We at East Catholic High School are grateful to the many alumni, parents, and friends who, by their thoughtful and generous financial support, have enabled the school to sustain its outstanding tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence for more than half a century.

There are many ways for alumni and friends to show their support of East Catholic High School.

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ECHS every time you shop, at no cost to you. You simply shop on Amazon as you normally do, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to East Catholic High School. For more information, please visit AmazonSmile and start shopping today!

Annual Fundraisers

October

Our annual walk-a-thon, which takes place in October, is the biggest student-driven fundraiser event of the year. It raises funds for school enhancements and tuition assistance.

December

Join us in December for our Holly Social. The ECHS Parents Association sponsors this annual holiday favorite. This is a festive way to begin the holiday season with our ECHS community. Proceeds benefit scholarships established in memory of beloved faculty and staff of East Catholic.

April

The Annual ECHS Spring Fling Fundraising Social takes place on a Saturday every April. This fun evening includes live and silent auction items and entertainment.

June

East’s Tom Malin Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament happens annually in June at Blackledge Country Club, Hebron, Connecticut. This fun day of golf includes lunch, dinner, on-course prizes, auction items, and more with proceeds to benefit our Eagles athletics programs.

Donate to our Annual Fund

We seek to attract unrestricted gifts through the East Catholic Annual Fund to help underwrite operating costs and bridge the gap between tuition income and the actual cost to operate the school and its programs. We use these funds for scholarship assistance, fine arts and science equipment, athletics equipment, and computers and technology. Please show your support of ECHS through on-line donations

Endowment and Scholarship Funds

We have established several endowment and scholarship funds. These restricted funds make awards to deserving students in the form of scholarships or financial aid. Each year, a number of families elect to establish new endowed scholarships to remember or honor family members (living or deceased), colleagues, or friends. We welcome and appreciate the establishment of new funds. 

Estate Planning

We welcome gifts via bequests, personal property, securities, trusts, and life insurance policies. Attorneys, accountants, financial planners, and trust officers are available to answer questions about estate planning. Please remember East Catholic in your will. For more information about any of these opportunities, contact the ECHS Advancement Office at (860) 649-5336 ext. 6234 or by e-mail.

Fund A Need

Fund A Need is an innovative way to assist East Catholic students at any level that suits the donor's interest and pocketbook. Some choose to help defray the cost of a student's tuition; others may want to help in purchasing textbooks. Each gift directly benefits a current East Catholic student. While we greatly appreciate gifts at any level, we would like to suggest the following giving levels and the areas they will benefit:

Gold$1,000Tuition assistance
Silver$500Uniforms
Bronze$250Text books
Blue & White$100Field trips
Patron$50General needs