Each year, the Annual Fund—John Paul II High School's #1 annual-giving priority—provides vital resources that bolster every aspect of the exceptional JPII education and benefit every student.
Gifts from JPII faculty, staff, parents, alumni, grandparents and friends come together every year to further our mission and vision. These gifts directly improve technology, security, and facilities across our campus and allow us to retain our exceptional faculty while elevating our quality of education. Events that support the Annual Fund include North Texas Giving Day and the Annual Legacy Gala.
Tuition assistance is an important investment in Catholic education. The commitment to provide accessible and affordable education to all families is a hallmark of our faith in regards to the educational mission of the Catholic church. Through the generosity of our benefactors, we will continue to offer students the lasting gift of a Catholic education by affording families that qualify tuition assistance.
The Office of Advancement launched the President’s Circle in 2012 to facilitate continued support of the school’s general operations. President’s Circle members are individuals or families that provide at a designated level of generosity. The generosity of President’s Circle members contributes to the Annual Fund or other areas of the school that supports every student, teacher, and program. This funding provides the flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and take advantage of new opportunities. Every gift makes a difference.
Interested in joining the President’s Circle?
Please contact Sara Sanders: at 469.229.5117 or Email.
$15,000 to $19,999
$10,000 to $14,999
$5,000 to $9,999
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the Annual Fund SO important?
The annual Fund represents the most critical dollars for the school’s financial health. It provides unrestricted support so that the school has the flexibility and opportunity to invest these dollars where they are needed most.
Annual giving helps fund every area of the school including professional development, student services, curriculum development, campus ministry, fine arts, facilities, technology and athletics. These unrestricted gifts are applied wherever the need is greatest, and they are essential to the school’s excellence and financial strength.
Doesn't tuition cover all the expenses?
Tuition covers a majority of the expenses of educating a student but it does not cover 100% of the education cost. JPII relies on the unrestricted gifts of the annual fund to cover the remaining gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student.
How much should I give?
Parents are asked to help fill the gap between what it costs to educate your child(ren) and the tuition you pay. Every gift makes a difference and the school respectfully asks parents to give what you can. Regardless of the amount, each donation is a statement of support for JPII!
Can I make a larger annual gift by paying in installments?
Yes! You may make a gift or pledge. If you wish to pay your gift in installments, you may make a pledge and inform us how and when you plan to make additional installments; all pledges are due by June 30 (the end of our fiscal year). For further information on pledges or discuss arrangements for your gift, please contact the Sara Sanders at 469.229.5117.
What are matching gifts?
Matching gifts are a great way to increase your annual fund gift. Many companies support their employees giving by matching, and sometimes doubling, their gifts; by matching the donations, these businesses support their employees in their philanthropic efforts. If you company offers this benefit, request a matching gift form from your employee and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will submit the form and complete the process for you.
Ways to Give
The simplest way to support JPII is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These can not only provide you with charitable deductions, but can also offer additional tax savings.
Gifts of Stock, Wire Transfer, or Donor-Advised Fund
Individuals, families and businesses can make tax-deductible charitable gift directly through a wire, transfer of securities or from a Donor-Advised Fund. If you have questions or would like further information please contact Sara Sanders at 469-229-5117
You can easily make a charitable gift of a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate/trust, a certain asset or make a charity a “residual beneficiary”. In addition to a very generous charitable gift, your trust or estate receives an estate tax to the action as well.
Beneficiary Designation from a Retirement Plan
By designating charity as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, you support important charitable work and avoid both estate and income tax.
Charitable Gift of a Life Insurance Policy
You can assign whole life insurance policies to a charity and name such charity as the beneficiary. In return for your generosity, you receive a tax deduction for the premiums you paid on the policy.
This must be conducted in person at JPIIHS after above steps have been completed. An appointment can be scheduled by contacting Bill Symon. The following are the policies for which acknowledgement is required: