Dear Friend of Saint Peter School,
Since our founding in 1901, Saint Peter School has been blessed by dedicated alumni, parents, and friends whose invaluable support has allowed it to flourish. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of providing the outstanding faith-based education that Saint Peter’s has long given its students. Our supporters’ generosity and involvement secure the school’s financial stability, bolster tuition assistance, help to maintain our buildings, assure the hiring of outstanding teachers, and so much more.
We invite you to invest in Saint Peter School in ways that are meaningful to you and the School. Giving to the Annual Fund’s Shaping Our Future campaign, contributing to a scholarship fund, providing a Legacy Gift, volunteering—all these expressions of support ensure the excellence of every aspect of Saint Peter’s. Please consider making a gift that is in accordance with your family’s circumstances and reflective of the value you place on a Saint Peter’s education. All gifts of time and treasure are deeply valued; all gifts help Saint Peter’s fulfill its mission to shape the hearts, minds, and souls of its students.
With appreciation for your ongoing commitment to our school and to all students of Saint Peter’s,
Mrs. Eve Encinas-Lončar
Director of Advancement
Together with the contributions of others, your gift to Saint Peter’s School makes possible the school’s core program and activities and helps underwrite new and innovative initiatives. The extraordinary education that your generosity makes possible empowers and inspires students to reach their greatest potential and live lives of accomplishment, faith, and integrity.
The Annual Fund is the primary way that Saint Peter School raises the resources to meet its operating budget, address new and pressing needs, and fortify our academic, arts, and athletic offerings. By providing sustaining support as well as financial flexibility, gifts to the Annual Fund have immediate and enduring impact.
Giving to Saint Peter School demonstrates the loyalty, commitment, and generous spirit of current parents, school board members, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, parishioners, faculty and staff, and friends. Your investment will symbolize your dedication to Saint Peter School and help to unlock countless doors for its students—benefits that tuition alone cannot provide.
The Annual Fund, Shaping Our Future, comprises unrestricted giving from all sources and supports all school programs and activities. Teacher salaries, scholarship aid, supplies, technology, building maintenance, and areas of critical need are all funded in part by annual giving.
Capital gifts are contributions specifically designated, by the donor, for a particular initiative, such as endowment funds, or funds for construction or renovation of permanent facilities.
Endowment funds ensure Saint Peter’s future as an institution of the highest quality. Endowment funds are created with a gift or gifts invested in an interest-bearing account, established in perpetuity, and designated for a particular purpose; only the interest may be spent. Endowment funds may underwrite scholarships, teacher salaries, or general purposes, as well as fund new program development.
Memorial gifts can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to Saint Peter School. A gift in honor or memory of an individual may be made to the Annual Fund or as a capital gift; it may be restricted or unrestricted.
Gifts in kind are non-cash gifts of property such as computers, books, scientific equipment, art materials, etc. Gifts in kind also can make important contributions. The fair market value of such items is deductible for income tax purposes. A formal appraisal is required by the IRS for gifts in kind valued at over $5,000.
Lunches for Learners, established in 2017, is a lunch assistance grant program created to provide hot lunches to students in need.
Scholarship Giving: Saint Peter School strives to remain affordable and accessible to all families who desire a Catholic education for their child(ren). Throughout its history, the school has provided tuition assistance to deserving students who otherwise could not afford to attend—thanks in great part to the gifts of our scholarship donors.
Leave a Gift in Your Will: A planned gift (or bequest) is a wonderful way to support Saint Peter School.
Stocks and Securities: Making a gift of stock is easy and provides significant advantages for many donors.
Matching Gifts: Your employer might match your charitable contributions to Saint Peter School, doubling or even tripling the amount of your gift.