“We must aim to send our pupils out ‘in the service of love’,
emboldened with the Gospel of Joy, to change the world.”- Pope Francis 2013
We are a community committed to upholding the 50+ years of excellence in Catholic education at Christ the King Catholic School. With the caring support and enthusiastic involvement of our community, we are able to bridge the difference between tuition and the cost of educating a child. The financial generosity of parents, parishioners, grandparents, alumni, and friends enables Christ the King School to flourish, sustain and grow our tradition of excellence. A variety of ways are available to someone who wants to ensure that the students of Christ the King have the tools they need.
The Annual Fund is an effective way to provide for unrestricted operating funds for the day to day operation of the school. While tuition does the same, tuition doesn’t cover it all! A gift to the Annual Fund goes directly to programs for the students, providing vital support for current needs, including core activities, curriculum and curriculum enrichment, extracurricular programs, or current technology with the benefit of a tax deduction for donors. Please donate using the link above, or contact the school to make your gift to the Annual Fund. If you would like to learn more please call the school.
SONrise Society Breakfast Plan to join together with friends, alumni, parents, past parents and parishioners for our Annual Community Breakfast in honor of the largest ministry of this parish. We will gather together for a simple meal, a chance to hear about accomplishments from these past years, and our vision for the future. Every school day for over 50 years, approximately 245 students are on our campus, learning and growing spiritually, academically and emotionally. Students graduate here and continue successfully at high schools, college and into their lives full of faith. It is a blessing to the families of the East Valley to be able to attend Christ the King Catholic School and these families appreciate your efforts as a parish community. While this is a fundraiser for operating funds for the school, there is no minimum for this free event. This event is held in early Fall Annually, at that time you can RSVP from the front page of the school website – www.ctk-catholicschool.org or call the school office 480-844-4480
Dinner Auction We wish to extend our personal thanks to the wonderful and generous Christ the King Catholic school community, Christ the King Parish and other numerous benefactors who make this annual event possible. Year after year, we are humbled by the enthusiasm for Christ the King Catholic School’s mission to educating the “whole child” – mentally and spiritually – and the commitment to helping raise vital funds for the children of Christ the King Catholic School.
The theme for the 2017-18 School Year event has not yet been set. A date has been set aside of March 7, yet the event may look different than the last 14 years. We are still looking for co-chairs and team leaders (and workers)! Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org However it comes together will be a wonderful opportunity for the parents, alumni, and friends of the school, as well as the parish, to come together to support the children of Christ the King Catholic School, all with a goal of fostering our community. We would like to thank the many talented and inspiring volunteers who have donated many hours to help us with this special evening in years past. Many volunteers contribute every year in countless ways, and we are extremely grateful for their time and support. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you would like to donate your time, an item or even underwrite part of this special evening. Visit the CTK Fundraiser Website.
Christ the King Catholic School Endowments
Christ the King Catholic School holds several Endowments with the Catholic Community Foundation. An Endowment Fund is an investment in the long-term viability and stability of the school, and provides annual income for operations and professional services. The Mary Ellen Thayer Endowment Fund provides a scholarship each year for a student who attends Christ the King School. As part of its mission to provide an affordable Catholic education, the school operates with support from the Catholic Education Association and statewide scholarship tuition assistance organizations (STO’s) to support parents in educating each child. These organizations along with Annual Giving, the Annual School Fundraiser and the Endowment Fund, work to seamlessly ensure every family that has the desire for Catholic education can achieve that dream.
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Christ the King Catholic School sponsors a Scrip Program which allows you to purchase gift cards for your everyday purchases of gas, groceries, restaurants, movies, etc. instead of using credit cards, check, or cash. The gift cards are the same gift cards you buy at the stores and restaurants themselves, but when you purchase the gift cards through the CTK Scrip Program, CTK earns rebates from these stores and restaurants. These rebates can be designated by you as a charitable contribution to the school. Scrip gift cards are available at the School office, before or after school, and after most Masses on Sunday!
Catholic Education Arizona
Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) is the School Tuition Organization of the Diocese of Phoenix. Donations that are received through CEA support families that need, or benefit from tuition assistance. In 2015, CEA provided over $200,000 in scholarships to the students at Christ the King Catholic School. When you redirect your tax dollars to Catholic Education Arizona, through a simple tax credit that costs you nothing ($0), your thoughtful act pays dividends now and into the future. Read more, watch a video on the benefit to our society, community and church and learn exactly how it works HERE or attend one of our monthly Scholarship Workshops.
Find out more about the In Memory of Mary Ellen Thayer Scholarship Fund