What does Phonathon Support? Alumni recognize the value of their Jesuit education and support their alma mater by participating in the Alumni Phonathon to preserve Jesuit’s heritage and traditions for current and future Rangers.Because of your generosity, over 25% of the student body receives financial assistance to attend Jesuit. That is an entire class that would be unable to attend without your help.
Phonathon will be conducted Sunday, November 10 - Thursday, November 14
Incentives For Callers: Tickets, gift cards and more!
|Schedule of Events|
|5:30 - 6:00 p.m.||Dinner served in the Information Commons (Sunday -Thursday). Note there will be no mass this year.|
|6:00 - 9:00 p.m.||Calling alumni in the Information Commons|
- WHY IS ALUMNI GIVING IMPORTANT?
- WHAT IS THIS YEAR’S ALUMNI PHONATHON GOAL?
- WHY IS 100% PARTICIPATION SO IMPORTANT?
- HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?
- WILL MY GIFT COUNT TOWARD MY CLASS?
- I GIVE AT THE CELEBRATION AUCTION AND/OR MAGIS. WHY SHOULD I ALSO GIVE TO THE ALUMNI PHONATHON?
- WHY NOT RAISE TUITION INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR SUPPORT?
- WHAT IF I CAN’T GIVE AT THIS TIME?
- WHAT IS THE TIME PERIOD OF THE ALUMNI PHONATHON?
- WHAT MORE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
- WHAT KIND OF RECOGNITION DO I GET FOR GIVING?
It is a vote of confidence in our school, our faculty, and our educational mission. Not everyone is able to contribute at the same level, so by achieving 100% participation, everyone shares in the effort.
High alumni giving participation is a benchmark used by foundations and outside funders when deciding which of the many worthwhile schools will receive their financial support.
We recognize that there are opportunities to support Jesuit in addition to the Alumni Phonathon, and we appreciate your participation in all of them. However, the School formally asks that you give to the Alumni Phonathon first. It is the most critical funding need and allows the School to continue to achieve its mission and vision – the foundation for the Jesuit experience.
School fundraising events are important in providing supplemental funding for expenses outside of the operating budget - the “nice to haves.” The Alumni Phonathon is the School’s only fundraising effort that covers the “need to haves” - faculty support, programs and technology, financial aid, and arts and athletics. Additionally, the Alumni Phonathon is 100% tax-deductible. We hope that you participate in special events such as the Celebration Auction and/or the MAGIS, but we ask that you make giving to the Alumni Phonathon your first priority.
The School Board tries to keep tuition as low as possible so as many families as possible will be able to afford a Jesuit education. Raising tuition would restrict even further the number of families who could attend the school. At the same time, we must maintain the excellence of our academic programs. Charitable contributions help us achieve both goals.