The St. Bernard Annual Appeal supports every aspect of St. Bernard Preparatory School and St. Bernard Abbey. Making a gift to the Annual Appeal directly impacts the students attending St. Bernard Preparatory School and the monks of St. Bernard Abbey. Each year the Annual Appeal goal is set at $400,000 with the School and Abbey each including 50% of this goal as a line item in their operating budgets which follows St. Bernard’s fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
This campaign of unrestricted funds, now in its 42nd year, helps us attract and retain a quality faculty, purchase and support the day-to-day needs of the School and Abbey, including general operations and unplanned expenses, supports the school’s educational and athletic departments, student extracurricular activities, and the community services and outreach ministries of the Abbey.
Because both the School and Abbey are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 organizations, contributions made to the Annual Appeal are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We always recommend consulting with your tax advisor before making a charitable gift.
It takes many donors making gifts of all sizes to reach our Annual Appeal goal each year. The generosity of the St. Bernard Family makes the financial well-being possible for both St. Bernard Preparatory School and St. Bernard Abbey.