The Annual Appeal is the Foundation’s yearly campaign to raise funds in support of the daily operating budget.
The Annual Appeal is the Foundation’s yearly campaign to raise funds in support of the daily operating budget. All parish-based schools are faced with this same need - to make up the difference between costs and tuition. Rather than raising the actual cost of tuition and excluding many of the families we serve, we rely on Annual Appeal contributions to help close this $2.200 gap existing between tuition and the actual cost of a Saint Stephen education. The size and flexibility of the Annual Appeal ensures that there are adequate resources every year to enhance and sustain Saint Stephen School’s distinctive margin of excellence in Catholic education.
Gifts to the Annual Appeal are restricted to:
- Enhancing academic and co-curricular programming that distinguishes Saint Stephen School and supports educating the whole child.
- Attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff while maintaining low student/teacher ratios.
- Sustaining the operation and maintenance of the School’s facilities.