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Giving FAQ


What is Annual Giving?

Donations made through Annual Giving are used to fill the gap between the cost of educating a child and paid tuition. Each contribution is a gift of confidence in our children and in the strength of our mission. EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Annual Giving enables the trustees, current parents, faculty and staff, past parents, former trustees, grandparents and friends to partner in making a difference in the lives of our students. Join our constituents who have expressed their devotion to preserving a Sacred Heart education by making a commitment to its future in the form of Annual Giving.

 

How much should I give?

We ask all of our constituents to give to the best of their abilities and hope that the Academy of the Sacred Heart is a philanthropic priority. Our goal is participation. Strong participation is a reflection of our belief in the school, its mission and the Goals and Criteria

The gap between the cost of educating each student and paid tuition is approximately $2,600.  A gift of $5, $50, $500 or $15,000 will help us reach our goal. Each year, we also ask our constituents to consider increasing their Annual Giving to help subsidize the rising costs of an independent school education.
 

Is my gift tax-deductible? And will it be listed in the 2013-2014 Annual Report?

Yes, all donations made through Annual Giving are 100 percent tax deductible to the full extent of the law. (Please consult your tax advisor for clarification.) All donors will be listed in the Annual Report unless the donor wishes to contribute anonymously.
 

How can I give?

Annual Giving donations are accepted in many ways. We are pleased to accept  gifts online via MasterCard, VISA, American Express and  Discover. We also accept cash, checks, matching gifts and gifts of stock.


There are many ways I can support the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Which one should I choose?

Support and participation in all of our fundraisers at the Academy of the Sacred Heart are very important. We ask all of our constituents to help in whichever way best fits their circumstances. The Benefit and Annual Giving both support operations and help pay for expenses that are not covered by tuition.
 

May I make a donation to Annual Giving in honor of someone?

Yes, tribute gifts are a way to recognize an individual publicly. For example, if a donor wants to give in honor of a faculty member, the teacher will receive notification of the donor’s generosity via a letter and the gift will then be listed in the appropriate category of the Annual Report.

 
When should I give?

Annual Giving 2013-2014 begins July 1, 2013 and concludes June 30, 2014. All of our constituencies are solicited initially in the fall. Contributions, however, will be accepted throughout the fiscal year. Please keep in mind that we accept gifts in the form of pledges throughout the year and they can be paid off in installments at the donor’s convenience.

 
Gift Circles

We ask with confidence that all of our constituents participate in Annual Giving so that we can make a difference in the lives of our students by creating new opportunities and preserving an education rooted in the Goals and Criteria of the Network of the Sacred Heart Schools.

Barat Circle$100,000+
Duchesne Circle$50,000-$99,999
Sacre Coeur Circle$25,000-$49,999
Cor Unum Circle$15,000-$24,999
Mater Circle$10,000-$14,999
Wansboro Circle$5,000-$9,999
Headmistress Circle$2,500-$4,999
Congé Circle$1,000-$2,499
Stewards of Kensington Road  $500-$999
Angels of Lawrence Avenue$250-$499
Friends of Jefferson Avenue$101-$249
Très Bien Circle$1-$100

 
Making a Gift

You may contribute online here, or send your gift to:

Development Office

Academy of the Sacred Heart

1250 Kensington Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Or contact Laura Millazzo at 248-646-8900 x 170 or via e-mail at lmillazzo@ashmi.org.