“For it is in giving that we receive.”
~Francis of Assisi
Welcome and thank you for visiting YC’s Advancement Office web pages. We’re glad you’re here! We sincerely appreciate your interest in supporting York Catholic and our talented students.
For over 90 years, philanthropy has played a vital role at YC. Donor gifts in support of academics, our teachers, spiritual life, athletics, music, facilities, clubs and activities have greatly enriched the student experience.
Our York Catholic community celebrates the pillars of faith, mind, heart, and family, as well as our vast alumni family who number in the thousands around the globe.
Thank you for choosing to make a gift to YC. Whatever your affiliation — alumni, parent, grandparent, or friend — your commitment to our values-filled Catholic education and investment in our school, as well as our students and teachers, is sincerely appreciated.
As you review the gift opportunities that follow, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, or if you’d like to learn more about establishing a fund, scholarship, making a capital gift, or remembering York Catholic in your Estate Plans.
Together we can ensure the future of YC is bright for our school and its students who benefit from our rich academic, spiritual, athletic, and cultural offerings.
Thank you for caring and making a difference. Thank you for helping YC students to grow in faith, mind, and heart as members of the York Catholic family.
Donations to York Catholic are treasured as they support students, teachers, programs, and our school facilities. Donors will receive a printed letter of appreciation for charitable giving purposes. Please note our giving year spans July 1 through June 30 each year.
WAYS TO GIVE TO YORK CATHOLIC
Listed below are types of gifts followed by areas for gift support consideration.
Click on the Donate button on the right to find a secure online gift form from Donor Perfect. Credit cards gifts (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover) are all gratefully accepted for one time or monthly or quarterly gift transactions. Please know a small transaction fee is required for credit card gifts.
Checks should be made payable to York Catholic High School and sent in a YC gift envelope (in each issue of Greensleeves) or mailed to: YCHS Advancement Office, 601 E. Springettsbury Avenue, York, PA 17403.
Stock & Securities
Please contact Principal Katie Seufert at 717-846-8871 x312 to discuss gifts of stock or securities.
EITC & OSTC
Corporate donors can earn up to 90% in tax credits when participating in the OSTC (Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit) or EITC (Educational Incentive Tax Credit) programs. These vital programs provide needed tuition assistance monies for our talented students. Corporate donors must indicate Neumann Educational Foundation/York Catholic on the one page application. The application and information on both programs may be found at https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/ and https://dced.pa.gov/programs/opportunity-scholarship-tax-credit-program-ostc/.
Special Purpose Entity (SPE) allows Pennsylvania individuals to re-direct 90% of your personal state income taxes to York Catholic High School. SPE is based on tax liability, not income, therefore each taxpayer’s situation will differ. Participants must be PA residents where at least one spouse is employed or has an ownership interest in a PA for-profit business. An individual or couple filing jointly must have a state tax liability of $3,500 or more to participate. To see if you may qualify, you can find your PA tax liability on Form PA-40 Line 12 of your most recent tax return. 100% of participant contributions are distributed to the school. Additionally, you receive at least a 10% personal deduction on your federal taxes. The money you re-direct to York Catholic is for educational purposes, specifically tuition assistance.
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please follow these steps:
- Review information on the SPE program to determine if you qualify. https://www.pennsylvaniaeitc.org/frequently-asked-questions.html
- Confirm your personal state income tax liability with your accountant.
- Complete and submit the Joinder Agreement. http://yorkcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Joinder-Form-SPE.pdf
For more information, please contact Katie Seufert, York Catholic Principal, at email@example.com.
Planned Gifts & Estate Gifts
Donors interested in making a planned gift or an estate gift are encouraged to speak with their financial advisor or attorney before contacting Principal Katie Seufert to discuss your gift wishes.
A donation to York Catholic can easily double or perhaps triple in value if a donor (or a spouse) works for a matching gift company. Information including a matching gift form may be found at the company’s HR office. Some companies will match donor contributions for current as well as retired employees. The completed matching gift form must be returned to York Catholic for proper gift credit and acknowledgement.
Special Event Sponsorship
Each year, York Catholic hosts fundraising events which invite sponsorship gifts from individual and corporate donors. Please contact the Advancement Office at 717-846-8871 x322 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss these types of gifts.
Donors can select York Catholic on United Way forms as a designated charity by writing in York Catholic High School, 601 E. Springettsbury Avenue, York, PA 17403. York Catholic does not have a designated code number for United Way.
Businesses Give Back
It’s easy! Just visit these vendor websites for a percentage of your purchases to go to York Catholic.
Amerigas – Please send a copy of your receipts to York Catholic High School Advancement Office, 601 E. Springettsbury Avenue, York, PA 17403.
When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply enter the product codes here: www.coke.com/give/schools and York Catholic receives a donation.
Shutterfly – Visit
Giant – Giant Food Stores has discontinued their School Rewards program.
