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Annual Appeal

BUILD THE NEST... BUILD THE FUTURE... 

The Build The Nest Annual Appeal is the cornerstone of all fundraising for St. Dominic Savio. To remain a competitive faith-based college preparatory school we rely on our community of parents, grandparents, Board members, faculty, staff, former parents and friends for their support.

Gifts to the annual appeal support the school's operating budget which includes faith formation, academic programs, extracurricular programs, facility maintenance, technology, faculty development and tuition assistance. We have set our tuition so that we can remain affordable to our families, but tuition revenue covers only a portion of what it costs to educate a student at St. Dominic Savio. The annual appeal helps bridge the gap between the actual costs of operating our school and the revenue from tuition and fees.

We encourage our community to consider giving to the Build The Nest Annual Appeal. We know there are many worthy causes asking for your participation. We are grateful for your commitment to St. Dominic Savio through a pledge or gift to the annual appeal. We welcome your participation, regardless of size, to ensure our students receive a quality education.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does the Build The Nest Appeal help our school?

This annual appeal provides essential support for operating costs related to classroom materials and equipment, facility maintenance, special events & programs, technology, staff development, tuition assistance and salaries.

 

Why does the school need funds beyond the tuition that is paid?

The costs of educating a student in a Catholic college preparatory high school have increased consistently over the years. We have addressed this concern by charging each family only a portion of what it actually costs to educate their children. This provides an opportunity and a challenge to fill this difference through charitable giving.

 

What is the relationship between tuition and fundraising?

We believe that all of our needs are best served in a diverse community, where tuition stays affordable for the most number of families possible. For that reason, the full cost of educating each child is not charged to families but is raised through the generous donations of friends and families of the school. Successful fundraising keeps tuition lower and it has the added benefit of providing possible tax benefits for our donors.

 

How can I help?

We encourage all friends of Catholic education and families enrolled in our school to consider an annual gift to the Build The Nest appeal, with each giving as they can. It will take the full support of the community to meet these needs. We always need volunteers to help us communicate with friends of the school about supporting the school through a gift to the annual appeal. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 512-244-4861.

 

How can I make a gift?

Gifts of cash and pledges are the most common, but it may be advantageous to the donor to make a gift of appreciated stock and/or utilizing matching gifts. Please click on this link to make a one time gift or establish a recurring payment schedule. To process other forms of payment or for additional information regarding matching gifts and stock transfers, please contact Evelina Heaney at 512-388-8846, extension 5502. For stock transfers, we will get the process started with the Diocese of Austin. The Donor Services Manager, Lisa Rosenberger, will further assist you in processing your stock transfer.

 

How can I take advantage of matching gifts from my employer?

Many families are employed in area companies that seek to support local non-profits such as parochial schools. This has the added benefit of doubling or significantly increasing the size of the gift that you make, which increases the benefits that you achieve. Please contact your company's Human Resource Department for their matching opportunities. For further assistance please contact Evelina Heaney at 512-388-8846, extension 5502.

 

Can trust or estate-type gifts benefit St. Dominic Savio?

Yes, if a donor wishes to make a gift of property, insurance or bequest, please contact the Director of Development, Alpa Brannam at 512-244-4861.

Gifts to the Build The Nest appeal can be made by a one time gift or pledge paid over ten months. Matching gifts are a great way to increase the impact of your gift, and we can help you determine if you are eligible. Please make your commitment today or contact the Development Office at 512-244-4861 for more information.

 

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GIVING LEVELS

President's Circle Platinum

$10,000 +

President's Circle Gold

$5,000-$9,999

President's Circle Silver

$3,500-$4,999

St. John Bosco

$2,000-$3,499

St. Dominic Savio (The GAP)

$1,200-$1,999

Servant Leader

Up to $1199

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