As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
Gifts of Financial Support and Involvement are vital to ensure St. Gabriel’s ability to fulfill its mission.
St. Gabriel’s is an independent Catholic school, which means that the school is financially independent of the Diocese of Austin and operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Because we are not affiliated with a particular Catholic parish, we are not part of any parish operating budget.
Like most private schools, St. Gabriel’s cannot operate on tuition alone. Our school follows a century-old financial model used by thousands of America’s best private schools that combines tuition and charitable donations to balance the school’s operating budget.
St. Gabriel's Funding Model
Tuition + Donations = Cost of Education
This funding model specifies that 80-90 percent of operating costs be covered by tuition and fees and 10-20 percent be covered by donations. St. Gabriel’s has embraced this historically successful model of tuition + donations for two reasons:
1. It allows St. Gabriel’s to maintain a healthy enrollment by keeping tuition as low as possible. 2. It enables families to receive a charitable tax deduction for a portion of the cost of their child’s education.
In order to accomplish this goal, we seek your support in three ways: Your Gifts of Prayer, Involvement, and Financial Support.
Our Board of Trustees… That God will support, love, and guide them; that they will be open to God’s will and will make wise decisions on behalf of our students and school community.
Our children… That God will keep them close to Him and love them actively; that He will give them the desire to know, love and follow Him, and that He will bless their work, their play, their sports, and their spirits.
Our teachers, coaches, staff, and administrators… That God will support, love, and guide them as they do the same for our children physically, academically, and spiritually; That they will be active Christian role models for our children, and nurture the very best in them.
All St. Gabriel’s families… That God will bless us with a true sense of community, that we will support one another in our efforts to model Christian values and morals for our children, and that we will strive always to uphold the Cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance.
Your involvement as a parent and school volunteer is important to all we do. In volunteering, parents model service, and ensure both cost savings and fundraising income for St. Gabriel’s. Without parental involvement, St. Gabriel’s would have to hire additional faculty and staff to support the many classroom, athletic and service projects, not to mention the small army of volunteers required each year to ensure the tremendous success of the annual gala, golf tournament, and many service projects. Because of your Gift of Involvement, St. Gabriel’s is able to offer your children countless opportunities. Thank you!
Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to find out more!
To educate students in a challenging environment that fosters character formation through scholastic excellence and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Our goal is to instill in each student a lasting love of learning and a lifelong commitment to Christian values and service.
Using publicly-traded stock to make a gift to St. Gabriel's Catholic School can be a tax-wise method of giving, especially if the stock has appreciated in value since you acquired it. Talk to your tax professional to see if the last weeks of 2017 are the right time for you to make a gift of securities.
Giving appreciated stock saves you tax dollars in two ways: First, you will receive an income-tax deduction for the current value of the stock. This value is the average of the high and low trading price on the transfer date. Second, you avoid paying the tax on the capital gain of the stock.
PLEASE NOTE: The last business day of 2017 is Friday, December 29. If you are considering a gift of stock or other marketable securities, the asset must transfer on or before this date in order to qualify as a 2017 gift.
So that we can be sure to accurately match the donation to you, please alert us that you have made a gift of stock by contacting: Alicia Robertson, Director of Advancement, at (512) 600-6451 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts allow donors to support St. Gabriel's and feel confident that they have dependable income in their retirement years. Click here for more infomation.
Gifts must be dated and post-marked on or before December 31 to be included in the 2017 tax year. Gifts received after this date will be considered 2018. (Reminder: St. Gabriel's operates on a August 1-July 31 fiscal year)
In addition to financial support, parent volunteer involvement is important to our mission. Through volunteerism at St. Gabriel’s, parents model service and ensure both cost savings and fundraising income for the school. Parental involvement supports the many classroom, athletic and service projects, as well as ensures the tremendous success of the annual gala and golf tournament.
When parents give the gift of their time, they provide countless opportunities to the students of St. Gabriel’s. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to find out how you can get involved.