Ways you can Contribute
A cash gift is the simplest way to support Manhattan Catholic Schools and has an immediate impact on the school. Cash, PayPal or credit card donations can made as one-time gifts or monthly, quarterly, or annual contributions and are deductible for income tax purposes in the year in which they are contributed. (Please consult your tax advisor for tax implications.).
You may designate a cash donation for a specific fund, program or project, including, but not limited to, the following:
• Tuition Assistance Fund (Scholarship Endowment)
• Greatest Need
Checks should be made payable to Manhattan Catholic Schools and mailed to: Manhattan Catholic Schools, 306 South Juliette, Manhattan, KS 66502
You may also call the school and we will process your request for a cash gift by credit card.
If you would like to discuss a specific project or program, please call Cindy Donohoue, Director of Development, 785-565-5060; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pledge a cash gift amount to be paid over a specific period of time. For example, you may pledge a gift of $25,000 to be paid over three years. To pledge a cash gift to Manhattan Catholic Schools, contact Cindy Donohoue, Director of Development, at 785-565-5060.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies match contributions to charitable causes made by employees, officers, directors, and in some cases spouses and/or retired employees, officers, or directors. And since Manhattan Catholic Schools has a 501(c)(3) status, your gift qualifies as a charitable contribution. Don't miss this opportunity to double or even triple the value of your contribution! Consult your company's personnel or community relations department for guidelines.
From collecting Box Tops to registering your Dillons card, you can help the school earn cash—all without spending an additional penny out of your pocket! All of the programs are quick and easy.
Do you shop on Amazon? Next time, go to smile.amazon.com and choose Manhattan Catholic Schools Board of Education as your beneficiary before you shop. MCS receives 0.5% of your purchase price as a donation. It's an easy way to support our school!
Because MCS is a private, non-profit organization, we depend heavily on fundraisers to cover operational expenses and help keep tuition affordable for our families. There are several fundraising events this year which will contribute more than 15% to the school's budget, enabling us to provide the highest quality Catholic education in a clean, safe, challenging, and loving environment. That's a lot of money to raise — and it can't be done without the support and help of many participants and volunteers! To find out how you can help, call the Development Office at 785-565-5060. To learn more specific dates and information about our fundraisers, visit the events page.
MCS students participate in candy sales from World's Finest Chocolate each spring. Revenue from this fundraising event provides financial assistance to various projects at the school.
Each fall, MCS students participate in magazine sales. You may begin a new subscription, or renew your favorites, and MCS receives a portion of each sale in support of various projects.
Shop with Scrip
Shop with Scrip each time you go on your weekly grocery trip, or anytime you shop! This program allows you to buy and redeem gift certificates at various local and national retailers, restaurants and travel, and a percentage is returned to the school.
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Gift cards to Hy-Vee, Target, Land's End, and Wal-Mart are always available in the office.
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Sponsor a Student
The Sponsor a Student program provides tuition reduction to academically qualified students who demonstrate significant financial need. Through the Sponsor a Student program, the sponsor makes an 8 year investment in the student’s education. Sponsors may establish additional criteria, for example identifying a student from a particular parish or one who represents a specific culture. The Superintendent and the Principal determine the eligibility of the students and will do their best to match you with a student who meets the established criteria. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Cindy Donohoue in the Development office at (785)565-5060.
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of giving to Manhattan Catholic Schools. The annual fund is comprised of alumni, parents and parishioners who believe in the value of continuing Catholic education for the next generation. This is unrestricted giving that supports school programs and activities. Financial assistance, teachers salaries, library books, athletics, lab equipment and school facilities, grounds and building maintenance are all funded in part by annual giving. The annual fund drive runs January - June each year and is a wonderful opportunity to give back to their Catholic education.
Your contributions to MCS may be designated in several ways:
Capital Gifts normally address large and carefully defined institutional priorities.
Restricted Gifts are gifts designed by the donor for a specific purpose. Often these gifts support endowment funds that ensure Manhattan Catholic Schools remain an institution of the highest quality in the future. Gifts specified for endowment purposes can be designated to support scholarships, teacher salaries, or general purposes, as well as to fund new program development. Other restricted gifts provide funds for capital improvements.
A gift in memory of someone you love or admire can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to Manhattan Catholic Schools. A memorial gift may be made to the Annual Fund or a capital gift and may be restricted or unrestricted.
A financial contribution may be made as cash, securities, stock or bonds, real estate, bequests, or life insurance. To discuss these, contact the Development office at 785-565-5060.