What is the Paul VI Fund?
The Paul VI Fund is an annual program that creates opportunities for the students of Paul VI that would not be available otherwise. It has a significant impact in providing financial aid and scholarship to deserving students, and in creating and sustaining academic programs and extracurricular activities which further develop our young men and women. It is the best way possible for all constituencies to help make a financial difference in the future of PVI.
Why is the Paul VI Fund necessary?
Tuition simply cannot cover all of the opportunities that are needed for a well rounded education. The Fund is necessary to enrich academic and student programs, faculty development, the overall physical plant and provide financial aid and scholarships to those needy but deserving families who otherwise would not have the opportunity for a Paul VI education.
Why not just raise tuition, rather than solicit gifts?
Raising tuition is necessary each year, but we know it will not solve the ongoing needs the school faces to grow the educational opportunities available. In order to generate the total support necessary to just meet our cost to educate each child, we would have to assess each family approximately 15% more than the current tuition to cover the overall operating costs. Most schools and other non-profits rely upon an annual giving model to sustain their programs.
Who is asked to participate?
Alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff and friends are all asked to participate at the level appropriate for them. It is an easy way for all constituencies to provide an opportunity to the next generation of deserving young men and women.
Isn’t the support of fundraisers enough?
While important for community building and a source for revenue, the Paul VI Fund is a simple way for all constituencies to participate every year. Events typically provide more limited funds and are more expensive in time and dollars to operate.
What are gift societies?
Gift societies provide an opportunity for all donors to be recognized and acknowledged at the level of their generosity to PVI. Gift societies are a method of securing a number of gifts at all levels.
What is the “Vive Jesu Society”?
The Vive Jesu Society is a group of lead benefactors to the Paul VI Fund. Membership in the VJ Society is open to all individuals and companies who make a minimum gift of $1,000. The Vive Jesu Society is an expression of leadership support and appreciation for all PVI has to offer.
How long do I have to pay my pledge?
The Paul VI Fund begins on July 1st and closes on June 30th. You may choose to donate in installments which allows each donor to maximize their gift by scheduling their contribution in smaller and more convenient increments.
What are matching gifts?
Many employers will match your donation to a charity. It is a way for the company to encourage and recognize their employees giving while also participating. For recognition purposes through giving societies, PVI gives full credit to the donor for any gift made that is matched by an employer. Information about your matching gift program can often be obtained through your human resources office.
Is my donation tax deductible?
YES, YES, YES!!! Gifts to PVI are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law, and gifts may be made in the form of cash, check, or stock transfer.
At a time when there are many requests for your charitable dollar, we believe in our unique mission and your gift to PVI will truly make a difference in the life of our school.