Each year the extended Carondelet High School community, including parents, alumnae and their parents, and friends of the School, comes together around support of our Annual Fund. We strive for 100% parent participation in our annual fund and are grateful for the traditional generous support of our alumnae and greater community.
The Annual Fund is the single most important fundraising effort at the School. Your contribution to the Annual fund has a significant and immediate impact during the current school year. In addition to the face value amount of your gift, your donation also helps leverage other foundation, corporate and major individual donor gifts Gifts of any amount are welcome.
All contributions to the Annual Fund support and enhance for all students - educational opportunities, campus ministry programs, educational technology, and facility improvements that benefit the entire campus community.
By generously supporting the Annual Fund, you partner with Carondelet in our mission to inspire excellence by preparing young women to live with heart, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition and spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
You can support the Annual Fund in a variety of ways.
Credit Card: by clicking here.
Check payable to Carondelet High School. 1133 Winton Drive, Concord, CA 94518
Designate Carondelet High School as the recipient of your United Way or other workplace campaign gift. Carondelet’s Bay Area United Way payee number is 761411.
Stocks and/or Securities - please click here for instructions.
Since their inception, Visions of Christmas and the annual Golf Tournament have contributed more than $5 million for facility enhancements and tuition assistance. These events have also helped to enhance our sense of school community and to extend the School’s profile beyond Winton Drive. Your participation is welcomed as a sponsor, donor, volunteer or guest at all of these events.
Your employer may
be one of the hundreds of companies that match their employees’ gifts to
educational institutions. If so, your gift to Carondelet could be doubled or
even tripled. Some companies also match their retirees’ gifts. Carondelet High
School’s Federal tax-exempt number is 94-1605790. Our accrediting agency is the
Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Employee Volunteer Grants
A growing number of
employers support employee volunteerism by providing cash grants to the
non-profit organizations where employees invest their time. Carondelet benefits
twice – first, from your donation of time, then from your employer’s cash
grant. Generally, the employee must document a minimum number of volunteer
hours (typically 25 – 50) with the non-profit, then make a formal request for the
grant from the employer. Bank of America, Chevron and Verizon are among the
local employers who make employee volunteer grants.
A number of local foundations have made generous grants to Carondelet
over the years for projects ranging from the School’s first computer lab, to
Phases I – IV of the Master Plan, to tuition assistance programs.. If you know
of or are associated with a foundation that could fund a project at Carondelet,
please contact Janet Wilks Director of Development (925-686-5353 x150 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Honor & Memorial Gifts
Gifts made in honor or in memory of loved ones. These gifts may be made online or by check via regular mail. Mailing address:
Carondelet High School
Attn: Development Office
1133 Winton Drive
Concord, CA 94518
A number of Carondelet’s benefactors have provided endowment support for ongoing programs, especially tuition assistance. An endowment is a designated fund that is created to exist in perpetuity. Each year a specified portion of the fund’s earnings is spent on the purpose for which the endowment was created, and the principal stays intact to be invested to create future income. Carondelet’s current endowment policy allows for endowments to be named once the principal reaches $50,000.
There are many gift and estate planning techniques that allow a donor to make a generous gift to Carondelet High School, and provide significant current, future or estate tax savings. Your financial or estate planning professional can help create a plan and select vehicles that will allow both you and the School to benefit from your generosity. The legal name of the School is Carondelet High School. The address of the School is 1133 Winton Drive, Concord, CA 94518. The School’s taxpayer identification number is 94-1605790. For more information, please contact the development office at 925-686-5353 x150.
Fund Raising Partners
Carondelet High School has partnered with several organizations that assist non-profits in raising funds. Your participation in these programs brings direct benefit to Carondelet.
Escrip – Escrip rebates to Carondelet a portion of purchases you make with registered grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards at hundreds of participating stores and online vendors. Your card information is kept secure and confidential. Carondelet’s Group Identification Number is 5825088. Register with Escrip and select Carondelet High School as the recipient of your Escrip support.
Vehicle Donations – Carondelet works with a local company, All Bay Vehicle Donations, to manage tax-deductible donations of cars, boats and other vehicles. To donate a vehicle to Carondelet, click here and select the Carondelet High School Foundation as the recipient of your donation.
Search the Web – GoodSearch is a web search site that benefits charities. Utilizing Yahoo’s search engine, GoodSearch donates about $.01 per search to your designated charity. Enroll at GoodSearch and select Carondelet High School as the organization to benefit from your searches. When you search the web, begin your search at goodsearch.com to benefit Carondelet.
Other Fund Raising Programs
As part of their community outreach programs, a number of corporations make donations to schools as a reward for customer patronage. The following are among the corporations that support schools through this type of program.
Target Stores – “Take Charge of Education” program donates a percentage of in-store and online purchases made with participating customers’ Target Visa and Target REDcards. For more information and to enroll, follow this link.
SaveMart/Lucky SHARES Program – Lucky Stores, Save Mart, Food Maxx and S-Mart Foods’ SHARES (Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports) rebates 3% of qualifying purchases to Carondelet. To participate, contact Director of Development Janet Wilks (email@example.com or 925-686-5353 x150) to request a card. Earn rebates for Carondelet by presenting your card at the time of purchase. The SHARES card is issued in Carondelet’s name, so your personal information is not shared.
Sports Basement – Mention Carondelet at check out and receive a 10% discount on your purchase. At the end of the year, Carondelet will be issued a profit share check that reflects the weighted average sales to the members of our school community. For more information, visit www.sportsbasement.com/schools.