Mandatory Fundraising Policy
In order to maintain an affordable education, Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School conducts various special events that generate funds for tuition assistance. As a school community rooted in Franciscan values, we need to rely on one another to accomplish our goals. Therefore, families are expected to raise $300.00 per family. This can be done through participating in fundraisers or volunteering (Note: this does not include fundraisers for athletic teams, school clubs or trips). If this requirement is not met, the fundraising fee will be added to your account and will be billed to you at the end of the school year.
There are various ways a family's fundraising requirement can be accomplished. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Selling tickets for the 601 Club Raffle
- Volunteering to work fundraising events (Meat Raffle, Kaleidoscope Dinner & Auction, etc.)
- Volunteering to work various school events (Meet the Teacher, Open House, Timon Honors Night, Report Card Night, Parent Guild Fundraisers, etc.)
- Donating an item/basket of $50+ value to be raffled at any fundraising event.
- Donating a gift card to Treasures for Timon at the annual Kaleidoscope Dinner & Auction
There may be other opportunities that present themselves throughout the year. Please be sure you are signed up to receive school emails to receive communications. You do not need to fulfill every item for each event. You can pick and choose which event(s) and how you want to participate. Each hour of volunteer service is valued at $10 per hour (i.e. volunteer for 4 hours equals $40 off your fee; you will not receive payment). By June, your participation efforts must add up to $300.00, per family. Note to families of seniors: ideally your requirement should be done by April 30 to prevent any issues with your son graduating as your bill will need to be paid in full prior to graduation.
After your participation in the event(s) of your choosing you will need to fill out a Mandatory Fundraising Participation Form, detailing what you did to fulfill your requirement. These forms are available here or in the Main Office. This form should be signed by the staff person supervising the event and turned into the Finance Office in order to receive your credit. If you donate an item for a prize or auction please give the value and supporting documentation (i.e. receipts). It is the family’s responsibility to obtain and complete the form and return the completed form to the Finance Office.
Note: There is a limited number of volunteers needed for each event, therefore, working at an event is on a first come, first serve basis. A call for volunteers will go out via school email and the Parent Guild when the appropriate time comes.