AMDG Annual Fund
What is the AMDG Annual Fund and why do we need it?
The need for an annual fund during the first six decades of Prep’s inception was minimal. The faculty was comprised mostly of Jesuits who worked for the minimum wage. During the summer months, many students were able to earn the cost of Prep’s modest tuition. However, alumni, parents, and friends still played a key role in devoting time and dollars to ensure that the mission of Prep would be carried on for many years to come.
Since the 1960s, a significant decrease in the number of Jesuits serving on the faculty has led to a “GAP” between the actual cost of a Prep education ($12,450) and the tuition charged per student ($9,020). In addition, the amount of students who need additional financial assistance has increased.
In 2012, the "Annual Fund" name was changed to the "AMDG Annual Fund" in recognition of the direct impact your contributions have on our students. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam - AMDG ("For the Greater Glory of God") is the famous Jesuit motto and St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, challenged us to do the greatest things that would serve the glory of God.
The AMDG Annual Fund is appropriately named because it invites others inspired by our mission to join us in doing what is for the greater glory of God: providing opportunities for young men to afford a Creighton Prep education and grow in faith, scholarship, leadership and service.
Thank you for serving the greater glory of God by making a gift to the AMDG Annual Fund and helping young men who desire to share in the tradition of a Jesuit education.
White and Blue Club - up to $199
1878 Club - $200-$499
Cura Personalis - $500-$999
Men and Women for Others - $1,000-$2,999
Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. Leadership Society Giving Levels
A cigar box. This simple tool, which Fr. Sullivan used as a makeshift bank, became the cornerstone of his loyalty and commitment to Prep students. Resolved to never let a family's finances keep a young man from attending Prep, Fr. Sullivan used the cigar box to collect what tuition he could and to pay what obligations he could. By the grace of God, there was always enough.
Prep continues to commit to its students in much the same way. In an effort to remain true to its mission of keeping Prep affordable to all who qualify, the cost of each student's education is subsidized by $3,430. For over 45% of Prep students, that is not enough, so Prep does more. Please help us continue his tradition. Join the Sullivan Society!
St. Peter Canisius - $3,000
Helps fulfill a portion of the "GAP" for each student. To maintain a level of affordability, Prep has committed to a tuition subsidy of $3,430 for each student.
St. Edmund Campion - $5,000
Covers the average financial aid package for those students needing additional assistance above and beyond the tuition subsidy.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga - $8,000
Provides financial assistance to help those students with the most exceptional circumstances.
St. Robert Bellarmine - $12,000
Approximates the full educational cost of one student at Prep.
St. Francis Xavier - $16,000
Covers the full financial aid package for two students with exceptional circumstances.
St. Ignatius of Loyola - $25,000
Donors at this level cover the full operational cost of two students at Creighton Prep.
For more information, please contact Brad Burks ’00, Director of Annual Funds, at 402.548.3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.