The Santa Catalina Fund

The Santa Catalina Fund is the engine that powers our daily operations. Tuition income alone does not cover all the costs of educating our students. The Santa Catalina Fund bridges the difference between tuition revenue and the cost of running the school. It allows Santa Catalina to sustain qualities that ensure a meaningful and purposeful student experience, including retaining talented teachers, maintaining a vibrant campus, and ensuring accessible tuition. That's why each year we rely on the generosity of the entire school community to support the Santa Catalina Fund. Your annual tax-deductible gifts go to work immediately and impact every corner of the campus.

Family of Funds

Greatest Need

Happy Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School student

Your contributions to our greatest need allow us to respond to opportunities as they arise and to promote Santa Catalina's reputation as a place for dynamic discovery.


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Santa Catalina is committed to keeping pace with technological advances for education. Gifts to this fund provide our students with global information access, hardware and software upgrades, and technological upgrades across every facet of the curriculum.


Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School student artwork

We believe that the arts are an essential element of a well-rounded education. Gifts to this fund provide enrichment and funding for productions, musical instruments and their maintenance, art supplies, and additional resources that encourage creative expression.


Girl volleyball players huddle on the court with their hands on each other's heads.

All boys and girls are encouraged to participate in athletics, thereby reaping the benefits of reaching a personal best, good health, fun, and valuable lessons of sportsmanship. Gifts to this fund provide uniforms, travel expenses, equipment, and support the expansion of our athletic facilities.

Teaching and Learning

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Your gifts to this fund provide ongoing professional development for faculty and staff, as well as enhancements to the curriculum. This advanced training translates into creative approaches to teaching that ultimately benefit our students.

Financial Aid

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With our distinguished history of recognizing and encouraging diversity, our financial aid program is a key element in ensuring that Santa Catalina's learning environment remains both diverse and inclusive.


Parent Giving

Gifts to the Santa Catalina Fund from parents and our greater school community help support the “everyday magic” of Santa Catalina. Every year the Santa Catalina Fund parent campaign begins with a fall push. While our main message during this time is PLEDGE NOW, full payment is not due until June 30.

Almost every year, the Lower and Middle School achieves 100% parent participation in the Santa Catalina Fund. This high level of support is essential when Catalina submits grant requests to foundations. Of course, increased participation across all grades is only possible because of our wonderful team of Santa Catalina Fund parent volunteers who reach out to their fellow parents each fall.

Giving Levels

Every gift, at every giving level, makes a difference in the lives of our students and faculty.

All donors to the Santa Catalina Fund are acknowledged in the Annual Report.

  • Founders' Circle — $20,000 and above
  • Veritas Circle — $10,000 to $19,999
  • Hacienda Circle — $5,000 to $9,999
  • Legacy Circle — $2,500 to $4,999
  • Patrons' Circle — $1,500 to $2,499
  • Associates' Level — $500 to $1,499
  • Friends' Level — $250 to $499
  • Contributors' Level — Up to $249

The 1950 Society

Donors who make gifts at the Patrons' Circle level and above are considered members of the 1950 Society, founded to recognize the school’s most loyal and generous supporters whose gifts provide the foundation of annual support to the Santa Catalina Fund each fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). We honor 1950 Society members annually at a special, exclusive event in Monterey.

If you would like to make a gift to The Santa Catalinian 1950 Society or have questions about being a member, please contact the Development Office.

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