The Santa Catalina Fund

The Santa Catalina Fund is an essential revenue source for the school's annual operating budget. As is true at all independent schools, tuition income does not fully cover the cost of educating our students. 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.

The Santa Catalina Fund drive for parents runs for 6 weeks, beginning in October and concluding before Thanksgiving. Pledges to the Santa Catalina Fund can be made during that time and fulfilled by the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

Family of Funds

Santa Catalina's Greatest Need

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.


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.


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.


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

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

Tuition Assistance

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


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.

Giving Levels

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' LevelUp to $249

Donors who make gifts at the Patrons' Circle level and above are considered members of the 1950 Society.