What is the Holy Family Annual Fund?
Since our school first opened its doors in 2000, The Holy Family Annual Fund has been the cornerstone of philanthropy, providing critical support to our school’s operating budget each year. Our operating budget focuses both on the practical needs of day-to-day operations and the continual curriculum and program enhancements required of educating youth today.
The annual fund is the backbone of our school, supporting our operational expenses by covering the $7,144 gap between tuition revenue and the cost to educate each student. The generous support of the annual fund from parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of our school helps bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the cost to educate.Thank you for your continued support!
This year, the annual fund will need to grow to $896,000 to fully cover the cost-to educate gap and the expenses incurred to safely return to campus.
Your gift is an acknowledgement that you value the Holy Family experience and want to invest in the financial health of the school.
Q&A on The Holy Family Annual Fund
Why is the Holy Family Annual Fund Important?
The Holy Family Annual Fund supports the operating budget, as well as enhances all aspects of our academic and activities programs.
Recurring operational needs supported by the annual fund include:
• Tuition assistance for approximately
one-third of our families;
• Transportation for sports teams and
clubs to and from competitions;
• Resources and spaces for the arts;
• Curriculum materials;
• Upgrades to technology;
• Salaries and professional development for
teachers and administrative staff;
• Sacramental and campus ministry programs;
• Facilities maintenance and upgrades
Why Doesn't Holy Family just Raise Tuition?
At Holy Family Catholic High School, we believe that all students deserve to learn and explore their faith in a supportive, inclusive, and academically challenging environment.
For Holy Family, tuition and fees meet approximately 68% of the school’s core operating expenses. If tuition increased to a level that corresponds to the actual cost of educating our students each year, the resulting increase would create a hardship for many families. By making Holy Family financially accessible, we build a community that is inclusive for families desiring a Catholic education.
The Annual Fund has been put into place to bridge this gap between tuition revenue and the cost to educate, to the benefit of every Holy Family student.
Do Small Gifts Really Make a Difference?
YES! FACT: 688 total gifts helped us surpass the 2019-2020 Holy Family Annual Fund Goal.
With every dollar given, YOU help make a Holy Family education, both accessible and exceptional for our students and families.
Each year we ask our faculty, staff, board of directors, parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends to contribute to the annual fund. It is our goal to increase community participation annually.
We are encouraged to see the number of alumni gifts increasing each year. In 2019-2020, 111 alumni made gifts to the annual fund.
What Else Should I Know?
Simply stated, The Holy Family Annual Fund supports academic and operational needs now.
How Can I Make a Gift to the Holy Family Annual Fund?
Making a gift is easy using one of the following methods:
Mail Check to: 8101 Kochia Lane Victoria, MN 55386
Contact: Jack Kelly, Chief Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many companies offer matching gifts— a great way to increase the impact of your contribution. Check with your employer!