Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know about the Annual Fund?
- The goal for the 2017-2018 Annual Fund is $250,000.
- Annual Fund gifts are unrestricted and are used to meet the most immediate needs of the school.
- Your gift of $1,000 or more includes Membership to the President's Circle.
- The fiscal year for Annual Fund pledges is July 1 through June 30. All Pledges must be paid in full by June 30 of the fiscal year.
- Payments accepted include cash, check, credit card, and bank draft.
I pay tuition. Why give to the Annual Fund?
At Incarnate Word Academy, the tuition you pay does not cover the actual cost to educate your student. If we charged the tuition necessary to cover the actual cost to educate our students, it would create a financial hardship for many families.
Every student and faculty member at IWA benefits from the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund picks up what is not covered by tuition and fees, and dramatically affects the educational experience of our students and faculty.
I can't afford a big gift. Will my gift make a difference?
All gifts make a difference. We are grateful for every dollar we receive. A great way to give if you have a limited capacity is to give monthly. Breaking your gift into small, manageable payments can help you make a bigger gift that will make a bigger impact. A $10 monthly gift turns into $100 and a $50 monthly gift turns into $500.
Can I break my gift into monthly payments?
Absolutely. We encourage you to make a pledge commitment first. This allows us to count your entire gift while you are making payments. To pledge online, simply click here. Click on “Pledge” at the top of the page. From there, you can choose your monthly gift amount. You may pay your monthly gift by mailing in a check, by monthly auto-debit from a credit card, or by pre-authorized monthly drafts from a checking or savings account.
At any time you desire, you may change or cancel your authorization—you retain control throughout the process!
Incarnate Word Academy is a qualified nonprofit under IRS code 501(c) (3). We appreciate and need the generosity of our donors to support our Annual Fund. Your gift is greatly appreciated!