What is the Challenge Drive?
Challenge Drive is the Current Parents’ portion of our annual giving program and is design to offset annual operating expenses. The purpose of the Challenge Drive is to cover the GAP ($2,040) between the tuition that is collected and the actual cost to educate a student for the 2016-17 academic year.
Why does the school ask us for contributions in addition to what we already send to the school in tuition and fees?
Tuition does not cover the total cost to educate a student. Charitable gifts raised in support of the Challenge Drive are designed to bridge the financial GAP ($2,040) between tuition income and actual operating costs of the School.
Why doesn't the school charge enough to cover operating costs?
Jesuit strives to maintain tuition at a level that enables families of every socioeconomic status the ability to provide a Catholic education for their child while continuing to offer an unparalleled educational experience.
Why should I give?
There are many opportunities to support Jesuit, however Challenge Drive is the major fundraising opportunity of the year for current parents and is vital to the annual operating budget. Gifts to Jesuit College Prep are tax deductible and enable programs and opportunities beyond those covered by tuition alone.
Can we make a gift to a specific purpose?
The Annual Giving Fund seeks to provide unrestricted gifts as a budget relieving mechanism. However, if there is an established Endowment you are interested in supporting, please let us know.
How much have others given?
The only gift too small - is no gift at all. Jesuit needs as many parents as possible to give the GAP ($2,040).For parents with multiple students, we ask you to remember that the GAP ($2,040) is determined on a per-student basis.
What if I can’t afford to contribute the full GAP?
A goal of the Drive is to have every family participate in a personally significant way. Jesuit relies on the generosity of parents who are able to contribute at whatever amount is within their means.
Is our gift tax-deductible?
All contributions are fully tax-deductible. Upon receipt of a gift, a tax receipt is issued for each individual gift.
When do I make my pledge?
Pledge anytime between now and Challenge Drive Sunday. You may mail in your pledge card or pledge online at www.jesuitcp.org/challengedrive.
What is Challenge Drive Sunday?
Challenge Drive Sunday (October 2, 2016) celebrates the end of the drive and brings parents together to reach 100% participation. If you have not made your pledge by Challenge Drive Sunday, a volunteer will call or visit you to request your pledge card.
Still have questions?
Visit http://www.jesuitcp.org/challengedrive for more information or contact Dave Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-387-8700 x277.