Guardian Foundation

Annual Giving Levels Lifetime Giving Levels Qualified Funds FAQS

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Annual Giving Levels for 2017-2018

Creativity Level – $250 – Recognition & a pen/post-it set
Enthusiasm Level – $500 – Recognition & a pen/post-it set & Tote Bag
Imagination Level – $1000 – Previous & invitation for two to the Principal’s Annual Donor Reception
Innovation Level – $2500 – Previous & Reserved seating at Harvest Ball
Inspiration Level – $5000 – Previous & a special gift, handmade by a student

*Levels are determined by fiscal year (July 1-June 30) . Only cash donatiobs to qualified funds and planned giving are eligible.

Lifetime Giving Levels

All Levels will have their name on the appropriate plaque on the donor wall in the school entrance.

St. Francis Club – $25,000
Guardian Club – $50,000
(& an invitation for two to the Principal’s Annual Donor Reception)
Founder’s Club – $100,000
(Laser engraved portrait instead of name on plague &
an invitation for two to the Principal’s Annual Donor Reception)

*Only cash donations to qualified funds and planned giving are eligible.

Eligible Funds

  • Capital Endowment Fund (Booster Club)
  • Operational Endowment Fund
  • Restricted Donation Funds (Donations for specific purchases, i.e. Building Fund, Technology Fund, Tuition Assistance*, etc.)
  • Unrestricted Donations (general operating fund)
  • Planned Giving (Bequests)

*STO donations are not eligible. Donations to assist a specific student or family are not eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this just individuals or can businesses participate?
Businesses can qualify for annual and lifetime donation levels. Any rewards received can be distributed as the owner/general manager decides; however, it is recommended rewards be distributed to employees as part of incentive programs.

Is this just individuals or can businesses extended families participate?
If extended families wish to participate, it is recommended they set up a memorial for a single family member with one person named as custodian. The custodian would then be responsible for disbursing rewards as the family agreed upon. The Foundation will not manage fractional ownership of annual or lifetime giving accounts.

Can lifetime donation credits be transferred to another individual/entity?
No, how the donation will be credited must be made at the time of the donation.

When are Planned Gifts (Memorials) credited?
Lifetime giving is credited when signed, not when gift “matures”

What credit does Gift in Kind get?
Only gifts-in-kind to building capital campaigns or planned giving are credited. IRA Rollovers, Gifts-of-Grain, etc. are essentially converted to cash when the school receives them and therefore credited. Other types of gifts-in-kind are not eligible.