What is the Annual Fund?
Why is it so important?
As we begin a new year at Holy Spirit, we are asking for your support of the 2019-2020 “You’re the Spirit” Annual Fund Campaign. Since the inception of the Annual Fund in 2005, over a million dollars has been raised. This money goes directly to support Holy Spirit and our school family.
As with most private schools, there is a tuition gap; the difference between the actual cost of educating the student and tuition. Your tuition only covers a portion of the operating budget. The school counts on your tax-deductible donation and generosity to bridge the gap for improving and updating technology, facility enhancements, student assistance, and faculty retention bonuses.
Annual Fund dollars are the difference between an ordinary school and an extraordinary one. The success of the Annual Fund depends on your generosity.
Why don’t we raise tuition?
Catholic schools main goal is to provide affordable tuition for all students. This is why Holy Spirit encourages every parent, as a member of our school community, to support and invest in the Annual Fund.
The “You’re the Spirit” Campaign invites everyone in the Holy Spirit Family to share in the goals and the future of Holy Spirit Catholic School. The goal this year is $65,000.
The focus of our Flame Fund will benefit the addition of Clevertouch* interactive boards in all of our classrooms. We are in need of an additional 12, which will be installed in classrooms ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. The cost of each installed board is approximately $4,000.
You can also direct your gift to any one of the following funds:
Teacher Fund– enables an increase in teacher retention and Christmas bonuses.
Guardian Angel Fund– offers temporary assistance for HSCS families in financial need.
Endowment Fund– prepares the school for unplanned emergency expenses and future needs.
*Clevertouch interactive boards are utilized for large screen classroom lessons, student presentations, touchscreen educational applications, and large screen format internet based resources. For more information on Clevertouch interactive boards, please visit www.clevertouch.com/us/education
We are asking for 100% participation this year, where no donation is too small. Our goal is to be able to share with prospective families and outside donors the good news that all of our parents support our Annual Fund.
If you are not able to financially contribute this year, we ask you to pray for our school, teachers, students, and parish. Your prayers are always felt and appreciated.
How do I give?
Giving is easy! Go online at hscssa.org and click on the “Donate Now” button. You may also send your donation by mail or through your child’s backpack.
Holy Spirit Catholic School
770 West Ramsey
San Antonio, Texas 78216
If you would like to pledge now and pay throughout the year, we accept Annual Fund donations until May 2020.
Whether one-time or recurring, all contributions are greatly appreciated!
Additional ways to give?
Many employers offer matching gift programs through their corporate foundations. Please ask your company human resources department or corporate foundation if your employer offers a matching gift program. This can double your gift!
Companies also conduct United Way and charitable giving campaigns. Please check to see if your donation qualifies.