SPS Annual Fund
The St. Patrick Catholic School Annual Fund also referred to as the SPS Annual Fund, will directly impact the educational experiences of current and future students through capital improvements and additions to our campus; continuous support of SPS families through our Tuition Assistance program; the growth of our thriving Endowment Fund; strengthening our capacity to foster community; technology infrastructure; and the ability to address other key needs within our school community. Gifts to the SPS Annual Fund enable us to fulfill our mission – To embrace the Gospel and transform the heart and minds of the St. Patrick community.
Opportunities to support the SPS Annual Fund include North Texas Giving Day in September, the Legacy Campaign in November, PATS Club events like the Auction and Shamrock Shootout, among others. Through the SPS Annual Fund, community members will have the opportunity to support unrestricted efforts while maintaining the ability to restrict their support to a specific program or project.
We are committed to the long term care of our current structures and to developing new capital projects that will enhance the educational experience of current and future students. Most recently, we completed the construction and installation of our brand new SmartLab® Innovation Center. Additionally, we are in the process of raising the needed funding to renovate the school auditorium which will support our thriving and growing Fine and Performing Arts programs.
Over the past three years, the need for tuition assistance has increased by over 70%. The funds allocated to qualifying families vary annually and are awarded based on funds raised the previous year. For the 2020-2021 school year, we awarded $168,000 to 98 families making the quality Catholic education that St. Patrick provides attainable for 124 students. As the need for tuition assistance continues to rise, it is crucially important that we maintain our ability to subsidize tuition for qualifying families. Your support will ensure that St. Patrick's exceptional Catholic education remains accessible to both existing and incoming school families.
Endowment – The SPS Fund
The SPS Fund, the school's endowment fund, has grown into an investment above $1 million dollars, which has funded and will continue to fund a multitude of educational enhancements benefitting both current and future students. Most recently, the SPS Fund provided $65,000 towards critical infrastructure to safely reopen the school.
St. Patrick Catholic School is blessed to have a vibrant school community with students, parents, administrators, faculty, and staff who are committed to working together to fulfill the school's mission. Our dedicated parents are actively engaged in our parent volunteer organizations like the School Advisory Council, the SPS Fund Board, and the PATS Club, which all play an integral role in maintaining and building our school community.
Our students, administrators, faculty, and staff use technology every day. From laptops to interactive whiteboards, technology is fully integrated into the academic experience. Updated infrastructure throughout the building will continue to ensure a quality educational experience in an increasingly technological world.
If you have questions about the SPS Annual Fund or would like to further discuss how you can support St. Patrick Catholic School, please contact Claire Mock, Director of Advancement at 214-348-8070 ex. 117 or via email at email@example.com.