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Giving Opportunities

Alumni Appeal
The focus of the Alumni Appeal is on Bishop Amat’s alumni and alumni parents. It is our hope that this appeal will entice our graduates back to their alma mater. Through the generosity of our alumni, we will continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our students by providing them with the best education possible. Donations to the Alumni Appeal may be made at any time. A letter is mailed to all alumni and their families in the fall to kick-off the Annual Alumni Appeal.
 
Donation categories include:
scholarships to current students
scholarships to future students through the newly established endowment fund
funding for the retreat program
funding for the increased use of technology in our classrooms
 
Annual Fund: Ensuring the Lancer Tradition
The Annual Fund (unrestricted gifts) is an important part of our school’s operating budget and an investment in our students learning environment. Like most Catholic schools, the tuition at Bishop Amat High School is less than the cost to educate a student. Donations to the Annual Fund help to offset the difference between this “Tuition Gap”.
 
The Annual Fund provides an opportunity for each member of the Amat Family to support Bishop Amat High School. With broad participation by parents, faculty, grandparents, alumni and friends, we demonstrate that we are in this together–that we can and will make a difference and that sustaining the educational programs at Bishop Amat High School is of utmost importance. Donations to this Fund make it possible for the school to continue to operate, keeping tuition at a minimum, allowing all families who share our religious and educational values to avail of an education in Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.
 
Annual Fund contributions are utilized “where the need is the greatest.” In the past, these areas have included financial aid for qualified students, state-of-the-art technology in the classrooms, and the retreat program.
 
Annual Fund Donor Clubs
Lancer for Life $5,000 +
Steadfast, Loyal and True $2,000 – $4,999
Champions $1,000 – $1,999
Gold Circle $ 500 – $ 999
Blue Circle $ 100 - $ 499
Amat Family Supporter $ 1 - $ 99
 
Many of these gifts can be doubled through company matching gift programs, so please check with your employer to ser if this is available to you. Also, all gifts are tax deductible!
 
Bishop Amat High School Endowment Trust Fund
A gift to the Endowment Fund will help us provide for the long-term financial security of Bishop Amat High School. A donation to the Endowment will help to ensure that Bishop Amat remains financially accessible to families of modest means. Initially, interest earned from the invested funds will be used to provide financial aid to families struggling to meet their tuition obligations to the school.
 
Capital and Major Gifts
Capital gifts play an important role in the implementation of the strategic plan of Bishop Amat High School. There are a variety of benefits to a donors for making a gift.
 
In the spring of 2008, Bishop Amat High School unveiled its Master Plan for the next fifty years. A capital campaign to fund Phase One (Performing Arts Center) will begin during the 2018-2019 school year. The cost of Phase One will be approximately $13,000,000. Naming opportunities will be made available to donors to this campaign.
 
Endowed Scholarship Funds
Building Bishop Amat High School’s Endowed Scholarship Fund vital to our school. As our student body continues to be ethnically and economically diverse and the cost of education continues to rise, the need for financial assistance will always be of concern. It is paramount to our mission to provide education to those who seek it. Establishing a named or memorial endowed scholarships will aid Bishop Amat in its efforts to keep our tuition affordable.
 
A scholarship may be named to memorialize a deceased family member or friend, or to honor a living family member(s), alumnus or friend. It may also be named for a teacher, corporation or organization. The interest earned on the invested principal provides tuition scholarships to our students. Endowed Scholarships are named by the person(s) who establish the fund. The recommended base gift for the establishment of a scholarship fund is $25,000. Additional gifts of any amount may be made at any time. The scholarship fund should have the ability to grow to a minimum of $50,000 over a period of five years.
 
Matching Gifts
Many companies will match your gift to Bishop Amat High School up to a certain level – some as high as triple matches! Matching gift contributions also count toward your own giving level to Bishop Amat High School. Please check with your employer’s human resources office for details on their matching gift program and matching gift forms. Complete the donor section of the form and then mail to: Bishop Amat High School, Development Office, 14301 Fairgrove Avenue, La Puente, CA 91746. Questions: Deborah Oswald (626) 962-2495, Ext. 1-7444 or doswald@bishopamat.org.
 
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A.O. Smith Corporation
Abbott Laboratories
Acco Brands Corporation
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Advnaced Financial Services
Aetna, Inc.
Alaska Airlines
American Express Company
American Honda Motor Co.
Ameritech
Anheuser-Busch Companies
ARCO Foundation
AT & T
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Avery Dennison Corporation
Avon Products
 
B
Bank of America
Bank of the West
Bank of Tokyo-Misubishi
Bank One
Barclays Capital, Inc.
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc.
Beneficial Financial Group
Best Foods
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Black & Decker Corporation
Blue Shield of California
Boeing Company
Boston Scientific Corporation
Brinks Company
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co.
Brown Forman Corporation
 
C
California Healthcare Foundation
Callaway Golf Company
Campbell Soup Foundation
Capital Group Companies
Caterpillar Inc.
Charles Schwab & Co.
Chase/JP Morgan
Chevron Texaco
Chicago Title and Trust Co.
Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
CIGNA Corp.
Cingular Wireless
Circuit City Stores
Cisco Systems
Citibank/Citigroup
Clorox Company
Coca-Cola Co.
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Compaq Computer Co.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Corning Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corporation Executive Match
Countrywide Financial Corp.
CRT Capital Group, LLC
 
D
DIRECTV Group
Dole Food Co.
Dow Jones & Co.
 
