FAQ

Some frequently asked questions about giving to Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti:

Q: Tuitions are rising every year – why doesn’t that cover all of the schools expenses?
A: A first-rate education is expensive, and like many Archdiocesan High Schools, Neumann-Goretti is not able to cover total costs through tuition alone. Our schools Annual Fund and endowment income help to defray the rising costs of tuition for our families. Tuition increases are inevitable but can be controlled through the budget-relieving support that the Annual Fund provides. Also, charitable donations to Ss. Neumann-Goretti are tax deductible; tuition is not.

Q: What is the Annual Fund?
A: The Annual Fund provides unrestricted dollars that the school can designate where they are needed most. Money raised during one academic year is funneled directly into supporting the education programs for the next academic year, including but not limited to: curriculum development, technology, student activities, athletics, art supplies, as well as grounds and maintenance.

Q: I am not in a position to make a large gift.  If I can only make a small gift, does it really make an impact?

A: Yes! The variation in the level of gifts is representative of the diversity of our community. Gifts to the Annual Fund last year ranged from $25 to $5,000.  In no way do we ask that every family give an equal gift, but rather make an equal sacrifice. We hope families will think seriously about the level of support they can repeat on a yearly basis, i.e., annual giving.

Q: Why does my participation matter?
A: Participation matters because it shows a dedication to the Neumann-Goretti family, our school, our students and our South Philadelphia community as a whole. We want to show other schools that our alumni, parents, and faculty and staff are supportive of Ss. Neumann-Goretti. Your gift is a demonstration of your commitment to the school and a sign of the strength of our community.