WHAT IS PAGE?
PAGE stands for Parents Annual Giving Event, and is an opportunity for parents to invest and partner in their son’s education on a tax-deductible basis. The 2016-17 school year opens with our PAGE appeal.
HOW ARE PAGE GIFTS USED?
PAGE gifts go directly into the school’s Annual Fund, which supports the operational budget at CBHS. They are used to fund teacher salaries, textbooks, student desks and chairs, computer software, computers, printers and scanners, technology in-service for teachers and other aspects of the school’s daily operation. Gifts may also be designated to any of the schools arts, extracurricular, or athletic programs. This allows our program administrators and coaches to focus on teaching, supporting, and coaching our Brothers' Boys instead of fundraising.
WHY DOESN’T CBHS JUST INCREASE TUITION?
As with all Christian Brothers schools, CBHS strives to remain cost-accessible to as many families as possible. CBHS is very blessed to have parents, alumni and friends that believe in the vision and value of a Catholic education. A strong and successful PAGE program enables tuition to remain at a level that is achievable for all CBHS families.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TUITION AND REGISTRATION PAID BY EACH STUDENT AND THE ACTUAL COST OF HIS EDUCATION?
For the 2016-17 school year, this difference is $1,960. This is referred to as the “Gap.”
WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR PAGE?
The goal for PAGE is 95 percent parent participation.
IS A PAGE GIFT MANDATORY?
All PAGE gifts are free-will donations. However, it is hoped that 100% of the families will participate as 100% of our students directly benefit from gifts to PAGE.
HOW MUCH DO YOU EXPECT ME TO GIVE?
Ideally we would love for each family to make a gift in the amount of $1,960, the “Gap”. It is our belief that all families can participate at some level. We realize that everyone is blessed with different giving capacities, and our hope is each family will prayerfully consider a gift at a level appropriate for their family and value of the education their son is receiving from CBHS.
WHY IS MY PARTICIPATION IMPORTANT?
Your participation represents your membership in the CBHS community, the value you place on your son’s education, your belief that every boy should have access to quality education, and your commitment to helping other young men receive the same quality education that your son is now benefitting from, with the help of those who have given in years past. It is all part of the Lasallian tradition of ensuring that everyone has access to a quality education. PAGE also sets the tone for the CBHS community for the year to come because it shows that our parents are truly committed to and excited about what is happening at CBHS!
WILL I BE RECOGNIZED FOR MY CONTRIBUTION?
Yes, your name (not the amount of your gift) will be included in the 2016-2017 Annual Report.
WHAT IF I CANNOT DONATE THE ENTIRE AMOUNT AT ONE TIME?
PAGE commitments can be fulfilled in installments through June 30, 2017.
HOW DO I MAKE MY COMMITMENT?
All families of current students will receive a commitment card either through the mail or at Back to School Night. You can also make your donation on-line or by calling the Office of Institutional Development at (901) 261-4927.
For more information or have additional questions, please contact John Goode, Director of CBHS Annual Fund, at (901) 261-4927.