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The Immaculate Fund

Contributing to the I-Am Immaculate Fund is the Simplest Way to Make a Philanthropic Impact on the Lives of IHS Students.

Funding from tuition income addresses only 75% of the real operating costs associated with educating a student today.

Gifts to the I-AM Immaculate Fund are put to use immediately and directed to the areas where they are most urgently needed.

Where does the I-AM Immaculate Fund go? EVERYWHERE. Contributions go to work immediately to enrich student experiences in and out of the classroom, including:

  • Student scholarships
  • Faculty Development
  • Expanded access to internships and career services
  • More than 50 student organizations
  • Strong athletics programs and club sports
  • Improved indoor and outdoor learning spaces

Who does the I-AM Immaculate Fund help? EVERYONE.

Tuition fees account only for a portion of the IHS annual budget. Donations directed to the I-AM Immaculate Fund closes the gap between tuition revenues and the actual cost of educating a student, ensuring that all students have access to an excellent Catholic education.

You are the Immaculate Fund. You make EVERYTHING happen.

Click Here to Make A Gift to the I-AM Immaculate Fund

Matching Gifts

We rely heavily on repeat donors to help us keep tuition and fees reasonable and the door of opportunity open for every Immaculate High School student.

Want to help Immaculate High School receive additional support? You can if you or your spouse's employer has a Matching Gift Program.

Many companies have recognized the value of educational excellence and have agreed to multiply donations made to t he school by their employees.

The donor receives credit for both the original gift and the mount of the employer match. Also, when you are speaking with your employer about the matching gifts program, ask them if a foundation exists in your company which would permit Immaculate to apply.

Send the appropriate form, available from your company's Human Resources Office, with your gift. You will be credited for your gift, plus the matched amount by you or your spouse's employer!

To learn more about these types of gifts please contact Sue Nolan, Business Manager,

203-744-1510, Ext. 135

Please click here to see all the companies who support matching gift programs.

Angel Aid

There Are Times When Families Experience Unexpected Financial Losses or An Interruption In Income. Guardian angels are needed.

Giving to Assist Those in Need Who Want A Catholic School Education.

The Angel Fund is designed to be a safety net for families who unexpectedly find themselves in financial crises due to sudden loss of income from illness or other events beyond their control.

Last year for example, several families experienced serious medical calamities with the result that they were not able to meet their tuition contributions.

Generous citizens came forward and paid the remaining balance so that the parents could continue to give their children the gift of a private, Catholic education.

If you would like to contribute to this fund in order that we can continue to build up a reserve, please fill out the form offered below and send in your donation. All donors remain anonymous.

Sustaining Gifts

Your Sustainable Giving Makes A Powerful Statement About Your Belief in Catholic School Education And The Future of Immaculate High School.

Establishing A Recurring Gift Within Your Budget.

How does it work?

Sign-up with your credit card or bank account. Make automatic recurring payments to the program area of your choice. Receive one calendar year-end total receipt for ease of record keeping. Say goodbye to phone and mail solicitations.

By establishing a recurring gift that works within your budget, you can maximize your philanthropic impact while providing the school with steady, reliable and much needed resources. Your options are nearly endless.

When you participate in the Sustaining Gift program, your gift will appear on your bank statement each month, but you will only hear from us in January. That means you will receive less mail (because we do not need to send you reminders) and more of your gift supports Immaculate High School.

You can set-up your gift to recur monthly (on or about the 25th of each month); quarterly (January, April, July and October) or annually at the time of enrollment, then at the same date thereafter.

Sample Monthly Donation Plan:

$10 per moth = $120 per year
$20 per month = $300 per year
$40 per month = $480 per year
$80 per month = $960 per year
$200 per month = $2400 per year

Estate Planning

Immaculate High School Makes A Special Effort to Recognize Those Forsighted Individuals Who Have Chosen to Invest in the Future of the School By Way of Their Estate Planning

Why A Planned Gift?

A planned gift offers you the chance to support Immaculate High School now or after your lifetime and can help you align your philanthropic goals with your overall financial and estate plans.

Many giving options even offer you financial benefits, allowing you to maintain your future security and that of your loved ones while making the greatest impact on our students.

The school accepts gifts of real estate including personal residences, second homes, farms, commercial or income property, and land that offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Gifts of real estate can provide an opportunity for charitable giving while reducing taxes and removing the liquidity hurdle.

Real estate, an illiquid asset, often represents a large portion of a donor's net worth and the taxes on the sale of real estate negate appreciation gains for property owners relying on real estate proceeds to provide income after retirement. Real estate owners face a capital gain tax that may be due upon the disposition of highly appreciated real estate assets, specifically investment real estate, which is not subject to the $500,000 exclusion from capital gain taxes.

Making A Bequest

By Means of Your Estate Plan, You Can Name Immaculate High School As the Beneficiary of A Portion of Your Estate , Or Of Particular Assets Within Your Estate.

A bequest for Immaculate High School is the easiest way to benefit the school and its future. Adding the institution as a beneficiary of your will or retirement plan allows you to increase your financial support while retaining the use of the assets, as needed, during your lifetime.


Through your will, you can provide the college with a gift of almost any kind of asset including cash, securities, real estate, and personal property. Donors may also gift funds from an IRA, Keogh, tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension or profit-sharing plan, or funds from a life insurance policy at death. In addition to the many assets that can be gifted to create a bequest, there are several ways to structure your bequest, including residual, specific or contingent—or a combination thereof.

Residual Bequest: Immaculate High School receives all or a percentage of the remainder of an estate after specific amounts bequeathed to other beneficiaries are distributed and estate-related expenses are paid.

Specific Bequest: Immaculate High School receives a specified dollar amount or specified assets, such as real estate, securities, life insurance policy, or tangible personal property.

Contingent Bequest: Immaculate High School receives a gift based upon the occurrence of some event. If a primary beneficiary does not survive the donor, the university will receive the assets intended for the primary beneficiary.

For estate planning purposes, a bequest is deductible for federal estate tax purposes with no limit on the amount of charitable deduction an estate can take. Often, bequests are not subject to state inheritance or estate taxes.

Community Partner Benefits

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Front Entrance Project

Opening New Doors

Honoring Tradition ... Investing in the Future

Architectural and structural plans have been submitted for the construction of a new double door front entrance. A double door entry at the primary front entrance would allow the school to further manage daily visitors and improve the prevention and mitigation of unauthorized personnel into the school building.

The DOB approval process is underway. To secure the approval, $120,000 of the $250,000 is needed by May 15, 2015. Assuming funds are collected through this donation drive, it is expected that the Diocese of Bridgeport Sacred Arts Committee will approve the project for construction to begin June 15, 2015.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this very important security project.

Click here to make your donation.

Senior Class Gift

Senior Class Gift

All seniors should have received a Senior Class Gift donation card in their homerooms today.  Please see your homeroom teacher if you did not receive yours. 

$20.15 is a great donation in honor of your graduating year, and can be made in honor of Faculty, Staff Member, or Coach who has helped to make your IHS experience a great one!

With one month to go until the Alumni Induction Ceremony, we look forward to the IHS Class of 2015 leaving their legacy, by making a donation to our Front Entrance Project by Friday, May 29th. This is a great opportunity to honor a teacher or staff member with your donation. The honoree will receive a note, letting them know of your donation in their honor. 

ANY AMOUNT is greatly appreciated ... having 100% of the seniors participate is what matters!

Thank you in advance, to the Class of 2015 for leaving their legacy, as classes before you have done!

Click here to make your donation.

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