The Ignatius Fund

2016-2017 Ignatius Fund Chairs
Amy and Whitey Walsh

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Trust us when we say that we’ve been through it all during our time at Saint Raphael — good years, trying years, and the BEST years, which we’re happy to say are right now. This is why we’re honored to serve as the 2016-2017 Ignatius Fund (IF) Chairs. Please join us in supporting the school that is giving our children a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.

2016-2017 Ignatius Fund Grade Captains

The Ignatius Fund is the cornerstone of all school fundraising efforts and our first philanthropic priority. The fund, which replaces smaller, school-wide fundraisers, provides for the school’s most immediate operating expenses.

With tuition covering only 85% of the grade school’s and 95% of the preschool’s operating budgets, the Ignatius Fund is crucial for filling in the gap between tuition charged and the true cost to educate every child.

Every contribution to the Ignatius Fund directly impacts the lives of Saint Raphael Catholic School and Preschool students and faculty. Your support of the Ignatius Fund helps:

      • Keep premium Catholic education affordable to families without large yearly tuition increases;
      • Furnish curriculum resources, specialized teacher positions and cultural arts programs;
      • Supply upgrades and additions to iMac and science labs, art and music programs;
      • Facilitate maintenance and enhancement of the school and grounds;
      • Provide a tax-deductible way to promote the benefits that Catholic education offers to children, families and society.

Please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gifts program. It’s an easy but significant way to double or even triple your donation. For a list of companies offering a matching gifts program, please click here.

Please contact Ellen Guarente, Advancement Officer, at 919.865.5757 or eguarente@saintraphael.org if you wish to make a contribution or to learn about the following ways to give:

  • Outright Gifts                   Annuities
  • Multi-year Pledges          Insurance Policies
  • Appreciated Securities    Gifts of Property
  • Trusts                              Bequests


Thank you for supporting Saint Raphael Catholic School and Preschool through a gift to the Ignatius Fund.