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Annual Fund

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Annual Fund

Contributions to the Annual Fund help provide students with the resources they need to prepare for success in a rapidly changing world. Specifically, this fund bridges the $3,000 per-student gap between tuition and actual cost for educating each student. Please consider making a donation to the Annual Fund.

Annual Fund FAQs

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Annual Fund?

    The Annual Fund is the fundraising campaign conducted each year by the Alumni Relations and Development Office to benefit our students, teachers, programs, and facilities.

  • Why is the Annual Fund so important to The Aquinas Institute?

    Annual Fund gifts support our curriculum enhancements in the arts, athletics, and technology. The Annual Fund also supports study skills, teachers' professional development, core class enhancements, and tuition assistance.

  • What is the difference between the Annual Fund and the fundraising activities of the Parent Association, Booster Programs and Sports Teams?

    The Annual Fund is our main fundraising campaign to help provide the necessary funding to support our programs and facilities. Other school fundraising events promote community spirit and provide social opportunities for parents and student groups while raising substantial funds for more specific projects. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted gifts to the school, while other groups'  fundraising proceeds go towards specific projects.

  • Why should I support the Annual Fund?

    By supporting the Annual Fund, you play an active role in ensuring our program is a successful one. We rely on the campaign as a yearly commitment from alumni, families and friends of the Aquinas community.

  • Why is 100% Participation so important?

    100% participation sends a very strong message. It means that alumni, parents and community members support and believe in The Aquinas Institute. Gifts to the Annual Fund—no matter the amount—are important.

  • How will I be recognized?

    The Aquinas Institute is a non-profit school, and your gift to the Annual Fund is fully tax-deductible as described by law. You will receive a thank you letter with your gift information. Each gift, unless anonymous, will be listed in our Annual Report, published each year to recognize our generous donors and the programs.

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