For over 50 years, St. Pius X has been faithful to its mission to provide a quality Catholic college preparatory education to our students. As we continue to provide an outstanding educational experience for our young men and women, we call on you and all of our constituencies to help us continue to fulfill our mission through a gift to our Annual Fund each year. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps St. Pius X helps us bridge the gap between what is charged for tuition, and what it actually costs to educate each student. Please consider an annual gift to St. Pius X and help us remain an outstanding school with characteristics that distinguish us from other schools in the area.
Our endowment fund has taken on great importance in relationship to our Capital Campaign. Currently we have approximately 2.5 million dollars in our endowment fund. Interest from the fund enables us to make payment on the tax exempt bonds that were sold to finance all the Phase II capital campaign improvements (i.e. three-story wing renovation and new Student Activity Center). Gifts to the endowment fund can be made as a multi-year pledge or a one-time gift.
Bequests and/or Planned Gifts
Planned giving is the process of considering how one can leave a lasting legacy for future generations by planning special gifts for charitable causes like St. Pius X High School. Planned giving offers a creative way to give to a charity at the time of death or from assets that may produce an advantageous income during life. There are many different vehicles for planned gifts, including: Wills Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities and Gifts of Securities. St. Pius X High School welcomes and can accept many types of planned gifts.
When a donor chooses to designate St. Pius X High School as a recipient of a planned gift, we work in conjunction with the Planned Giving Office at the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The Diocese has an extensive website offering specific information about each type of planned gift and resources to assist donors in making decisions. For more information, visit http://www.diocese-kcsj.org/stewardship/planned-giving/index.htm or call Melanie Martin at St. Pius X High School (816-453-3450 x116) or Greg Vranicar, Associate Director of Stewardship and Development, at the Diocese (816-756-1858 x529).
The simplest form of planned giving is a bequest. Leaving money to St. Pius X in your will allows you to “leave a Legacy” in your name to support St. Pius X for future generations. Another way that many families have chosen to support St. Pius X is to request donations in memory of a loved one. Memorial donations have brought in thousands of dollars to support St. Pius X capital campaigns and general operating budget.
Your Gift to St. Pius X could be doubled or even tripled, through a corporate matching gift program. To determine if your company offers such an employee benefit, please contact your human resources office. Click here for a list of matching gift companies.
Pillars of St. Pius X
The St. Pius X Pillar Wall is a great way to honor your parents or a former teacher or coach that played an important part in your life. For a donation of $500 payable over 5 years – you can place parents’ names or that special teacher or coach on our “Pillars of St. Pius X” wall in the atrium entry hall of the school. The gift is tax-deductible and can be paid monthly ($8.50), quarterly ($25.00), semi-annually ($50.00) or annually ($100) over 5 years. Consider saying thanks to that special someone by giving them a gift that will keep on giving for generations to come. Donations will benefit the St. Pius X endowment Fund - Call Melanie Martin at 453-3450, ext.115 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our Pillars program.
Tree of Life
For a gift of $300 that will go into our St. Pius X Endowment Fund, you can place your deceased loved one’s name on a leaf on the tree. This allows your loved one to be remembered throughout the year at St. Pius X and not just during our alumni commemoration Mass. The donation can be made over a three-year period – monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. It is an excellent way to remember your loved one and help St. Pius X at the same time. If you would like more information contact Melanie Martin at 453-3450, ext.115 or email her at email@example.com
Help SPX by shopping at Target
By using your Target Guest Card when making purchases at Target anywhere in the U.S., Target will donate 1% of your purchases to St. Pius X. When applying for a Target Guest Card, simply designate the 1% to go to St. Pius X High School in KCMO. If you already have a Target Card, call 1-800-316-6142 to designate St. Pius X as the recipient of the 1%. Relatives and alumni who live out of town may also participate.
Shop at HyVee
Reminder: Hy-Vee gift cards are available in the school office. St. Pius X High School receives 5% of these sales.
If you are interested in giving in any of the ways listed above, please contact Melanie Martin at 453-3450, ext.115 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org