Giving Opportunities


By joining with Cardinal Gibbons, donors fund outstanding academic, spiritual, fine arts, and athletic programs, provide financial aid, enrichment for educators, along with building and grounds improvements on behalf of over 1,500 students each year.


The Cardinal Gibbons Fund

Catholic education is built on mission-driven moments. At Cardinal Gibbons High School each day brings a new opportunity to build faith, inspire service, and instill leadership. Support of The Cardinal Gibbons Fund allows us to focus on Advancing Our Mission. The Cardinal Gibbons Fund enables us to...

  • Cover over 50% of the cost for Spiritual Life to run 30+ overnight retreats
  • Afford invaluable resources for technology, student clubs, and leadership experiences
  • Provide every educator with professional development and educational growth
  • Offer opportunities for students through performances and innovative, artistic experiences
  • Increase leadership and ministry opportunities in our nationally recognized athletics program

Planned Giving

Planned Gifts are a long-term method of supporting Cardinal Gibbons, in which a gift’s use is postponed until a specified future date. An example of a planned gift is naming Cardinal Gibbons High School as a beneficiary in one’s will. Other planned gifts include charitable remainder trusts, life insurance policies, or transfers of residence or personal property allowing the donor to retain a life estate.


Restricted Gifts

Restricted Gifts are specified for particular use by the donor. Restricted gifts may include donations to capital improvements, financial aid, endowments, specific school programs, or special endeavors.

Matching Gifts

Do you or your spouse work for a Matching Gift Company? To see if your employer will match gifts to Cardinal Gibbons High School, use our online Matching Gift Finder. Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees and retirees to contribute to charitable organizations. It is possible to match contributions dollar for dollar, with some companies willing to double or triple the amount of your gift! Each year, Cardinal Gibbons benefits greatly from generous matching gift funds.

Giving Levels

A pillar of our mission is Leadership. The Cardinal Gibbons Leadership Society honors the legacy of His Eminence James Cardinal Gibbons, the namesake of Cardinal Gibbons High School.

Donations of $1,000 or more, if payment is received by June 30, 2018, qualifies for the 2018 Cardinal Gibbons Leadership Society.  

James Cardinal Gibbons Member
$10,000+

1909 Member
$5,000-$9,999

Bishop's Member
$2,500-$4,999

Principal's Member
$1,000 - $2,499

Other Giving Levels
Crusader Circle: $500-$999
Green & Gold Circle: $250-$499
Century Club: $100-$249

Stock Gifts

Stock contributions are meaningful gifts to Cardinal Gibbons High School. They are processed through the Diocese of Raleigh.

To donate a gift of stock, please phone the Cardinal Gibbons Office of Institutional Advancement, (919) 834-1625 x 220 to notify staff that a stock gift is being processed, name of donor, type of stock, number of shares, and expected date of transfer.

Please click on this link to obtain the Diocese of Raleigh Stock Donation Form.
Please click on this link if the shares being transferred are from an account managed by Computershare.

The Stock Donation Form contains information pertaining to the electronic transfer by a broker and also the direct donation of a stock certificate.

Please ensure the section, “Please apply my gift towards:” contains the words, “Cardinal Gibbons High School”. This ensures our school is the designated recipient of the contribution.

To contribute to Cardinal Gibbons High School, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (919) 834-1625 x 283 or submit an online contribution. Your generosity supports the mission of Cardinal Gibbons.

Legacy Partners - The Cardinal Gibbons Fund

Susan Scott Daly '76 and Bob Daly

"As an alumna, I contribute as a thank you for the priceless experience I had at Gibbons and the lifetime influence it had on me. As parents, we contribute because we want to give our children the best Catholic education that we can. Supporting the Cardinal Gibbons Fund provides Gibbons the funds to do its best job of providing that great Catholic educational experience."

The couple has four Gibbons graduates:
Scott '07 - Ryan '08 - Matthew '12 - Sean '13.

Mark and Mary Ann Enzweiler

"We donate to the Cardinal Gibbons Fund because we want to ensure that CGHS flourishes for many years to come. Cardinal Gibbons is a school that lives its mission everyday. We have seen this in our own children and their friends by observing the young adults they have become. What better testament to a school than the successful alumni it has helped to form." 

The couple has four Gibbons graduates:
Tara '06 - Tommy '07 - Matt '09 - Luke '12

Dr. Michael and Annette Holesh

"Gibbons continues to touch the Holesh family in many ways even though Lauren and Michael have been alumni for several years. Aside from laying a solid foundation of faith, service, and leadership for our children, there is ongoing outreach and support from educators and coaches from their high school years even to this day. We are grateful for this and for all our relationships as we remain connected to this exceptional Catholic school."

The couple has two Gibbons graduates:

Lauren '06 - Michael '08

Larry and Paula McAnallen

"We are fortunate to have children who graduated from Cardinal Gibbons Fund. Today they continue to reflect on their Gibbons experience as a special one that made a difference in their lives. We too reflect on the benefits of the Gibbons experience. We continue to volunteer at Gibbons because we believe so strongly in the school's mission. By staying connected, we hope to help sustain and grow what we consider an unusually special Catholic educational institution."

The couple has two Gibbons graduates:

Lauren '08 - Ryan '11