Anchor Fund

St. Philomena School Anchor Fund



Anchor Fund FAQ

Q: What is the Anchor Fund and how can I make a contribution?

A: It is an annual giving program that raises funds for St. Philomena School. The funds help with tuition assistance, school facility and safety improvements and to secure the heritage and tradition of St. Philomena School. To make a donation you can call the Development Office at (206) 824-4051 ext. 127, mail contributions with attention to the Development Office to 1815 S 220th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198. You can also donate on line at

Q: Why does St. Philomena Catholic School ask for contributions?

A: It is our mission to remain accessible to families seeking Catholic education for their children. The Anchor Fund is not a “fundraiser”, it is a commitment by you to invest in the future of our parish school. Through your donations we will be able to bridge the gap between what we receive in tuition and our operating budget, all the while keeping tuition affordable for our families.

Q: Is parent, alumni, parish, and community participation important? 

A: Yes! Every school family signed a Commitment Contract for the 2021-2022 school year stating that they will contribute to the Anchor Fund. 100% participation of our families and staff is important to ensure that St. Philomena School will be able continue our mission to teach, model, and promote Gospel Values in all areas of a balanced curriculum. With the help of St. Philomena alumni, parish members and the community all donations to this years Anchor Fund will ensure that we are able to continue providing affordable Catholic education to those seeking it now and in the future. Any amount of support is greatly appreciated.

Q: Will I receive a tax benefit from my donation? 

A: Yes. No goods or services will be received in exchange for your gift, so it will be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive written recognition of your gift for your tax records.

Q: How can I maximize my charitable donation to the fullest?

A: There are many companies with gift matching programs. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources Department for information on matching gifts. St. Philomena School will provide whatever documentation you might need in order to facilitate a matching gift.

If you have further questions please contact Pam Blood at