Donate to the Annual Fund

Thank you to all of our donors!

Please click the link below for the list of all of those who have given generously to support St. Teresa School.

Click HERE for listing of STEM Capital Campaign, STEM Raffle and 2016 Annual Fund Donor Report updated as of 2-15-17

What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund raises money each year for St. Teresa School over and above funds provided by tuition and the parish subsidy. It is critical to maintaining and developing the many programs that the school offers. All funds raised go directly to the school.

Why should I give to the Annual Fund? 

Tuition alone does not cover all the costs of educating one student.  St. Teresa school depends on the additional support from the annual fund to not only maintain its current standards of excellence in education, but to develop and to offer new programs, new technology, and enhancements to its curriculum. The School Board has devised a three-year strategic plan, details of which are included on this website, and the Annual Fund is critical to the success of many of these efforts.

Why not just raise tuition?

We want to give as many families the opportunity to give their children a Catholic, faith-based education.  If we rely solely on raising the tuition to cover this gap, many families would not be able to afford to send their children to St. Teresa.   When you give to the annual fund, you are helping to keep tuition costs down.  Ultimately, you are helping give another child an opportunity to receive a Catholic education, who may not have been able to afford it if we simply raised tuition. The St. Teresa School Board has a goal to continue to enhance tuition assistance over the next several years, and money raised by the Annual Fund will be important to these efforts.

How can I support the Annual Fund?

Any St. Teresa supporter can contribute to the Annual Fund at any time through prayer. Additionally, a monetary donation can be made on the school website, or by mailing it to the school office or rectory. The School Board will be reaching out to major donors, grandparents, faculty and staff, school families, and parishioners in stages throughout the year.   We ask all school families to participate in the Annual Fund, either through prayer for the success of the Annual Fund Drive, or a monetary donation if you are able. There are different levels of support that can be offered, including Platinum ($2000+), Gold ($1000-1999), Silver ($500-999), Bronze ($250-449), and Tiger ($1-249). Donations can be made as a one-time, a monthly basis, or even a pledge.

What is the Development Committee?

The Development Committee is a School Board Committee, chaired by a school board member and made up of members of the St. Teresa community who wish to help the school meet its fundraising goals, the most important of which is the Annual Fund.  It is a team of volunteers who help with the Annual Fund Drive and all tasks needed to meet the Annual Fund goals.  Event planning/hosting, creating alumni lists, spirit wear sales, participating in call nights, data entry, making copies, helping with mailings and thank you notes are some of the ways the Development Committee could use your help.

How can I help?

If you are interested in helping with the Development Committee, please contact the school office at 618-235-4066 or Mike Nash and the St. Teresa School Board 618-381-2010.