Endowments contribute to the permanence of Catholic Schools.
Members of the Pope John Paul II Catholic School's Pillar Society represent our partners in faith who are committed to supporting our school's long term success by making a substantial donation to its endowment fund.
Catholic schools prepare young men and women to become Christian leaders who make a difference in our world. What Catholic schools offer to society is of such great value that their existence should never be in jeopardy.
St. Ignatius' 15th century rationale for endowments is applicable to Catholic schools of this era. His thoughts were that if schools were endowed, there would be less focus on raising money or keeping the doors "open".
An endowment provides lasting funds that continually give the school money, which helps keep it affordable.
The Twelve Pillars of Pope John Paul II Catholic School serve as the foundation of the values instilled in our students. These pillars are:
The Pillar Society promotes the preservation of the Catholic faith through our youth and the Twelve Pillars. A much more far reaching and intrinsic value of the efforts of our Pillar Society is the potential future role our students may play in shaping public policy and American Cultural values, in support of the Catholic faith.
All membership level participants will be honored by their name(s), or the designation of a memorial, with a donor placard on the "Pillar Society Appreciation Wall", featured in the Cafeteria at Pope John Paul II Catholic School.
All Pillar Society Members receive a Pillar Society pin. Adult society members receive information on the progress of our school, upcoming events, and other news of our school and students, via our website, and a special invitation to all Pillar events.
Just as pennies make dollars, small donations make large endowments. Please consider making a pledge of a specific amount periodically. Some patrons have pledged a dollar amount per year for a set amount of years. For example, a donation of $100 per year over 10 years, nets the endowment $1,000 and the patron is ultimately recognized as an Archangel.
A $500 donation per year results in $5,000 and will achieve the level of Cherubim. While any donation is sincerely appreciated, perhaps you would like to choose one of the following Membership Options.
STUDENT ANGEL $10-$99
Credit card payments are accepted for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact:
Pope John Paul II Catholic (352) 746-2020 or email us.