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Annual Gift Campaign

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ST. RITA FAMILIES!
 
As of October 1, we reached 97% participation (477 families) and over $227,000 in pledges and donations.  Our PreK, 2nd and 4th grades reached 100% participation by Oct. 1 and earned a pizza party in December. 
 
Gifts to the Annual Gift Campaign go directly into our operating account and are accepted year round by clicking here or mailing a check to the school at 12525 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244
 
Questions?  email [email protected]
 
Using a donor advised fund to make a gift?
Send an email to [email protected] 

Tuition revenues alone do not cover the full cost of educating our students. Therefore, the school depends on annual contributions from our school families and other supporters to our annual fund to off-set this difference. Based upon this year’s budget, the actual cost per student of a St. Rita education is $11,992.With a One Student Parishioner Rate for tuition of $8,750 for kindergarten through 8th grade, that leaves us with over $3,200 per student to bridge through fundraising. Our Annual Gift Campaign is an important piece of that fundraising and is why we encourage all of our school families to participate to whatever extent their family budget allows.Tax-deductible gifts to the annual fund are accepted year-round. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $220,000 and have 100% participation from our school families.

Participate by making a financial pledge online of an amount that works within your family's budget and helps us bridge this gap!  If you are able to completely "Bridge your Gap", please do so, BUT GIFTS OF ANY SIZE ARE WELCOME AND APPRECIATED.  A suggested minimum donation is $350 per student.  Those contributing $1500 or more will also be invited to the Donor Appreciation Dinner in the fall of 2022.  Please help us reach our goal.  Thank you for participating!

If you plan to donate through a donor-advised fund, company giving program, check, cash, or North Texas Giving Day, please email [email protected] and let us know so that we can document your pledge and be on the lookout for your donation!  Questions?  Contact [email protected] or call Susan Lynch at 972-239-3203 x6504.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do I have to pay now to have my participation counted?

A: No.  Our WeShare online donation system allows you to schedule your donation.  If you want to pay at a later date but be counted as "participated", use the button to "Schedule a Recurring Donation" and set up the donation either as a one time gift at a later date or schedule a monthly amount that totals your desired gift amount.  Any amount counts as participation for each child in your family and you will indicate the grade of your child(ren) when prompted during the donation process. 

 

Q: I have already given to the church this year.  Does this count as my participation in the Annual Gift Campaign?

A: No. Your annual church tithe is completely separate from the school’s Annual Gift Campaign.  The Annual Gift Campaign is a gift directly to the school in order to offset the difference in tuition and cost to educate.  We need 100% participation from school families in order to help keep tuition increases as low as possible for all families.  A financial gift of any size is preferred, but you can also pledge to pray online which will still help us reach our participation goal and receipt of extra funds.

 

Q. Why am I getting reminders if I plan to pledge and then pay later?

A: Sometimes people forget.  We will also send reminders to get your pledge in when classes are approaching the 100% mark.  The kids want to know if they have earned the grade level party—and the sooner the better.  Remember there is friendly competition associated with this campaign in order to help us reach both goals.  Don’t take the reminders personally.

 

Q: Which payment methods are accepted?

A: Contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) are all accepted.

 

Q: Do donors receive receipts for their donations?

A: Yes, you will receive receipts via e-mail when a donation is made online through WeShare.  Please keep this receipt for your tax records.  If you pay by check or cash, a receipt will be mailed to you.

 

Q: Is "WeShare" (the online giving platform) safe?

A: Yes. WeShare implements the safest security standards for online transactions and your privacy is protected at all times. WeShare is certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider.

Those contributing $1,500 or more will also be invited to the Donor Appreciation event in the fall of 2022.