The Fund for RICE

Brother Rice Catholic High School Bloomfield Hills mi Fund for Rice

 

Brother Rice High School relies on gifts of all sizes to advance the mission of Blessed Edmund Rice. Each year, gifts to Brother Rice High School help students form the foundation of values and skills that will last a lifetime – Respect, Integrity, Character, Excellence. Annual contributions to The Fund for RICE from alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, parents, staff, and friends of Brother Rice bring us closer to realizing the goals and objectives of our Strategic Plan, Building our Future on a Foundation of Faith. Gifts to The Fund for RICE allow the Brother Rice Leadership to prioritize the areas of greatest student need while supporting our mission in all areas including religious activities, curricular enhancements, technology upgrades, campus improvements, and tuition assistance.  Every gift counts!

 

 

FAQ

 

 

Why does Brother Rice need me to give every year?  

Your annual gift to Brother Rice provides strength and stability by providing vital resources that shape the excellence in education and Warrior experience on our campus.  Tuition and Endowment Funds alone do not cover the operating cost of Brother Rice.

 

Why not raise tuition to cover the full cost of expenses?

We do not want the expense of tuition to prohibit qualified students from attending our school.  It is especially important to our mission that tuition remains affordable in order to serve all families choosing a Catholic education.  Currently, tuition and Endowment funds only cover approximately 80% of the cost of a Brother Rice education.  The Fund for RICE and gifts like yours, make up the difference.

 

Can I direct my gift to an area of special interest? 

Of course.  Your gift matters to us and we want to support what matters to you. You can restrict your gift to the priority areas listed below, or contact the Advancement Department to discuss your area of passion.

• Academic Programs

• Athletic Facilities and Programs

• Capital Improvements

• Tuition Assistance Program

• Scholarship Funds – Named or general

• Unrestricted – The area of greatest need

 

Is 100% participation important?

Yes! Even a $5.00 gift can help increase our alumni and family participation percentage.  Before outside funding sources, such as foundations, will consider donating their dollars, they want to know that the Brother Rice Alumni and Community are supporters as well.  With the increasingly competitive market in our area, a high percentage of alumni and family participation is extremely important.  For that reason, EVERY GIFT COUNTS!

 

When is the best time to make a gift?

It is always a good time to give to The Fund for RICE.  The Brother Rice fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30th annually and all donations in the fiscal year will be recognized in our Honor Roll of Investors.

 

If I contribute early in the year, will I still receive other mailings?

Yes, each of our mailings includes important Brother Rice information that you may not find through other sources.  Additionally, many of our supporters make more than one gift in a year.

 

What are matching gifts?

Many companies allow employees to increase the impact of their charitable contributions through a company-sponsored Matching Gift Program.  You can maximize your charitable gifts to Brother Rice in one of the following ways:

• Obtain a Matching Gift Form from your employer and mail to Brother Rice with your donation.

• Utilize the matching gift service provided on your company website.

• Provide your company with an acknowledgment from Brother

Rice that you made a gift.

The Brother Rice High School Tax ID number is 38-1647300

 

Can you explain Giving Circles?

It is our hope that all stakeholders in the success of Brother Rice High School prayerfully discern a meaningful amount to donate.  We hope that our alumni and families will choose to make Brother Rice their philanthropic priority.  Giving Circles recognize donors for their combined annual gifts through The Fund for RICE and our events.  Members of the Stewards for RICE are invited to the Evening of Gratitude Reception each fall.   

 

Giving Circles:

Stewards of RICE

  • Edmund Rice Circle:  Gifts of $25,000 and above.
  • Founder’s Circle:  Gifts of from $10,000 to $24,999.
  • Christian Brothers Circle:  Gifts from $5,000 to $9,999
  • President’s Circle:  Gifts from $2,500 t0 $4,999
  • Principal’s Circle:  Gifts from $1,000 to $2,499

Pillars of RICE

  • Warriors Circle:  Gifts from $500 to $999
  • Orange & Black Circle:  Gifts from $250 to $499
  • Band of Brothers Circle:  Gifts up to $249

 

 

We always welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally.  You can reach members of the Advancement Department at 248-833-2010, or you can email Advancement@brrice.edu.

 

Ways To Give

There are many ways to give to Brother Rice High School, all which have a positive tax impact on the donor.  While every donor should seek professional tax advice as to the extent of the positive tax treatment they would reap as a result of making a gift to Brother Rice, the tax code is clearly supportive to both donors and charitable institutions.

The following are general giving categories by which you can make a gift to Brother Rice High School.  If you need more information or are interested in discussing a gift to Brother Rice, please contact:

Brian Dilworth ‘83, Chief Advancement Officer 

248-833-2012 or dilworth@brrice.edu

 

Credit Cards:

Through the use of a credit or debit card, any donor can contribute to Brother Rice by clicking here.

Cash or Check:

Mail to the Office of Advancement at Brother Rice High School, 7101 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills MI 48301.  You may bring cash donations to our finance office. Donations may be given over a one or multi-year period.  The Advancement Office will help you with a plan that suits your needs.

 Matching Gifts
Many companies match contributions made by an employee or their spouse. The donor is acknowledged for the original gift plus the amount of the match. Please check with your human resources department to determine if your company participates in a matching gifts program then obtain the proper forms to send to our Advancement Office.

IRA Distribution
Recently signed legislation, Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, permanently extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision. The provision allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.

Planned Giving

Brother Rice recognizes those who support our vision for the future by including the school in their estate plans. We welcome individuals who make gifts through bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of life insurance, real-estate, or retirement assets.  Please contact Brian Dilworth for more information.

Securities:

By transferring appreciated stock, bonds, or property, a donor may receive a substantial tax savings. By making an appreciated security gift to the school, a donor may avoid capital gains tax possibly resulting in a complete tax deduction for the gift’s full market value.

 

Giving Circles

These groups are to recognize alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, associations, and friends for their support of Brother Rice High School.

Stewards of RICE

  • Edmund Rice Circle:  Named after our founder, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, honors donors making gifts of $25,000 and above.
  • Founder’s Circle: Named for Dr. Thomas Hussey, Thomas Grosvenor, and Patrick Finn who helped Edmund found his first school, honors those making gifts from $10,000 to $24,999.
  • Christian Brothers Circle: Honors those making gifts from $5,000 to $9,999
  • President’s Circle: Honors those making gifts from $2,500 t0 $4,999
  • Principal’s Circle: Honors those making gifts from $1,000 to $2,499

Pillars of RICE

  • Warriors Circle: Honors those making gifts from $500 to $999
  • Orange & Black Circle: Honors those making gifts from $250 to $499
  • Band of Brothers Circle: Honors those making gifts up to $249