Thank you for considering a gift to support Aquinas & St. Mary’s Catholic’s mission: to provide a Christ-centered, learning environment to prepare students to deal with future involvement in church, family and civic relationships. Your support enables Aquinas & St. Mary’s to inspire faith and build character in our students.
Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund
The Guardian Angel Scholarship, allows Aquinas & St. Mary’s to accept all student who want to attend a Catholic school, regardless of ability to pay tuition. This fund depends entirely on donations. Donations for the Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund are taken at any time throughout the year and are tax deductible. Please consider becoming one of our “Guardian Angels”.
The Heritage Club is a group of individuals who have shared the good news with the schools that they plan to give a planned gift. There are no dues to pay or offices to hold with this club. However, twice a year, members are invited to special Masses to thank you for remembering us and helping us build up the kingdom of God. Your donation is tax deductible. Our Federal Tax #47-0464809.
KOTA stands for Keeping Our Tuition Affordable. This fund was started in an effort to bridge the gap between leaving tuition at its current rate and an increase in the yearly budget. Tuition at Aquinas and St. Mary’s has only been increased by small amounts in the last 5 years.
Scrip literally means substitute money. Scrip is a gift card for business in our community that will donate around five percent of purchases back to the school.
For example, whenever someone slides a Scrip Card at Dale’s, the school receives ten cents. No matter how big or small the purchase is, Aquinas gets ten cents every time. Several businesses in our communities have agreed to contribute to Aquinas through the Scrip Program by giving a percentage of the money spent through the Scrip Program to our school. You can purchase a gift card for $25, $50, or $100 from the Scrip Committee. The Aquinas High School office also provides Scrip to anyone who is interested in purchasing some. Scrip will be available to everyone through orders from committee members and purchases in the parishes after Mass.
The base pay for our teachers has been frozen for many years now, and the incentive pay is the only way we can bring their compensation up to a fair and just level. In this sense, it is not “bonus pay”, but rather a necessary fund to make sure that we can be as competitive as possible when it comes to hiring new teachers and maintaining the great teachers that we already have.
All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support of Aquinas & St. Mary’s Catholic Schools.