Help us Raise the Roof at St. Ann School
We have been making innovative changes inside the classroom and great strides in quality of education over the past three years. Now we need your help to repair a couple things on the outside.
Option 1: Our St. Ann eGiving page is a great option for you to give directly to St. Ann. Click the blue button to the left.
Option 2: The Raise the Roof GoFundMe Campaign is online, ready for you to share with friends, family and beyond...Feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and all your other social media outlets. It takes a village to Raise the Roof!! Click the orange button above.
The school was founded in 1960 and our building is in desperate need of some upgrades. We need to replace our roof and HVAC system to keep the building maintenance in proper condition. Our overall HVAC and Roof project will cost $500,000 over the next 3-5 years. Our first and most dire sections will cost a total of $180,000 and are asking for your help. We have received a $70,000 grant amount from a private Charitable Trust to begin this project.
While we are a private, Catholic learning institution, we serve students from diverse religious and ethnic populations. Most of our families work two plus jobs to afford to send their children to our school. The often overlooked, working-middle class is where we find most of our parents. They make many sacrifices to make ends meet and many receive financial assistance. The average family requesting financial aid is headed by a single parent, has 2 children in school and has a yearly income of $35,000. With only $40,000 in funds available from the budget and requests for aid that totaled over $135,000, we are faced with the difficult task of equitably distributing the funds. This current school year we awarded over $60,000 in financial aid to about 35 families.
Part of the St. Ann Parish, the school’s mission is to facilitate strong academic development, and to nurture a lifelong commitment to Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church in a way that promotes the spiritual and education growth of each student, so that all students become responsible, productive and faith-filled citizens.
St. Ann Catholic School opened its doors and 1960 and has seen many changes over the years, especially in the past several years. As the landscape and competition of education continues to change, so must we continue to adapt to meet the needs of our students. St. Ann prides itself on educating the entire student, including the spiritual aspect. Here are some of the changes we have implemented over the past three years.
In order to continue our positive growth and to remain among the top Catholic schools in the greater Memphis area, we need your help!