Annual Fund

The St. Louis Catholic School Annual Fund was established in 2011 and is an opportunity for stewardship and investment in the long-term mission of the school. Your support, and the support of our community, is crucial in advancing our mission. While school tuition income covers the immediate needs of our students and staffing, it is limited in areas of growth and renovation. Through your gifts of financial support, service and prayer, we can secure the fiscal health of the school for the future.


2020-2021 "Spread Love, Know Jesus" Annual Fund Campaign

St. Louis School re-opened its doors for the 2020-21 school year. We welcomed our 500 students back with socially distanced open arms and hearts - some students have joined us daily, some virtually, and others a combination of the two. Our new instruction model came with a host of unplanned expenses - thermal scanners, technology such as a wellness screening app, portable devices for every student and teacher, additional support and janitorial staff, and increased internet connectivity that could insure sufficient bandwidth for synchronous virtual instruction.
 
Our classrooms may be filled with the much missed sounds of youth, but our 64 year old building is beginning to show its age. The abrupt closure of our campus buildings that sat vacant for months brought to light a laundry list of repairs and improvements that need to be addressed now and in the near future; literally from top to bottom - the cafeteria and gym ceilings, the floor and wall tiles, to name a few.
 
Our needs right now may appear daunting, but in this year of Charity and with our spiritual theme "Spread Love, Know Jesus," we hope that you will find it in your heart to give to the 2020-21 Annual Fund Campaign for we know that we are #BetterTogether. We are not naming a specific project for this year's campaign. We will use the funds for our most critical capital needs in addition to technology and tuition assistance as we navigate through this unusual, and unpredictable, school year.
 
 

SUPPORT ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Your gift to the St. Louis Catholic School Annual Fund may be given at any time. Credit card payments are accepted through the PayPal Giving Fund and FaithDirect. Neither organization charges processing fees for charitable donations, so 100% of your gift is received by the school.

  • PayPal One-time Payments - Tax-deductible monetary contributions may be made through the PayPal Giving Fund as a one-time payment.

  • FaithDirect Recurring Payments - You must set up a secure online account with FaithDirect. Please use the code VA141 for St. Louis Church, and designate "School Annual Fund" to ensure your donation is credited to the Annual Fund. 

  • Via Mail - Mail your gift directly to the school. Please make all checks payable to St. Louis Catholic School and reference the Annual Fund.
    St. Louis Catholic School
    attn: Development
    2901 Popkins Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22306 
 

MATCHING GIFTS
If you are employed by a company which has a Matching Gift Program, you can double or even triple your gift to St. Louis Catholic School. Your Human Resources department or manager will provide you with the necessary forms to send to the school with your gift, or direct you to an online request form. Please submit the appropriate paperwork with your pledge card. The school will verify your donation with your employer to receive the matching gift.

2020-21 Special Events & Appeals
Due to current COVID restrictions, the PTO is unable to host its largest fundraiser, the silent auction, and as a result we face a nearly $50,000 shortfall. Our hope is that we will make up that difference through the Annual Fund. As we face numerous COVID-related expenses that made it possible for us to open our doors to students this year, it is especially critical.

Throughout this school year, there will be several opportunities for families and friends of St. Louis to support the Annual Fund, from community building events to direct appeals. Please check back often for the latest information on how you can support St. Louis School. There is something for everyone’s budget and interests.

Annual Fund Giving Levels
 
Fleur de Lis
Leadership Circle
$1000+
 
1956 Society
$500 - $999
 
Stewards of St. Louis
Catholic School
$200 - $499
 
Shepherd's Flock
$6 - $199
 
Hawk's Hero
<$5