Parent Pledge Program

The Parent Pledge Program is integral to the educational experience for which SHC is known. The program reflects our partnership with current families in supporting the success of each and every student in our care.

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SHC parents contribute to the Parent Pledge Program with a minimum four-year contribution of $1,500 per year, per child. Families with the financial capacity are invited to give more with suggested giving levels of $2,250 or $3,000 annually. 

The Parent Pledge Program provides funding for scholarships, educational technology, facilities, and innovative programming at SHC—and perhaps one of the greatest functions of the Parent Pledge Program is its role in preventing significant tuition increases year after year. We depend on contributions to the Parent Pledge Program along with other philanthropic gifts to balance our budget each year.

Your enrollment at SHC is considered complete when your completed registration forms are submitted via TADS and your Parent Pledge Program form is completed via SHC’s Salesforce Communities page.

FAQs

Participation in the Parent Pledge Program is required for all current families, and you must enroll in the program in order to complete your child’s registration.

Families with the financial capacity are invited to give more with suggested giving levels of $2,250 or $3,000 annually. Giving in those capacities will guarantee membership in the Sesquicentennial or President’s giving societies respectively. Families who receive financial assistance are asked to give at a level commensurate with their financial capacity. Contributions to the Parent Pledge Program are tax-deductible.

Tuition dollars simply cannot fully cover the cost of an SHC education. Parent Pledge Program dollars support the retention and development of our talented Lasallian Vincentian educators, technology upgrades, facilities enhancements, cocurricular programs and tuition assistance—all the things that make SHC a special place to learn and grow. Participation from 100% of our current families also allows us to receive more funding when we apply for grants, because it illustrates an enthusiastic and engaged parent community.

All families who meet the minimum contribution requirement of $1,500 become members of the Shamrock Circle.

The Sesquicentennial Society honors our school’s founding and recognizes investors who give between $1,852-$2,499 annually. Members of the Sesquicentennial Society will be given an SHC Premium Pass that will admit two people to any SHC student event (e.g., sporting events, drama performances, etc.).*

Families who give at President’s Society level (between $2,500-$9,999 annually) will receive an invitation to the annual President’s Dinner and an SHC Premium Pass in recognition of their generosity. We strongly encourage the families with the financial capacity to become members of the President’s Society and enjoy the increased impact they will have on the quality of education at SHC.*

*Please note that due to state and local guidelines enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19, all in-person events are postponed until further notice.

While we realize that sending multiple children to SHC constitutes a major financial commitment, the cost to educate your child remains the same no matter how many children are attending SHC. Therefore, families are expected to make a four-year pledge on behalf of each child enrolled at SHC.

Yes. However, this arrangement must be completed prior to the registration deadline by contacting Erica Hipp at 415.775.6626 ext.564.

First, visit TADS to complete your enrollment forms, including your tuition payment schedule. Your Parent Pledge deductions will align with the tuition payment schedule you select.

Then, visit SHC’s Salesforce Communities page to complete your pledge form. You must complete both of these steps before your SHC enrollment is considered final.

If at any point in the future you change your payment schedule or account information in TADS related to your tuition payments, you must also notify the Advancement Office to change your pledge information as the two systems are updated separately.

While raising tuition may seem like a sensible option, there are several reasons SHC prefers the Parent Pledge Program. First and foremost, we honor our mission when we are able to keep tuition down. Paired with a robust financial assistance program, keeping tuition rates level allows families from all walks of life to afford an SHC education. Unlike tuition, your contribution to the Parent Pledge Program is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by state and federal law, a wonderful benefit to the program. Finally, for some families, corporate-match opportunities can further benefit SHC students. Ask your company if they are able to match your contribution to the Parent Pledge Program and double your impact.

First, thank you for taking the time to make a corporate-match inquiry at your place of employment. The minimum contribution per family remains the same ($1,500 per year, per child). You must first meet this minimum before seeking a corporate-match.

Parent involvement is integral to the SHC educational experience, and we are honored to partner with parents to ensure student success. The Parent Pledge Program cannot be fulfilled with volunteer hours.

Please reach out to Erica Hipp ’13 at 415.775.6626 ext. 564.

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