In a world in which it seems our actions have little impact, there are some things we can do to touch the future. Giving to Timon is one of them.
It is through the partnership, generosity, and commitment of our alumni, friends, and benefactors that Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School has remained a staple in the South Buffalo Community. For over 70 years Timon has been fulfilling its mission of providing a quality, Catholic education. Your investment in the lives of the young men who fill our halls enables us to accomplish much more as we continue to change with the times, enhancing our academic program, growing our clubs and activities, all while offering spiritual and moral direction.
The young men who attend Timon are committed to carrying on our legacy, now and into the future. These young men have displayed grit, determination, intelligence and Franciscan values in their everyday actions.
Timon's leadership remains fully committed to expend every effort and exhaust all energies to ensure these young men, and future generations of young men will have the opportunity through every resource at their disposal to become a Timon man.
The young men at Timon need the support and generosity of our alumni more than ever. Whether it was athletics, academics, student government, clubs or just lifelong friendships that you still hold true today, make a gift this year to ensure that the young men following you will have the same opportunity you did and provide them what you have, which is a proud Timon heritage.
Ways to Give
There are a variety of ways in which you can give to Timon and make a lasting impact. Click on each headline to learn more.
Strong In Faith - Timon's Annual Fund Drive
Timon's Annual Fund Drive runs from October to June, with several asks being made throughout that time frame. Alumni and friends are encouraged to give a gift every year. The Annual Fund Drive is an additional source of income, next to tuition, which helps Timon keep our tuition low while still offering the same level of education to our young men.
Legacy Giving – The Fr. Claude Kean, OFM Society
The Fr. Claude Kean, OFM Society is Timon's Planned Giving program. Planned giving, or a planned gift, is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Planned gifts are commonly donated via a will or a trust and most often granted once the donor has passed away. Planned giving creates a lasting legacy – YOUR lasting legacy – into the future.
Appreciated Securities – Avoiding capital-gains taxes
A gift of stock is an economical way to give to Timon, while taking a charitable deduction and avoiding capital-gains taxes.
IRA Charitable Rollover – Tax- free gifts from your IRA
The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 permanently allows a donor to take funds from an IRA and make a tax-free charitable gift.
Honorariums & Memorial Gifts – Honoring a special person
Honorariums - gifts in honor of an individual - and Memorials - gifts in memory of an individual - are wonderful ways to remember someone, either on a special occasion or in the event of their passing.
Matching Gifts – A little extra paperwork equals a larger gift for Timon
Did you know many employers have matching gift programs? To honor their employees' and the causes they believe in, many employers will match, sometimes up to 100%, gifts their employees' give to a qualifying nonprofit organization.
Scholarships – One of our greatest needs
Over 80% of our student population receives some sort of financial aid. Thousands of young men, over the years, were able to attend Timon because of the generosity of others. This support allows these young men to attend, regardless of their ability to pay.
Kaleidoscope Dinner & Auction – Ever-Changing…Ever-Growing…An Evening of Celebration!
Kaleidoscope Dinner & Auction was created in 2005 in response to the growing need for tuition assistance for young men enrolled at Timon. It is an evening filled with good food, silent and live auctions, and great friends and alumni!
Tiger Trot 5K – Can you beat the Tiger? Or will the Tiger beat you?
Timon's newest event. A 5K along beautiful McKinley Parkway! Lace up your running (or walking) shoes to help support the Fr. Joel A. Campbell, OFM Memorial Scholarship.
Community – Easy ways to help support Timon!
Amazon Smile, Tops in Education, Good Search… just a few programs you can enroll in to help support Timon with no extra effort.