FOUNDATION

Foundation

Founded in the early 1980's, The Butte Central Education Foundation was established to advance the goals of the Butte Central Catholic School System. Our primary purposes are to raise funds for the operating budgets of Butte Central Catholic Schools and to strengthen the future of our schools through endowment funding.

The Foundation serves as the cornerstone of fundraising in the Butte Central Catholic School System. Funds raised annually by the Foundation are used to meet the costs of education that are not covered by tuition and parish subsidies.

Total Foundation Impact 2018-2019:

$ 1,019,207.00

Memorial Program

The Butte Central Foundation recognizes all of those who are no longer with us. We accept donations on behalf of individuals and will post obituaries upon request.

Funding Our Schools

 

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Mathew 25:40) There is little you could do that would have more impact on the lives of those in our community, than to share your charitable dollars with Butte Central Catholic Schools. Your donation will help change the trajectory of not only our students but their entire families as well. Thank you for considering a gift today!

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The Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow Scholarship Program 

 

The Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow Scholarship Program was established to provide scholarships to Montana families attending private K-12 schools. We are proud to be a state approved Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) and we are excited to provide scholarships to eligible students who attend a qualified education provider (QEP). Our goal is to help families in their pursuit of private education for their K-12 children.

  • Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow Scholarships are based on family income and are designed for families with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $125,000 or less.

The Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow utilizes FACTS Managements to process scholarship applications and to assess a family’s financial eligibility. To apply, families must complete the attached application and go to https://online.factsmgt.com/inst/3D53S to verify family income and scholarship eligibility.

Fundraising Activities

  • Maroon Activities Association
  • Annual Fund
  • Super Bowl Fundraiser
  • BC Auction

Campaign Goals

In 2018, the Butte Central Catholic School System embarked on a $3.7 million Capital Campaign to help fund the tuition decreases in our school system and to strengthen the future of our schools.

Funding Goals:

  • Scholarships → $ 1,500,000
  • Faculty Support → $ 500,000
  • Technology Support → $ 250,000
  • IT Support → $ 312,000
  • High School Guidance Counseling Program → $ 168,000
  • Bishop Thomas Scholars Academy → $125,000
  • Cote Resource Program → $125,000
  • Capital Improvements → $400,000
  • Building Maintenance Needs → $100,000
  • MAC Debt → $300,000
    • Total Goal → $3,780,000
    • Amount Pledged to Date → $2,301,000
    • Amount Needed to Meet Our Goal → $1,479,000

Foundation Board of Directors

Members

John Davis
Carrie Keane
Joe McBride
Don Peoples Sr
Bernie Boyle
Tom Boyle
Meghan Terry
Bryce McPartland
Ed Simonich
Northey Trethway

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Ex-Officio Members

Don Peoples Jr- Executive Director Butte Central Education Foundation
Dawn Ann Peterson- Principal Butte Central Catholic Elementary-Jr. High
Chad Petersen- Activities Director Butte Central High School
Melissa Hill- Associate Director Butte Central Education Foundation
Brendan R. McDonough- Associate Director Butte Central Education Foundation