Ways to Give
Dominican High School is grateful for every gift at every level and there are a variety of ways that your donation can make a difference to our current students. Whether you choose to support the school through an annual gift to the Scholarship Fund, a gift-in-kind to the Auction, a matching gift from your employer or a memorial gift in honor of a loved one, you are touching the life of a Dominican student and giving them an experience that will shape their future. Below you will find additional information on the many ways you can give back to Dominican.
What is the Annual Fund?
Dominican’s Annual Fund Appeal is a vital component of our overall budget, covering the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Dominican education. The Annual Fund provides:
- Tuition Assistance
- Quality campus ministry programs, service projects and annual class retreats
- Leading technology with a personal laptop for each student
- Rigorous curriculum including 10 Advanced Placement courses
- Individualized college planning and guidance
- Extra-curricular opportunities in athletics, theater, clubs and organizations
What types of donations are accepted?
Gifts of any amount to the Annual Fund can be made through a one-time gift or through a pledge payment on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. All forms of payment are accepted, including gifts of stock or securities or IRA Charitable Rollovers. Please contact Director of Advancement, Claudia Martin, to set up a pledge, monthly payments or a stock/securities gift: firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 332-1170 ext. 177.
Dominican’s scholarship fund provides over $700,000 in financial assistance each year to students and families who require additional support in order to attend the school. Your gift to the Scholarship Fund has a direct impact on these students, their experience at Dominican and their preparation for college and a life beyond high school.
Planned gifts such as an estate bequest, IRA Charitable Rollover or Charitable Trust may allow you to make larger charitable gifts than you thought possible and ensures your legacy will live on through Dominican’s mission. Please contact Director of Advancement, Claudia Martin, to learn more: email@example.com or (414) 332-1170 ext. 177.
A strong endowment fund makes our school better by providing income for operational costs and scholarship support, and ensures the future of our school through financial security. Your endowment contribution is invested to grow the principal and provides additional income for future use. Dominican typically withdraws 3-5% annually from its endowment to fund scholarships which means your gift to Dominican’s Endowment Fund is a gift that keeps on giving.
Knight Vision Capital Campaign
The Knight Vision Capital Campaign launched in 2014 to raise support for a renovation project on the school’s main entrance, parking lots and concourse areas. Within sixteen months, the community had donated over $6 million to the campaign and Phase I renovations were completed, completely transforming the school. Dominican’s school building is over 60 years old and there are still many Phase II projects that need to be completed in order to maintain a safe infrastructure and bring the instructional facilities into the 21st century. To learn more about the Knight Vision Capital Campaign, contact President Leanne Giese at (414) 332-1170 ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some companies and employers offer a matching gift program where they will match a percentage of your donation to Dominican. Click here to see a list of corporate matching gift programs in Wisconsin and check with your Human Resources Department for your company policy and procedures.
Memorial/In Honor Gifts
Memorial gifts serve as a remembrance and tribute to someone whose life has had an impact on others. Honorary gifts can be made for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, retirements and other special occasions.
Dominican has three major fundraising event each year and sponsorships of those events are a fantastic way to partner with the school in order to help underwrite the costs of the event and advertise your business or organization within the Dominican community. For more information, please contact Events Manager Lauren Cazares at email@example.com or (414) 332-1170 ext 172.
Dominican has several auctions throughout the year and in-kind gifts of auction items, game/concert tickets, vacation rentals etc. are much appreciated. For more information, please contact Events Manager Lauren Cazares at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 332-1170 ext 172.
Supporting the Athletics/Theater Programs
The Athletics and Theater Departments provide crucial extra-curricular activities for our Dominican students and there are many ways you can support these specific programs.
To learn more about supporting the Athletics Department, including sponsorship packages for your business or organization, please contact Athletic Director Joseph Grady at email@example.com or (414) 332-1170 ext. 193
For more information about gifts to the Theater Department, including details regarding sponsoring a new seat in the auditorium, please call the Theater Office at (414) 332-1170 ext. 232
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Dominican High School is blessed to have countless volunteers who give their time and energy to help with events throughout the year. There are several committees involved in just the annual Auction alone (Decorations, Solicitation, Silent Auction item cataloging, etc) and there are always opportunities to volunteer at the events themselves. For more information, please contact Events Manager Lauren Cazares at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 332-1170 ext 173.