Donor Gift Options
York Catholic Fund
The York Catholic Fund welcomes unrestricted gifts in support of YC which are given from July 1 through June 30 each year. These gifts are critically important as they address the financial gap between tuition dollars and the actual cost per student, thereby helping all students. Additionally, unrestricted gifts provide operating budget support, tuition assistance, and extracurricular support. Every unrestricted gift, whatever the amount, is greatly valued by York Catholic. Donors who give at least $1,000 annually are members of our Mystical Rose Society.
York Catholic “Grow Today, Impact Tomorrow Capital Campaign
The York Catholic Capital Campaign addresses three areas of need: Academic, Student Life, and Extra-curriculars. The campaign features air conditioned classrooms, new science labs, a student life center, chapel renovations, and a turf athletic field. Click here for more details about the Capital Campaign.
Engraved Donor Bricks in Our Grotto
Donors may honor or remember a special person (or persons) with an engraved brick in our Grotto.
Please click here to learn more information.
Honorary & Memorial Gifts
Donors, who wish to honor or remember a loved one, may do so by making a gift to York Catholic. Gifts may be directed to an existing fund, or to the York Catholic Fund (unrestricted gifts.) Honorees and/or surviving family members will be notified of your kindness. Only the donor name(s) and mailing address information will be shared (without gift information) with honorees or family members who wish to send their own notes of appreciation are able to do so.
Sister Dorothy Memorial Fund
Established in memory of our beloved Sister Dorothy (Sister Anne Jerome), this fund supports YC’s Science Program, Tuition Assistance, and Professional Development for Teachers.
This fund assists York Catholic in its move to one to one technology, including Chromebooks to students in our high school. The technology fund supports the purchase and maintenance of computers, laptops, laptop carts, classroom advancements, and infrastructure at the school.
Tuition Assistance Fund
While we strive to keep tuition costs low, there is a gap between tuition and the “true” cost to educate a student at YC. This fund provides necessary monies to close the gap so that all YC families benefit. A York Catholic education may be beyond reach for many families facing economic challenges. The tuition assistance fund also helps qualifying families by providing tuition assistance for their York Catholic student(s).
Forjan Focus Fund
for Teachers’ Salaries
York Catholic considers its teachers among its greatest treasures. This fund provides salary funds to attract and retain talented YC teachers.
Professional Development Fund
This fund provides money for YC teachers to participate in professional development opportunities including workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Donors who would like to establish a named fund to support student scholarships, programs, or facilities at YC, are encouraged to contact Principal Katie Seufert at 717-846-8871 x312 to learn more.
This fund provides money to support our school building and our campus.
Gifts in Kind
Donated gifts or services known as Gifts in Kind are truly appreciated by YC. Donors interested in learning more, should contact Principal Katie Seufert at 717-846-8871 x312 to learn if YC can accept a proposed gift or service.
Gifts of Time, Talent, and Resources
At YC we love our volunteers! We have many volunteer opportunities available. Please contact the Advancement Office at 717- 846-8871 x322 to discuss your interest and learn what volunteer opportunities currently exist at YC.
The Advancement Team
Heather Hoffman ’91
Director of Admissions & Enrollment
Director of Communications
Kirby-Smith & Associates
Major Gifts Officer
Kirby-Smith & Associates
York Catholic gratefully accepts leadership gifts and welcomes donors into our Gift Societies as noted below.
Mystical Rose Society
This society welcomes annual gifts of $1,000 or more to YCHS. In tribute to our Patroness Mary, members of the Mystical Rose Society support the teachings and values of Catholic education at York Catholic. Donor recognition includes acknowledgement on gift society plaques at YCHS as well as within the Greensleeves publication/Honor Roll of Donors. Additionally, members are remembered at Masses and invited to special events.
The Gaelic Society is York Catholic’s leadership gift society recognizing major gifts of $10,000 (or more) to YCHS. Formerly known as the Gaelic Club, this is a lifetime gift society which welcomes one time or cumulative gifts (up to three years) which have a total value of at least $10,000. Members are acknowledged in printed materials including the Greensleeves magazine/Honor Roll of Donors, on Gaelic Society plaques at YCHS, remembered at Masses, and are invited to special receptions and events. Gaelic Society members are valued partners in supporting YCHS’ commitment to academic excellence, spiritual formation, athletic achievement, and extracurricular activities, while advancing the mission of York Catholic.
The Maria Society
Donors who remember York Catholic through planned gifts or Estate gifts (valued at $10,000 or more) are welcomed into The Maria Society. This special planned gift society will help to ensure York Catholic’s future is bright. Types of gifts can include: Estate Bequest, Life Insurance Policy (donor pays premium on the policy), Annuities, or Charitable Remainder Trusts. Donors interested in making a planned gift or an estate gift are encouraged to speak with an attorney and/or financial planner, as well as with Principal Katie Seufert at 717-846-8871 x312.
Thank you for giving and caring about York Catholic. Your gift matters today and tomorrow in its ability to help our YC community honor our commitment to high quality, well rounded Catholic education.
~Katie Seufert ’96