Annual Fund
"I believe in you."
We need YOU to believe in THEM. St. Michael joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. It occurred on November 28, 2017, but we are not limited to #GivingTuesday to give...The spirit of this event is alive all year!  #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" to kick off the holiday giving season with what's truly most important...the causes in which we believe.  
If you have a spot in your heart for Catholic education, PLEASE consider giving to this cause. We need your support. Say, "I believe in you" to our children, our school, our faith community through a gift to our Annual Fund on #GivingTuesday. May God bless you for your generosity!  
Question 1: What is the "Annual Fund?"
The "Annual Fund" is the first priority of all our fundraising efforts. These dollars come from parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, parishioners, family, staff and friends. As unrestricted funds, they go directly to the operating budget. Our budget is sourced first by tuition, second by the Parish subsidy, and third by the Annual Fund. Until we collect these dollars for the budget we cannot move on to funding new initiatives, updates or projects for the school. 
Question 2: Why Is My Participation Important?
Your support is critical to St. Michael's financial health. Annual Fund dollars have immediate impact on the experience of our students and the education at St. Mike's, funding our most essential expenses. St. Michael is ambitious in the academic, community, and spiritual experience we provide for our students, and must be so to remain viable. Your support is deeply meaningful, and we are so grateful to all those who contribute. Thank you!
Question 3: Where Do My Dollars Go?
Your gift reaches every aspect of life at St. Michael Parish School.
  • Teacher & Staff Salaries & Professional Development
  • Classroom Resources & Upgrades 
  • Math, Science, Language, Culture & Arts Education
  • Upgrading the Digital Learning Environment
  • Faith Development & Faith in Action
  • Learning Resources for Student Needs, Differentiation & Enrichment
  • School Facilities 
  • Security
Question 4: How Can I Give?
1. Give ONLINE Simply click and follow the directions to give with a credit card on our secure WeShare site to the "St. Michael School Appeal."
2. Donate at Mass over the Thanksgiving holiday and subsequent weekends. Donate in the collection basket using the envelopes in the pews, or by writing a check to St. Michael School, memo line "#GivingTuesday" or "Annual Fund."
3. A check to "St. Michael School"  can be sent to our Office , memo line "#GivingTuesday" or "Annual Fund" at any time. 
4. Current school families can make a gift to the Annual Fund with their tuition arrangements, set in the Spring, as well.  
5. Attending and/or contributing to the Blue & Gold Gala also helps our critical needs, so please consider attending. The Gala is for anyone connected to the school currently, in the past, or as a parishioner, and we hope you'll join us! The 2018 Gala is just after we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, on Friday, February 9th 2018.
Question 5: How Much Should I Give?
Given the importance of the Annual Fund at St. Michael, we hope you will give as generous and meaningful a contribution as possible. Your dollars ensure excellent Catholic education at St. Mike's. Gifts of every size have significant impact on our students, and we hope you consider making the school a priority in your charitable giving. Your support plays a major role in how "we teach more;" how we reach students' minds, hearts & spirits. Your encouraging  "I believe in you," makes all the difference.
Thank you. May God bless you for your generosity!
"Thank you!"


St. Michael Parish School
314 West Willow Avenue | Wheaton, IL 60187 | Phone: (630) 665-1454 
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