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Ways to Give

Your Gift.  Your Choice.  
There are many ways to support St. Croix Catholic's mission, while realizing personalized charitable giving benefits:
Cash/Checks: Contribute any amount, any time!  Please make checks payable to St. Croix Catholic School. Mail to:  SCCS, Attn: Development Dept, 621 Third Street South, Stillwater, MN  55082.
Credit or Debit: You may make a gift via our secure online portal.
Gifts of Appreciated Value: Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate: Contact Camille Kiolbasa, ckiolbasa@stccs.com
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD): If you are 70 1/2 or older and have a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from an IRA that needs to be taken, you can exclude the QCD from your taxable income by making a direct contribution of up to $100,000 from your IRA to St. Croix Catholic School, an eligible 501(c)(3). Please consult your tax advisor.

Planned Giving Options: SCCS, along with the parishes of St. Mary's and St. Michael's, offers regular Planned Giving workshops. Contact Camille Kiolbasa ckiolbasa@stccs.com if you would like to be notified of our next event. 

Annual Giving 
Tuition Assistance Fund: Please consider a gift to our Tuition Assistance Fund and open wide the doors to all who desire a faith-based education. Adopt a student for full year ($5,000), half-year ($2,500), quarter-year ($1,250), or month ($400).Gifts are accepted throughout the year, as well as at our an annual Light Their Way gala. We are currently seeking sponsors and challenge grants for our January 31, 2020 Light Their Way gala. Please contact Camille Kiolbasa, CKiolbasa@stccs.com or 651.439.5581 x310.  

STEM/Technology Fund: Gifts made to this fund directly support STEM programs, K-8, plus the purchase of teacher workstations, student devices, teacher and student software, student subscriptions, and professional development. Gifts can be in general support of this fund or directed to a particular need.  Contact Camille Kiolbasa for more information, ckiolbasa@stccs.com. Many graduates comment on how well they're prepared to handle the rigor of high school STEM through the opportunities made possible at SCCS through this STEM/Technology Fund. 

Principal's Discretionary Fund: Gifts made to this fund are made available to the principal to meet varying needs that arise through the school year and fall outside of the annual operating budget. Recent gifts have made possible investments in building safety, student wellness, religious instruction, and professional development. 
 
Endowment Fund 

The St. Croix Catholic School Endowment Fund was founded in 2000 and has a current total investment balance of $1.9 million.Through the tremendous support of the Legacy of Faith capital campaign, nearly $2 million in campaign gifts are expected to come in over the next three redemption years, 2019-2021. This support, coupled with the reinvestment of 96% investment earnings, the Fund’s contribution to the school’s annual operating budget is expected to be significant. Presently, the school is receiving 4% of earnings (on average $40,000) annually from the Endowment. This distribution should significantly increase over the next few years.