2021-2022 Annual Fund Drive

Runs through June 30, 2022

Your support of our Annual Fund helps us bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a child with learning and intellectual challenges.  Student billed tuition only covers about 80% of the actual cost of educating a student. Our unique, smaller classroom ratios allow us to be the exception, but also creates a difficult financial model. The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting our school in many ways, including financially. Our expenses have increased due to ongoing changes with CDC health protocols which have resulted in the necessity to purchase products in order to continue keeping our students and staff safe while at school.  We have had to cancel our annual Gala, an event that brings in over $60,000, for a second year in a row.

If you have sponsored and/or attended the event in years past, please consider donating what you would have spent to our Annual Fund Drive this year. Please know that each of our staff, students, and families greatly appreciate all that you do for our special school community.

We are proud to introduce a new program to Morning Star School!  Becoming a Friend of Morning Star allows for you to support our school in a variety of ways that work for your budget.  In addition to assisting families with tuition, the Annual Fund also gives donors a way to provide gifts that benefit our facilities, purchase up-to-date curriculum programs, upgrade technology for classroom, and student use, and much more.

Gifts in the following categories include membership to our Morning Star Friends Community.  All friend levels include recognition in our newsletter and an invitation to our open house during Catholic Schools Week.  Those who reach Visionary Friend level become part of our Morning Star Circle of Friends and will receive all the above benefits as well as an annual report.  Those who reach this level in a  single fiscal year will also receive a special gift showing our appreciation.

Our average tuition is $10,950. Our average cost per student is $13,400. That leaves an approximate “gap” of  $2,450. This year we need to raise $180,000. Please consider donating to our annual fund and keep us in your prayers during this unprecedented time. Thank you and God bless.

Abbie Johnson

Director of Development

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