Ways to Give
- Annual Fund
- Holiday Boutique
- Legacy Gifts
- Endowments & Designated Funds
- Planned Giving
Current Fundraising Project | Heart Mind & Soul Campaign
When families choose to send their children to Divine Child, we know they are entrusting us with a huge responsibility that goes beyond the classroom. Whether it be providing additional academic resources, offering mental health services or nourishing their souls through campus ministry, our goal is to enrich our students’ lives holistically. We live in an increasing complex world and in order to support our students - heart, mind & soul - we need to continue enhancing our programs and improving our facilities.
When you give to the Divine Child Annual Fund, your donations are not deposited into a rainy day fund. From facility updates and technology enhancements to tuition assistance and new digital learning tools and resources, our current students and teachers directly benefit from your generosity. Your contributions today fund important projects over the next two years which are critical to the longevity and competitiveness of our schools. Pay it forward for generations of Falcons to come. Please consider making a donation to Divine Child Catholic Schools.
|Annual Divine Child Giving Societies|
|Bernardine Franciscan Society||$100,000 and above|
|Virtus Society||from $25,000 to $99,999|
|Benefactor's Society||from $10,000 to $24,999|
|Leadership Circle||from $5,000 to $9,999|
|Pastor's Circle||from $2,500 to $4,999|
|Principal's Club||from $1,000 to $2,499|
|Falcons Club||from $500 to $999|
|Red & Grey Club||from $250 to $499|
|Friends of Divine Child||from $100 to $249|
Attend the Show
Why shop the Holiday Boutique?
The Holiday Boutique is Divine Child Elementary School's largest yearly fundraiser, bringing in $20,000 each year to directly support DCES students and faculty.
With over 100 artisans and crafters on display, our Holiday Boutique invites our Falcon family and the larger community to kick off their holiday shopping while supporting our grade school.
Thousands of shoppers seeking the best in hand-crafted gifts come through the event each year, and we're thrilled to be back and running after a one-year hiatus.
Become a Crafter
Apply for a Booth Online!
Application Requirements – You must submit the following:
- Completed application
- Three or more photos; two of your craft and one of your entire display.
- When emailing images, please include your full name in the subject line. Email to email@example.com.
- If mailing photos, please mail to: Divine Child Holiday Boutique, c/o Jennifer Grabowski, 17687 Golfview, Livonia MI 48152
- Space/electrical fees
- Show packet will be emailed to you prior to the show. If you do not have an email address please include a stamped, self-addressed legal size envelope so we may mail you the information.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2023
You will receive notification of your participation status by September 2023; upon review and approval of your participation, you will be notified on how to pay for your booth reservation. The Divine Child Parents Guild and its representatives assume no responsibility of any kind for artists, their employees or property. Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist. The artist’s application with money and signature at the bottom indicates they have read and will abide by all rules contained with the application and the accompanying letter. The Divine Child Parents Guild and its representatives assume no responsibility of any kind for artists, their employees or property. Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist. The artist’s application with money and signature at the bottom indicates they have read and will abide by all rules contained with the application and the accompanying letter.
Print & Mail-In Application
Thank you for your interest in 2023 Holiday Boutique. To learn more about becoming one of the more than 100 artisans at this year's boutique, please contact Jennifer Grabowski by emailing DCholidayboutique@gmail.com.
To learn more about becoming one of the more than 100 artisans at this year's boutique, please contact Jennifer Grabowski at DCholidayboutique@gmail.com.
Your contribution to the auction translates into real financial support for our schools, as 100% of the proceeds are divided between the high school and the elementary school. That means every sponsorship, every item donation, every admission purchased is helping us exceed our net profit goal of $160,000! We rely on the auction to support the important academic and building upgrades that keep our schools top of the line, and help our students reach their full spiritual and academic potential!
Auction 2023 Event Recap
Auction 2023 Sponsors
Save the Date:
The 33rd Annual Divine Child Auction will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Divine Child High School.
