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What is the purpose of the RCS Department of Advancement?
Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS) Department of Advancement works to advance the mission and growth of our schools and school system through marketing, public relations, events, and fundraising efforts and appeals. RCS Department of Advancement cultivates and fosters relationships with all RCS families of current and past, as well as the greater Rochester community.

How will my gift be used?
Rochester Catholic Schools works diligently to be excellent stewards of all funds raised; utilizing donations at the point of greatest need during the year the gift is received. If you wish to designate your gift to a specific area of school life such as tuition assistance, arts, athletics, or staff professional development we are pleased to honor your request. Every gift is appreciated and needed and will greatly benefit our students and families.

How can I donate today?
You can make your gift online ,

or you may mail a check to:
RCS Department of Advancement
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

If you would like to make a monthly recurring gift, please contact the Department of Advancement at (507) 424-1817 or and we will be pleased to coordinate a plan that is easy and convenient for you. Thank you for considering an ongoing financial blessing for Rochester Catholic Schools.

I can only contribute a small amount. Does my gift really make a difference?
Yes! Every gift matters!! The Bible is clear it is not the amount of the gift that is important; rather it is the spirit in which the gift is given that really counts. In Matthew 21:1-4 Jesus praised the widow who gave two small mites to the temple offering. Even though her gift was small, it was a sacrifice and she gave it willingl. Like the widow, when we come together to offer a portion of our resources to God through the Rochester Catholic Schools, we please God while making possible the accessibility to a hope and a future for hundreds of Rochester youth through the life transforming opportunity for a Catholic education. Together with gifts large and small, we can all make a difference in a child’s life!

Is my donation to RCS tax-deductible?
Yes! Rochester Catholic Schools is a 501(c)3 organization. Gifts made directly to Rochester Catholic Schools, where no goods or services are received in exchange for your contribution, are tax deductible.