Fundraising FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding Fundraising.

1. What are Fundraisers?

Fundraisers are events and/or programs that generate profit to the school. These profits help pay for the school’s operating expenses, which are a significant portion of the annual budget. Without fundraising, each family’s tuition would need to be increased.

2. Who sets the Fundraising Policy?

The Fundraising Policy is set by the PTO and School Administration in collaboration with the the Consultative School Board and with the approval of the Pastor. Any changes or exceptions require PTO/Administration approval.

3. What is the Fundraising requirement?

The 2012/2013 Fundraising requirement is $850 per family. $300 is from specific fundraisers and $550 is from participation in any one or all of the various fundraising events. Please see the Fundraising Opportunities chart located on the Fundraising Policy web page.

4. How do I check my Fundraising status?

a) Website: View the Fundraising Tally online, by going to www.abvmpasadena.org. Click on School, then Parents, then Fundraising, then Fundraising Tally. The report is sorted by parish envelope number.

b) School Office: View a copy ofthe Fundraising Tally that is located in the school office and is sorted by parish envelope number.

c) Email: Request your fundraising status by sending an email to Jennifer Bahou(jenbah@verizon.net) or to the Busines Office (businessoffice@abvm.org).

5. Why should I check my Fundraising status?

To identify the amounts credited to my family and to plan my participation in upcoming fundraising events.

6. Do I receive fundraising credit for cash donations above the required amount?

Yes, cash donations receive 100% fundraising credit. For example, a family who gives a $200 cash donation to the Silent Auction will receive $200 fundraising credit.

7. What happens if I do not reach my Fundraising goal?

A 10% surcharge is added to any amount owing as of May 31.

8. What is the opt-out program?

Families may opt out of the specific and other fundraising events by either paying $850 by September 30 of the current school year or by setting up installment payments totaling $850 via FACTS. The FACTS set up must be completed by September 30 of the current school year. Opt-out arrangements can be made via the Business Office.