Annual Appeal


Annual Fund Drive

Costa Catholic Academy is one of the best elementary schools in Galesburg, because our teachers and students have the tools to excel. The Annual Fund Drive provides the immediate support for numerous improvements: the latest technology and hardware, up to date teaching tools and classroom equipment, teacher enrichment so that our teachers grow professionally with the latest in teaching methods, safety and security for everyone on campus, maintenance and upkeep that keep our campus attractive, and financial assistance providing socio-economic diversity in our student body. 

Why Give to the Costa Annual Fund?  

Annual giving is one of the most important areas in an organization’s fund-raising efforts. Annual giving consists of many separate solicitation vehicles. When these vehicles are assembled together with skill, they can form the foundation of the institution’s philanthropic support. As Costa's annual fund-raising program, the Costa Annual Fund has the mission to reach out to as many alumni as possible and to raise unrestricted support for the school. The above statement, however, demonstrates that Costa’s Annual Fund gifts are vital to the health and continued growth of the entire school. The breadth of Costa's contributions to society is truly astounding. Every day, incredible faculty, exceptional students, and distinguished alumni around the world are advancing our world in the areas of research, the humanities and the arts. And from its inception, Costa has welcomed students of all backgrounds with a desire to learn and contribute to society. However,  endowment funding covers only part of what the school needs each year to continue offering the outstanding programs, student aid, and faculty development that is Costa's legacy. The gap between a budget line and the schools actual need-is covered each year by Annual Fund gifts. 

Four reasons to support to the Annual Fund Drive

  1. Your donation improves the quality of education each student at Costa Catholic Academy receives, helps maintain the safe and inviting campus facilities and insures that our teachers are trained with the latest teaching methods.

  2. Tuition and fees do not cover the true costs of a Costa Catholic Academy education. The Annual Fund Drive helps us close the gap between tuition and the real cost. Endowments and interest income also help us close the gap.

  3. Contributions are tax-deductible. Your donation helps Costa Catholic Academy and your tax liability can be reduced with a contribution to our school.

  4. Any gift helps. Corporations and foundations often look at the number of contributors when selecting the level at which they will support Costa Catholic. Your gift may actually help us receive other gifts.

Annual Fund Goal: $60,000.00

Your gift is tax deductible.

For more information or if you have comments or questions, contact Jamee L. Dunker in the Costa Development Office at 309-344-3155 or