School ‘angel’ offers $300k in matching funds

Annunciation Catholic School students, families and donors have done well to support the school as it grows to become a full k-8 campus next year. A matching fund opportunity will cover operating costs that have steadily grown with the students. (courtesy photo)
Annunciation Catholic School students, families and donors have done well to support the school as it grows to become a full k-8 campus next year. A matching fund opportunity will cover operating costs that have steadily grown with the students. (courtesy photo)

An anonymous St. Gabriel parishioner is being dubbed an “angel” for her offer to help fund the future of Annunciation Catholic School.

The church and school have shared a Cave Creek campus since 2009. The “angel” is offering a matching grant opportunity up to $150,000 each of the next two school years for all fundraising and donations. Monies will support Annunciation’s operating expenses, which has steadily increased since its inception.

Annunciation opened with a first- and second-grade class and has added one classroom each year. It added a kindergarten last year and will become a full k-8 campus next year.

Families and donors understand the need to offer Catholic education in an area that’s lacking. Annunciation is the only Catholic school north of Loop 101 and serves students from Anthem, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Cave Creek. Faithful support of the school’s annual appeal boosts the operating budget, funds that other schools often receive alumni assistance.
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Annunciation Catholic school and giving

 

To join the school in prayer for ongoing needs:

  • School Family Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at St. Gabriel (map)
  • Community prayer, the last Tuesday of each month at 8:05 a.m. outside the school
  • Rosary, the first Monday of each month at 2:25 p.m.

To make a donation or for more information, contact Amy Jo at (480) 361-8234 or email ahutchison@acsphx.org.