Culture to Give
WAYS TO GIVE
Your contribution impacts every student and the school by funding enrichment opportunities at HSES.
Join the collective power to give for the future of Holy Spirit Episcopal School by pledging now.
WHERE TO GIVE
Fund For Excellence Annual Campaign
The HSES annual fund campaign, Fund for Excellence, provides a tax-deductible opportunity and seeks gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni and parents of alumni, members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, parishioners and friends.
The Fund for Excellence is the cornerstone of all fundraising for Holy Spirit Episcopal School…without it, HSES would not be able to deliver the quality education for which we are known. FFE enables us to retain and attract strong faculty, enhance the depth and breadth of our technology curriculum, augment opportunities for professional development, remain on the cutting edge of co-curricular activities that include fine arts, athletics, Ecolink and community service, and to preserve a rich character education program.
Fund for Excellence contributions can be gifts of cash, check, credit card, stock and matching gifts.
More than 500 companies match their employees’ gifts. Please contact your human resources representative for more information on matching gifts. Taking advantage of such a program could double and sometimes triple the impact of your gift.
Gifts In-Kind and Designated Gifts
An in-kind donation is a gift of goods and services that is donated to the school that Holy would have to otherwise buy if they hadn't been donated. Donors are also welcome to give HSES a contribution designated for something specific at the school. Please have the gift approved by the Head of School before you make a designated gift.
Endowments significantly help offset the inevitably higher tuition and plant management costs. Holy Spirit welcomes new endowments or contributions to existing ones. Funds may be in the form of cash donations, gifts of stocks or bonds, real estate or bequests in wills.
Please contact the Director of Advancement for ways to get involved.
How does Holy Spirit Episcopal School raise money?
Holy Spirit Episcopal School's primary development fundraising activities are the annual Fund for Excellence campaign, Bookfair, the Community Auction, FamFest and initiatives carried out through parent organizations such as PTO and Booster Club.
What is the Fund for Excellence?
The Fund for Excellence is Holy Spirit Episcopal School's annual fund campaign that asks those in the Holy Spirit community to support the school in areas of Academics, Arts, Athletics, Financial Aid, Learning Resource Center, Plant Maintenance and Technology. Annual campaigns are imperative and customary for non-profit schools and organizations.
Why do I need to give to the annual fund?
The annual fund directly affects the lives of students at Holy Spirit Episcopal School by enriching their education through various programs. It provides financial support for extra resources that otherwise would require raising tuition rates.
What type of programs will I support by giving?
Classroom materials and supplies
Fine Arts materials
Playground maintenance and upgrades
Religious instruction materials
Theater Arts program
What is the goal for the annual fund?
Each year we set a goal for how much we would like to raise through annual giving along with the yearly goal of achieving 100% parent, governance and staff participation.
What are the benefits for supporting the annual fund?
Holy Spirit Episcopal School is an organization described in section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in section 170 of the Code. Gifts may be eligible for Matching Gift programs offered by your employer which could double and sometimes triple the impact of your gift.
When is the Holy Spirit Episcopal Community Auction?
Every year Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and School host a community event that is typically held on a Friday evening during the spring semester in Palmer Hall, the school gym or another location. The Auction takes place every-other-year and a low-key, social event is planned for non-Auction years.
How can I get involved with the Auction?
Our auction calls for volunteers year-round in a variety of areas including joining a committee, securing auction items or underwriters, and attending the event.
Who can I contact to get involved in Donating?
Please contact Florencia Parada, Director of Advancement for ways to get involved and visit the Charitable Giving section of our website to find out more about contributing to Holy Spirit Episcopal School.
Director of Advancement
(713) 468-5138, ext. 213
HOW TO GIVE
- Check payable to Holy Spirit Episcopal School
- Credit Card
- Pledge and pay later by cash, check, or credit card (Make a pledge now)
- Stock or other non-cash items
- Planned giving
- Matching Gifts – Monetary donations and service hours may be eligible for Matching Gift programs. Please contact your human resources representative for more information on how your gift may be matched.
- Tax-Deductible contributions
- Holy Spirit Episcopal School is an organization described in section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in section 170 of the Code.
AMAZON BENEFIT PROGRAM
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