The 2014-15 Annual Fund is in progress! This all-campus yearly campaign, from October through June, raises essential funds to support the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon outreach, Valley Catholic School operating expenses and financial aid, and Maryville programs. Our students, faculty, staff, residents, and the greater community benefit from this comprehensive effort.
This year’s Annual Fund Parent Chairs are Ryan and Sara Hoppes. Ryan is a serves on the Valley Catholic School Board. Sara is a committed volunteer and elementary room parent. Hats off to Ryan and Sara for graciously stepping up to help lead this critical campaign.
Our Sisters’ legacy of faith began nearly 130 years ago. With your contribution, they continue to fulfill their enduring mission of service to others. Your gift will provide for the ongoing needs of the Sisters in meeting their mission. It will also benefit those they minister to through education, health care, community outreach and social justice.
At Maryville, your gift to the Annual Fund directly enhances the quality of life for residents. Your contribution may support activities that help keep residents’ minds active and increases their social contact. It may contribute to staff professional development so resident care is based on the latest research. It may help bring new furniture to the dining room, or help put a state-of-the-art meal delivery system in place so residents have a greater say in what they eat.
The Annual Fund is the largest fundraising effort that bridges the financial gap between tuition and the true cost of educating each student. On average, only 77 percent of the cost of a Valley Catholic School education is covered by tuition. Without its benefit, tuition for each student would increase by approximately $2,100. Annual Fund dollars help make up the operating budget shortfall, and thereby go directly to the heart of the programs that shape young Valiant lives for the future. From essentials like utilities and faculty compensation, to curriculum and unique academic opportunities, the Valley Catholic Annual Fund directly impacts students in the following ways:
- Keeps tuition affordable
- Supports financial aid
- Attracts and retains exceptional teachers
- Maintains outstanding music, drama and athletic programs
- Helps meet technology and equipment needs
- Maintains this beautiful campus
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, staff member, friend or an alum, you are a part of this community that is dedicated to teaching, learning and growing together. Gifts to the Valley Catholic Annual Fund are tax deductible. Click here to make an Annual Fund gift.
Every Gift Makes a Difference
If you have been enriched by the mission and vision of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and their ministries, please make a gift today. Remember, a gift of any amount makes all the difference.
In addition, your employer may be able to increase your giving power, in many cases doubling your gift through a company matching gift program. If you’re not sure if your company matches, check our Matching Gift Finder.