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Become A Part of the Solution - Invest in Something Great

Every gift made to the Catholic Partnership Schools makes a difference. By supporting the Catholic Partnership Schools, you are not just nurturing young minds and spirits, providing tuition assistance and scholarships, or strengthening educational and extra-curricular program offerings. You would be on the forefront of a national movement to reform Catholic urban education, and to preserve a century-long legacy of social justice and excellence for future generations.

The 1,000 boys and girls who attend the Catholic Partnership Schools face enormous obstacles in their Camden neighborhoods. Their resilience and ability to thrive proves that their schools – often the only safe haven in their lives – are worth fighting for. The lifeline that the Catholic Partnership Schools extend to the students through this initiative is an investment that has an impact today and will for years to come.

Gifts to Catholic Partnership Schools are fully tax deductible as charitable contributions as allowed by law.

Ways to Give 

 

Support CPS’s critical operating needs, from keeping the lights on to offering quality literacy programs, through one-time or monthly giving.

When you give, you change CPS students’ lives and put them on a path to success. You can help students break the cycle of poverty and violence through a holistic, innovative education.

 

By sponsoring a student, you can unlock their potential. And see firsthand the impact your donation makes! Your gift covers the majority of the annual cost to educate one CPS student.

Many sponsors get to know their students through our sponsorship events. Enjoy board games and breakfast or lunch with students. There is no obligation to become involved with your student. However you choose to approach your sponsorship, CPS will keep you updated on the student’s growth.  

How "Sponsor a Student" (SAS) Works 

  • You, or a group of friends, make an annual gift of $7,000 to cover the cost of one CPS student’s education.
  • CPS sends you regular updates about your sponsored student's progress during the year.
  • You are invited to spend time with your sponsored student at annual SAS gatherings and other activities.
  • You are not obligated to meet or interact with your sponsored student if you prefer to watch him or her grow from a distance or anonymously.
  • Gifts to the "Sponsor a Student" program are unrestricted gifts.

For more information on the "Sponsor a Student" program, call the Development Office at 856-338-0966 or bbarry@cspschools.org.

 

A gift at the level of your choice means strong, continual funding that allows CPS to deliver quality education year-round. For the cost of a coffee, cocktail, or dinner out once a month, you can impact a child’s education. Donors receive recognition in our annual report.

 

CPS will send your honoree(s) a card notifying them of the gift. All gifts will be recognized in our annual report.

 

Please contact the development office to provide the details for making a stock contribution. bbarry@cspschools.org

 

Will your employer or your spouse’s employer match your gift? You can often double or triple the impact of your gift through your company’s matching gift program.

For more information, contact CPS’s Director of Development at 856-338-0966 or email bbarry@cspschools.org.

 

From keeping the lights on to offering quality programs, your company can make a difference each day in the lives of CPS students.

 

Our annual Education Summit, Beef & Beer, Golf Event and Spotlight Awards offer opportunities to support outstanding inner-city education and to be acknowledged via listings or logo recognition in CPS publications and promotional materials, such as event signage, program books, and webpages.

  • Education Summit
  • Beef & Beer
  • Spotlight Awards
  • Golf Event
 
Unique in today’s educational landscape, CPS offers a holistic education and provides programs that support all types of learners. Your gift supports our dedicated faculty and the distinctive learning experiences they provide.
 
General Operating Costs: From keeping the lights on to staffing high-caliber teachers, your general operating contribution impacts CPS students each day.
 
Sponsor a Student: Your gift covers the majority of the annual cost to educate one CPS student. CPS sends you regular updates about your sponsored child’s progress. Many sponsors get to know their students through our special sponsorship events. 
 
Summer SOAR: Summer SOAR is a 6-week, full-day summer program for Partnership students in rising K-8th grade. With a focus on academic reinforcement in the morning and extracurricular activities in the afternoon, they plan activities that will challenge, inspire, and engage the students so that they return to school in the fall at the same level as they were when school ended in the spring.  
 
Extended Day Programs: Our Before and After Care programs offer a safe environment, homework help, and access to exploring new skills such as Robotics, Aviation and boatbuilding. 
 
The Arts: CPS students receive weekly instruction in art and music with specialized teachers, bringing opportunities for growth and expression. CPS has partnerships with organizations across South Jersey.
 
Career Explorations Classes: Starting in 6th grade, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of career opportunities that are available to them. 

 

Encourage your employees to support CPS through:

  • United Way Donor Choice: enter Catholic Partnership Schools, Camden NJ to designate a gift to CPS.
  • Your Company’s Matching Gift Program

 

Designate CPS as the charity you wish to support when purchasing through Amazon Smile.amazon.com 

 

Your employees can make a difference in a variety of roles, such as library aides, mentors, coaches, and after-school tutors and coaches are always needed. There are also committee positions available. 


 

 

In-kind donations for sports teams, classroom use, or events can help CPS defray costs. Contact the Development Office to learn about current needs.

For more information, contact CPS’s Director of Development at 856-338-0966 or email bbarry@cspschools.org.

 

Once you’ve assured your family’s future, help secure CPS’s! A small fraction of your estate can transform a child’s life. It’s as simple as designating Catholic Partnership Schools, Inc., in your will. 

Four Common Planned Giving Strategies

  1. Bequest
  2. Gift of Retirement Assets
  3. Gift of Life Insurance
  4. Charitable Remainder Trust

Additional ways your resources can make a difference: an outright gift of cash, an outright gift of securities, an outright gift of personal property, a retained life estate, a gift of real estate, a charitable lead trust, or a charitable gift annuity.

For more information about how you can shape futures with your estate plans, or to notify us of inclusion in your will, contact Brian Barry, Director of Development, at 856-338-0966 or bbarry@cspschools.org.

This page is not intended as financial or legal advice. Please consult your advisers.