Join us in the Exciting Work of Catholic Education! Contribute to a Child’s Future!
A St. Nicholas education would not be possible without YOU! The generosity of parents, grandparents, parishioners, and community partners ensure our students receive an education that honors academic excellence, dedication to community service, and the teachings of the Catholic faith.
You can give to our students in three primary ways.
- Annual Fund: Your vital gift to the Annual Fund is part of each year’s operating budget and goes towards salaries, books and other classroom resources, technology, and other needs.
- The Auction: Attending or donating to the school’s annual auction raises funds for the following year’s operating expenses. The auction also allows people to give funds for a designated project called the “fund-an-item” and to the school’s primary scholarship fund (Guardian Angel Program) through “fund a future.” You can also help by sponsoring the auction or by donating an item or service for bidding. We are happy to receive your auction sponsorship and procurement donations until the day of the auction.
- Guardian Angel Program: Your gift to this scholarship program enables students who might otherwise not be able to attend St. Nicholas to come. You can donate or pledge to the Annual Fund and Guardian Angel Program any time during the school year.
Read about some of the school’s recent events as well as updates on our fundraising successes!
Give a Gift Today!
We accept donations as cash, check, and credit card payments. You can use the links below to submit an Annual Fund, Auction, or Guardian Angel donation online. If you choose to pay your pledge in installments, we can send you invoices or we can set up a recurring payment to your credit card. All contributions are tax deductible and any gift amount is truly appreciated. We hope that you will prayerfully consider supporting these vital programs and campaigns.
You can maximize your gift through a matching gift program. Many employers offer matching gifts for charitable donations. Matching gifts comprise a significant amount of our Annual Fund revenue each year and we are grateful to our supporters for taking the opportunity to stretch their contribution this way.
As you walk around the St. Nicholas campus, you know that the Holy Spirit is present. Students grow every day as Christian disciples and display the fruits of the Spirit in the classroom, on the playground, and through their service projects.
Your donations to the Annual Fund make tuition more affordable for our families because the money raised offsets the cost to educate each student. These funds also enhance our facilities, technology, and curriculum.
Your support gives St. Nicholas students excellent academics with an emphasis on the Catholic faith and our calling to serve others. Thank you all for your commitment to our school!
Every staff, PTO, and school commission member has pledged his or her support to the 2017-18 Annual Fund drive. Our goal this year is to raise $60,000. As of December 22, we’ve raised $57,012! We’re also striving for 100% participation from our school families. The higher the percentage of school family participation, the greater chance the school has to receive valuable grant funding. Last year, 91% of school families donated and as of December 4, 2017 92 percent have given to the fund! Parents, give yourselves a pat on the back!
Congratulations to the 8th grade class for reaching 100% family participation! They will be treated to a frozen yogurt party at Menchie’s, courtesy of Sue Nelson. Thanks Sue! Here are the current class participation rates (the percentages in bold have increased since the last posting)! The class that came in second place is 6th grade!
1st Grade: 94%
2nd Grade: 88%
3rd Grade: 100%
4th Grade: 100%
5th Grade: 91%
6th Grade: 100%
7th Grade: 83%
8th Grade: 100%
Our annual auction is the school’s largest fundraiser. This year’s event, “DREAM Big” will be Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Connelly Campus Center at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma.
Your generosity at the auction and your donations and sponsorship provide important facilities, equipment, and curriculum upgrades. Last year’s auction on May 6, 2017 was one of our most successful ever. Thank you for your support!
Visit the auction page for ticket information and more details about this important event.
Guardian Angel Program
As Catholics, we are called to serve others. Our Guardian Angel Program offers a unique opportunity to serve our St. Nicholas community and invest in our future. The program provides tuition assistance to local families who wish to make Catholic education a priority in their lives. Your contribution to this program makes that dream a reality. Since the program began in January 2015, 36 students have received tuition assistance to attend St. Nicholas Catholic School and 19 more have been awarded scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. On behalf of our school families and Guardian Angel scholarship recipients, thank you for your support!
Make a difference in the life of a child – and an entire family – by becoming a Guardian Angel. Your gift to fund Catholic education will help assure no child is turned away from St. Nicholas Catholic School due to hardship. All gifts to the Guardian Angel Program will be used exclusively for tuition assistance to a St. Nicholas Catholic School family in need.
Give the lasting gift of education in the Catholic tradition. Become a Guardian Angel!
See our 2017 list of donors to the Guardian Angel Fund!
If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact our Development team at 253.858.7632 ext. 109, or firstname.lastname@example.org