Annual Appeal

2020-2021 Annual Appeal

Annunciation successfully ended the 2019-2020 year with 100% of our 8th graders accepted to Catholic high school of which 35% were accepted with honors. As the uncertainty of the pandemic continued,  the 2020-2021 school year began with online education for two weeks. Our faculty and staff found creative ways to encourage a normal learning environment, ensuring every one of our students had the technological resources to continue their education at home. Thanks to a $14,000 grant from the Kiwanis Club of Carefree, each our 5th through 8th grade students now has a chromebook. Even as we resumed in-person classes, online classes continued for those families that needed it.

During this time, Annunciation - along with St. Gabriel the Archangel parish - welcomed Fr. Chad King as our new pastor. Father Chad celebrated school Mass twice a week - on Wednesdays for the lower grades and Fridays for the upper grades to maintain proper social distancing and safety measures set by the Diocese of Phoenix. With the help of many volunteers, our students returned from winter break to a brand new school building where all nine grades were finally under one roof.

Catholic schools throughout the world were a beacon of light in such an uncertain time because the emotional and educational wellbeing of the children came first. The true value of a Catholic education is realized even more this year at Annunciation we have reached maximum enrollment capacity and waitlists have been started for most grades.

With this new building comes added maintenance and utility expenses. A gift to the 2020-2021 Annunciation Annual Appeal is powerful. Your gift helps us to cover these expenses, employ quality staff that provides an authentic Catholic education for young growing families who may not otherwise be able to afford it. We ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift of any amount. Every pledge signifies our communities commitment to our mission.

How do we make our donation?

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To learn more about our efforts and to make a donation please contact Keli McCann at or call (480) 361-8234 ext. 8112