Your support makes a Gross Catholic education possible for all students!Donate to the Annual Fund
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is our annual giving program that invites all friends of Gross Catholic High School to invest in our mission. Gross Catholic relies on generous support from individuals, businesses and foundations to help us provide a faith and family-based community committed to developing Christian leaders through academic excellence in the Marianist tradition.
Gifts to the Gross Catholic High School Annual Fund directly support tuition assistance for the growing financial needs of the families we serve. Your continued support means we can help every family who would like to send their child to Gross Catholic.
How will Annual Fund gifts be used?
Your gift to the Gross Catholic Annual Fund makes it possible for more students to receive an outstanding education in the Marianist tradition. The Annual Fund provides our committed families with tuition assistance and students with academic scholarships.Gifts to the Annual Fund are a primary source of income to keep tuition to a minimum and ensure that Gross Catholic is accessible to all in our community.
What about tuition?
We greatly appreciate and understand the financial sacrifice our families make to provide their children with an education at Gross Catholic High School. However, tuition only covers 80 percent of the cost to educate a student at our school. The remaining amount is supported by advancement efforts like the Annual Fund. It is through generous gifts from individuals, alumni and friends of Gross Catholic that we are able to bring quality Catholic education in the Marianist tradition to our students.
Tuition Assistance Facts
Many families desire the opportunities that a Gross Catholic education can offer their children. However, the rising cost of education, coupled with the rising cost of living, continues to challenge our families as they strive to afford Catholic education. During the 2016-2017 school year, we awarded nearly $1.15 million in tuition assistance – more than ever before. It is anticipated this number will increase next year, and the years to follow.
All students at Gross Catholic High School benefit from a $1,500 grant. Additionally, 75 percent of our students receive tuition assistance or scholarships. Check out our infographic, “Gross Catholic by the Numbers,” or see the graphic below.
The President’s Circle
The President’s Circle involves leadership giving to the Annual Fund at the $968 level or higher. 968 is representative of the month and year that Gross Catholic opened its doors—September 1968. Members of the President’s Circle are among Gross Catholic’s most faithful donors, and they play a vital role in the effort to be certain that every family is able to send their child to Gross Catholic High School.
We invite all friends of Gross Catholic to prayerfully consider joining the President’s Circle. Of course, Annual Fund gifts at all giving levels are encouraged and appreciated.
President’s Circle Giving Levels:
- Platinum $10,000 and above
- Gold $7,500 – $9,999
- Silver $5,000 – $7,499
- Bronze $2,500 – $4,999
- Orange & Blue $968 – $2,499
- Other $1 – $967
2016-2017 President’s Circle Donors
Your generosity makes it possible for more students to benefit from this special, quality education in the Marianist tradition. You keep Gross Catholic strong with your gift.
Make a secure online gift to the Annual Fund or contact the Advancement Office at 402.734.2000 ext. 121 if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!Donate to the Annual Fund