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AMAZON SMILE

A website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.  Follow the instructions below to set up AmazonSmile via smartphone app.  AmazonSmile in the app is not available for iPads and other tablet devices.  To shop AmazonSmile on your tablet, type smile.amazon.com into the browser. 

  1. Join AmazonSmile.  If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser.  Simply select your favorite charity (Columbus Catholic Schools!) to start generating donations, at no cost to you.
  2. Get the App.  Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone.  You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
  3. Turn on AmazonSmile.  
    • Open the Amazon app on your phone
    • Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
    • Select "Columbus Catholic Schools Inc" as your charity
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

ANNUAL APPEAL

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; and tuition assistance.

Our Annual Appeal typically takes place from November until February.  If you would like more information, contact the Development Office at 715-387-2444 or giving@columbusdons.org.  

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Non-expired clippable tops or scan you receipts with the Box Tops for Education App within 14 days of purchase. Columbus Catholic Schools is happy to accept and scan receipts for people. For more information go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS

 

WINDOW PROJECT

We were recently able to meet our goal $249,700 to pay for Phase 1 of the Windows Project.  Later this year, as we replace all doors inside the building, we will also be ordering Room Identification Signs with the names of our donors!  This also means we can now move on to Phase 2 with a goal of $250,000.  When this goal is reached we can complete the windows project and reap the benefits of efficient lighting for years to come.  The cost to install windows in each classroom is approximately $15,000.  There are many ways to help out.  You can sponsor a classroom for $15,000 and get your name displayed on a Room Sign.  You can even select the classroom you’d like to sponsor if it's available!  We’ve received donations from individuals, families and businesses.  We even had alumni raising money to sponsor a classroom in honor of their entire graduating class!  However, ANY donation amount is welcome and much appreciated.  For more information, contact the Development Office at 715-387-2444.  

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms are dated, with most of our equipment originating from the 1960s!  A number of advancements have taken place since then, varying from functionality, safety, and programming.  Of these, safety is paramount.  A large amount of equipment we own, we cannot permit students to use because of safety concerns and liability. 

Some examples of equipment we are looking to purchase include:  construction tools, welders, a CNC plasma cutter, industry-grade automotive equipment and a 3-D printer.  With these additions, we’d also like to add new classes such as Welding, Construction, Drafting/Design and Manufacturing.  Students will get hands-on experience with tools of the trade; interaction with individuals who work in the field; and the opportunity to apply for dual-credit classes at a local technical college.

Along with new equipment and classes comes the opportunity to expand community partnerships as well!  This includes MACCI (Youth Apprenticeship Program), MSTC (dual-credit classes) and area businesses who are looking to fill high-demand positions (classroom demonstrations and networking).  These changes are important because there is a large deficit in terms of technical job opportunities and the number of job applicants to fill them.   

 

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ENDOWMENT

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.

 

COLUMBUS EDUCATION FOUNDATION (CEF)

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.

 

COKE REWARDS

Through “Coca-Cola Give”, you can support our schools by donating your codes found on Coca-Cola products. We are able to use donated funds for extra-curricular activities including sports, technology, art and/or school supplies within our schools. Join us in giving back to our community!

Coke Rewards has a new app called Sip & Scan that you can use to scan your codes (found inside bottle caps and on the paper case cartons.) Please select Columbus Catholic High School | Marshfield for your school.

If you prefer to have us scan the codes, please send your codes (bottle caps or codes from paper cases) to any of our schools.  Mrs. Vine will be collect and scan the codes!

Click here to download a flyer about Coke Rewards 

 

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 Giving@Columbusdons.org or call the Development Office at 715-387-2444.

 

KWIK TRIP REBATE REWARDS

Your in-store and gas purchases can earn rewards points that can be donated to an eligible charity of your choice. Simply stop into any KwikTrip or Kwik Star location and ask them about getting a Rewards card or go online to https://www.kwikrewards.com/ and enter Organization # 150271 for Columbus Catholic Schools. Already have a card? Login and update your information today. See attached flyer.

Click here to download a flyer about how to get started with Kwik Rewards 

 

MARSHFIELD CLINIC'S EMPLOYEE DRIVEN CORPORATE GIVING

The Employee Driven Corporate Giving program allows all Marshfield Clinic Health System employees to nominate an organization that contributes to enriching lives and improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve.   https://marshfieldclinic.smapply.org/prog/employee_driven_corporate_giving/

 

OFFICE MAX

Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school's ID at checkout (in store and online) and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies! It's a small act that can make a huge difference.

  • COLUMBUS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL - ID: 70109472
  • COLUMBUS CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL - ID: 70109471
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL -   ID: 70109461
  • ST JOHN THE BAPT PRIMARY SCHOOL -   ID: 70109458   


SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

 

Teacher Wish List

If you'd rather donate items to a teacher's classroom - and give them what they REALLY want for Christmas! - watch for our annual "Teacher Wish List" that comes out during the holidays.  To upgrade their classrooms, teachers look for games, to art supplies, to furniture!  If you'd rather not wait, contact the Development Office, or your favorite teacher, directly.

 

THRIVENT FINANCIAL CHOICE DOLLARS

Generosity is important to Thrivent and its members. Thrivent Choice® provides a platform for members to have a financial impact on the causes and nonprofits they care about. More than 40,000 churches and nonprofits are enrolled in the program, and it keeps growing!  Eligible members can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding by directing Choice Dollars®. Members become eligible for Thrivent Choice based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership.