#SAAFIREDUP Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is #SAAfiredup?

    #SAAfiredup is St. Agnes Academy’s annual giving day. This fundraising event encourages everyone in the St. Agnes community to come together and give back to a school that has given so much to them. For 24 hours, students, alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends unite to show their support.
  • When is #SAAfiredup?

    #SAAfiredup will run from 7 am on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 through 7 am Thursday, April 30, 2020.
  • Why should I participate in #SAAfiredup?

    Educating one student costs more than her tuition alone. Almost 10% of St. Agnes’ budget depends on fundraising efforts. Every donation supports our students growth as leaders of today and tomorrow. From tuition assistance to classroom technology to our exemplary faculty, every gift makes our exceptional educational experience possible. When we each give what we can, whether $5 or $500, we all can all make a big difference in the lives of our Academy women.  
  • Are gifts tax deductible?

    Yes. Gifts are 100 percent tax deductible. You will receive an initial tax letter with your gift confirmation. For gifts of $250 or more, you will receive a tax receipt within 10-15 business days.
  • Can I give to more than one area?

    Yes, you can make multiple gifts when you check out. Make sure to select “split my gift” on the gift menu to select the other areas you would like to support. Your card will only be charged once for the sum of your donations.
  • Why don't all the graduating classes have a class scholarship?

    The Class Scholarship was created in 2010 for seniors of graduating classes to give back to St. Agnes. If your class is interested in learning how to create a class scholarship, please send an email and someone from the Advancement office will be in touch. 

    If your class does not have a scholarship, please consider making your gift to the Academy Fund. It supports everything at St. Agnes, including tuition assistance. Your gift will be counted towards the class challenge for your class year.
  • How do challenges and matches work?

    Challenges and matches are time-sensitive, regulated incentives to make your donations go further. Each challenge and match will be listed on the campaign page and emails will be sent explaining the rules for each match and challenge.
  • Where do the challenge funds come from?

    Challenge funds were generously donated by members of the St. Agnes Academy community.
  • How can I contribute to the challenge pool?

    Contact Reema Kasavich at 713.219.5404.
  • Is there a maximum donation amount?

    There is no maximum, however there is a $2,500 maximum donation amount on the official giving page which will only be live on April 29. If you wish to donate $2,500 or more, please contact Reema Kasavich at 713.219.5404 or make your gift at by clicking here.
  • Who should I contact if I have a question about my gift?

    For general questions about your gift, please email saafiredup@st-agnes.org or call 713.219.5404
  • Do you accept matching gifts from my employer?

    Absolutely! Click here to find out if your employer matches gifts. 
  • What other ways can I get involved?

    Help us spread the word! We have only 24 hours, and we want to reach as many people as possible. Use your social media channels to help bring awareness to this event. Interested in becoming an advocate? Please fill out this form or contact Reema Kasavich.
  • What does my gift support?

    You may designate your gift to the Academy Fund, Student Life Center, or any established Class Scholarship. When you make your gift, you can select from a list.
  • How do I donate?

    Make a gift online at www.st-agnes.org/givingday on April 29. When the campaign is live, you can click the "Give Now" button on the website. If you've reached this page before or after the campaign, please click here to make your donation.
  • When will my card be charged?

    Your credit or debit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift.