Following Katharine's Lead
Giving to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School
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Give to SKD
The cost of educating a child at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School is not fully covered by the child’s tuition. In fact, the estimated cost to educate a child here is $5,185 per student. Our tuition covers only $3,626. Fortunately, we have a generous school community that makes up that difference through fundraising and development. For information on how you can help finance our future, contact Mr. Daniel Clifton, Director of Advancement. You may also contribute to the Annual Fund, purchase a wish list item, or donate in memoriam securely online:
Effortless (and Free) Giving
We get it, you’re not made of money – and after paying the mortgage, buying diapers, making the car payment on time, and shopping for groceries and school supplies, that doesn’t leave much money to donate to your favorite causes. But, there’s good news! There are tons of creative, hands-on, ways to pay it forward that don’t involve touching your checkbook or donating through our online portal. The best part is, you can help us by doing things you already do! See below how your current habits, like grocery shopping, or shopping on Amazon, can benefit our school without you spending a dime extra!
EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT
Businesses can support students’ attendance at Catholic Schools and receive a 75%-90% credit on Pennsylvania Business Taxes. Please indicate St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School as the recipient of the tax money. For further information, please contact the School Business Office at 215 357-4720. See also Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS).
SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS
If you own or work for a business authorized to do business in Pennsylvania and the business is subject to one or more of the following taxes:
Corporate Net Income Tax
Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank & Trust Company Shares Tax
Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
Insurance Premiums Tax
Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
Also, as of July 1, 2011, your business can apply to have your tax credits equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year or this can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if your business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.
WHERE AND HOW TO APPLY
Complete this one page form and email to RA-EITC@state.pa.us, or print, complete and mail to DCED Center for Business Financing, Tax Credit Division, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
Applications are approved on a first-come-first-served basis by date received.
An approved company must provide proof to DCED within 90 days of the notification letter that the contribution was made within 60 days of the notification letter. Tax credits not used in the tax year the contribution was made may not be carried forward or carried back and is not refundable or transferable.
For more information, visit the REACH website.
Guidance from our Advancement Director
Be Sure of Your Investment
Mr. Daniel Clifton
Whether you’re interested in donating as an individual or as part of a business or organization, you have the power to help improve education for children in our school community. Your tax-deductible donation can be put to use however you see fit. You can sponsor a student as part of a tuition assistance program, help fund technology in the classroom, or other important areas of financial need. Donations of any level and frequency are welcome, from a one-time gift to the recurring annual sponsorship of a student’s entire tuition. Simply choose the amount that matches your charitable goals.
Guidance is available from our Advancement Director and Business Manager to help you determine the best way to make your gift.