Saint Anthony High School

Annual Fund

The Saint Anthony High School operational budget is approximately $3 million annually. Tuition revenues account for approximately 50% of the annual budget. The Annual Fund represents a vital and significant portion of each year’s revenue. We rely on the generosity of 1,000+ alumni, trustees and friends to support the school’s mission.

Annual Fund gifts have a direct and immediate impact on our students. Your contribution allows current programs to continue and new initiatives to begin. Specifically, your gifts will provide the resources to:

  • Recruit and retain top-notch faculty and provide consistent and constructive professional development.
  • Provide tuition assistance to ensure a deserving and varied student population.
  • Upgrade our educational product offerings.
 
The annual fund goal is achieved each year through several initiatives:

 

DIRECT MAIL APPEAL

The direct mail appeal is the school’s personal letter requesting unrestricted operating dollars.  The revenues support program expenses, teachers’ salaries, and utility expenses, to name a few things.  The direct mail appeal is sent to homes and businesses in the Fall and Spring of each school year and is a vital source of support.
 
Matching Gifts
More than ever, matching gifts have become a preferred method for corporations to support nonprofits.  Often, the Human Resources Department of a corporation maintains a list of nonprofits approved as an option for employees to participate in the matching gift program.

Once approved, the employee is given a form to partially complete.  Then, the form is mailed to the nonprofit, or an email is sent, requesting verification that the employee made the donation.

That’s all there is to it!  Companies match 1:1, or in some cases 2 or 3:1!  It’s a simple way to magnify your donation.

 

GRANT PROPOSALS

Written or online grant proposals are a component of the St. Anthony fundraising program.  Prospect research using state of the art tools, effective communication of program goals and objectives, and relationship building with prospects are combined to secure gifts from private and corporate foundations each year.
 

 

MAJOR GIFTS

Speaking Engagements

Coach Bob Hurley is renowned throughout the region and across the country.  His leadership model and records of success make him a prime candidate for a corporate or group speaking opportunity.  His experience and style always motivate and inspire.  This is an excellent way to kick off a sales year, invigorate an already powerful team, or thank your group for their dedication and hard work.

Coach Hurley donates a minimum of 80% of his speaking fees back to St. Anthony High School.

School Tours

Ideally, school tours are conducted during the school day, when students and faculty are present.   However, should you require an off-hours tour, we would happily accommodate your request.  We appreciate your interest.

Walking the halls of St. Anthony High School and meeting with school leadership, students and faculty, in person, gives an interested party a real “feel” for the impact he/she can have by becoming a part of the St. Anthony High School Friar family.

Private Meetings

Private meetings are a vital component of the school’s development and fundraising program and allow for in-depth conversations about the school’s programs and long-range plans.

Meetings can be scheduled at the school, or in a location convenient for you.

 

EVENTS

Special events acocunt for approximately 30% of the 2015-16 fundraising budget.  Not only does the school derive a vital financial benefit, but also, these events provide opportunities for reconnecting and networking with old friends and new.