Building Our Future
One of the main priorities of St. Francis Xavier is to allow any family that wishes to educate their child within our halls the opportunity to do so. In reality, the cost of educating a child at a Catholic school comes at a cost and often with financial sacrifice for many families. Keeping tuition at a viable level, which allows families to send us their children, is a must. In turn, a gap is created between revenue collected from tuition and the actual costs of educating our children.
Building Our Future is a fund that has a 100% return rate to SFX. We must collect at least $140,000 this year to close this gap.
Families can choose to support this fund in a variety of ways: electronic fund transfer; credit card; or check. Each family will receive a BOF letter outlining the tuition gap specific to their family and a suggested donation amount. There will also be instructions on how to initiate matching donations – we hope every family investigates this option!
Please consider establishing an automatic monthly payment as a quick and easy way to donate to Building Our Future. For example, if you arrange to have $100 withdrawn from your account each month beginning in September and ending in June – will have donated $1,000 in a ‘painless’ way!
Target: $175,000 (split between 2017-18 / 2018-19)
We host an Auction every other year to not only raise a significant amount of money for SFX, but to also bring the community together and celebrate! The proceeds collected from the Auction are spread across two years: $100,000 will be credited to the fundraising budget for 2016-17; $75,000 to 2017-18. Without the tremendous effort of the chairs and numerous volunteers, the Auction would not be a success. Please consider sharing your time and talent this year!
When: April 21st right here in the SFX parking lot!
Chairs: Sarah & Dave Becker and Katie & Matt Kanzer
This annual event generates approximately $20,000 in revenue each year and is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. Even if you do not golf, there are a few different ways to help support this great event via various forms of sponsorship and raffle tickets. Adults who aren’t able to golf during the day are invited to attend a dinner that evening. This is an incredibly fun event run off site that raises great money for the school!
When: Friday, September 8 @ Old Oak Country Club in Homer Glen
Chairs: Zoe & John Grad and Sandy & Jeremy Toczylowski
Saturday, November 5th is this year’s Falcon 5k event. This community building fundraiser is a tremendous SFX event. It’s a great celebration of SFX, draws the community together, and raises terrific money for the school. Revenue is generated through business sponsorship and race registrations. It is a walk / run / stroller friendly event – everyone of every age is invited to participate. Please consider registering your whole family for the event and inviting friends/neighbors to join you as well. New this year is the Falcon 5k web site! Everything is in one place making for easy registration and donation options.
When: Saturday, November 4
Chairs: Camille Brune and Kristie Crandall
Target of approx. $7,000 combined
This great event serves as a fundraiser and as a shopping opportunity! Anderson Books has a wide variety of items, in addition to books, available for sale. One special touch at this event is the teacher wish list: a list of books teachers are “wishing” to receive as classroom gifts which families can purchase and gift to the classrooms. The Book Fair is also a great event where families can stock up on holiday gifts!
When: November 7 & 8
Chairs: Lisa Doyle & Ally Hayes
SFX partners with local restaurants to hold events throughout the year to raise funds for our school. Restaurants differ in percentages they will share, but each event nets proceeds for SFX. It’s a delicious, easy way to not only support our school but also our local community!
When: Chipotle 9/13; Chick-Fil-A 10/ 17. Events will be held throughout the school year.
Chairs: Janet & Peter Newman and Kelly Brennan
Shop for SFX
Formerly known as GCG, Shop for SFX is a scrip program that allows you to buy gift cards, either plastic or electronic, from hundreds of vendors for all types of goods and services. In addition, families have the option of getting 40% of the profit back as a tuition credit. Families can buy gift cards for just about anything: groceries, gas, appliances, plane tickets, restaurants, clothing, office supplies, pet goods, and hotels. This program allows you to spend as you normally do, but with the added benefit of raising money for SFX and receiving tuition credit.
Info / Order Form.
When: year round
Chair: Debra Barrett
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. And we ask you to choose St. Francis Xavier as that organization! It’s an easy, one-time set up. Please take a moment to do so and make SFX ‘smile’ with every purchase you make on Amazon.com.