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Ways to Support Our School System

The Bosco Catholic School System relies on the support of our alumni, families, and friends throughout the year for assistance with our day-to-day operating costs and special projects not covered by tuition or parish subsidies.

With these funds are able to provide the most up-to-date technology, enhance existing programs, and add new projects and programs to make sure our students have every resource needed for a first-class education. Gifts also assist in the maintenance of our campus facilities.

Your annual gifts of support make this dream a reality. Your gifts to our Endowment Fund set us up for long-term success.


A few of the many ways to give:


Outright Gifts – Cash, Checks or Credit Cards

  • To make this type of gift, please fill out our Pledge Form and enclose it with your method of payment or Give Online

  • Checks should be made payable to: Bosco Catholic School System, PO Box 106, Gilbertville, IA  50634    

Recurring Gifts

  • Make it monthly! Set up a recurring gift online with a credit card or bank account.                                                           

Pledge Your Gift                                            

  • You may make several payments during the course of the school’s fiscal year which ends on June 30.

  • The amount and number of installments is entirely up to you.

Matching Gifts

  • Many employers have matching gift programs and will match part or all of the charitable contributions made by their employees.

  • To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your Human Resources department. If they do, just complete a matching gift form and return it to the Bosco Development Office, PO Box 106, Gilbertville, IA 50634.

Gifts of Securities

  • Gifts of appreciated assets, such as stocks or mutual fund shares, are another way to provide immediate support to the school.
  • Avoid long-term capital gains and receive a deduction for the full market value of your asset at the time of your gift.


Gifts to the Bosco Catholic School System are tax deductible as provided by law. Receipts are provided for tax deductions. 


Other opportunities to support our school system:

We are all asked to share our time, talents and treasures. You can volunteer to help coordinate and organize events and projects. You can also volunteer to work at these events and projects. We always need help with the Fun Run (Fall), organizing the can shed, concessions and admission at extracurricular activities and all of our planning committees could use more help. 

Thank you for volunteering your time to help make these events successful!

Target Visa Card

By using your Target VISA card with every purchase (at Target or elsewhere just like any other VISA credit card) you can designate the Bosco System (or Don Bosco or Immaculate Conception) as the recipient of the money Target donates. Visit www.target.com for more information and to designate our school to receive the proceeds from your purchases.

Can Redemption

You can still donate your cans and bottles to the school by dropping them off at the can recycling shed on the North side of the high school.

HyVee Cash for Students

Save your cash register receipts and turn them into the school office. HyVee donates $1.00 for every $200 in receipt tapes. These receipts are due each year by April 30th. 

Recycled Greeting Cards

Buy your recycled greeting cards for as little as .50!!!!  Several ladies of Immaculate Conception Parish recycle greeting cards and sell them for .50 each (Christmas cards at 4 for $1.00). There are cards for most every occasion! Proceeds from card sales support various projects for Immaculate Conception Church as well as Bosco System Catholic Schools. 

Cards can be purchased at the following locations:

Immaculate Conception Church - back of church by the east entrance
Casey's - Gilbertville
Cedar River Milling - Gilbertville
Farmer's State Bank - Gilbertville
Friendship Village - Waterloo
La Porte City Senior Citizen Center - La Porte City
Linda's Cut 'n Curl (Linda Thome) - Raymond
Cards are .50 each 

Christmas Cards are 4 for $1.00

To donate cards to be recycled, please leave them in the back of Immaculate Conception Church, Gilbertville.