The actual cost of educating each student at Saint Luke School far exceeds the tuition rates set and paid by our families. To help offset the actual full per pupil cost of education, the parent community supports and participates in the following fundraising opportunities.
To ensure the longevity of the school, The Saint Luke School Foundation was established. Gifts to the St. Luke Catholic School Foundation ensure both our long term stability and our ability to serve those students and families in need. The Endowment Fund also provides substantial financial support to our educational programs ensuring a challenging and formational experience for our students. For the past eight years, the Foundation board has been pleased to meet an annual challenge extended by Portland area philanthropist Joe Weston. With his challenge of matching funds each year, the rate of annual contributions has more than tripled. Today, foundation assets exceed $950,000.
Each year, our “Miracles in Motion” campaign helps to fund one third of the financial assistance to our families. Parishioners, Parents, Staff, and Friends of our school freely give to this fund to keep the school vibrant and available to families of all income levels.
Our appeal for 2016-2017 will soon be underway and our goal is to raise funds to meet two matching grants which are available to our school. The Joe Weston foundation will match $10,000 in tuition assistance and $15,000 to the St Luke School foundation. Please help us reach our goal and continue the tradition started 113 years ago in Woodburn by the Benedictine Sisters. Thank you.
Our annual auction is always the first Saturday in March. This year’s event will take place on March 4th, 2017. Theme: March Forth in Christ, Building God’s Army. Please visit our auction page for additional details on this year’s auction.
One of the featured auction activities is the raffle. Each family is expected to sell at least 10 raffle tickets. The prizes vary from year to year and the drawing is held the night of the auction.
Fall Magazine Sale
This is an ongoing fundraiser throughout the year, and our school gets 40% of the sales! We have been blessed insofar as through the efforts of our students and families we have surpassed our goals for each of the last few years. Thank you to all who participated and don’t forget you can continue to purchase subscriptions and other items at the Great American website. Just use our St. Luke School code when you purchase and we will continue to receive 40% back. The web address is www.gaschoolstore.com and our school code is 2663649.
In the Spring, students look forward to our annual Jog-A-Thon. All Funds raised during this event stay with each class and pay for field trips and help offset the cost of overnight trips.
An ongoing way to support St. Luke School without spending extra money is to purchase SCRIP (gift cards of varying amounts for a variety of retailers). The front office has order forms to request specific gift cards. Twice a month, the first and third Mondays, orders are collected. SCRIP orders may be picked up on Friday of the same week. The percentage earned by the school is indicated on the order form.