School tuition provides the primary funds for the operation of the school. The parent/guardian of the student has a responsibility to pay all tuition and fees.
The Development Office aims to provide an alternative source of revenue for Pomona Catholic and an opportunity for our parents, alumni and friends to give back to our school and receive a tax deduction. Funds from the Development Office programs cover students’ needs and improvements to school programs.
Importantly, our mandatory fundraisers are not development funds. The money raised from these fundraisers support general operating costs. They offset the deficit Pomona Catholic incurrs by keeping tuition rates low. Families can pay this obligation as part of their monthly fees or use the fundraisers to raise that money from other sources.
Much of our additional funding is raised through foundations. Our success in grant writing has enabled us make significant improvements to our program and the school campus. Last year we saw the renovation of the school auditorium and purchase of musical instruments for our Music Ministry. Beginning this school year, you will see the integration of the iPad Program in the classrooms. However, foundational grants are not enough. We need the community of Pomona Catholic families, friends, alumni and supporters to help us achieve our dreams.
We have four mandatory fundraisers that assist with filling the 40% gap. They are the Fall Raffle, the Spring Walk-a-thon, Casino Night and the year-long Scrip program. When these events come up on your calendar, we hope you will participate fully.
- Fall Raffle ($200/family) - Each family is responsible for selling 40 tickets. Raffle tickets will be distributed in the Fall. Cash prizes will be announced at the Fall Raffle Assembly.
- Casino Night ($45 per ticket. Must Purchase 2 tickets) - 21 & Over. This fundraiser requires all families to purchase 2 tickets. Your admission includes food, drinks, and fun gaming tables. This is a great opportunity for all our families to bond.
- Spring Walk-a-thon ($200/family) - Students will ask friends and families to sponsor them as they walk, skip, and run for tuition assistance dollars. The Walk-a-thon is followed by a carnival.
- Scrip ($200 Rebate/family) - Each family has an obligation to purchase enough scrip each year to generate a total rebate amount of $200. After that amount has been reached, the rebates will be shared on a 50/50 basis.