The Annual Fund is the largest, single most important fundraiser for Elder, as all donations support our robust tuition assistance program making an Elder education a more affordable one. Donors’ names will be listed in the Honor Roll issue of the PRIDE magazine for all gifts received by June 30.
Gifts to our capital campaign permit a continuum of change and improvements to Elder’s physical plant, with all being integrated and student-centered. Everything from technology and academic enhancements to safety of the students and facility development are priorities for Elder.
Gifts can be made to Elder on another person’s behalf:
If a gift is made in memory of someone, then your gift will be applied to the program at Elder specified by the family of the deceased.
If a gift is made in honor of someone or in celebration another’s birthday, anniversary, retirement, or otherwise, then your gift can be earmarked for numerous programs at Elder (i.e. scholarship endowment, family and individual scholarships, the Altiora Fund, financial aid, music, athletic, other student programs, general operating, etc.)
Help support Elder’s vital mission of Catholic education through participation in our Planned Giving Program by including Elder in your estate planning. In addition, we invite you to join over 165 others as a member of the Father Schmitt Society, our planned giving society named in honor of Elder’s first principal, Rev. William G. Schmitt.
Planned gifts can take many shapes. The most common form is through a bequest/will. A second form is through life income agreements, such as a charitable remainder trust. And a third form is through a life insurance policy.
Stock can be donated to Elder High School or to The Altiora Fund to fulfill Annual Fund commitments, pledges to a capital campaign, creating or increasing an endowed scholarship, or fund annual scholarships. When considering a stock donation, it is advisable to first consult with your tax advisor and accountant.
Started in the early 1980s, Elder’s scholarship endowment has grown to over $22 million with more than 220 privately endowed and named scholarships. These donations are held intact with only the annual income being used to award tuition assistance to students.