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Annual Fund

CBHS Annual Fund

As we enter the 2018-2019 school year, I would like to thank you for your continued support of CBHS through the Annual Fund! As alumni, you have many things to be proud of at 5900 Walnut Grove Road, and I would like to share with you two positive things from the Annual Fund.

Current Fiscal Year
The CBHS Fiscal Year runs from July 1 through June 30 each year. As the end of the 2017-18 fiscal year came to a close on June 30, we reached $1,046,000. This is a testament to your generosity and kindness towards your school. We are truly grateful!

2K for $1M Monthly Giving Initiative
At the beginning of 2017, we launched an initiative to grow our monthly giving base. When this initiative started, we had 30 monthly donors giving $9,000 annually. As of 1/1/2018, we are excited to announce we have 170 monthly donors giving $97,000 annually! This makes a significant impact and we are thankful to our 170 monthly donors!

As you can see, the 2017-18 school year was a historic year for CBHS and the Annual Fund, but we will need your continued support to make this happen. The spring semester means the Alumni Annual Fund Drive, where we encourage all of our alumni to “Give Back Home” to CBHS and continue the mission of St. John Baptist de La Salle. To continue our momentum and growth, I ask you to encourage your fellow alumni to get involved. Amazing things are happening here, and we can’t do it without our alumni support.

If you or your fellow alumni have any questions regarding the Annual Fund, please contact me at (901) 261-4900.

Many thanks for your support and I look forward to working with you soon!

Jake Garbuzinski ‘10
CBHS Director of Alumni and Annual Fund


If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Jake Garbuzinski '10, Director of CBHS Annual Fund and Alumni, at (901) 261-4940 or

CBHS Annual Fund

List of 6 items.

  • Give Now to the Annual Fund

  • 2018-2019 Annual Fund Goals

    The 2017-2018 Fiscal Year was a great year for the Annual Fund with it generating over $1,046,000 from the gifts of 55% of CBHS families and 13.2% of alumni. We cannot thank all who gave in 2017-2018 enough for your incredible generosity and your support of CBHS and our mission.

    The 2018-2019 goal for the Annual Fund is $1 million, which would be the highest goal in the history of CBHS! We also have set the goal of 75% parent participation as well as 15% alumni participation. We hope you consider supporting the Annual Fund as we strive to continue the rich tradition of excellence at CBHS! Amazing things ARE happening here!
  • Donor Benefits

    CBHS is ever grateful for the generosity of our donors.  Below are benefits for your support and commitment to CBHS.  Donors will receive passes in August for our upcoming on-campus events.

    Giving Level: $250-$499
    • A 10% discount on all Wave Shop purchases
    • Two season tickets to the CBHS sport of your choosing, excluding TSSAA Playoff events
    Giving Level:$500-$999
    • A 10% discount on all Wave Shop purchases
    • Two season passes to all arts performances
    • Two season tickets to the CBHS sport of your choosing, excluding TSSAA Playoff events
    Giving Level:$1,000 +
    • A 10% discount on all Wave Shop purchases
    • Two season passes to all arts performances
    • Two All-Season passes to every CBHS Home sporting event, excluding TSSAA Playoff events
  • How can I help?

    CBHS relies on the generosity of our alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends to continue our mission and providing many more opportunities for Brother’s Boys for years to come. Support can be given to the Annual Fund as an undesignated gift, which allows it to go to the greatest area of need, or you can choose to support an activity, art, or athletic team of your choosing. To view a list of the programs offered at CBHS, please click here.
  • Ways to Give

    Online Giving
    By using our secure online-giving portal, you can make your gift with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card.

    Recurring Giving
    This is the easiest way to give to CBHS! By setting up a recurring gift, you enable CBHS to have a steady stream of external support that we are able to plan and project. Use our online-giving portal to establish your monthly gift to CBHS!

    Online Bill-Pay
    Use your on-line bill payment to include a monthly check to CBHS--easy, convenient, and you drive the process. Contact your banking institution to set up payment.

    Automatic Bank Draft
    You may prefer a monthly deduction from your checking account (also known as ACH). You’ll print and complete an authorization form, attach a voided check and return both to CBHS. We’ll coordinate with your bank to make the monthly deduction from your account.

