The Annual Fund is a powerful source of current-use, unrestricted dollars that support every aspect of our students’ educational experiences. Since IWA does not receive federal, state or diocesan funding, and tuition does not cover the cost to educate our students, the school must rely heavily on philanthropy. Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted, can be spent as they come in, and are directed where they are needed most -- making an immediate impact for students and faculty. Your investment gives us the flexibility to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to respond to unanticipated needs and challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an excellent example of unanticipated needs and challenges. Financial hardship has caused enrollment to decline dramatically and has also caused a critical need for increased tuition assistance. In addition, there will be a sharp rise in the cost to clean and sanitize everything on campus to keep our students and faculty/staff safe and healthy. While it is critical that we meet our Annual Fund goals on a “normal” year, it becomes paramount during times such as these.
We are deeply grateful for every gift!
We realize every family’s situation is unique, especially during this unprecedented time, so we ask you to make a gift that is comfortable for you. Every gift adds up to create an exceptional learning experience for our students. Through your contribution, you ensure that IWA remains an inclusive and intellectually dynamic school community. Just as important, your involvement helps us leverage support from the business community and private foundations. To be included in this year’s Annual Fund, be sure to make your gift prior to June 30th, the end of our fiscal year.
President’s Circle is IWA’s Annual Fund Recognition Society; a group of Incarnate Word Academy’s most loyal and generous supporters. Gifts to the Annual Fund of $1,000 or more qualify. President’s Circle donors give us the power to change our community through their passion for giving. They know that the consistency of their leadership is a commitment to excellence at Incarnate Word Academy.
Membership may be held by an individual, jointly by a couple, or by a foundation or corporation. Corporate matching gift programs may be used to qualify. The membership period is from July 1st to June 30th each year.
Extraordinary Perks and Benefits
- President’s Circle Membership Card
- Invitations to Private and Special Events
- Special Curbside Hospitality Events
- Commemorative Appreciation Gift
- Public Recognition
- Platinum Archangel $15,000+
- Golden Archangel $10,000-$14,999
- Silver Archangel $5,000-$9,999
- Bronze Archangel $2,500-$4,999
- Archangel $1,000-$2,499
- Guardian Angel $100 per year since graduation (for classes out 9 years or less)