What is the Crescite Fund?

The Crescite Fund is the school’s annual giving program and is the first place where members of The Heights community look to support the intellectual, moral, physical, and spiritual education of our young men. It forms an essential part of our annual budget, filling the roughly 15% gap not covered by tuition and fees. Crescite Fund gifts impact the life of all Heights students. 


CURRICULUM: The Crescite Fund is used to develop course offerings across the curriculum, to purchase superior textbooks, and to maintain optimal class sizes.

FACULTY SUPPORT: The Crescite Fund enables the school to hire and maintain a top tier faculty, with outstanding credentials and the ability to inspire our young men.

FINE ARTS: Crescite Fund gifts fund performance opportunities for The Heights Men’s Chorus and Wind Ensemble, as well as the production of a yearly theater production for student actors in grades 3-12.

MENTORING: Crescite Fund gifts allow Heights mentors to work in tandem with parents to guide their son’s academic and personal formation.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Crescite Fund supports the 51% of Heights families who receive financial assistance to attend the school. Without gifts to the Crescite Fund The Heights would not be able to nurture a diverse student population.

ATHLETICS: The Crescite Fund expands coaching staff, underwrites travel and tournament participation costs, and upgrades uniforms and equipment consistent with top level athletic programs.

How Much Should I Give?

Only you can decide. We ask you to remember that your contribution, along with those of all our donors will directly enhance your child’s education and that of future alumni. The only gift too small is no gift at all!

Crescite Fund Giving Circles

Tower:                   $100,000 & above

Crescite:               $50,000 to $99,999

Headmaster:        $25,000 to $49,999

Cavalier:               $10,000 to $24,999

Scepter:                    $5,000 to $9,999

Stewardship:             $3,000 to $4,999

Honor:                       $1,000 to $2,999

Charter:                           $500 to $999

Friends:                              Up to $499

Participation Matters

The Heights’ development efforts include soliciting foundations and local businesses. Strong internal support from The Heights community exponentially strengthens our ability to magnify your giving.

Monthly Giving

Regular gifts of any size, large or small, add up to make a world of difference to the boys and are easy to setup. Monthly giving allows an even greater portion of your gift to go directly to student programs by virtually eliminating all the costs associated with collecting and processing your gifts. 

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

The Heights is grateful for the thoughtfulness of those members of our community who choose to designate gifts to the school in memory of or in honor of family members, friends, classmates, or faculty members (past or present). Deceased members of The Heights family are remembered at daily Mass and in our prayer intentions throughout the year. Memorial gift donors and honorees are also recognized in The Heights annual report.

For more information about the Crescite Fund, our monthly giving program, or memorial gifts, please contact James Kolakowski, Director of Annual Giving, by phone at 301.365.0227 x. 254 or by email at

Donate to the Crescite Fund

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Development Office

Director of Annual Giving, Economics
  • James Kolakowski
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 254