THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE CAFE
FAQs ABOUT GIVING
Q: Why should I give when I already pay tuition?
A: Tuition, along with our endowment income, covers day-to-day operational costs of Wichita Collegiate School, including salaries and benefits, instructional expenses, and facility maintenance. Like most independent schools across the country, Collegiate works hard to keep tuition costs reasonable and competitive. While tuition increases are inevitable, philanthropic giving through the Collegiate Annual Fund Effort (CAFÉ) allows us to say “yes!” to programs and projects not included in the operational budget but deemed essential by Administration for the future success of WCS.
Q: Why is my participation important?
A: 100% of Wichita Collegiate School’s Board of Trustees and faculty and staff have given to the CAFÉ for many years. Strong participation from our parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents and other community members signifies your belief in and support of our mission and a commitment to the current and future viability of the school.
Q: Is it worth it if I can make only a small gift?
A: Yes! Last year, gifts to the CAFÉ ranged from $1 to $100,000. We encourage you to give at a level meaningful to your family. Given the importance of WCS in your family’s life, we hope you will make WCS and the CAFÉ your top philanthropic priority.
Q: Can I direct my gift to a specific program or project?
A: Unrestricted gifts are preferable so they can be used to meet the immediate needs of the school. If you wish to restrict your gift, please contact Katie Hatfield Gunzelman '07, Assistant Director of Development & Communication.