Our Cotter Schools' Mission is to hold our students to the highest academic standards and challenge each of them to develop their full potential. At Cotter Schools, we strive to model the values of faith, service, and community as we encourage and support our students.
Our schools need YOUR help. We are grateful for the blessings we already possess. Yet the costs to educate our students continue to rise. Our schools are experiencing tremendous growth. This year 50% of our 380 enrolled students are receiving financial aid even to afford our reduced tuition.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION helps to continue the tradition of the Cotter education experience. Join our mission today in hoping to raise $100,000 from our generous donors. The gifts received during this time directly impact our students, programs, facilities, and our faculty.
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Each year we rely on the generosity of our alumni, parents, grandparents, employees, and friends of our school for support during our annual appeal and various fundraising events.
We invite you to make a gift today and enhance the Cotter Schools experience for all of our students. If you are involved with a group on campus that plans to take part in a fundraising effort this school year, please take time to read our fundraising policy.
For further information, contact the Advancement Office at 507-453-5100.
The Cotter Auction is our largest social and fundraising event of the year.
This event is an entertaining, exciting, and engaging events for the Winona community that benefits our school.
Plan to attend on Saturday, April 25, 2020. More information will be available soon!
The annual Cotter/WACS Classic will be on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Bridges Golf Course.
This popular event benefits Catholic education in Winona. More information will be available soon!
The most common way our generous donors give back. Cash, check, credit card or securities. You can make a one time gift or set up a monthly recurring gift. We also receive memorials and honorariums for members of our Cotter family.
Gifts of stock are a great way to get the full tax deductible value of the sale of your stock, as well as, avoid the capital gains tax. Make sure you gift the stock to Cotter Schools and don’t sell it yourself. Call us to facilitate your gift.
Some companies match gifts as well. Check with your company today!
Cash gifts can also be allocated to our students through a scholarship. In our attempt to keep tuition affordable we are blessed with generous donors who help offset the cost of educating our students.
A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death, as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. This gift leaves a lasting legacy for the future of our students and school, and be beneficial in offsetting the tax burden.
There are several ways to give: securities, annuities, charitable remainder trusts or property. Contact our office for more information on how to set up your planned giving legacy.