Did you know that tuition only covers roughly 80% of costs to operate Star of the Sea Catholic School each year? It is essential for Star of the Sea to depend on this range of financial support, not only for the day to day operation, but to keep tuition affordable, offer tuition assistance, update the facility and continue program enhancement, from academics to technology to athletics. We rely on the long tradition of generous giving and support from our Star of the Sea parents, alumni, grandparents, parishioners, community leaders and businesses, as well as our dedicated faculty and staff to supplement tuition and help to keep Star of the Sea leading the way to excellence.
According to Virginia’s new Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits program, donations to approved foundations will provide scholarships for low-income new students at non-public schools. More information on the program is available on the Catholic Diocese of Richmond McMahon Parater Foundation website.
There are many ways to give to Star of the Sea Catholic School as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
If you wish to make your gift online using PayPal, simply log in to your PayPal account. Click on Send Money and choose “send money to family or friends.” Next, enter our bookkeeper’s email address – firstname.lastname@example.org as the email account, and enter the dollar amount you wish to donate. Click NEXT. Under “add a note,” type in a designation for your donation. For example, you could write general donation, library, science lab, Principal’s Choice, scholarship, etc. NOTE: It is very important that you add a note so that Mrs. Odanga will know how to credit your donation. The final step is to click “send.”
You can also call the Development Office at 757-428-8400 or by mailing your gift to:
Star of the Sea Catholic School
Attn: Development Office
309 15th Street
Virginia Beach, Va. 23451
Giving should not only provide benefits for the organization receiving the donation, but also for the donor. On behalf of Star of the Sea, we thank you in advance for all that you and your family will do this year.