Objectives of Fundraisers
Fundraisers are an essential part of building community spirit, while additionally supporting the school operating budget. More than 20% of the cost of educating each student is achieved through fundraising activities. To keep tuition affordable, St. Charles is heavily dependent upon the success of these various efforts. A portion of each family's 40-hour service requirement should be allocated to fundraising activities at St. Charles.
Fundraisers succeed because of the commitment and participation of every family at St. Charles. In addition to building community friendships, fundraisers help:
- Supplement the annual operating budget to help keep tuition costs lower
- Fund improvements to the school and classrooms
- Defray the increasing cost of tuition
Under the leadership of the school administration, School Advisory Board, and the Fundraising Committee, St. Charles has developed a strategic approach to school fundraising. Parents devote their efforts into fewer, more effective fundraising activities—increasing success and diminishing “fundraising fatigue.”