support our school
There are many opportunities to support our school throughout the year. We ask first for your prayers. We ask that you join hands in the work of formation. Come to our masses and our special events. Visit us when we have an Open House.
We also ask for your financial support in any way that you are able. Tuition does not cover the cost of education in any of our schools within the Archdiocese. We depend on the gifts of everyone in our extended family who believes in Catholic education. For more information about the difference you can make at Pope Francis Global Academy, please contact Jodi Thyen at 773-892-2011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the school year and even in the summer there are many ways you can help support Pope Francis Global Academy. Below we’ve listed a few and we are open to any new ways you can think of, too!
On occasion our school needs help from outside of our own parent/family community. Please contact Mrs. Czyz or Mrs. Garrett to offer your ideas. Many of the volunteer opportunities at our school require VIRTUS training, which is a program under the Protection of Children and Youth Department of the Archdiocese of Chicago. MORE INFO HERE.
ATTEND OUR SCHOOL FUNDRAISING EVENTS
As a Catholic school whose goal is to never let cost stand in the way of giving your children a solid spiritual and educational foundation, our tuition has been kept to a level which is manageable for most families. However, the tuition (and fees) that we are able to charge does NOT cover all of the costs necessary to educate our students. The balance is made up through many different types of fundraisers, most of which are fun and engaging, and people like to do them. We hope that you will come and support our fundraiser because this funding goes directly into making our school a premier Catholic school.
Please click the red links below to find out more about each of these fundraisers, how you can help or participate, and who to contact to offer your assistance!
TRIVIA NIGHTS (September 29 and February 23)
McTEACHER NIGHTS (Dates TBD for 2018-19)
THE CATACOMBS HAUNTED HOUSE (October 12 - October 28)
FAMILY FUN FEST - NO SCARE HALLOWEEN EVENT (October 13, 2018)
HOWL AT THE MOON (November 17, 2018)
PASTA DINNER (April 5, 2018)
NIGHT AT THE RACES (May 11)
OTHER FUNDRAISERS YOU CAN SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
MONTHLY MONEY RAFFLE (Drawings from September through April)
NEIGHBORHOOD DISCOUNT CARDS (Available beginning in August)
LOU MALNATI’S FROZEN PIZZA COUPON FUNDRAISER (August/September)
WOLF RUN (May 23)
Box Tops For Education
An easy way to clip and contribute! Click here for more info on Box Tops!
ILLINOIS TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
While big donors gain a big tax benefit from donating, even more humble contributions from individuals can really maximize their contribution to a specific school by donating into this scholarship fund. If you were to donate $1,000 and ear mark it not only for Archdiocese of Chicago schools, but specifically to Pope Francis Global Academy, $750 of that money would be eligible for a full tax credit. (from the Tax Policy Center/Brookings Institute: "Tax credits are subtracted not from taxable income, but directly from a person’s tax liability; they therefore reduce taxes dollar for dollar. As a result, credits have the same value for everyone who can claim their full value.") Read more HERE.
Talk to your tax preparer about the value of this type of contribution TODAY! While there is a cap on how much can be donated into this fund, they haven't reached the cap, so it's worth looking into.
HERE is a good explanation of how it all works.
If you are looking for a way to support our school with a monetary donation, we would certainly welcome that! You can give a donation of any amount through Give Central HERE.
PLEASE REMEMBER POPE FRANCIS GLOBAL ACADEMY IN YOUR WILL
If you are interested in creating a legacy gift which will continue to provide for the long term vitality of Pope Francis Global Academy, there are several different ways to you can go about it. Speak with your estate planner about your options, or contact our Director of Advancement, Jodi Thyen, at 773-892-2011 or email@example.com.