Catholic Education Appeal
September 8-9, 2012
The Annual Education Appeal, which will be taken in all parishes the weekend of September 8-9, 2012 in our Diocese, provides financial assistance to many of our Catholic students who want to receive a Catholic education. This special collection is for the scholarship fund that supports the tuition financial aid program for both elementary and high school students in our schools.
Did you know that the Diocese of San Jose educates over 16,300 students in 29 elementary and six high schools across Santa Clara County? Our average tuition for one elementary student last year was $7,000, while high school tuition is close to $17,000. Many of our students are there because of the generosity and support of your parish community.
Help a Student
Now, more than ever, we need your support to offer more scholarships to families who want to partner with us to provide a strong Catholic community and a quality Catholic education for their children. Today, with the continuing challenges of our economy, parents often fall short in their ability to guarantee that their child can stay in our elementary school and graduate from one of the six Catholic private and diocesan high schools.
With your generosity, you can make a difference by supporting the dreams of families to provide a Catholic education for their children. Please plan on giving generously September 8-9 or make your gift today with a donation online at www.dsj.org . Click on “Ways to Give” and follow the link to our secure OnlineGiving site.
To learn more about the Annual Education Appeal and Catholic education in the Diocese of San Jose, visit http://www.dsj.org/education/department-of-education or contact the Department of Education at 408.983.0185.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and your commitment to the children of our Diocese.
Your generous contribution will allow our schools to keep tuition affordable for our families.
Your donation will make up the difference between tuition and the true cost of educating each child.
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