EITC is a program that gives Tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.
For more information visit: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/
Just a few years ago St. Philip School celebrated the 100th year of providing a Catholic Education in Crafton/Pittsburgh area. When I think about that I can’t help but imagine, not the number of children that have attended our school, but the families and the generations that have been a part of St. Philip. Most striking in my short time here has been the conversations I have had during open house, meet the teacher night, after Christmas Mass and even in the Giant Eagle, talking to adults of all ages that were eager to point out their generational connections to the Church and the school.
In several discussions, I heard stories of four or more generations of family members that had attended and now their grandchildren, cousins, brothers and sisters and even our teachers’ sons and daughters are here carrying on their family name in our halls, classrooms and Church. It was from these discussions that our theme for Catholic Schools week “Discover the community of our St. Philip School,” was born.
This has been eye opening for me and heartening as well, to know that in the world we live in today, there is still a place where neighbor knows neighbor, where buying a home on the same block where you grew up is common, and when someone is in need the community comes forward to help. Although I have not been a part of the past of St. Philip school, as I look forward, I feel responsible and entrusted with the duty as principal to guide and protect the future of our school. What has been for over 100 years must continue to thrive and grow so the beauty that is Church/school/community continues for the next generation.
I hope that you will help us continue to make sure Catholic Education remains a strong part of our local community. On behalf of our entire school community, I am most grateful for any donation you can give on this special Day of Giving. The Legacy of St. Philip School continues, and the result is evident in our wonderful and talented alumni who, no matter where life takes them, always remember the strong foundation they were given at this “neighborhood jewel.”
All donations will be used in the school for infrastructure, tuition assistance and or capital improvement projects.
Dr. Brian M. Dougherty
Gifts Reaffirming Catholic Education (GRACE Program)
The GRACE program provides an opportunity for people to donate to St. Philip School while sharing special intentions and prayer requests. Established more than 20 years ago, the GRACE program is held monthly in church where students recite the names and pray for those on the GRACE prayer list. Donations of any amount are accepted and donations of $1,000 or more are placed on the perpetual GRACE prayer list.
Please complete the form below to make a GRACE donation and mail the completed form as instructed. You may also request an enrollment card to give to the person or family for whom you are requesting prayers.