Our Annual Appeal
In honor of our patroness, St. Catherine of Siena, we named our annual giving campaign, the Bridge. In addition to tuition, we rely on the generosity and charitable giving of our friends and supporters to help us bridge the gap between the tuition revenue and the cost of educating our STARS.
The Bridge provides vital resources for initiatives such as curricular enhancements, faculty and staff development, campus improvements, technology upgrades, athletics, and fine arts, service programs, and tuition assistance. The Bridge makes up about 20% of the Annual Fund and every gift makes an immediate impact on St. Catherine students and the life of the school. This annual appeal gives donors the opportunity to direct their funds to an area that they would like to support.
Make a gift online.
Single or recurring gifts can be given online via credit card today. Caring for our STARS has never been easier!
Mail-in a gift.
28200 Napier Rd.
Wixom, MI 48393
Download the donation form and include your check or credit card payment.
The Bridge is a reference taken from the third Chapter in the Dialogue. In it, God enlightens Catherine (by means of analogy) that the way to salvation is Jesus Christ. He is “the Bridge” who, “stretches from heaven to earth” connecting us to the Father and his everlasting love. Using the imagery of “Jesus as the Bridge” to our salvation, we continue to teach our STARS that they must be active participants in their faith life by walking, ever forward, on that bridge.
The President's Leadership Society and Gift Clubs
The President’s Leadership Society:
The St. Catherine of Siena Society: Gifts of $10,000 or more
The Dominican Society: Gifts from $5,000 to $9,999
The Dialogue Society: Gifts from $2,500 to $4,999
The President’s Circle: Gifts from $1,500 to $2,499
Principal’s Club: Gifts from $500 to $1,499
Dean’s Club: Gifts from $250 to $499
Purple Club: Gifts from $100 to $249
Gold Club: Gifts from $50 to $99
Lilies of St. Catherine: Gifts up to $49
Recurring Giving is an amazing way to give more than you normally would be able to give to St. Catherine while not putting a financial strain on your family. A gift as small as $20 a month will allow you to make an impact on the everyday lives of St. Catherine students.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I donate?
Donations can be made online, by mail, or in person. Online donations may be made here. If you would like to mail in a check or cash, please fill out this Annual Appeal Donation Form and mail it in with your donation to:
St. Catherine of Siena Academy
Attn. Advancement Office
28200 Napier Road
Wixom, MI 48393
Is there a minimum donation?
No! The majority of our Annual Appeal is comprised of small donations. Small donations from a large group of donors will make as much of an impact as a single large donation. Giving to the Bridge for St. Catherine Academy is not about giving a large amount but giving what you can. There is a minimum donation of $10 if you would like to make your donation online.
Can you explain The President's Leadership Society and Gift Clubs?
No gift is too small. Even a $5 donation helps further our mission. The key to a successful annual appeal is 100% participation from parents, alumnae, and staff at St. Catherine of Siena Academy. We ask that you prayerfully consider an amount that makes SCA your philanthropic priority. A monthly donation of $125 to the Bridge helps to show your commitment and enroll you in the President’s Leadership Society, as shown below. We will recognize those who give with a special Mass and reception as well as their names listed in our annual report.
If I already pay tuition, why is more needed?
The actual cost of educating one student is over $17,000. Tuition alone does not cover operating costs including classroom needs, new curriculum, upgrading Wi-Fi, repaving the road, and purchasing state-of-the-art equipment. By donating to The Bridge, St. Catherine Academy can continue to make improvements while making a St. Catherine of Siena Academy education accessible to all.
Are gifts to the Bridge tax deductible?
Yes! St. Catherine of Siena Academy is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Our tax ID is #90-0530541.
Doesn’t the Golf Outing, Student Fundraiser, and Gala raise money for the annual fund?
Yes, these events raise money for specific needs of the school. The Student Fundraiser and a portion of the Gala revenue go towards financial assistance. The Golf outing directly benefits athletics and the upgrades that are needed to keep us competitive. St. Catherine Academy awards financial assistance based on some form of a merit or need-based scholarship. In addition to tuition, we rely on the generosity or charitable giving of our friends and supporters not only to help bridge the gap between the tuition revenue and the cost of educating our students but also to allow us to offer more young women the gift of a St. Catherine education. The Bridge adds to the unrestricted general fund of the school’s budget for use in areas of greatest need—ensuring the continuation of quality education and impacting the most students.
What if St. Catherine raises more than their goal?
Raising more than our goal would be fantastic! This would give St. Catherine flexibility to address needs as they arise both during the year and in the future.