The Holy Rosary Annual Fund runs on a fiscal calendar and will be applied from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. ALL families need to complete the pledge form.
Our goal is 90% family participation! This is so important because when applying for grants a question frequently asked is percent of participation in giving. Higher percentage rates create a more favorable perception and alerts the granting committee that we’ve exhausted our internal resources and we are looking for external funding.
Pledging to the Annual Fund
Payments to the Annual Fund
Payments to the Annual Fund may be made via one of the following methods:
- Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) – accessed through the Parish portal. Weekly, monthly or quarterly options are available for direct withdrawal from your back account or credit card. One time giving is also available. While OSV is our preferred method, below are two other giving options:
- Payroll deduction
Employer Matching Program
Does your employer have a matching program? Check with your company’s HR department to see if they match your donation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Annual Fund?
A: The Annual Fund is a yearly giving campaign that supports general operating expenses.
Q: Why give to the Annual Fund?
A: The Holy Rosary School’s Annual Fund is an essential source of funds for the school. Each year we ask all members of Holy Rosary School community to consider a gift to the Annual Fund so we can ensure that our students receive the best possible education.
Q: Why is the percentage of parent participation so important?
A: When we apply for grants as a non-profit institution, the percentage of constituents’ participation is taken under consideration. The greater the participation, the greater chance we have of receiving grants. Over 77% of our families participated last year. Our goal this year is 90%.
Q: Why do we ask for contributions when families already pay tuition?
A: While tuition does cover a significant portion of the cost of a Holy Rosary School education for each child, it doesn’t cover it all. The difference between tuition and the cost of educating a student is over $3,000 per child.
Q: Is the Annual Fund the same as the Endowment fund?
A: No, the Annual Fund covers operating expenses and is used in its entirety each year. The Endowment Fund uses donations to add to its principal balance with a percentage of the earnings returned to the school each year to support our financial aid program.
If you have additional questions or need more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Beth Martin, Development Director.
100% participation, it’s for the kids!