The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising effort to help offset the school’s annual operating costs. Contributions to the Annual Fund support faculty salaries and benefits, energy and maintenance costs, as well as other projects or items that may otherwise be delayed due to budgetary constraints.
Cardinal Ritter High School does not receive any federal, state, or local funding or from any religious orders. Therefore, in addition to tuition income, Cardinal Ritter relies on gifts from its community of parents, grandparents, board members, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, and friends. Cardinal Ritter High School is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution and we invite you to make a fully tax-deductible investment in our wonderful school. It is our hope that you will consider a gift to the Annual Fund and help us reach this very important goal. Thank you very much!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Cardinal Ritter need an annual fund?
A growing annual fund is critical to the school's financial health. Tuition dollars do not fully support the actual cost of educating a Cardinal Ritter student. Like every private or Catholic school, Cardinal Ritter needs unrestricted support from its constituents to close the gap between the income we receive from tuition and the actual cost of a Cardinal Ritter education, which helps us keep tuition affordable for all.
Why is my participation important?
Cardinal Ritter relies on your support of the Annual Fund each year. Your gift has an immediate impact on the educational experience of the 640 young men and women enrolled at Cardinal Ritter. In addition, the participation of those closest to Cardinal Ritter is an important indicator of the strength of our school to prospective families and peer schools.
What does my annual fund gift support?
Every aspect of campus life, including tuition assistance, classroom and laboratory enhancements, campus ministry retreats, arts programs, athletic facilities and equipment, faculty professional development, and technology upgrades.
Can I pledge now and make payments over time?
Yes. The Cardinal Ritter Annual Fund year ends each June 30, and pledges should be fulfilled before then. You can also elect to pay in installments. Remember, to gain maximum deduction for income tax purposes, full payments must be received before December 31. All gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible.
Can I donate online?
Yes! Please follow this link. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support of Cardinal Ritter High School.