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At Columbus Catholic Schools we offer several different ways to give!  WE BELIEVE that everyone can help Columbus Catholic Schools.  Through our prayers, volunteerism, donations, and words of support for our Catholic schools - each of us has the ability to shape the future of Columbus Catholic Schools.  Contact us at or call the Development Office at 715-387-2444.



The Columbus Education Foundation, in partnership with Columbus High School, helps donors create named scholarships for students to attend Columbus. These funds can be restricted and the donor can establish the criteria for the scholarship. To establish a $500 annual scholarship through CEF, a minimum amount of $10,000 is needed. This gift will ensure that the scholarship will continue in perpetuity. A $20,000 donation would award a $1,000 scholarship each year. Donors may give to an existing scholarship or contact the Development Office to establish a new one.

  • Deeny - Rossiter Memorial Scholarship
  • Miranda Buesseler SSND Science Scholarship
  • Patrice Ptacek Memorial Scholarship
  • Melissa Rose Elderbrook Memorial Scholarship for Music
  • Keith Binder Tech Ed Scholarship
  • Arline H. Stangl Memorial Scholarship
  • Michael Hackman Memorial Scholarship
  • Gertrude Stadler Memorial Scholarship
  • Dorothy Draxler Post Grad Nursing Scholarship
  • SSGT Joseph J. Altmann Memorial Scholarship
  • Peter & Judy Beining Scholarship
  • Ron & Ellen Maurer Family Undergrad Scholarship
  • John and Betty Hartl Memorial Scholarship



CEF was established in 1976 in support of Columbus High School. Almost 40 years later, over 5.1 million dollars has been distributed from the CEF General Fund to Columbus High School. The fund is currently valued at 3.5 million dollars. CEF has been the recipient of wills, bequests, life Insurance, and retirement assets as well as gifts of cash. Planned giving to our Catholic schools creates a legacy that will benefit generations of students and help ensure that the educational and spiritual objectives of Columbus Catholic Schools will continue into the future.



This fund was established in 2008 for the benefit of Columbus Catholic Schools. Interest earned on this fund is used for operating expenses of the entire Columbus Catholic Schools system. Funds are used to enhance the educational opportunities of our students.


The Columbus Catholic Schools Annual Appeal is the best and most immediate way to ensure the future health and vitality of our schools.  Our school system's financial health and stability depends on the Annual Appeal which seeks contributions to financially support our schools on an annual basis. Gifts made to the Columbus Catholic Schools are used to help maintain the demands of the annual budget and enhance curriculum, materials, and programs for our students.

Gifts to Columbus Catholic Schools may be designated to any of the following areas:

  • Greatest Need
  • Academics & Faith Formation
  • Athletics
  • Facilities & Maintenance
  • Fine Arts
  • Technology
  • Tuition Assistance





Columbus High School was built in 1952.  It was built with a vision of longevity.  35 years ago all of the windows were replaced.  Today it is time to replace the windows again.  Please consider partnering with us to complete this project!  Each room costs approximately $15,000.  Donations can come from:

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Graduating Classes

If you would like to help, please contact the Development Office at 715-387-2444 or


Event Sponsorships

Every year we are looking for sponsors for our two fundraising events:  Alpine Holiday and Galleon.  These events are important because they help us to keep tuition as low as possible for our families.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or donating a prize, contact us at or call the Development Office at 715-387-2444.


Teacher Wish List

If you'd rather donate items to a teacher's classroom, please check out this year's "Teacher's Wish List!"  Teachers are looking for items from games and art supplies to furniture.