    Print out this ACH Authorization Word Document/PDF, fill it out and mail it in to CBHS.

    Personal Check
    All gifts should be sent to:
    The CBHS Development Office
    5900 Walnut Grove Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38120
  • What is the Annual Fund?

    The Annual Fund goes directly to the operating budget at CBHS. It allows us to maintain a tuition that is inclusive to all socioeconomic levels, which continues our mission of promoting religious, ethnic, and economic diversity. Education occurs inside and outside the walls of CBHS, and the Annual Fund acts as a bridge between what it cost to educate a Brother’s Boy and what tuition actually provides. The Annual Fund also supports the various activities, arts, and athletics that our Brothers' Boys participate in daily.

    Tuition: $14,000
    Fees: $1,920
    Total Cost of Attendance: $15,920
    Annual Fund Support: $1,528
    Total Cost of Education: $17,448

Annual Fund FAQs

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Can we make a non-cash contribution to the Annual Fund?

    Yes, In-Kind gifts are welcomed for all of our programs. If you have interest in supplying a direct need for one of our programs through a GIK, please contact Jake Garbuzinski at or (901) 261-4940.
  • When will I be asked to give and when do I need to send my gift?

    The Annual Fund operates during the CBHS fiscal year, which is July 1 through June 30. We ask for your support at any time you feel that is most appropriate for you.
  • Why not just raise tuition?

    In continuing the mission of CBHS and St. John Baptist de La Salle, the tuition is set to allow for individuals of all socio-economic background the opportunity to receive an education at CBHS.
  • Who can take advantage of matching gifts?

    If you are interested in taking advantage of matching gifts, please contact your employer's human resources department to see if CBHS is eligible for matching gifts.
  • What does the Annual Fund support?

    The Annual Fund bridges the "gap" between what tuition and fees cover and the "Brothers' Boy Experience". The Annual Fund also supports all of our arts, extracurricular activities, and athletic programs.
  • I'm a parent so why are you asking me to give when I pay tuition?

    Due to the "gap" that exists between what tuition and fees cover and what it truly costs to be a Brothers' Boy, we ask our parents to support the Annual Fund in an effort to bridge that "gap". We understand that families are blessed to give at different levels, and our parents support enables us to provide a complete "Brothers' Boy Experience" inside and outside the walls of CBHS.
  • Can we make our gift in honor or in memory of another person? Will that person and/or the family know we've made the gift?

    Yes, gifts to the CBHS Annual Fund in honor of someone special to you or in memory of a loved one is a great way to support CBHS as well as pay tribute to those who have meant so much to you.
  • Can we make our gift anonymously?

    Yes, if you would like to remain anonymous in our Annual Fund reporting, please indicate this to us on your donation, and the CBHS Development Office will take the appropriate steps in maintaining your privacy.
  • Is my gift tax-deductible?

    Yes, gifts to CBHS are 100% tax-deductible. CBHS Wave Club members are asked to consult their tax adviser in determining which portion of their CBHS Wave Club donation is tax-deductible. ***This is for individuals who received sport season or all-season passes.***
  • What is the 2K for $1M Annual Fund Initiative?

    The 2,000 for $1,000,000 Annual Fund Initiative (2K for $1M) was launched in 2017 in an effort to grow the CBHS Annual Fund to $1,000,000 as well as grow our monthly recurring giving base. This initiative was launched to show there are strength in numbers and through convenient, automatically drawn gifts, you can make a significant impact on each and every Brothers' Boy!
  • How much should we give?

    We ask that you give what is appropriate for you. We understand that everyone is blessed to give at certain levels, but we do ask that everyone support and aid us in our mission. Every gift matters and no gift is too small!!
  • As an alumni, how will I know my gift is going to where I want?

    The Annual Fund serves as the fundraising arm for all of our arts, extracurricular activities, and athletic programs. Alumni, parents, family, and friends can make a gift to the Annual Fund and leave it undesignated to be placed to the greatest area of need. Gifts can also be designated to any of the programs our Brothers' Boys are engaged in. This allows our supporters to know exactly where their gift is making an impact!