The Bishop Bourgade Fund
Every Gift Makes a Difference
The Bishop Bourgade Fund annual giving program is the financial cornerstone to the school’s
continuing growth and student success. It is our goal to provide financial assistance to every
worthy student and the most up to date resources in education to our faculty.
What makes the Bishop Bourgade Fund unique is its directness. Through a gift to the Bishop
Bourgade Fund, you are taking on everyday challenges of running a school. From tuition gaps to
scholarships, from biology experiment supplies to classroom equipment, your gift has an immediate
and significant impact for the school, but more importantly for each individual student.
The Bishop Bourgade Fund helps us provide an affordable secondary education to
families that desire quality education for their children.
Doesn’t tuition pay for the expenses?
Not quite. In order for Bourgade Catholic to make Catholic education affordable, the School Advisory Board approves a reasonable tuition that best serves our families while meeting a high percentage of the operating budget. The difference between tuition and the cost of educating each student is approximately $2,300. To make up this difference, Bourgade Catholic depends on four additional sources of income for operations: donations to the Bishop Bourgade Fund; interest from endowment and proceeds from special events.
What should I give?
Think of it this way: Can you set aside $2 a week to support Bourgade Catholic’s mission to prepare young men and women to be Christian leaders in a global environment? One less stop at the local coffee house per week will provide a $100 gift to the Bishop Bourgade Fund. A small sacrifice on your part, combined with the gifts of others, will provide a great educational experience to many young people as well as provide you with a tax deduction.
How can my gift be maximized?
If available, your Human Resource Department can tell you how to participate in your company’s matching gift program. View the Matching Gift Companies List to see if your company might be able to strengthen the impact of your gift to the Bishop Bourgade Fund.
How do I make my gift to Bourgade Catholic?