Each year the extended Carondelet High School community, including parents, alumnae and their parents and friends of the School, are asked to make a donation to support a current project. Gifts of all sizes are welcome.
You can support the Annual Fund in a variety of ways. You can make an online credit card gift right now by clicking here. You can send us a check payable to Carondelet High School. You can designate Carondelet High School as the recipient of your United Way or other workplace campaign gift. Our Bay Area United Way payee number is 761411. To make a gift of appreciated stocks, please click here for instructions.
Since their inception, Visions of Christmas and the annual Golf Tournament have contributed over $5 million for facility enhancements and tuition assistance. These events have also helped to bring the greater school community together and to extend the School’s profile beyond Winton Drive. Your participation is welcomed as a sponsor, donor, volunteer or guest at any of these events.
For donors who are in a position to make gifts of $5,000 or more, there are recognition and “naming” opportunities available. Please contact Pat Larsen, Director of Development (925-686-5353 ext. 150 or email@example.com) to discuss these opportunities.
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 even match their retirees’ gifts. To take advantage of your company’s matching gift program, contact the human resources or community affairs department. They will advise you on the appropriate procedure. 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. Bank of America, Chevron and Verizon are among the local employers who make employee volunteer grants. Like matching gifts, employee volunteer grants are usually administered by the human resources or community affairs department.
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. The Director of Development prepares grant proposals on an ongoing basis. If you know of or are associated with a foundation that could fund a project at Carondelet, please contact Pat Larsen, Director of Development (925-686-5353 ext. 150 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Honor & Memorial Gifts
Gifts made in honor or in memory of loved ones are assigned to a separate fund called the Carondelet Academic Foundation and are disbursed annually as tuition assistance. These gifts may be made online or by mail.
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 the $50,000 level.
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. A bequest to Carondelet High School in your will could allow you to make a gift significantly larger than anything you could make during your lifetime. Click here to view suggested language for bequests. Your financial or estate planning professional can help you create a plan and select vehicles that will allow both you and the School to benefit from your generosity. To learn more about techniques for realizing significant tax savings while providing for your family and your favorite charity, click here .
Fund Raising Partners
Carondelet High School has partnered with several organizations that assist non-profits in raising funds:
- 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.
- OneCause – OneCause (formerly SchoolPop) is an online shopping portal to hundreds of stores, catalogs and service providers. A percentage of your purchases is rebated to Carondelet. Register for OneCause and select Carondelet High School as the organization you want to support. Once you are registered, be sure to begin all your online shopping at the OneCause website.
- Vehicle Donations – We have chosen a local company, All Bay Vehicle Donations, to handle tax-deductible donations of cars, boats and other vehicles. To donate a vehicle to CHS, 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. Then, whenever you want to search the web, begin your search at goodsearch.com to earn money for CHS.
Other Fund Raising Programs
As part of their community outreach programs, a number of corporations make donations to schools as a reward for their individual customers’ business. The following are among the corporations that support schools through this type of program. Although we welcome the income, informing you about the existence of these programs should not be construed as an endorsement of the particular business.
- Target Stores - Their “Take Charge of Education” program donates a percentage of in-store and online purchases made with participating customers’ Target Visa and Target REDcards. More information and enrollment.
- SaveMart/Lucky SHARES Program – Lucky Stores, Save Mart, Food Maxx and S-Mart Foods’ SHARES (Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports in our community) program rebates 3% of qualifying purchases to CHS. All you need to do to participate is contact Director of Development Pat Larsen (email@example.com or 925-686-5353 ext. 150) and request a card. Have the card swiped every time you shop, and CHS will receive the cash. Unlike most other grocery loyalty cards, the SHARES card is issued in Carondelet’s name, so your personal information is neither needed nor stored. Anyone who shops can use the card to earn rebates for CHS. The card has no cash value, so there are no worries if it is lost. Just ask Pat for a replacement.