annual fund support
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 972-438-6996.