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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contribute?
Download and print out a donation form to make your gift today!
Complete and return to:
Catholic High Office of Institutional Advancement
2800 Edison Highway
Baltimore, MD 21213
Kindly make your tax-deductible gift by June 30. Gifts will be published in our Annual Report, mailed in the fall of the following year.
Why does Catholic High need an annual fund? Doesn't tuition cover all costs?
Catholic High strives to keep tuition affordable for all families. We rely on the Annual Fund to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual operating costs of running our busy school.
Why does my participation matter?
When applying for grants, foundations ask us about the percentage of participation among our various constituents, including the percentage of alumnae, parents and friends donating to the Annual Fund. Your gift, no matter the amount, helps us secure other funding for the school because the higher participation rate among our most loyal benefactors the better. Your gift does matter.
Why invest in Catholic High?
Catholic High is a school on the move, progressing into the future with great promise. We maintain high academic standards, promote leadership, and encourage a lifelong commitment to Christian community service.
Giving Leadership Circles
The Catholic High School of Baltimore has established eight Annual Fund Giving Leadership Circles, providing an opportunity for the school's benefactors to exhibit outstanding stewardship through their support of Catholic High's Annual Fund.
Bachman: $1,000,000 +
Neumann: $500,000 – $999,999
San Damiano: $100,000 – $499,999
Sisters of St. Francis: $25,999 – $99,999
St. Francis: $10,000 +
St. Clare: $5,000 – $9,999
Assisi: $2,500 – $4,999
Mother Generosa: $1,000 – $2,499
Troubadour Club: $500 – $999
Green and Gold Club: $250 – $499
Benefactors: $100 – $249
Patrons: up to $99
*Donors of $1,000 and more will receive a distinctive President's Circle pin.
Methods of Giving
Gifts of cash are the easiest and most popular way to support Catholic High. Cash gifts support our operational budget.
Credit Card Gifts
Making your Annual Fund contribution by credit card may provide you with certain benefits such as frequent flyer miles. Catholic High accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express.
Many companies will match your gift to Catholic High. Hundreds of companies match the gifts of employees, spouses, board members, or retirees. Please contact your company's Human Resources Department, and kindly complete and return the matching gift form with your contribution.
Gifts of Life Insurance
If you own a life insurance policy and no longer need its protection, you may transfer the policy's ownership to Catholic High. The gift will generate a charitable income tax deduction approximately equal to the cash surrender value of the policy on the date of the gift. If you prefer, you can designate Catholic High as a partial or full beneficiary of the life insurance policy.
Gifts of Securities
Supporting Catholic High with a gift of long-term appreciated securities allows you to avoid paying taxes on the capital gain you would have realized if you had sold the stock and donated the proceeds. You also receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Making a gift in someone else's name still allows you to take the appropriate tax deduction. Gifts may by made in memory of a deceased friend or family member. All honorary and memorial gifts will be recognized in the Annual Report in one listing.
Naming Catholic High as a beneficiary in your will helps to ensure our school's future. You may elect to make an outright gift of funds specified at either a designated dollar amount or as a percentage of your estate.