The Fund for BC High is the name of BC High's "Annual Fund." It is comprised of gifts from a dedicated group of alumni, parents, and friends that are generally unrestricted and are used by the school where thay are needed most: in supporting the school's day-to-day operations. Academic programs, need-based financial aid & scholarships, campus technology, and library resources are a few of the many areas that benefit from your gift.
Your gift helps to bridge the gap between what the school receives in tuition and what it actually costs to educate each student. Your annual gift helps BC High support vital programs at the school and helps ensure that no deserving student be denied a BC High education due to an inability to pay. As an unrestricted fund, it provides the school flexibility to absorb unexpected costs and maintenance throughout the campus without increasing the tuition rates.
The Magis Guild is for leadership donors who give $500 - $1,499 annually to The Fund for BC High. This special group of alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends play a vital role in laying the foundation for each year’s Fund for BC High. Members of the Magis Guild are invited to special events and receptions throughout the year.
The Companions’ Circle is named after the first followers of St. Ignatius, who were called “Companions.” Members of this group have generously committed to up to five years each of consecutive giving to The Fund for BC High, at $1,500 or more each year. Every CC member has committed to giving a total of $10,000 or more. Each CC member works with a BC High Advancement team member to structure their up-to-five-year pledge to meet their own philanthropic goals while also supporting the most urgent budgetary needs of BC High; most have structured their gifts beginning at Magis Guild level ($1,500) for their first year and increasing by $500 each subsequent year for a five-year total of $12,500, though many have pledged to give as much as $2,500, $5,000 or more annually. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of these individuals.
Your support is vital to the financial health and reputation of the school. The participation rate of those who contribute to the school's annual fundraising effort is an important measure used by foundations and other grant-giving institutions in dispensing grant funding. It is also a good tool to measure how pleased alumni are with their high school experience and how happy parents are with the education and guidance that BC High has provided for their sons.
Your gift to The Fund for BC High helps keep tuition increases to a minimum by providing much-needed financial aid to ensure that these increases do not become a burden to those students who most need it. It also supports the budgets for many valuable programs on campus that make the BC High experience unique. We invite you to take part in this important tradition, by helping the current generation of students benefit from the Jesuit, Catholic education that BC High provides.