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5 Days for THE 400- Parents

5 Days for THE 400 Parent Challenge Sep. 26- Oct. 4

The Power of Participation Starts With YOU!
PARENT GOAL = 72% participation in 5 days

The Annual Fund supports every Cadet, teacher, and program at Benedictine Military School. It provides the flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and to take advantage of new opportunities. It helps to bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating a student and the tuition. Every gift truly counts—no matter the size.  Thanks to the generosity of the BC community, the annual fund can support a wide range of needs across the school.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 items.

  • Why is the Benedictine Fund important?

    The Annual Fund is the school's second-largest revenue source behind tuition, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the BC’s operating budget.  Being an independent school means that we are a non-profit organization, operating without financial support from local or federal taxes. We rely on tuition income, annual fund income, and endowment income to support the day-to-day operation of our school. The Annual Fund helps bridge that gap. Our Cadets are the most direct and immediate beneficiaries of all Benedictine Fund gifts.

  • Why did BC start the 5 Day Parent Giving Challenge?

    Two years ago, we launched the 5 Days for THE 400 Parent Campaign because our parent participation was averaging 30 percent. That year, we reached 72 percent parent participation in just 5 days and 77 percent for the whole year! Last year, 68 percent of BC's current parents gave, raising over $80,000 in just 5 days. Please participate this year to help us reach our goal of 72 percent in 5 days!!!

  • Why is Parent Participation so important?

    High levels of parent participation is a vote of confidence in the mission and culture of BC. It is a reflection of the support and the commitment to our Benedictine values which are instilled in every Cadet.
  • What are my giving options?

    ONLINE: You can make an online gift on this page.

    ONE TIME GIFT: You can click on “Make a Gift or Pledge Today” and enter your credit card.

    PLEDGE: You can click “Make a Gift or Pledge Today” and choose the “pledge to give” option, enter your credit card, and choose a payment date that works best for you. Your payment needs to be received no later than June 30, 2023.

    RECURRING: You can choose the recurring payment option which allows you to spread payments over multiple installments throughout the fiscal year. June 30 is the end of our fiscal year period and all pledges must be paid in full at that time.

     
  • How much should I contribute?

    Every gift, of any size, is meaningful, impactful, and very much appreciated. We ask you to consider giving as generously as you are able, but whatever the amount, it is your participation that BC values most.

BC Parent Testimonies

Parents Chuck '90 and Leigh Heimes
Charlie Heimes Class of 2026
Chuck and I are both products of a Catholic education. I attended St. Vincent’s, and he attended BC. We always knew Charlie would go to BC. What we didn’t know was how much we would love it! In the short time he has been here, he has grown into a more confident and mature young man. The administration, faculty and staff have exceeded our expectations. We are so grateful to everyone that makes BC such a wonderful environment for young men to thrive. We have no doubt that BC will prepare Charlie for the next chapter in his life. BC educates the whole child and that what is most important to us. We are proud to have Charlie fall in line and be a part of the BC 400!

Parents Daniel and Teresa Swift
Alden Swift Class of 2025
Our family is from Oregon, and our search for BC began while our son, Alden, was still in the sixth grade. The high school we were searching for had to have a strong academic program as well as an excellent athletic department. I still remember the night my wife was researching high schools in the southeastern states and found BC’s website. She exclaimed excitedly, “I think I found it!” We soon made a trip to Savannah and met with Mr. Lemieux (who came in on his day off to meet with us)! He was so very gracious and welcoming. Upon meeting teachers, coaches, and administrators, we quickly felt the BC environment seemed a perfect fit for Alden. We later returned to attend the Open House and Alden shadowed a couple of classes. He declared, “this is where I want to go to school!”

BC has turned out to be everything we hoped for and more. Our son has already grown so much mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. For us, the parents, it seems as if we have been able to seamlessly pass on our parenting values and style to this amazing school for them to make the final touches on our son’s young life. While the standards of BC are rigorous and demanding, and the expectations of the Cadets are high, the support network truly is remarkable. Everyone involved at the school from the faculty, support staff, parent volunteers and alumni, are committed to the success of these young men. The BC family will help them in every imaginable way to achieve their goals and, most importantly, be prepared for their lives ahead. “Forward, always forward” is not just a motto, it’s a belief.
 
Parents John '86 and Leigh Ebberwein
Stephen Ebberwein Class of 2024
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children." Understanding that education runs so much deeper than academics, Leigh and I could not imagine a better place than Benedictine in helping to form our boys into young men. As our youngest son, Stephen, has begun his junior year, it is evident that the Benedictine tradition has already started to take root in him. Catholic education is very important to our family. We are very blessed to be able to support Benedictine's 400 Parent Campaign this year; Investing in our son's future and ensuring that generations of young men will be a part of this special place is an honor. 
 
Parent Rachel White
Theron White Class of 2023
In 2012, Theron was 6 years old and my twin daughters had just turned a year old when we relocated to Savannah from Detroit after the death of my husband. While in Detroit, he attended a Catholic school because of the structure and principles taught. However, as a single mother, the thought of one day sending my son to a private school seemed unrealistic financially. When the time came to explore high school options, my son suggested BC. He admired the brotherhood. I admired the academic excellence and structure in addition to the brotherhood so often spoke about when discussing BC to native Savannahians. We decided to attend an open house. The lunch menu blew my son’s mind. But the faculty, administration team, academics, the overwhelming support of the alums, and scholarship sold me. Sending my son to BC was the best decision. I am so proud of the young man my son has become. He is a well-rounded young man of strong character. I am forever grateful for the support provided by the alumni and parents, like myself, who understand the importance of giving above and beyond tuition to support additional funding to help another fellow student to attend and continue the BC legacy.