Tuition covers only 66% of the actual cost for each of the
student’s education. The school intentionally sets tuition lower
than cost, with two goals in mind.
That a faith-based education will be affordable to a broader
section of families in the community.
That school families, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents
and parishioners will help make up this gap as circumstances and
Annual Fund FAQ’s
What is the Annual Fund?
The largest source of non-tuition income is the Annual
Fund. The Annual Fund Giving Program is a yearly effort to
get parents, grandparents, alumni, friends and parishioners to
make a financial contribution to the school. Although tuition is
still the primary source of revenue for the school, tuition alone
does not cover the full cost of providing
outstanding education and retaining our creative and dedicated
This fund drive kicks off in the fall with a pledge drive.
Throughout the school year, Annual Fund money is received from
parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, business
Every child, every family at St. Ignatius School benefits from a
successful Annual Fund campaign.
Why not just raise the tuition?
In keeping with our commitment to the vision of St. Ignatius, our
school charges a tuition less than the true cost of education to
all students. This results in a deficit, which is made up through
gifts to the Annual Fund and other fundraising efforts.
If tuition were raised to the actual cost of education, this
approach would place too large of a burden on parents, and would
make it impossible for many of our children to have the
opportunity to receive an education at St. Ignatius. Another
reason for not raising tuition to actual cost is that there would
be no benefit to parents at income tax time – a gift to St.
Ignatius through the Annual Fund may be a tax benefit!
How is the money used?
Tuition is the primary source of revenue at SI; however, tuition
alone does not cover the full cost of providing our outstanding
program and retaining our creative and dedicated faculty.
Tuition pays for the basics, and the Annual Fund pays for the
extras that distinguish a St. Ignatius education. As
parents, we have made a commitment to a high-quality, independent
education for our children, and that commitment has a cost.
The Annual Fund has helped with the following:
Retain a staff where half have earned their masters degree
and/or have been in the teaching profession for over twenty years
Full time aides in all classrooms
Full time kindergarten program
Science teachers for grades 1 – 8
Offer instruction in Art, Spanish, P.E., Computers, and
Purchase of new textbooks on a regular basis
Improve security around campus
Update and maintain computer/technology equipment
Tuition subsidy to families in SI Parish
Is there a tax advantage if I make a gift?
All contributions are fully tax deductible as charitable gifts to
the extent provided by law.
Donations to the Annual Fund are tax deductible, tuition
What are Matching Gifts?
Many companies will match your gift to St. Ignatius School up to
a certain level – some as high as triple matches! Matching Gift
contributions also count toward your own giving level to SI.
Please check with your employer’s human resources office for
details on their Matching Gift program and matching gift forms.
You may have your gift matched even if you have already made your
contribution to SI!
Matching Gift Companies
This is just a sample list of companies with Matching Gift
Please check with your employer’s human resources office to
determine if your company does match!
American Express Company
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Bank of America
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Ernst and Young
General Mills Foundation
Glaxo Matching Gift Program
Hp Hewlett-Packard Company
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lincoln Financial Group
Mass Mutual Life Insurance
McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter
New York Life Foundation
North Western Mutual Foundation
Pacific Gas & Electric
Rudolph & Sletten
SBC Matching Gift Program
UBS Paine Webber
** Important Reminders **
St. Ignatius School receives NO State or Federal
Gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax
deductible as charitable gifts to the extent provided by law.
The St. Ignatius Parent Club is the primary fundraising
organization of the school. It supports the spiritual, social and
education forces of the home and school in a program of Catholic
education. Parent Club consists of all families with students
enrolled in TK through 8th grade.
Parent Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Extended at
6:30 PM. Please join us!
The Advisory Council works with the administrator and the pastor
to formulate school policy. The members of the Council work in
the areas of long-range planning, development and major funding,
facilities, Catholic identity, and marketing. With the pastor and
the administrator, they establish the annual budget. The Council
endeavors to create better understanding and support of Catholic
education. The Advisory Council meets on the first Thursday
of each month at 6:30 PM in the Faculty Room.
St. Ignatius alumni support their school in many ways.
Alumni attend events, coach teams, donate, and many come
back to SI as parents of new St. Ignatius students.
The St. Ignatius Parish School Alumni Association was formed to
develop and maintain a positive relationship between the school
and its alumni—to ensure support of the school and its commitment
to providing a Jesuit education and experience for its students
and school community.
Upon graduation, you automatically become a lifelong member of
the SI Alumni Association.
To meet our needs, we invite all of our supporters ~ Alumni,
Parents – Current and Past, and Friends ~ to contribute to the
St. Ignatius School Annual Fund. Your gift helps to covers the
shortfall between tuition charged and the full cost of educating
Please consider making a gift to the St. Ignatius School Annual
Fund this year.
Every gift ~ no matter what size ~ makes a difference in the
lives of our students every day.
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome you to St. Ignatius Parish School. At St. Ignatius Parish School, you are part of a close knit community, who live their faith, and see the children thrive under the leadership of our pastor, Father Mike Moynahan.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a
field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST
complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY
SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This
training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.