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Donate to The Jaguar Fund: Faith in our Future

Thank you for supporting Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Charlotte, including St. Gabriel Catholic School.  The Jaguar Fund allows our school to continue to provide students with innovative academics, virtue, and service-learning opportunities.

In past years, the MACS Education Foundation organized the MACS Annual Fund for revenue beyond tuition to enrich the outstanding Catholic learning environment across our school system. Now, and in the future, MACS schools will use a school-by-school annual fund approach. 


All funds raised are spent during the current school year. Every gift, whether large or small, directly impacts each student’s educational experience and enables us to pursue excellence and educate our students for a life based on Catholic values and academic success.

The Jaguar Fund is a compelling way for our community to show their commitment to the mission of St. Gabriel Catholic School; To proclaim the Good News of the Gospel and to develop each student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, so that each child is prepared to live and serve in a changing society as a self-respecting and responsible citizen. St. Gabriel Catholic Schools’ purpose is to create an environment in which the teachings of Jesus are promoted as the basis of the values they teach and uphold.

Priorities are determined by the School Leadership Council 

Why is the Jaguar Fund Necessary?

St. Gabriel School needs your support! Tuition alone cannot cover all the goals that St. Gabriel School hopes to achieve. Our intent is to be a school that provides an affordable Catholic education for those who want it. The Jaguar Fund  broadens St. Gabriel's base of support. As it broadens, it strengthens and ensures the future of the school and gives the best opportunity for all those who love St. Gabriel. Your gift is proclaiming to all that you support the mission and vision of St. Gabriel School and have Faith in our Future.

2023-2024 Priorities

Priorities are determined by the School Leadership Council

Campus and facilities

Campus improvements including the purchase of furniture that allows  for a collaborative learning environment with easy configuration for any type of instructional model. 


Planned School security enhancements. 

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Professional Development

Encouraging our teachers to seek out quality professional development opportunities, requiring additional funds for national-level conferences. The trainings will create enhanced learning environments that are aligned with our mission, values, and academic program.


Field Trip Costs

School field trips offer a wide range of benefits that complement traditional classroom learning. They enrich students' educational experiences, promote personal growth, and contribute to their overall development as well-rounded individuals.  Funds will be equally distributed to each grade to help families offset the cost to travel for field trips.

Ready to donate?

Donor Levels

Founder                      $5,000 and up

Leader                        $2,500 - $4,999

Principal                     $1,000 - $2,499

Benefactor                  $500 - $999

Patron                         $250 - $499

Friend                         $1 - $249

You can donate securely online via Bloomerang or mail your donation to:


The Jaguar Fund

St. Gabriel Catholic School

3028 Providence Rd

Charlotte, NC 28211

Please make checks payable to our school with "Jaguar Fund" in the memo line.


Who can give?

Anyone – current parents, alumni, alumni families, grandparents, friends and relatives, faculty and staff, companies, and members of our extended community.

Who benefits?

Current students, future students, faculty, and staff.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! Unlike tuition, Jaguar Fund gifts are tax-deductible.

Company/Corporate Gift Matching

Take advantage of your company’s matching gift program, and double or triple your donation to St. Gabriel School!  Please follow your employer matching process and match it to St. Gabriel Catholic School.

When can I give to the Jaguar Fund?

Our fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30, gifts can be made at any time on or before June 30th.

What are the differences in the various school fundraisers?

Endowment Fund Information

An endowment is a permanent fund, the principal of which is never touched. The principal, as defined, includes the initial contribution given to establish the endowment and the additional gifts to the endowment. Only the investment earnings from an endowment fund are used. In specific terms, an endowment fund provides a permanent and secure source of income, which can ensure the future of St. Gabriel Catholic School. Strong endowments are an essential component of a thriving Catholic school and allow our school to meet the needs of increasing costs and keep tuition affordable for all families seeking an exceptional Catholic education rooted in our mission. 7% of the Jaguar Fund fund go towards the St. Gabriel Catholic School Endowment Fund, managed by investment professionals at the Diocese of Charlotte Foundation. To donate, please mail a check payable to the "Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte" with St. Gabriel Catholic School Endowment Fund in the memo line. Attn: Planned Giving/Development Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte 1123 South Church Street Charlotte, NC, 28203 If you have questions, please contact – Gina Rhodes, Director of Planned Giving, at or 704-370-3364

Are there other ways to donate?

To donate via stock, IRA contribution, family foundation, or charitable gift fund, please contact the Diocesan Director of Development, Jim Kelley, at (704) 608-0359 or email In addition, please email Mr. Kelley if interested in discussing planned giving opportunities.

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