Pre-K3 through 12th grade Co-ed Catholic College Preparatory School

annual fund support


The Annual Fund Drive is the largest single appeal to our entire community in support of The Highland School. The Highlands will kick-off our Annual Fund Drive in-conjunction with North Texas Giving Day on September 23, 2021 and continue through May 2022.


The Highlands School kicks-off our Annual Fund Drive September 23, 2021 on North Texas Giving Day. When you give via, your support goes further with bonus funds and prizes that The Highlands is eligible to receive.


Gifts of appreciated stock do not incur a tax liability. Donors are entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of appreciated securities that have been held for at least one year. No capital gains tax is paid on the transfer of the stock. For questions regarding appreciated stock gifts, please contact the business office.

Employee Match

What is an Employee Matching Gift / Fund?

A matching gift, also known as a matching fund or matching donation, is a charitable gift given to The Highlands School by a matching donor (such as an employer), under the provision that an original donor (such as an employee) first makes a gift toward The Highlands.  Corporate Matching funds are an easy way to increase your contribution.

Usually associated with corporate grant makers, employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Some companies may also give matching gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts. Procedures vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. They usually can get more information about their matching gift benefits from their human resources department.

What is the Typical Procedure?

As an example scenario, an employee of a bank which matches gifts decides to make a gift to The Highlands School. Since this bank is a matching gift corporation, it will match the donor’s $100 gift to The Highlands at a 1:1 ratio, for a total of $200. In this manner, this donor increases the value of his or her gift simply by participating in the matching program.  This is a great way for a donor to double or even triple your gift to the school. 

Matching gift programs generally consist of five steps:
1. Individuals donate
2. Donors submit matching gift request to their employer
3. Nonprofits validate grant requests
4. Corporations cut checks


Please reach out to your employer’s human resources department to find out if your employer has a matching program.
Questions, please contact Jennifer Denney, or the Business Office.

Semper Altius Endowment Fund

We are excited to launch a permanent endowment, the Semper Alitus Endowment Fund at The Catholic Foundation that is uniquely ours.  The fund will support immediate as well as long term annual scholarships for our students.  Support of scholarships enables us to continue growing our mission with our existing students as well as reach more families who have the desire to see their children formed in a dynamic Catholic environment. When we are able to grow with additional students, we guide more students to discover the call to become missionaries in  whatever state of life they are called to, and challenging and changing culture for the New Evangelization.

During this initial year, any scholarship donations received 15% will go directly into the endowment fund and the remaining funds to support immediate scholarship needs.  In 2018-2019 school year, 20% will go directly to the endowment fund, and by 2019-2020 school year, 30% will go directly into the endowment fund. 

You can specify that your gift be added to our Semper Alitus Endowment Fund.  For more information or to answer your questions about possible gift, please contact Jennifer Denney at or 972-438-6996.