The HIPOW procurement committee met last week. As we brainstormed business donations and package ideas, it occurred to us the vast majority of the businesses discussed are local. They include Gene’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Seekins Ford Lincoln, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Denali State Bank, Gavora’s Fine Wine, Fort Knox, Mt. McKinley Bank, The Prospector and so many more.
These businesses are owned by people who live and work in Fairbanks and recognize the importance of giving back to community. Not only that, but they recognize the value of our schools.
Several weeks ago, a school parent called looking for a list of businesses that supported the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks. She wanted to shop for graduation gifts at these businesses and say “thank you.” We don’t know who this parent is, but if she’s reading this, we would like to say “thank you.”
Donations and tuition go hand in hand
All of the money raised at HIPOW and throughout the year helps keep tuition affordable. Monthly tuition is set at $677 (K-8)and $847 (9-12). We recognize not all families can pay this amount. So, let’s say a family of two students in the elementary grades pays $1,000 monthly. The gap of $354 (between tuition collected and full tuition) is filled by generous donors, both businesses and individuals alike.
When possible, please help us support the local businesses that help make our schools possible.