What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising effort that underwrites the operating budget of Camden Catholic High School. Gifts are solicited from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations.
How are these gifts used?
The Annual Fund furnishes the necessary resources to provide the exceptional educational experience for which Camden Catholic High School is known. Because it underwrites the operating budget, it touches each of our students every day. In fact, gifts to the Annual Fund are used for spiritual development, tuition assistance, faculty salaries, extracurricular activities, athletics, library and computer resources, instructional tools and items as mundane as building maintenance.
Why is my support necessary?
The income that Camden Catholic receives from tuition alone does not cover the full cost of the education. Without the generous private support we receive, we would either have to substantially raise tuition or significantly reduce the quality of the programs and opportunities we offer. In order to keep the tradition of Camden Catholic alive we must continue to depend on the generosity of parents, alumni, friends, and corporations.
How do I make a gift to Camden Catholic High School?
Donating online is the fastest and easiest way to contribute to CCHS, or checks can be made payable to “Camden Catholic High School” and sent to:
The Annual Fund
Camden Catholic High School
300 Cuthbert Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-2999
Your donation is tax-deductible.
Gifts of Securities
By donating appreciated securities to the school, a donor can realize significant savings on taxes, receiving a tax deduction equal to the appreciated value of the stock regardless of the original purchase price. Please call the Development Office for further information.
What is an Unrestricted Gift?
An unrestricted gift is a donation which the benefactor allows Camden Catholic to use in any way it sees fit. Restricted gifts, on the other hand, are earmarked for specific purposes such as athletics, performing arts, library, etc. Although both types of gifts are important, gifts free of restrictions allow us to place resources where they are most immediately needed or where opportunities to reach the greatest number of our students are evident.
What is a Matching Gift?
A matching gift by your company or organization extends your generosity by adding a match amount to your own gift, at no additional expense to you. Nationwide, more than 3000 companies, foundations and institutions offer gift-match programs. The impact is significant. If you have already made a gift to Camden Catholic High School or are about to make one, please check with your and/or your spouse’s employer’s human resources department to see if it has a corporate matching gift program. Don’t forget, too, that many employers will match the gifts of their non-employee directors, retired employees, and the spouses, widows, or widowers of retired employees. Below is a list of groups and companies that have matched gifts to CCHS in past years. Many more companies will match gifts, so ask your group or employer about their current policy.
- ACE INA Foundation
- America Home Products Corp./Wyeth Ayerst
- Baxter International Foundation
- Campbell Soup Foundation
- Conexant Systems Inc.
- FMC Corporation
- GE Foundation
- Lockheed Martin
- Macy’s Inc.
- Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
- Merck Partnership For Giving
- Putnam Investments Matching Gifts Program
- SmithKline Beecham Foundation
- Verizon Foundation