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!

Fighting Irish

ENDOWMENTS

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.

An endowment is a gift that provides a source of economic support in perpetuity. When an endowment is established, the money becomes a permanent investment for the school, with the annual income from that investment providing financial resources to support an area of need.
An endowment offers the opportunity to leave a legacy for future students. Endowments also provide resources for Fisher Catholic High School in perpetuity.
Contributions to endowments can be made with cash, securities, property or other assets.  The minimum contribution to establish an endowment is $10,000.

If you have a question about our Fighting Irish Annual Fund or creating an endowment at FCHS, please contact
Erin Ellis, Director of Development and Alumni Relations
at eellis@cdeducation.org or 740-654-1231.

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

FISHER CATHOLIC
FOUNDATION MEMBERS

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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.

The Fisher Catholic High School is awarded yearly gifts as identified by the William V. Fisher Catholic High School Foundation Board, the principal of the school and the wishes of contributors. The awards are made from the proceeds of the investments with some portion of the investment growth being reinvested back in the Foundation so that the main core principal is grown and safeguarded for future generations. This allows a donor's gift to be perpetual and yet directed according to the donor's wishes. Since it's inception the Foundation has given the school over one million dollars while growing the principal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Fisher Catholic Foundation welcomes participation from anyone that has an interest in supporting the educational and religious development of our students.

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.

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