St. Thomas More Society


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Current Year STMS Donor Roll


STMS Giving Summary

(Since the inception of the STMS in 2011 – Updated December 21, 2016)

 

10,383 Gifts

 

$4,422,214 Total Received

 

40 States Represented

Most Recent Fiscal Year

(July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016)

 

$819,958.64 total STMS received

 

The annual need for 2016-2017 based on funding required to pay for the growth at TMP-Marian and our Future Monarchs at Holy Family Elementary is $890,000

 

This total helps fund our faculty, but also provides technology needs, textbooks, transportation to activities and so much more.

Proud Legacy and Limitless Future

In Hoc Signo Spes MeaCatholic schools in Hays have enjoyed a rich tradition for over 100 years since the Capuchin Fathers and Sisters of St. Agnes came to the high plains to serve the region and educate children in the Catholic tradition.
Catholic schools taught math, reading, science fundamentals and spiritual faith formation for thousands of students. Providing for expansion and enhancement of services as demand increases will require additional resources. Building on our rich legacy will require additional commitments from supporters of Catholic education in order to capitalize on opportunities and realize our full potential as a faith community. Today the Catholic schools of Holy Family Elementary and Thomas More Prep-Marian continue to serve Hays youth. The legacy of the educators and parents that believed a child educated with faith formation continues today. An estimated $737,000 is required on an annual basis in order to operate grades seven and eight. We have been asked by the diocese to have a five year funding plan for the integration of these new students into our schools. Operational funding for the Catholic Schools of the Heartland Parishes comes from several sources: parish tithes, endowment proceeds, student fees, and private dollars. The Saint Thomas More Society will supplement these sources of funds through an annual grass-roots commitment from all of our constituents to show support and allow for necessary program enhancement and expansion.
The St. Thomas More Society has been created to ensure continued growth and success of the Catholic Schools of the Heartland Parishes. Members of the society believe in furthering the success of Catholic education and are committed to financial security for the schools well into the future.

Patron’s Club…………………….$200,000 or more per year

Philosopher’s Club………………$100,000 or more per year

Rhetor’s Club…………………….$50,000 or more per year

Chancellor’s Club………………..$25,000 or more per year

High Steward’s Club…………….$10,000 or more per year

Speaker’s Club……………………$5,000 or more per year

Knight’s Club……………………..$2,000 or more per year

Councillor’s Club………………….$1,000 or more per year

Master’s Club……………………….$500 or more per year

Undersheriff’s Club…………………$250 or more per year

The giving levels established mirror the career and the life of Saint Thomas More, beginning with his service as one of two London undersheriffs in 1510. His vision, ambition, and devotion to God and to his family continue to serve as an inspiration for us today. These are the values we strive to instill in our young students who are the leaders of tomorrow.