical and necessary part of our yearly budget. Rarely does tuition at a private school cover the entire cost of educating a student and PCS is no exception. Average tuition paid is only about 40% of the true cost per student, and the Annual Fund, along with parish support, helps to make up the difference in fees.
This fundraising allows Pacelli Catholic Schools to maintain our high standards while keeping tuition rates as reasonable as possible.
This gap is funded through charitable gifts and parish support, which means every donation to the Annual Fund has a wide-ranging impact.
While we count on the Annual Fund as a vital portion of our annual operating budget, we must remember the individuals who devote their lives to educating our children – our teachers.
Our Top Notch Teachers
This year, because of your help, we were able to give our teachers the largest salary increase in PCS history. But we have a long way to go. Our starting teachers make nearly $10,000 less than their public school counterparts. Even our highest paid, most experienced teacher makes over $33,000 less than a less experienced teacher in the public schools. We have to do more, but we can’t do it without your help.
Cardinal Parent Appeal
Pacelli Catholic Schools also asks for 100% participation from our current parents. Regardless of their capacity, we expect families to come together in support of our mission to develop disciples of the faith and leaders of the world from early childhood through adulthood.
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To learn more about the impact of your Annual Fund gift, contact Hannah Henderson, Director of Advancement at 715.341.2445.
Click here to download a copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Fund Brochure to fill out and mail in with your gift.
The fiscal year for Pacelli Catholic Schools ends June 30, 2017.