Development & Alumni
Ways To Give
FIGHTING IRISH ANNUAL FUND
The purpose of the Fighting Irish Annual Fund is to provide Fisher Catholic High School with unrestricted funding that will assist with the school year’s operating costs such as:
- Providing tuition assistance for families
- Financing ongoing facility enhancements and upgrades
- Providing funding assistance to academic departments to increase technology and advance curriculum
Note: The Fighting Irish Annual Fund is not a capital campaign, is not restricted gifts (e.g., scholarship funds), or special events (e.g., Bid O’ Luck, Alumni Golf Outing).
We hope that you will be one of our Fighting Irish Annual Fund supporters this year. Your gift will ensure that “Irish Pride” will continue for many years to come. If you have already made your annual gift, we sincerely appreciate your contribution! If not please consider supporting FCHS with a gift by clicking the box below!
In addition to giving to the Fighting Irish Annual Fund at Fisher Catholic High School, there are many endowments that help to provide tuition assistance for students and their families, support for our outstanding programs, as well as support for our faculty and staff. Fisher Catholic High School has endowments that have been established by, and named after, individual donors. You can read more information about endowments below.
What is an endowment?
Why give to an endowment?
How can I contribute to an endowment?
Fisher Catholic Foundation
“Catch the Spirit Building God’s Community”
The William V. Fisher Catholic High School Foundation Endowment Fund was initiated in 1986 to establish an on-going financial resource for the school. Originally raising nearly one million dollars, the funds investment income represents a significant contribution from many benefactors and strong support of the Diocese of Columbus. This original investment from the founding father and the community enabled the Foundation to quickly become an important part of the stability of Fisher Catholic High School. Since it’s inception, the FC Foundation has provided over one million dollars in tuition assistance to families with financial needs.
Encourage stewardship and philanthropy by providing a legal entity to accept and invest tax-advantaged gifts to be held forever in trust, as a means to build a permanent endowment for the contribution of secondary Catholic education in Fairfield and surrounding counties via William V. Fisher Catholic High School, in accordance with the gospel values and the teaching of the Catholic Church.
What is the Fisher Catholic Foundation and why does it exist?
The William V. Fisher Catholic High School Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1986 by concerned citizens of the community. The future of Catholic education in Fairfield County was in doubt and the founding fathers of the Foundation wanted to ensure that the resources were available to support future generations in their desire for quality Catholic education.
How does the foundation serve the school and community?
Who governs the Fisher Catholic Foundation?
A board of volunteer members of the business community (approved by the Bishop), a member of the clergy, the principal of the high school, and a financial representative of the Bishop, oversee the investment strategy as defined by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops guidelines. All investments are made in a socially responsible way and in keeping with the tenants of the Roman Catholic Church.
What are the benefits of working with the Fisher Catholic Foundation?
There are many benefits from your association with the William V. Fisher Catholic Foundation. Giving to the Foundation guarantees that your gift will remain in memoriam and provide benefits to the Fisher Catholic education system forever. Another benefit is the tax advantage for you or your family, as can be identified by your tax accountant or financial advisor. The Fisher Catholic Foundation is an ideal place to help you keep more of what you have worked hard for and develop a living legacy for the generations to come.
How do I make a gift to the Fisher Catholic Foundation
You can make a gift to the Foundation at any time. Gifts of cash, property or insurance policies are common for the Foundation. Work with your trusted financial advisor, CPA, or attorney. Contact the Fisher Catholic Foundation Board for further details.
Is there a minimum dollar amount I need to have to participate
No. Most gifts are at the discretion of the donor. The William V. Fisher Catholic High School Foundation is here to assist you in fulfilling your charitable intentions. Your gift can be in the form of a prepaid insurance policy or cash.
Can I choose the use of my gift?
Yes, the majority of the gifts given are directed toward tuition support of students with financial needs, but gifts can also be dedicated to a specific department of the school, such as computer technology, theology, science, or music.
Do I have to be Catholic to have an affiliation with the Fisher Catholic Foundation?
The Fisher Catholic Foundation welcomes participation from anyone that has an interest in supporting the educational and religious development of our students.
How do I get started?
Contact Fisher Catholic High School, the principal of the high school, a board member of the Foundation, your attorney, financial advisor, or accountant and let them know your intentions. They will contact the appropriate FC personnel to establish your gift.