Eagle Excellence Annual Fund

The Christ the King Catholic School Annual Fund is an ongoing campaign each school year that helps bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. Tuition only covers 66% of the cost to educate each student. This year, we have renamed the fund to the Eagle Excellence Annual Fund, to further align our efforts with the mission and vision of the school.

Your Annual Fund contribution is vital to the daily operation and maintenance of our campus, technology updates, arts and music development, safety and security improvements, teachers’ salaries, and other necessities.

Our goal for this year’s appeal is $32,000.  No gift is too small, because when everyone participates, nothing is unattainable.  Every gift received, regardless of the amount, is a blessing to CTK!

We have made a conscious effort this year to make our school and church one parish entity. Each CTK school and church family is asked to participate in giving to the Eagle Excellence Annual Fund. Additionally, alumni, parents of alumni and grandparents as well as those in the community who have a passion for education are encouraged to invest in the lives of our students.

 Contributions to the Eagle Excellence Annual Fund are tax-deductible and acknowledgements are sent out for your records.

Please help us reach our goal and continue to improve the quality of education at Christ the King Catholic School.  Our school verse for this year is We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19. Please prayerfully consider helping us make a difference.

For further details or to make a tax deductible donation, contact Katie Kratzberg, Advancement Director at 479-782-0614 or at kkratzberg@ctkparishfs.com.

Please indicate what you prefer your donation to go toward on the Paypal donate form as special instructions as you are completing it. Thank you!




Eagle Excellence Annual Fund

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

  1.  Why does Christ the King need an Annual Fund Campaign?

Tuition and fees only cover 66% of the full cost to educate a child here and in order to keep tuition affordable, our school relies on parish subsidy, parent-led fundraising programs and our development campaigns such as the Annual Fund to broaden our base of support and ensure financial stability.

  1.  What is the goal of the Annual Fund Campaign, and how will the gifts be used?

Our budget goal is to raise unrestricted cash gifts from donors to meet immediate needs. All gifts received will be used for general operating expenses in the coming 12 months such as:

  Updating Textbooks & Curriculum

  •  Expanding Safety and Security Measures
  •  Upgrading Technology
  •  Enhancing Art & Music Programs
  •  Meeting Rising Utility & Insurance Costs
  •  Maintaining Buildings, Grounds, & Equipment benefiting all Ministries

 

  1.  Who participates in the Annual Fund Campaign?

Donors include parishioners, school families, friends, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty and staff. As well, corporate and foundation matching grants comprise several of our campaign gifts.  

  1.  What is the timeline for this Campaign?

The Annual Appeal is run throughout the entire school calendar year starting with our first mailing in November, efforts during Catholic Schools Week and the national day of giving, and our Annual Report in June.  

  1.  Can my Annual Fund gift be matched by my employer?

Depending on your employer, most charitable gifts to a private elementary school can be matched. For information regarding your employer’s matching gifts policy, please contact your company’s Human Resources office.

  1.  Can I charge my gift, or have donations automatically deducted from my checking or savings account?

Yes to both! Donors can charge their Annual Fund gift to their VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit cards. Gifts can be charged using our Paypal donation link or by calling our office.  As well, donor can request gifts be deducted via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a checking or savings account following completion of an authorization form which must be signed and returned to the Development Office with a canceled check attached.

  1.   Can I give monthly or does it have to be all at once?

You can donate your entire amount at one time or we can set up recurring gifts so the amount is spread out monthly.

  1.  What is the school doing to control tuition increases?

It is a goal of Father Juan Guido to have a tuition decrease in the next 5 years. We are trying our best to keep tuition affordable, while being fiscally responsible and still meeting the needs of our students. Increased giving to the annual fund will help our goal of keeping tuition as low as possible.