Gifts to the Annual Fund are used for financial aid for students with demonstrated need and to support the academic programs of the school. The goal for 2011-2012 is to raise over $122,500 to support our students and programs.
The Walla Walla Catholic School Endowment Association was formed in 1977 for the purpose of building a permanent endowment to assist in funding the ongoing operations of the Walla Walla Catholic Schools.
Since its inception, the endowment has continued to grow from a combination of donations, bequests and investment growth, with the principal value of the fund nearly $9 million as of June 30, 2013.
The school receives annual income from endowment earnings and growth which is used to cover operating costs, scholarships and academic programs. The fund's commitment of income to the school budget for the 2013-2014 school year is $517,711.
The Endowment Association is an organization separate from the school system. Both the school system and the Endowment Association see continued growth of the fund as a critical element in the future financial security of the Walla Walla Catholic Schools.
The current members of the Endowment Board are:
- Dick Heinzman
- Ed Leahy
- David Konen
- David Elmenhurst
- David Schmitz
- Ruthann Haider
If you are interested in learning about how to make a donation, please contact Chris Grasso, WWCS Director of Development at 509-525-3030 ext. 132 or email@example.com.
The organization's mailing address is:
Walla Walla Catholic School Endowment Association
P.O. Box 691
Walla Walla, WA 99362