The Bonner & Prendie “Week of Giving” initiative is celebratory, symbolic, and a call to continued action. We are hoping through email and social media outreach to engage more alumni and encourage them to make a donation and stay involved with the ongoing success of Bonner & Prendie.
It celebrates what was accomplished 5 years ago by our alumni and friends by coming together with a common goal – to save Bonner & Prendie and preserve it for years to come.
It symbolizes the pride and passion that our alumni and community have for the traditions of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast, and that we realize how important it is to keep Catholic education in Delaware County, and the Philadelphia region.
It calls on our entire community of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff to continue to support the great mission of Bonner & Prendie Catholic High School, as they have over the last 5 years, and make sure that it continues to thrive for many more years to come.
How can I help?
You are able to instantly help with the “Week of Giving” in 2 ways. MAKE A DONATION – nothing impacts Bonner & Prendie more directly and immediately than a gift to the Annual Appeal. You can make that gift HERE or mail a check made out to “MBAP” to Bonner & Prendie 403 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
You can also help us to SPREAD THE WORD – pass along an email, send a text, or share something on social media to fellow classmates and friends letting them know about the “Week of Giving” and encouraging them to participate.
You can also help Bonner & Prendie in an ongoing fashion by getting involved with our Alumni and School. Make sure you are receiving our monthly e-newsletter “The Ampersand”, volunteer as a Class Agent, set up to be a monthly donor through our online giving portal, check out the events page and make it out to a fundraiser, gala, or game, or follow us on Facebook – Bonner & Prendie Alumni Association. To learn more about what is happening at B&P and how to get involved, email Jack Muldoon ’75 in the Advancement Office – Muldoon@bonnerprendie.com
What if I have already made a donation?
Our fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31, for anyone that has already made a gift to Bonner & Prendie since June 1, 2016 – THANK YOU! Your support is what allows the school to provide for students in need and continue to make improvements.
Where does my donation go?
General donations go to the annual appeal – Bonner & Prendie’s #1 fundraising priority. The Annual Appeal mainly support tuition assistance and scholarships, but also allows flexibility for the school administration to bolster programs, academics, facilities, and staffing if and where needed. If you have a certain area that you feel strongly that you want to direct your support – simply note that on the online donation form and those donations will be restricted.
How can I donate, is my gift tax deductible?
Yes – all donations are 100% tax deductible, and you will promptly receive a letter back from Bonner & Prendie stating this for tax purposes.
There are many ways to make a donation to Bonner & Prendie:
Online/Credit Card – you can make a one time, monthly, or set up a payment schedule online with a credit card HERE.
Check – you can send a check made out to “MBAP” to Bonner & Prendie, 403 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Gifts of Stock – if you are interested in making a stock transfer, please reach out to Georgine Rickards ’78 in the Advancement Office, at email@example.com . There are a few simple steps she can help you with.
How many alumni give to Bonner & Prendie?
In total, from all fundraising sources, Bonner & Prendie has about 2,000 donors (from both Bonner & Prendie). About 5-6% of our alumni contribute back to the school – placing us in the middle 1/3 of the diocese in alumni participation.