Welcome! Our role in the advancement office is to effectively enhance the mission of St. Austin Catholic School through planned and purposeful fundraising, responsible stewardship and comprehensive communication. We invite you to be an active participant in the legacy of St. Austin Catholic School - a stalwart center of learning in the downtown Austin community for 101 years.
OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS INCLUDE:
- The launch of our first Annual Fund Learning for Life was the cornerstone for bridging the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating our students and began in August 2015;
- Special Events such as the annual St. Austin City Lights Gala and the Grand Tour which build community while also raising money towards day-to-day operations, curriculum enhancement and special projects;
- No-Cost Fundraising which is a collection of programs selected because of their ability to generate funding for our school without additional out-of-pocket expense to you.
- SACS's Endowment Fund which continues to support the School with revenues and currently stands at $2.9MM, of which we receive a percentage annually towards our operating budget or special projects. The Endowment provides the financial underpinnings to support our mission.
Since 1917, St. Austin Catholic School donors have invested in plans to enhance the curriculum and expand the School's facilities with extraordinary constancy and generosity. Donors like you have made an immense difference in the lives of countless students in our near 100-year history. And, for that, we are especially thankful. An investment in St. Austin's is an investment in the education of future leaders. Donations allow the School to flourish, expanding upon our mission:
St. Austin Catholic School prepares students to be
Christ-centered, academically strong, moral community leaders.
As we celebrate our successes and approach the coming year, we are pleased to have strong and immediate support from our advisory board, our pastor, alumni, current parents, and alumni parents. We must continue to offer our students a school that is proud of its technologically enhanced classrooms, its challenging curriculum, its scholarly faculty, its facilities, its student-centered activities, its rich Catholic traditions and its athletic program. Looking ahead, building a lifelong and worldwide community among St. Austin alumni is imperative and we embrace the opportunity to invite you back to campus for a return visit.
There are many ways to support St. Austin Catholic School education through gifts of time, talent and treasure. Monetary gifts to the School, in the form of Annual Giving, Planned Giving and gifts to the Endowment will ensure the sustainability of this exceptional school.
Your generosity will benefit our students today and for generations to come.
"Why St. Austin’s?” St. Austin Catholic School offers the community a quality elementary education and ensures that the students who walk through their doors are fully prepared for high school academically, morally and spiritually. When you invest in a St. Austin education, you invest in the next generation of leaders who have matured amongst the fundamental principles of “respect, integrity, dignity and community.” St. Austin Catholic School assures that your gift, regardless of size, will truly make a difference. For that we are truly grateful. Thank you for your continued support.
For more information or to make a gift over the phone, please contact: Bedina O'Neill, Director of Institutional Advancement at 512-220-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org