Bellarmine Parent Partnership

Bellarmine Parent Partnership is your commitment to join with others in the community to ensure the best possible experience for your child during their time at Bellarmine. This year, contributed funds comprise nearly 9% of our operating budget directed primarily to sustaining Student Financial Aid, which now benefits 340 students or 40% of Bellarmine families.

Your commitment to the Parent Partnership is fulfilled by participating in the following five ways:

1.    Make a gift to the Financial Aid Fund. 4 out of every 10 students are attending Bellarmine because of financial aid. These are the students that sit next to your child in class, perform in choir with them, play with them on the fields and courts, or pray next to them at Mass. Your support is vital to fund this essential component of our annual budget. With an average financial aid grant of$6,000, these families and students are counting on our collective support. Please be as generous as you can and consider your annual gift today.

2.    Support the Lions Share raffle. Encourage your student to sell raffle tickets for the annual Lions Share Raffle featuring this year’s expanded pool of winning prizes. 100% of the raffle proceeds support Bellarmine’s Financial Aid Fund and the Adopt-a-Family service project. The raffle not only helps those most in need here at Bellarmine and throughout our community, but is an opportunity for students to model, learn, and become leaders in philanthropy.

3.    Become a Bellarmine Partner. Join with other local businesses and individuals in showing your support for Bellarmine. The Partners program provides unique sponsorship opportunities and year-round visibility for your business and a chance to direct your support to the Bellarmine Boosters, Athletics or Activities.

4.    Support the annual PRIDE Gala. Donate a gift of cash or goods/services, purchase items through the online auction, attend the event and bid vigorously, or join the hundreds of parents and friends of Bellarmine who volunteer each year to serve on committees.

5.    Be a part of Bellarmine. Participation gets people onto and involved in the campus, and encourages students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff to grow in community. It also helps offset costs that would otherwise come out of our operating budget. Thousands of dollars are saved every year by the work our volunteers do at Bellarmine. See the back for a list of volunteer opportunities from which families can choose.

Thank you for your consideration to join with others in the Parent Partnership. While the level of support may vary with time and resources, our goal is for all families to participate.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Adopt-a-Family
Contact: Julie Hiles, hilesj@bellarmineprep.org

Ambassador Program
Contact: Maddy Freeberg B’07, Manager of Outreach, freebergm@bellarmineprep.org

Campus Ministry/Retreat Programs
Contact: Josh Barnes, barnesj@bellarmineprep.org

Family Housing Network
Contact: Robert Payne, payner@bellarmineprep.org

Wiegand Nursery and Greenhouse
Contact: Lila Transue, transuel@bellarmineprep.org

Philomathea
Philomathea, Bellarmine’s parent group, works with other Bellarmine organizations to support students, parents and activities. Contact: Jenevie Llanes, Philomathea President (2017-2018 school year), (360) 870-4241.
VOLUNTEER EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
Attending or volunteering at events is a great way to support the school while connecting with the Bellarmine community. For more information on attending or volunteering at Bellarmine events, please contact: Lynn Miller, Director of Events for the Office of Advancement, (253) 761-354, millerl@bellarmineprep.org.
Thanksgiving Eve Mass & Pie Social
A special Thanksgiving Mass followed by a social of pie and refreshments.

Sip & Paint with PRIDE
A unique evening of fun, food, wine and artistry for all women of the Bellarmine community

Grandparents Day
A favorite tradition, where students invite their grandparents to a catered luncheon.

PRIDE Gala
Bellarmine Boosters Events
For more information on attending or volunteering at the following Booster events, please contact: Tom Bordeaux, Booster President (2016-2017 school year) at tom.bordeaux@att.com
Booster Crab Feed
Booster Annual Golf Tournament