LEGACY GIFTS | Become a part of Divine Child history!
Divine Child offers a unique opportunity for Falcons to make their mark on DC. Now is your chance to have a brick paver engraved and placed in the Divine Child Alumni Athletic Complex or the Divine Child Legacy Garden, memorialize your legacy in the newly refurbished auditorium or honor the memory of your loved ones on the Wayne Doran Memorial Wall. Click the order forms below to purchase yours today. Proceeds benefit Divine Child Catholic Schools.
One of the most meaningful ways your contributions to Divine Child can make an impact is by providing tuition assistance to deserving students in need through a four-year scholarship. Every year, at least 100 of our school families apply for some form of financial assistance. We do our best to share the financial aid scholarships and tuition assistance we have available with all our families in need. We never want a student to decide against pursuing a Divine Child education because of financial reasons, and your support secures a world of possibility for students whose families would otherwise be unable to afford a Catholic education at Divine Child High School.
Scholarships are directly expendable funds that make an immediate impact in the full amount of the gift. Four-year scholarships compliment endowed funds by allowing Divine Child Catholic Schools leadership to be nimble and responsive to the current need of the moment, ensuring accessibility to as many students as possible at Divine Child. A contribution to our high school or elementary school scholarship funds provide immediate tuition assistance for families in need.
A Four-Year Scholarship is a commitment to support the financial need of a student during his or her time at Divine Child High School. Through your annual giving each year, your full gift makes an immediate impact.
You can establish a four-year scholarship by making an annual donation that contributes to the cost of a student’s tuition and fees for his or her four years at Divine Child High School.
You can sponsor a student to the level of:
- Full Tuition
- Half Tuition
- $5,000 per year ($20,000 total commitment)
- $2,500 per year ($10,000 total commitment)
Contact Colleen Johnson, Director of Advancement, at 313-216-0893 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and establish a scholarship.
Click here to review our current Tuition & Fees.
Support Divine Child Scholarships!
If you are not ready to establish a new fund or scholarship, you can contribute to an existing scholarship by making a gift to the Divine Child Annual Fund high school and elementary scholarship funds.
|Existing Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen|
|Falcon Legacy Scholarship|
|Alumni Merit Scholarship|
|Divine Child Alumni Association Scholarship|
|Wayne A. Doran Scholarship Fund|
|Henry & Irene Schmenk Scholarships|
|Bob Schnieders Memorial Scholarship|
|Marie R. & Ervin "Bud" Seaser Memorial Scholarship|
|Kenneth Patrick Schuesler Scholarship|
|Dora & Ernest Rehberg Scholarship|
|Irene Scollard Scholarship|
|Sr. Mary Gerald Scholarship|
|Chad Todd Scholarship|
|Existing Scholarships for Graduating Seniors|
|Monsignor Weier & Kucyk Scholarship|
|Sara L. Nieman Scholarship|
|Divine Child Alumni Association Scholarship|
|Matthew H. Wadowski Scholarship|
Brother's Bond: Scholarship
in Memory of Brian Zemba & Michael Grysko
|Fine Arts Farewell Scholarship|
Endowments & Designated Funds
There are multiple ways to provide ongoing funding as an individual or family - and in memory of a loved one - to support Divine Child Parish & Catholic Schools in perpetuity. Whether it be through an endowment or a designated fund, pease prayerfully consider joining other parents, grandparents, alumni, friends and community supporters in ensuring the longterm viability of Divine Child Parish & Catholic Schools.
Endowed Fund contributions are invested in a diversified portfolio that protects the principal and generates interest which is used as an annual scholarship distribution creating a long-term impact.
A Designated Fund is an advised fund whose beneficiary organization has been specified by the donor(s) at the time of the gift. Income from the fund is distributed in accordance with the instructions provided at the time of the gift.
