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Our 2023-24 annual appeal, The Aquinas Fund, is underway. Please return the charitable giving form (pdf) or you may make a gift online. Please consider  making your gift by our June 30th fiscal year end. Thank you for helping us 'Hit the Mark' with this year's Aquinas Fund. 

Aquinas Families, Alumni, Business Community, & Friends,

It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I write to you today to share a wonderful opportunity that can have a profound impact on the Aquinas Catholic Schools experience for our students and faculty. As a valued member of the Aquinas family, your support is pivotal in shaping the future of our schools.

The Aquinas Fund Annual Appeal is an initiative that holds the promise of enriching the educational journey of our students and nurturing the exceptional learning environment our school community is renowned for. Your investment in the Aquinas Fund will serve as a cornerstone for progress, enabling us to create academic and extracurricular opportunities that foster student growth, attract and retain the best faculty and staff, and uphold our commitment to making Catholic education accessible and affordable for all families in the Coulee Region.

Promoting Student Growth: Our foremost mission is to guide and empower our students to become well-rounded individuals who excel academically, socially, and spiritually. The Aquinas Fund plays a crucial role in this endeavor. By supporting our annual appeal, you are contributing to the advancement of academic programming, enhancing our classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, and creating valuable co-curricular student experiences in areas like performing arts, community service, robotics, and athletics. Your generosity will create an educational ecosystem where students can truly thrive and prepare for a bright future.

Attracting and Retaining Exceptional Faculty: We believe that exceptional teachers and staff members are the heart and soul of our school community. Their dedication and passion inspire our students to reach their fullest potential. To maintain and elevate the quality of our school system, we must provide competitive compensation packages that attract and retain the best educators. The Aquinas Fund ensures that we can recruit and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who are instrumental in the holistic development of our students. By doing so, we can continue to provide an unparalleled educational experience for every child within our care.

Accessibility and Affordability: We take great pride in our commitment to Catholic education being accessible and affordable for all families in the Coulee Region. Unfortunately, the financial burden of operating a quality school can be immense. Your support of the Aquinas Fund allows us to bridge the gap, ensuring that financial constraints do not stand in the way of any family wishing to provide their children with a faith-based education that fosters academic excellence, moral values, and a strong sense of community.

In today’s world, the Aquinas Fund is not just an investment in our school; it’s an investment in the future. Your participation, regardless of the size of your contribution, demonstrates your belief in the Aquinas mission and your commitment to shaping the lives of the next generation. Your generosity will make a lasting impact on our students and their families for years to come.

It is our hope that you will consider making a meaningful gift to the Aquinas Fund in support of our dedicated staff and the students they serve.

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for being a part of our school community. Together, we can make a profound difference and provide an even more remarkable educational experience for our students. Thank you for your continued support, and for helping us carry forward the legacy of Aquinas Catholic Schools.

With gratitude,

Ted Knutson '80                              


Aquinas Catholic Schools               

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What is the Aquinas Fund?

The Aquinas Fund is the annual fundraising effort of Aquinas Catholic Schools to support the immediate needs of our schools.  Like most parochial schools, tuition and parish support only cover a portion of the overall cost of educating each student who benefits from an exceptional learning experience.  Your annual unrestricted gift to the Aquinas Fund goes to work immediately to enhance the classroom experience for students and staff at all five Aquinas Catholic Schools buildings.


To learn more about the impact of your Annual Fund gift, contact Brad Reinhart, Director of Development at 608.784.0707. Click here to download a copy of the reply card to fill out and mail in with your gift.  The fiscal year for Aquinas Catholic Schools runs from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

The Aquinas Fund, our annual campaign, will begin each fall with outreach to the local business community seeking their support of operations at ACS.  The strength of our business community is paired with the wide reach and generosity of our alumni, current and past parents, private foundations, and friends of Aquinas to provide for the needs of our students and staff.  We would like to thank these members of the Blugold Business Network for their faithful support of the annual Aquinas Fund:


Altra Credit Union

Bakalars Sausage

Balduzzi's Lumber

Central Animal Hospital

Citizens State Bank

Dahl Auto

DeBausche Truck & Diesel

Dickinson Family Funeral Homes

Edward Jones - Cory Roupe

Edward Jones - Mike Wintheiser

Fowler & Hammer


JF Brennan Company

Johnson Landscaping

Kirchner Custom Builders

L&C Insulation

La Crosse Indoor Self Storage

La Crosse Mail & Print Solutions

LB White

LTC Steel

Magic 97.9/

Nesnah Ventures

O'Flaherty Law

Pepsi of La Crosse

Pittman & Pittman

Poehling Capital Management

Rush Creek Ranch

Schamberger-Greylak Wealth Management

Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning

Smile Care Dental

Specialized Physical Therapy - Paul Reuteman

Wieser Precast


Aquinas Catholic Schools is excited to partner with our Blugold Business Network to host periodic social gatherings. The Blugold Business Hour, as it has come to be called, provides a great opportunity for you to showcase your business and provide the community with Aquinas updates. If you would like to host a Blugold Business Hour in the future, please contact ACS Development Director Brad Reinhart at or (608) 784-0707.

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Next Event Date TBD!

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