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.
This year, our school will be focusing on the second half of Saint Mother Teresa’s quote, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Adults who do truly great things often start in Catholic schools where they learn to do smaller acts of kindness and justice in loving ways.
Your donations to the Annual Fund make a Catholic education more affordable for local families because the money raised offsets the cost to educate each student. These funds also enhance our facilities, technology, and curriculum.
Our fundraising goal this year is $60,000. Thanks to the generous donations of parents, staff, parishioners, and friends we have raised $30,250 to-date, with 48% of school families participating. The higher the percentage of school family participation, the greater chance the school has to receive valuable grant funding.
In keeping with tradition, the class with the highest percentage of family participation by the pledge deadline of October 26 will be treated to a frozen yogurt party at Menchie’s! Here are the class participation rates to date:
1st Grade: 50%
2nd Grade: 58%
3rd Grade: 86%
4th Grade: 36%
5th Grade: 43%
6th Grade: 50%
7th Grade: 63%
8th Grade: 100%
Save the date and get ready to DREAM! The annual St. Nicholas Catholic School Benefit Dinner and Auction will be held February 23, 2019 at Gig Harbor’s own Ocean5! Join us to revel in the many blessings of our school community and reveal the gem that is St. Nicholas Catholic School. This is one rewarding evening of celebration you won’t want to miss.
For more information, visit the auction page.
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!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Guardian Angel fundraiser, Dinner in the Vineyard, at the Olalla Vineyard & Winery! With your help, we raised almost $11,000 for our scholarship fund! Photos
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 email@example.com