Establishing an Endowed Fund with Divine Child Parish & Catholic Schools requires a minimum commitment of $10,000. These funds are then invested in a diversified portfolio that protects the principal and generates interest which is used as an annual distribution to a designated need on our campus, creating a longterm impact. Thus, an endowment fund can be held permanently, allowing you to provide stable, ongoing financial support to Divine Child Parish or Catholic schools – forever. Once in place, the endowment fund will grow and make annual distributions to support Divine Child for generations to come.
Some important factor to consider regarding endowed funds, include:
- Principal Balance – The principal balance can never be spent, so the endowment earning power is protected against inflation. Excess income or appreciation is added to the principal to protect its value over time.
- Distributable – The distributable balance consists of net income and appreciation (realized and unrealized) of the principal. This is the portion of the fund from which grants may be made.
- Advantages – The principal amount of money gifted will never be depleted. In this way, the fund will continue to give for good, forever.
- Limitations – As the amount of money available for distribution is based on the principal amount in the fund, each year’s grants will be directly affected by the fund’s overall success in the market.
- Liquidity – The principal balance invested is never liquidated, allowing for a continuous, perpetual gift.
Would you like to set up an Endowment?
Contact Colleen Johnson, Director of Advancement, at 313-216-0893 or email@example.com to learn more and establish an endowment.
Designated Funds are a useful charitable tool to provide for the vital programs or ongoing capital needs of our Parish and schools. As an advised fund, Divine Child can be specified by the donor(s) at the time of the gift. Income from the fund, and in some cases principal, is distributed in accordance with the instructions provided at the time of the gift. Designated funds can also be named in honor and in memory of a loved one. Endowing a designated fund can allow it to be a longterm funding source for Divine Child, where gifts can be made annually.
Would you like to set up a Designated Fund?
Contact Colleen Johnson, Director of Advancement, at 313-216-0893 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and establish a designated fund.
Leave a Legacy of Catholic Stewardship
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16
Your charitable legacy can live on for generations through planned giving and Catholic estate planning. By naming our parish and schools as a beneficiary of your estate, you can continue to support its mission in death as you did in life. And, with a gift to a permanent endowment, you can provide stable, ongoing financial support to our parish or school – forever. Most importantly, by including our parish and schools in your estate plans, your values will be manifest in your legacy of Catholic stewardship for Divine Child.
Charitable Bequests in Wills/Trusts
Direct part of your estate to Divine Child in your will or trust, while retaining full use of your property during your life.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Transfer ownership of your policy to Divine Child, or make Divine Child the beneficiary of your policy’s death benefit.
Gifts of Retirement Account Assets
Leave retirement assets to the Divine Child (and leave different assets to family beneficiaries) to reduce taxes imposed on those assets.
Gifts of Marketable Securities
Give outright property gifts to Divine Child in form of individual stocks, bonds or shares of mutual funds.
Gifts with a Retained Income
Use a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity to increase your spendable income, reduce taxes and give to Divine Child.
Gifts of Cash
Make a cash donation to the Divine Child at any time, and your donation will be put to work immediately!
Pledge your support today!
Determining which plan is best for you will depend on your personal circumstances. The information listed above should not be considered as legal, tax or financial advice. Your legal, tax and financial advisors should be consulted in the decision-making process. Of course, we are willing and able to work with you and your advisors to help ensure the intended result of your planned gift. Contact Colleen Johnson, Director of Advancement, at 313-216-0893 or email@example.com. Divine Child is a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Your Donations in Action | Past Projects
The Divine Child Advancement Office is the center of an organization-wide effort to strengthen and promote the mission, programs and services of Church of the Divine Child, Divine Child High School and Divine Child Elementary School. Divine Child has been blessed with the generosity of our parishioners, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends.
Colleen Johnson '00
Director of Advancement
313-216-0893 direct line
Aubri McNamara '97
Director of Alumni & Community Engagement
313-216-0892 direct line
Marie Boyle '07
Director of Marketing & Communications