The Pacelli Annual Fund is Pacelli Catholic Schools’ main fundraising initiative. Participation in the Pacelli Annual Fund by current parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, local businesses, corporations, and friends of PCS ensures our continued health and vitality.
Why is it important?
A family pays tuition for each student they send to Pacelli Catholic Schools. PCS uses that tuition to cover some of the costs of educating that child. Key word: some.
Tuition is just one piece of the puzzle. It does not cover all of Pacelli Catholic Schools’ educational and operational costs, nor does it go toward funding scholarships or tuition assistance funds. So, to finish the puzzle, PCS raises money each year through various initiatives – efforts that fill in the gaps for the school system’s operating budget (The Pacelli Annual Fund, Panacea, Cardinal Crusade, and the Shredding Party).
Therefore, gifts to the Pacelli Annual Fund fill the gap between tuition and the cost to provide a Pacelli education. The Pacelli Annual Fund also allows PCS to tackle new projects and needs beyond those originally budgeted for at the beginning of the year.
What can I do?
It has been an interesting year, to say the least. School has looked different. Life has looked different. What hasn’t changed is the power and importance of community here at Pacelli Catholic Schools. If the spring taught us anything, it’s that real strength comes from working to stay united together even when we are physically apart, in giving and receiving gratitude and support for each other, our faculty, and our school.
The Pacelli Annual Fund is a powerful way to continue showing that support.
We are a school community blessed with an abundant number of wonderful families proudly carrying on the tradition of Catholic education. It gives us great joy to highlight our alumni, grandparents, parents, and students.
Cardinal Parent Appeal
Pacelli Catholic Schools also asks for 100% participation from our current parents. Regardless of your 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 Shawna Rhodes, Director of Advancement at 715.341.2445. Click here to download a copy of the reply card to fill out and mail in with your gift. The fiscal year for Pacelli Catholic Schools runs from July 1 through June 30.