Bishop Dunne Catholic School

College preparatory education for grades 6 through 12

The Fund creates enriching opportunities for our students and encourages them to be explorers. The Fund is also essential to the vitality of the school by bridging the gap between tuition and the full cost of educating a Bishop Dunne student.

In 2017, your generosity has the potential to be multiplied, thanks to an anonymous donor. The goal of the $100,000 challenge is to raise monies from new donors through June 30, 2017. Any new donation to Bishop Dunne will be matched dollar for dollar and double the impact of your gift.

THE PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP SOCIETY

The President’s Leadership Society is comprised of lead benefactors who, through their generosity, demonstrate a commitment to the ideals and mission of Bishop Dunne Catholic School. Membership in the society is open to all individuals, companies, and foundations that make an annual gift of $1,500 or more to Bishop Dunne. Annually, members are invited each spring to a reception hosted by the President and the Board and the school leadership team. We remain grateful for the leadership and support offered by all who are members of The President’s Leadership Society.

Giving Societies

Gifts of $50,000 and abovePartners in Mission
Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999Presidential Circle
Gifts of $15,000 to $24,999Philanthropic Circle
Gifts of $10,000 to $14,999Benefactor's Circle
Gifts of $7,500 to $9,999Sisters of St. Mary Namur Circle
Gifts of $5,000 to $7,499Brothers of the Sacred Heart Circle
Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999Red and Blue Spirit Circle
Gifts of $1,500 to $2,499Golden Falcon Circle
Gifts of $500 to $1,499Red and Blue Club
Gifts of $250 to $499Falcon Club
Gifts of $100 to $249Century Club
Gifts up to $99Contributors' Club

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Fund for Bishop Dunne?

The Fund for Bishop Dunne is Bishop Dunne Catholic School’s Annual Giving campaign. The generous support and dedicated commitment of alumni, parents and friends allows Bishop Dunne to continue to strengthen its financial future. Each donation acts as a bridge between the funds generated by tuition and fees, and the actual cost of educating a student.

How much should I give to the Fund do Bishop Dunne?

We ask that all members of the community make Bishop Dunne Catholic School a philanthropic priority and contribute to the best of their ability. Remember, your contribution will directly enhance the educational experience of each one of our students. We value gifts of all sizes, and every gift matters.

Doesn’t tuition cover the cost of educating each student?

Tuition payments and related fees provide approximately 70% of the school’s annual operating budget. The Fund for Bishop Dunne provides a significant source of revenue that helps bridge the gap between tuition income and the full cost of a Bishop Dunne education, including funding for need based scholarships.

Why not raise tuition to cover the cost?

Although we must raise tuition to provide for growth of faculty salaries and school programs, no Catholic school could charge the actual cost of education without pricing itself out of the market. We believe that a Bishop Dunne education should be accessible to as many talented, deserving young students as possible. A diverse student population enriches the educational experience for all our students and their families.

How important is The Fund for Bishop Dunne to the school?

The experience of learning at Bishop Dunne is a joyful and rewarding one. While Bishop Dunne carefully stewards it resources, the cost of this experience cannot be sustained by tuition alone. Your support for the Annual Fund plays a critical role in meeting the financial needs of the school and its many programs.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Bishop Dunne is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution, and we invite you to make a fully tax-deductible investment in our school.

May I use a credit card?

Yes, the school accepts gifts of cash, securities, and most major credit cards. Many donors prefer to pay by credit card to make a secure donation, please click here.

Does your employer offer a matching gift?

Many companies offer a program whereby they will match the value of any gift contributed in support of a non-profit organization. Please check with your Human Resources department for proper documentation as an easy way to double your gift. For a list of companies that have given employer matching gifts, please click here.

What if I can’t give at this time?

There are ways we can help. You can pledge now and defer payment until later; you can also pay in installments, if that is more convenient for you. All pledge payments must be received by the close of the fiscal year, which is June 30.

What is the Annual Fund Goal for 2016-2017?

The goal is $250,000.

Contact

Director of Advancement

Lydia Torrez | Class of 1974
ltorrez@bdcs.org

Office: 214 339 6561 x 4059
Fax: 214 339 1438
Federal Tax ID #: 75-2883025