FAQ


Q. Why should I give?

Tuition at WCS​ ​covers day-to-day operational costs, including​ ​salaries and benefits, instructional​ ​expenses, and facility maintenance. What helps to make Collegiate special, though, are our special programs and initiatives that fall outside the scope of the operating budget.​ ​Your gifts to the Collegiate​ ​Annual Fund Effort (CAFÉ) allows us to​ ​say “yes!” to those above-and-beyond projects not​ ​included in the budget but​ ​deemed essential for the​ ​future success of WCS.


Q. Why is my participation important?

100% of Wichita Collegiate School’s​ ​Board of Trustees and ​nearly 100% of ​faculty and staff​ ​have given to the CAFÉ over the last​ decade. Strong participation from​ ​our parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni​ ​parents, and other community members​ ​signifies your belief in and support of our​ ​mission and a commitment to the current​ ​and future success of the school.


Q. Is it worth it if I can only make a small gift?

Yes! Last year, gifts to the CAFÉ ranged​ ​from $1 to $100,000. We encourage​ ​you to give at a level meaningful to​ ​your family.


Q. What's with those fees?

GiveGab charges a 3% technology fee on all donations. There is an additional 2.5% (+ $0.30) processing fee charged by all major credit cards, or a flat $3 fee for gifts made via direct bank withdrawal. You have the option to cover those fees so 100% of your charitable gift will go to WCS.


Q. How can I give today?

You can give cash or a check by bringing it into the Advancement Office, or​ you can pay by ​credit card online!


Q. What are the Terms of Service?

As a donor participating in Wichita Collegiate School's Day of Giving, I understand the Terms of Service as outlined below including my personal roles and responsibilities.

  1. I understand that only donations made through this Day of Giving website will count towards prizes and incentives offered as part of the Day of Giving.
  2. I understand that Wichita Collegiate School will receive all monies donated.
  3. I understand that GiveGab.com is an online platform which will safely process all contributions made to Wichita Collegiate School.
  4. I understand that all gifts given on Day of Giving will go toward the Collegiate Annual Fund Effort (CAFE), unrestricted, unless expressly communicated to and confirmed by the WCS Advancement Staff. This includes any gifts given in honor or memory of someone.