A Note from an Anonymous Alumni Donor
When asked, why did you give to the Antonian Capital Campaign, an anonymous donor responded, “I have had many different reasons for donating to specific charities. With regard to Antonian, I gave out of a sense of obligation and gratitude to give back to my alma mater. While I graduated a number of years ago, I walked the same halls as students today. I also practiced and played sports in the same facilities as students today. Antonian was always very welcoming. I would not have gotten the same spiritual formation, academics, camaraderie, and structure had I attended a public school.

While I enjoyed much newer facilities, I recognize I did so because others paid for those facilities before me. The COVID-19 economic downturn has had a devastating effect on Catholic schools throughout the United States. The future of many Catholic schools right here in San Antonio that did not close is in doubt. Now that I have my own income and I am blessed with the opportunity to donate, I feel a moral obligation to give back so Antonian's facilities remain competitive with other schools and the Antonian legacy continues. Building new and improved facilities will help Antonian provide current and future students with the same education and experience I received when the facilities were newer.  

Gift Giving Tax Incentives for 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act expands charitable giving incentives and allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to make up to $300 of charitable contributions to qualified charities this year. You might think that this is a small amount and would not make a difference, but if all of our donors gave “just” $300, such support would have a huge impact on the Capital Campaign and the students we serve. 
The CARES Act also suspends mandatory IRA distributions for 2020 which means donors can use their required minimum distribution to make a gift to Antonian.  For additional information related to making gifts to charities from an IRA, see the following article: https://www.investopedia.com/taxes/can-i-use-money-my-ira-donate-charity/ . 
For those who do itemize their deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as Antonian be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year. Deduction amounts above this limit may be carried over for up to five years.  
The Big Green Egg
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Antonian is celebrating Giving Tuesday for the entire month of December to encourage participation in the Our Faith, Our Future, Our Time Capital Campaign.

All donations to the Capital Campaign of $100 or more received in December will be entered into a drawing for a Large Big Green Egg, a ceramic kamado-style charcoal grill.   

You may make a donation online at http://www.giveantonian.org/about/our-future/ or contact Mark Papich at 210-344-9265 or mpapich@antonian.org.  

The first $100 of a donation of $100 or more to the Capital Campaign during the month of December and entered into the Large Big Green Egg drawing is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Donors in the month of December will be contacted to verify whether they want $100 of their donation entered into the drawing. Donations not entered into the drawing are fully tax deductible.  
End of year donation tax receipts will be mailed to donors
no later than January 15, 2021.
If you are interested in supporting the Capital Campaign
there are a number of ways you can help:

  • Pray for the success of the Capital Campaign.
  • Share the goal of the Capital Campaign with others.
  • Make a financial gift - click here.


Antonian Capital Campaign
6425 West Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78213

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Contact Information:

Mark Papich, Director of Strategic Development and Alumni Relations
Email: mpapich@antonian.org
Phone: 210-344-9265 ext. 114