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The Advancement Office fosters relationships with families, alumni, and friends to advance the mission and growth of all five campuses within the Rochester Catholic Schools system. The contributions of our community are essential to support the exceptional, faith-filled education provided by our teachers and staff and ensure the success of each and every student.



Immediate Tuition Assistance

One of the most immediate ways to impact the lives of our students is to make a gift of tuition assistance. Tuition assistance provides critical support needed today to provide an exceptional Catholic education empowering the social, academic, and spiritual growth of students in preschool - grade 12. 

Click here to read this years Tuition Assistance Appeal


School-Based Initiatives

You can make a gift directly to any of our five schools providing essential funding for school-based programs and initiatives such as:

  • Curriculum updates.
  • Resources for learning differentiation.
  • Interactive flat panel classroom displays.
  • Other learning environment enhancements.
  • Marketing initiatives for the continued growth of our schools.


RCS Fund for Academic Excellence

Once again, our teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to provide our students with a school year filled with challenging curriculum and innovative, hands-on learning opportunities that embrace a faith-based education.

We ask you to take the time now to help support our educators through a gift to the RCS Fund for Academic Excellence. This fund advances the RCS Strategic Plan goals to retain and recruit the best and brightest teachers and staff. Your gift to this fund enhances teacher compensation, including salaries and medical benefits. Our goal is to compensate our educators at 85% of Rochester Public Schools salaries.

When you make a gift to the Fund for Academic Excellence, name an educator that has made an impact on your student or family! Find the list of honored educators on our Celebrate our Educators page!


Scholarships & Endowments

As part of our goal to ensure that a Catholic education is affordable and accessible for our families, Lourdes Foundation, along with Rochester Catholic Schools, has established more than 140 scholarships for students in grades K-12.

If you would like to donate to a scholarship or start a new one, please contact us. Visit the Scholarships & Endowments webpage to see a list of current scholarships.


The Department of Development supports the RCS Strategic Plan pillars of mission-achieving financial performance and active stakeholder engagement. We are excited to partner with a community that is inspired to help us build and maintain a financially sustainable business model.

View Strategic Plan



Advancement Office

1710 Industrial Drive NW 
Rochester, MN 55901