Please contact Angela Reilly, Chief Development Officer with any questions regarding giving.
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Pius XI Catholic High School
135 N. 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53213
**If you hold an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) you must take a required minimum distribution each year beginning at age 72. That RMD can increase your taxable income. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals who are 70½ years old or older to donate up to $100,000 to Pius XI directly from a taxable IRA instead of taking the required minimum distribution. For married couples, each spouse can make QCDs up to the $100,000 limit for a potential total of $200,000.**
-The Popes Fund-
Supporting the people and programs that strengthen our XI community
$50,000 Grant To Support Financial Aid
January 2020 - We are excited to share that Pius XI has received a $50,000 grant from the Erica P. John Fund to support financial aid. In 20-21 the total financial aid and scholarships awarded to our families topped $861,000. This generous gift comes at a crucial time for families facing additional struggles due to the pandemic.
Erica John has been supporting Pius XI students and programs since the 1980’s and was one of the earliest champions of diversity in Catholic schools in Milwaukee. Her daughter Paula John, who serves as President of the foundation shares: “My parents were involved in the building of Pius XI High School, begun by Fr. Joseph de’Maria. Over the years we have seen it grow into a well-rounded high school offering many exciting classes and programs, and encompassing a joyful theology still supported by the Franciscans.”
Hundreds of Pius XI Popes have been supported by the John family over several decades. We are incredibly grateful for their investment in future leaders.
The Catholic Community Foundation Awards Grant
January 2021 - We are fortunate to have received a grant from the Catholic Community Foundation for support of our "Franciscan Fund". The Franciscan Fund is a vital resource for students who may be food insecure or have basic needs that financial aid does not cover.
The funds from this grant will help provide food, school supplies, clothing, bus passes, retreat and field trip fees so that every student has the opportunity to succeed and thrive.
Opportunity to be more...
December 2020- Jeffrey James Keyes '98 initially attended a different high school and was told he likely wouldn't go to college.
He transferred to Pius XI and went on to earn a degree from Fordham University, a master's from Columbia University, co-wrote a NY Times Best Selling novel and was recently awarded an inaugural PEN America / L’Engle-Rahman Prize for Mentorship for his work with incarcerated writers.
He was empowered at Pius XI to discover that he had the ability to succeed all along...Read more HERE
WE'RE NOT PIUS XI WITHOUT "U"...
October 2020 - Because of YOU, Pius XI Popes are more joyful, authentic, faithful, understanding, inclusive, grateful, successful, intuitive, powerful and unstoppable.
And here's why...
Fall 2020 Examen/Honor Roll of Donors
We are grateful for all who have contributed to the academic, personal and spiritual growth of Pius XI students.
The 2020 Examen/Honor Roll of Donors recognizes all gifts of $250+ received between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. While we try to be accurate in our listing, mistakes do happen. If you notice an error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“EXAMEN” is an invitation to pray, reflect on our day, hold each other in prayer, and then make a plan to serve the greater good through our outreach to one another.