Parents

Parent Give Day 2019

Every gift of any amount from every parent/guardian is welcome and appreciated!
WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE A GIFT DURING THIS YEAR'S PARENT GIVE DAY?

In addition to the 1,500 reasons who walk through our halls every day (i.e. our amazing students), we can give you three more:
 
1) Help us honor Steve Hughes' remarkable 44 years of service to BC High 
 
2) The students will get a DRESS DOWN DAY if we reach the goal!!
 
3) All credit card transaction fees will be waived by our vendor on April 9 -- so every gift that day goes 100% to BC High, with no processing fees.
 
Thank you for your support!

Please give today! Parents: indicate your son(s)' class year in "Class Year." Thank you!

FAQs about Giving at BC High

List of 8 items.

  • What is the Fund for BC High?

    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.
  • What does a gift to the Fund for BC High do?

    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.
  • What is the Magis Guild?

    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.
  • What is the Companions' Circle?

    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.
  • How important is my participation?

    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.
  • Why should I contribute?

    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.
  • How will I be contacted?

    We will contact you throughout the fiscal year (July1-June30) about The Fund for BC High by mail, phone, and e-mail. You are always welcome to contact us! Call us 617-474-5030. 
  • How can I participate?

    1. Online Giving at www.bchigh.edu/give 
    2. Mail your gift to: Office for Institutional Advancement, BC High, 150 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
    3. Call in your gift at 617-474-5030

Why every Parent Gift matters...

 
Contact Kim Jennings P'21, Director of Parent Giving and Engagement, at kjennings@bchigh.edu for more information.