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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Events Calendar

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Why Give?

West Catholic offers a transformative education, one that helps students grow in mind, heart and soul. The lasting gift of a Catholic education provides a strong foundation for the development of a lifetime devotion to service and learning and is truly one of the greatest legacies we can offer to our students. They are the future and the best investment you can make! Our goal is to provide a Catholic education for all who wish to receive one, regardless of their financial situation. You can be the difference-maker for a student and provide them with a learning experience that will last a lifetime.

Celebrate West Auction

Enjoy a delicious dinner, live auction and prizes before capping the evening off with our traditional champagne toast. All proceeds benefit West Catholic’s Falcon Fund to support tuition assistance and other important school projects and programs. We hope to see you there!

Ways to Give

You can make an impact immediately by giving online now with a credit or debit card.

To make a gift with a credit card over the phone, you can call our Development office at (616) 233-5953. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

Send cash or a check directly to West Catholic. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift.

West Catholic High School
Attn: Development
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

SECURITIES

You can make a gift of stocks, mutual fund shares or other appreciated assets to West Catholic. This is a tax-efficient way to donate. To begin the process of donating securities, please call the Development Department at (616) 233-5953.

PLANNED GIVING

A legacy gift, or a gift through your estate, such as a provision for West Catholic in your will or designating West Catholic as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, may offer substantial benefits for you and your loved ones. A legacy gift to West Catholic may:

  • Provide attractive tax benefits.
  • Create a meaningful legacy by enriching the education of countless young people.
  • Create lifetime income.

West Catholic offers many creative ways to structure a gift to West Catholic through bequests, retirement plans, gift annuities, charitable trusts and other charitable gift planning vehicles, allowing you to advance the mission of West Catholic and care for your loved ones. Our team would be honored to work with you to help create a plan that fulfills your personal desires and objectives.

By including West Catholic in your will or estate plans, you can help sustain our legacy for generations to come. For more information on Planned Giving, call the Development Department at (616) 233-5953 or visit the Planned Giving site.

Thank you for considering a planned gift to the West Catholic High School.

EMPLOYER MATCHED GIFTS

You can maximize your charitable donation to West Catholic through a special program many companies offer—matching gifts. Through matching gift programs, companies will match an employee’s charitable gift, often dollar for dollar. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your company’s HR department.

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Any gift can be made in honor of a special person, special event or in memory of a decedent. Memorial gifts can be made at any time for any amount. When you donate online, there is a section titled “Tribute Information.” By mail, just include a note or use the memo section on your check.

You can also establish an endowed or non-endowed scholarship to honor someone. Please contact Advancement Director Michael Debri at (616) 233-5953.

Where to Give

There are a number of ways to help support West Catholic and its students. Whether your heart is into tuition assistance, planned giving options or supporting our various fundraisers, there are great options for you to help our school to thrive into the future. Donate now into the area you would like to support!

ANNUAL FUND

Your gift to the Falcon Annual Fund for tuition assistance makes a big impact! The West Catholic Falcon Fund (otherwise known as the Annual Fund), provides the critical dollars for financial aid to assist approximately 43% of our families. Over the past year, West Catholic has awarded over $1.2 million in tuition assistance. Without the generosity of our amazing benefactors, we would fall short of our mission to “Open Wide the Doors to Christ.” The students and parents at West Catholic High School appreciate your consideration of this worthy cause.

Donate to the Falcon Annual Fund!

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

All A’s Classic
Our 2023 All A’s Classic was held on Tuesday, October 3. This important annual fundraiser raised money to aid the hundreds of students every year who benefit from tuition assistance in addition to helping reduce overall tuition costs for all students. Each West Catholic student had a personal goal of $100 with an overall student-body goal of $80,000. In total, students raised more than $98,000 this year!

Falcon Awards Night
Our 2023 Falcon Awards Night took place on October 25, at the Goei Center. That evening, we honored the following members of our Falcon Community:

St. John Paul II Award – Fr. John Vallier
Alumni Excellence Award – Steve Norder
Business Excellence Award – Miles Schmidt
​​​​​​​Lifetime Achievement Award – Mike Mulder

Celebrate West! Auction
Friday, April 19, 2024

Join us for our annual Celebrate West! Auction. Enjoy the auction, raffles, a delicious meal, our traditional champagne toast and much more!

Purchase Tickets or Sponsor the Celebrate West Auction!

PLANNED GIVING

Generosity comes in many forms, and it’s often the best way for you to support important causes that matter the most to you in your life. When you give to the Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education West Catholic, you help us make a difference.

Start here by learning the different gift options available to you. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support West Catholic Legacy Funds.

Visit our Planned Giving website to learn more.

Contact

Michael Debri
Advancement Director
(616) 233-5953
[email protected]

Megan Eversman
Event Manager
(616)233-5969
[email protected]

Taylor Holman
Database Manager
(616) 233-5918
[email protected]​​​​​​​