The Magi Fund is the basis of a comprehensive Advancement Program. It helps to sustain operating expenses along with enhancing programs and services offered to students and faculty.
The fund is made of gifts from parents, faculty, staff, board members, grandparents, parishioners, and friends. All donations are unrestricted contributions that support the mission of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School.
Magi Fund FAQ's
What is the Magi Fund?
The Magi Fund helps sustain programs, activities, and investments that are not covered by tuition. Simply put, the Magi Fund is the most direct way possible for parents, grandparents, parishioners, community members, staff and friends to impact the future of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School and its students. Your investment on an annual basis, at a level that you are comfortable with, helps raise necessary funds for important school objectives.
Why is the Magi Fund Necessary?
The Magi Fund is necessary to sustain the life of the school through enriched academic and student programs, as well as faculty support. Tuition does not cover all the goals that we would like to achieve. Therefore, a charitable tax-deductible to the Magi Fund gives the best opportunity for all to support our efforts at ECS.
Why not just raise tuition rather than solicit gifts?
Raising tuition to the actual cost of educating each student would place too large a burden on many families, making it impossible for their children to attend Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School. By containing tuition costs through your support of the Magi Fund, we are able to fulfill its commitment to attracting talented as well as diverse students and faculty.
Additionally, donations to the Magi Fund are 100% tax deductible, and many donations qualify for additional contributions from corporate Matching Gift Programs.
Isn't my support of the school's other fundraisers enough?
The revenue generated through other fundraisers such as the Casino Night and the Fall Festival help to support the school, but do not offer enough support to meet what we are trying to accomplish for our children at ECS.
Who is being asked to participate?
You are not in this alone! Beyond the assistance from the Parish investment and tuition assistance, parents, staff, grandparents, parishioners, parish ministries, and friends are invited to contribute. Additionally, many employers sponsor matching gift programs.
What are the giving levels?
Giving levels are an approach to securing several gifts at all levels. If the Magi Fund is to be successful, it must reflect the balance between leadership gifts and broad participation. We want 100% participation, but we also need for those families that can afford to lead to do so. The Epiphany of the Lord Society levels have been formed to recognize all families who give $1,000 or more, but all contributions, including Patron Levels make a big difference.
How long do I have to pay my pledge?
The Magi Fund has been designed to afford donors an opportunity to pay their pledge any time before June 30. We ask all pledges to be made by October 7th. Donations may also be made by automatic recurring gifts through our online system to pay towards pledges.
What is a matching gift?
Matching gifts are gifts that an employer will give to an educational institution or other non-profit as an employee benefit by matching the gift made by an employee. Please inquire with your employers about matching gift donations.
Will I get credit for securing a matching gift with my pledge?
In the Magi Fund, we will give full credit to the donor for any gift they make as well as any match their employer makes. In many cases, this can be a wonderful way to increase your gift to a higher gift level. For example, a gift of $250 from a donor, matched by their employer on a 1:1 basis for an additional $250, will credit the donor with a $500 gift to ECS.
When does the campaign begin?
The 2022-2023 campaign kicks off in early September. Funds will be accepted for this school term until June 30, 2022.
Can I pay online?
Absolutely! You may donate through this link via Credit/Debit or ACH.
Can I make a gift over time?
Recurring giving is an easy, automatic way to support Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School that works for your budget and schedule. It is convenient and customizable for your needs!
You can set up your recurring gift by credit card or bank account by clicking GIVE NOW and following the steps:
- Enter the amount you’d like to give for each transaction.
- Choose “Make Gift Recurring” check box.
- Determine the frequency of your gift.
- Determine the number of times you would like to give.
- Choose when you would like to begin your giving.
- Select Next to finalize your bank or credit card details.
You can edit your giving at any time. Thank you for your support of the Magi Fund!
CAN I PAY BY CHECK?
Absolutely! You may submit a check to:
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School
20910 Highland Knolls Dr.
Katy, TX 77450
Each contribution plays a huge role in the life of ECS students.