E
eBay
Ecolab, Inc.
Economist Group
Edison International
Embarq Corp.
Equifax, Inc.
ExxonMobil Volunteer Involvement Program
 
F
Fannie Mae Co.
Federated Department Stores, Inc.
Fidelity Investments
First Financial Bancorp
First Interstate Bank
Follett Corporation
Ford Foundation
Fortune Brands
Freddie Mac
Fuji Photo Film, U.S.A., Inc.
 
G
Gap, Inc.
General Mills Corp.
Genworth Financial
Gerber Foundation
Gillette Co.
GMAC Insurance -Mortgage
Goodrich Corp.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Grainger
 
H
H & R Block, Inc.
H. J. Heinz Co.
Hanover Insurance Group
Harcourt, Inc.
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. USA
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
HB Home Bank
HCR Manor Care
Home Depot
Honeywell
Houghton Mifflin Co.
Humana, Inc.
 
I
IBM
IndyMac Bank
Ingersoll-Rand Company
Intel Corporation
Intuit, Inc.
Irvine Corporation
Irvine Foundation
 
J
J. Paul Getty Trust
J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.
James Irvine Foundation
John Hancock Financial Services
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publishers
Johnson & Johnson
Josten’s Inc.
JVC Builder
 
K
Kaiser Permanente California
Kellogg Co.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Koch Enterprises, Inc.
Kohl’s Department Stores
Kraft Foods, Inc.
 
L
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Lehman Brothers
Lennox International, Inc.
Levi Strauss & Co.
LEXIS-NEXIS
Liz Claiborne
Loews Corporation
Lord & Taylor
Los Angeles Times
Louis Vuitton North America
 
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MasterCard International, Inc.
Mattel, Inc.
Maytag Corp.
McAfee, Inc.
McDonald’s Corporation
McMaster Carr Co.
Mercantile Bankshares Corporation
Mercantile Bankshares Corp.
Mercedes-Benz
Merck & Co.
Merrill Lynch & Co.
Microsoft Corp.
Mitsubishi International
Monsanta Co.
Motorola Inc,
Morgan Stanley
Motorola Inc.
Mutual of America
Mutual of Omaha Co.
 
N
Nabisco
NCR Corporation
Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Co.
Newswee4k, Inc.
Nike, Inc.
Nissan North American
Nordstrom
 
O
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Office Depot
Olympus America, Inc.
Oracle Coporation
 
P
Pearson Education
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Phelps Dodge Corp.
Philips Electronics
PhillipMorrisUSA
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
Putnam, LLC
 
Q
Quaker Chemical Corp.
Quaker Oats Co.
Qualcomm Inc.
Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
 
R
Radio Shack
Ralston Purina Co.
Rand McNally & Co.
Random House, Inc.
Raytheon Co.
Reader’s Digest Assoc.
Reebok
 
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SAFECO Corp.
Sealy,Inc.
Sempra Energy
Shaklee
Shell Oil Co.
Sherwin-Williams Co.
Sierra Health Foundation
Sony Corporation
Sony Electronics
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Spectra Energy Corp.
Sprint Nextel Corp.
Star Tribune Co.
Steelcase, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc.
 
T
Tenet Healthcare Corp.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
The Travelers Companies
Tiffany & Company
Time Warner, Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
Toys R Us
Tyco International
 
U
U.S. Bancorp
Union Bank of California
Union Pacific Corporation
Universal Studieos
UPS United Parcel Service of America
USAA United Services Automobile Association
 
V
Vanguard Group, Inc.
Verizon Communications, Inc.
VISA International
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.
Vulcan Materials Co.
 
W
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
W. W. Norton & Co.
Wachovia Corporation
Wellpoint, Inc.
Wells Fargo & Co.
West Pharmaceutical Services
Westinghous Electric Corp.
Western Union Co.
Weyerhaeuser Co.
Whirlpool Corp.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
Wyeth
 
X
XL Capital Group
XTRA Corp
 
Y
Yahoo, Inc.
 
Z
Zurich American Insurance Co.
 
Parent Pledge Program
The increasing cost of operating and maintaining Bishop Amat High School’s programs and facilities now exceed what the school charges in tuition and receives from other fundraising activities. To help close this financial gap, Bishop Amat High School expects all parents to participate in the Parent Pledge Program by making a tax-deductible pledge for their child in the amount of $1,680 over the four-years that their child is a student at the school. Freshman parents make this pledge when they register their student for the 9th grade. This amount is normally achieved by making 48 payments of $35 each.
 
Families who qualify for or receive serious consideration for financial aid will be asked to participate at a level commensurate with their particular financial situation.
 
Unlike tuition, your gifts to the Parent Pledge Program are 100 percent tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
 
Planned and Deferred Gifts
The Kiefer Society
Charitable giving is one of the most rewarding experiences an individual can have. When you become a member of the Kiefer Society, you join us in making the resources of Bishop Amat High School available for future generations. You become a member of the Kiefer Society when you name Bishop Amat High School in your will, trust or otherwise include the school in your estate plans.