Annual fundraising is the most essential aspect of advancement at Cathedral High School, as this effort allows the school to continue to fulfill the mission of enrolling students from all walks of life, ensuring affordability, attracting phenomenal teachers and providing the space in which to change lives.
The following activities generate annual support to a family of funds in support of educational initiatives not fully covered by tuition alone:
The Cathedral Fund
The Cathedral Fund consists of all unrestricted gifts as well as some restricted gifts. Advancement staff members meet individually to ask for support, but there also are multiple mailings and phone-a-thons as well as the opportunity for online giving.
Donors of $300(+) to the Cathedral Fund are considered Trustee Level contributors. Trustees are stakeholders in Cathedral and receive a Trustee Pass for two for most home athletic contests and theatrical performances. Trustees are invited to attend the Trustee and Emerald Isle Dinner in September, where they may vote to elect new members of the Board of Trustees. If you want to find out more information on how you can help support the Cathedral Fund or become a Trustee please contact Michelle Rhodes.
Each year, members of the Cathedral family and the community attend one or more of the various event fundraisers. The most prominent of these events is the annual ShamrAuction, while there are others such as The Tradition golf outing, and the Joe Dezelan Dinner. If you have a question about an upcoming event please contact the events department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathedral students help support the diversity of their very own student body by participating in the annual student fundraiser each year. If you have any questions about student funding raising please contact Nicole Beasley, Vice President for Advancement, at 317.968.7383.
In addition to wearing Cathedral and sharing the Irish tradition with others, items purchased in the bookstore produce annual income that supports annual fundraising. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at the bookstore please contact Sarah Rogozinski at email@example.com.
As the endowment grows, the pressure on annual fundraising will decrease, since 5% of the endowment balance is used to support annual needs. There are many ways to help us in our efforts, please visit our planned giving section of our website to find out more information.
Scholarship Granting Organization (Indiana Residents Only)
New Indiana tax rule provides that a School Scholarship Tax Credit be available to individuals or corporations who donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization for the purpose of supporting Cathedral's students. All SGO donations are eligible for a 50% STATE TAX CREDIT (not a deduction) which allows donors to minimize state taxes paid on a current year's income. In addition, the balance of the donations is then eligible for a FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTION. For more information or to make a gift to a participating SGO please visit our SGO section of the website.
Your gift to the Cathedral Fund is the purest way for you to support Cathedral High School. Additionally, you can attend events, purchase items at the ShamrAuction, sponsor events, and more! By doing these things, you help Cathedral meet the mission of providing to a diverse group of students opportunities for spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth.