about the Endowment

The purpose of the Saint Patrick Catholic School Endowment is to strengthen and sustain, for years to come, a rich faith-centered academic experience for all students. Gifts to the Saint Patrick Catholic School Endowment make a difference now and in the future.

The primary function of the Endowment is to provide tuition assistance. Since 1990, the Endowment has been funded by alumni, parents, and friends to help sustain Saint Patrick Catholic School. The success of the Endowment reflects the spirit of shared experiences and the mutual encouragement of generations. Each family preserves and strengthens the legacy of Saint Patrick Catholic School for the next.

Endowment Management & Goals

Management & Goals

The Endowment is overseen by the Principal of Saint Patrick Catholic School and the School Commission. Administrative and School Commission oversight is in partnership with the Pastor, Pastoral Associate for Administration, and Pastoral Council review.

The Endowment is managed through the Fulcrum Foundation by Mercer, a global consulting partner that provides investment analytics, research, and guidance. Mercer is dedicated to helping endowments and foundations not only realize higher risk-adjusted returns but also fulfill a higher mission.

The annual distribution for tuition assistance from the Endowment is a 4.5% return on investment. Currently, the Endowment is $1.4M and funded by alumni contributions and community partners. Additionally, 30% of the school’s Annual Fund gifts are allocated to the Endowment. The expected long-term return for the Endowment is 6% and the 5-year goal for the Endowment is $2.5M by 2023.

Make an Endowment Gift

Donate

There are several ways to give to support Saint Patrick Catholic School.

School Endowment for Tuition Assistance

Make a one-time or recurring one-time or recurring gift to the Endowment

Memorial Fund
Memorial gift to Saint Patrick Catholic School in memory of a loved one, to make a special occasion such as an anniversary or sacraments like Baptism, First Communion, Marriage. To set up a memorial gift, send us an email.

Designated Gift

To set up a designated gift, send us an email.

Planned Gift

To set up a planned gift, send us an email.

Appreciated Assets 

To donate appreciated assets such as stock call 800-422-5417 for broker instructions.

Wills and Bequests

Tax Identification Number (EIN) 91-1874577

125th Anniversary

125th Anniversary

We celebrated Saint Patrick Catholic School’s 125th Anniversary on July 28, 2018, with Mass celebrated by, Father David Mulholland and concelebrants Father John Fuchs, S.J. ‘56 and Father Peter Henriot, S.J ‘50.

The Mass was immediately followed by an alumni reception hosted at The Pine Room on Tacoma’s bustling 6th Avenue allowing classmates and beloved teachers to reconnect in honor of our milestone Anniversary.

125th Anniversary

125th Anniversary

We celebrated Saint Patrick Catholic School’s 125th Anniversary on July 28, 2018, with Mass celebrated by, Father David Mulholland and concelebrants Father John Fuchs, S.J. ‘56 and Father Peter Henriot, S.J ‘50.

The Mass was immediately followed by an alumni reception hosted at The Pine Room on Tacoma’s bustling 6th Avenue allowing classmates and beloved teachers to reconnect in honor of our milestone Anniversary.

Alumni Association

Join the Alumni Association and share your alumni story!

Endowment

Consider a gift to the endowment to share your gifts with future generations of Shamrocks!

Alumni

Alumni Association

You are always a part of the Saint Patrick Catholic School community. Whether you recently walked the halls as an eighth-grade student or were a founding graduate of our accredited school, your time at Saint Patrick Catholic School helped to shape the person you’re becoming and the lives you’ve inspired.  

We want to stay connected, share your story, and help you network with the thousands of fellow Shamrocks that have been transformed by their Saint Patrick Catholic School education.   

Join our Alumni Association. Your gifts of time, talent, and treasure are vital to our community. We welcome your mentorship, expertise, and gracious contributions. Come home to Saint Patrick Catholic School and help to shape the next generation of students.

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Share your fond memories, antics from the good ole days, and everything in between. Send us an email with your story!