Giving

Giving

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Since 1953 St. Lucy School has relied on the generosity of our St. Lucy family of current parents, alumni families, grandparents, parishioners, and local businesses. We are grateful for this wonderful community!

Ways to Support St. Lucy School

St. Lucy School students are developing athletes and musicians, scholars and writers, scientists and teachers. While their talents differ, we share a common dream for them- that their St. Lucy Catholic education will prepare them for life and the challenges that lie ahead. Our students work to develop their full potential as engaged learners, active Catholics, and responsible citizens. We invite you to become part of this success by donating to the school.

Stewardship provides our vibrant school community with the resources it needs. With your support, St. Lucy School is able to provide highly-qualified and dedicated teachers and staff, the most current curriculum and technology, and a comfortable and safe learning environment, all supported within our welcoming community. Tuition covers only a portion of the full cost of education, so a donation at any level makes a difference and is sincerely appreciated.

We invite you to continue to support our mission through these giving opportunities. We are honored to receive any gift made in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.

  • Tax-deductible cash, check, or credit card donation to St. Lucy School.
  • Transfer appreciated stock or mutual funds to St. Lucy School, which can offer additional tax savings.
  • Apply for a donation corporate matching gift or volunteer grant through your company. matching-gifts-green
  • Donate a car to St. Lucy School. The car donation process is one that many go through every year to get rid of vehicles that are no longer wanted or needed. Not only is it advantageous from a tax point of view, but it also helps you avoid the laborious task of having to sell the car privately. You can donate a car, boat, truck, RV, or camper.
  • Remember the school in your estate plan, through a bequest, charitable remainder trust, or other means. Planned giving can be a wonderful way to leave a legacy of support for St. Lucy School.
  • Your business can lend support via gymnasium sign advertisement, underwriting, and event sponsorship. St. Lucy School families like to frequent businesses that in turn support their children’s school.
  • Shop for SLS: These programs do not add additional cost to you, but do add significant benefit for our St. Lucy School students. You are able to support the school with www.shopwithscrip.com support, target red card, Lucky SHARES club card, Box Top Label Collection, Sees Candy purchase, and Charleston magazines, gift wrap, and gift purchases.
  • Support the Parent Teacher Group (PTG) and Booster Club fundraisers:
    • October Fun Fest!
    • January Bocce Ball Tournament
    • Spring Bright Ideas Event
    • May Student Walkathon

For more information, or to discuss a customized gift plan, please contact Laurie Galdes, Director of Advancement, at (408) 378-6196 or Laurie.Galdes@stlucyschool.org.

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We are grateful for our St. Lucy Parish and School community, which supports the school in so many ways by entrusting children to the school, by volunteering, by spreading the word about SLS, and by giving from the heart.

WHAT IS THE “LIGHTING THE WAY” ANNUAL FUND?

The Lighting the Way Annual Fund provides essential support of our current year’s school programs. By ‘Lighting the Way” you help us attract and retain committed, qualified, and enthusiastic faculty, provide strong curricular and extracurricular programs, offer 21st century technology, athletics, art and music, and offer retreats and campus ministry programs.

Since tuition does not cover the full cost of education, resulting in an operating budget gap of approximately $1000 per student, we depend on donations and support from our extended St. Lucy family. We are committed to keeping tuition competitive and a St. Lucy education available to our families.

It takes a village, and we are grateful for every gift and prayer of support!

How to help Light the Way?

Your tax-deductible donation makes an immediate impact on each student’s St. Lucy School experience. You may donate today, or pledge support to St. Lucy School payable by May 31.

Our financial goal in our 62nd year is to help “Light the Way” for our students by raising at least $70,000.

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All you do is submit through your employer and we’ll take care of the rest for you.

Many companies will match philanthropic donations made by their employees. This is a great way to maximize your giving to St. Lucy School! A growing number of employers also support employee volunteerism by providing cash grants to the non-profit organizations where employees invest their time. St. Lucy School benefits twice – first, from your donation of time, then from your employer’s cash grant.

Match your donations and/or Volunteer Time!

It is easy to request matching funds from your employer! Simply initiate the matching request from your employer’s human resources department or matching website. Your gift to St. Lucy School will be matched according to your company’s guidelines. Please contact our Advancement Office for more information, or click the above link for details.

Thank you for your commitment to Catholic education at St. Lucy School!

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Partnerships with businesses help us raise money all year long. We encourage our community to support the school through participation in these programs. They do not add additional cost to you, but do add significant benefit for our St. Lucy School Students.

Register your Target Red Card www.targetredcard.com

Make sure your Target Red Card is registered to support St. Lucy School: ID #18126

Print store gift cards with SCRIP NOW from www.shopwithscrip.com

Scrip is a national fundraising program that helps merchants drive in business as well as give to worthy causes such as education. The beauty of Scrip is that our school can earn money from everyday purchases that you are probably already making at no added cost to you.

Order the hundreds of gift cards offered as ScripNOW anytime – day, night or during vacation. Your order is paid for directly from your checking account and your ScripNOW is sent to your Show With Scrip account within minutes. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com to order and sign up for “Presto Pay”. When you do, SLS receives a portion of your purchase.

  • Go to www.shopwithscrip.com to see the ScripNow selections.
  • Contact our scripcoordinator, Darcie McNeil, for the access code at darciemcneil16@gmail.com

Register credit, debit, and club cards at www.escrip.com

Scrip is a national fundraising program that helps merchants drive in business as well as give to worthy causes such as education. The beauty of Scrip is that our school can earn money from everyday purchases that you are probably already making at no added cost to you.

  • Go to www.escrip.com
  • Click on “sign-up”
  • St. Lucy School’s eScrip Group ID – 137612278
  • Follow the instructions to register your grocery cards and your existing credit/debit cards.

Clip Boxtops and Labels for Education

There is no cost to join, simply clip Boxtops and UPC labels from participating products, return to the school office and SLS earns profit or points for equipment or supplies.

Purchase Charleston Wrap through SLS links

If you’d like to purchase these high quality items, St. Lucy School will receive a portion of the profits.

Thank you for your commitment to Catholic education at St. Lucy School!

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