GEORGE McCANN MEMORIAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI AND FRIENDS ANNUAL APPEAL
George McCann is so grateful for all your help and support and prayers over the last few years. You have helped our parish school to continue to provide a strong faith and academic foundation for families who desire a Catholic education for their children. You have helped us infuse technology into our program and provide our children with 21st century skills, reach out to provide tuition assistance for families struggling with the cost of tuition, and keep up with ongoing safety and maintenance projects.
Q: WHY IS CATHOLIC EDUCATION IMPORTANT?
A: For over 90 years The Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial has been dedicated to serving the families and students of our parish. Today the tradition continues with faith, service, and high academic achievement as our key components.
Q: WHAT IS THE GEORGE McCANN MEMORIAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL ANNUAL ALUMNI AND FRIENDS APPEAL?
A: This annual appeal will help bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating our students and the income we receive from tuition. Both financial gifts and gifts of prayer are requested for GMC Catholic School from alumni and friends. Tuition provides only a portion of the total cost of educating a child. With this annual fund, as well as the generous support of our parish, we are able to keep the annual increase in tuition to a minimum.
Q: WHAT IS OUR GOAL?
A: Our financial goal this year is $100,000 and includes capital improvements. We also encourage participation from school families and parishioners in our SCRIP program, where gift cards can be purchased for everyday use or as gifts. Please call or visit the SCRIP office at GMC School, the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish Office and also at St. Charles Borromeo on the weekends. (732-7419)
Q: HOW MUCH SHOULD I CONTRIBUTE?
A: Please keep in mind that no gift is too big or too small; it is your demonstration of support that really makes a difference! Your generous support will be remembered by the students in prayer.
Q: HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
A: The monies will be applied to the operating expenses of the school to include continuing updates to the curriculum program. Monies will also be applied to capital improvements and to purchase computers for the classrooms.
Q: WHAT IS THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL OF VISALIA, GEORGE McCANN MEMORIAL CAMPUS ENDOWMENT FUND?
A: A new endowment fund has been created for George McCann School. The purpose of the endowment fund is to invest monies to fund long term goals and to ensure fiscal stability for the future.
We would like to invite you to help us achieve our goals. Our faith community of teachers, staff, parents, grandparents, students, priests and deacons are all involved in helping our children become the best version of themselves. Please help us with our mission, “We, the Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial educate children to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Jesus Christ.”
One grandmother stated recently after having spent a day with us:
“What a Christian atmosphere filled the day! All students treated each other with respect and kindness. I came away filled with blessings.”
If you are interested in making a contribution, please feel free to print the document below and submit to our office at 200 Race Street, Visalia CA 93291. You may also give easily and conveniently here are at our website.
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