The tuition collection covers approximately 65% of the annual school budget. To meet the financial needs of the school, several special programs including fundraising activities are planned throughout the year. Parent involvement in these activities and programs are vital for a successful educational program and for keeping tuition costs down. All fundraising requires the approval of the Finance Council and the administration, regardless of the sponsoring club or group.
ENDOWMENT – The Notre Dame Endowment Fund exists through the Diocese of Fort Worth’s Catholic Schools Trust. The Endowment provides both restricted and unrestricted interest earnings for the use of Notre Dame Catholic School in its budget. Gifts to the Endowment are tax deductible and may be made through the Business Office.
THE EXTRAVAGANZA – This annual event coincides with Catholic Schools’ Week to raise funds and is an opportunity for Alumni, families, and friends to interact in a fun social evening. Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and games of chance make this event very popular.
PARENT ACTIVITIES – Parent support groups provide financial assistance for various areas that benefit extracurricular activities outside the school budget. The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), the Booster Club, and the Band Parents are major groups who conduct fund raising activities. (See the Appendix.)
SOLICITING FUNDS FROM STUDENTS: Any direct solicitation of funds from students in school is to be kept to a minimum and used only to educate students to the value of giving to worthwhile causes. (DP 5340) All solicitation of funds from students or parents must first be approved by the Principal.