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Our 2022-23 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,

When you think back on your education, you can probably recall great teachers that left a lasting impression. It could have been a shared passion for the subject, a unique classroom memory, or simply the way they took time to care for their students. Aquinas Catholic Schools has been blessed by a legacy of dedicated teachers who educate, challenge, inspire, and care for their students that dates back 90 years to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.


At the center of our mission, today, is a team of more than 100 wonderful women and men who have selflessly answered the call to serve. They deliver an award winning education, model and teach a lifestyle of Faith and service, and strive to make a lasting impact for their students. Looking to the future, it is critical that Aquinas can retain and attract the very best faculty and staff. To do so, we must find ways to increase their level of compensation to a level that is fair and competitive in the marketplace. Your gifts will play a major role in accomplishing that goal.


As is the case with all private schools, tuition alone does not cover the entire cost to educate a student. We are grateful for the support of our local parishes, the Aquinas Foundation, and YOU, our Aquinas Family. When we all come together in support of efforts like the annual Aquinas Fund, we keep the Aquinas experience affordable and accessible to all families, and provide our students and staff with the operational resources necessary to see them thrive in the classroom and prepare them to be tomorrow’s leaders in their chosen field. 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.


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, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

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 97.5/

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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