FAQs

What is “Advancement”?

The Advancement Office strives to carry forth the mission of the school in a number of areas and a variety of programs. The Advancement Office cultivates relationships with new benefactors and supporters, develops and oversees fundraisers, coordinates Xavier’s marketing efforts, communicates with alumni, and houses the Hospitality and Events office on campus.

As part of its fundraising efforts, the Advancement Office oversees the following:

  • The Annual Fund and all donations
  • Xavier’s Planned Giving Program
  • Sponsor-a-Saint Program
  • The Greg Friscia Memorial Scholarship
  • The Xavier Calendar
  • Sports Programs

Why give?

A benefactor of Xavier College Preparatory advances an unprecedented project in the Coachella Valley. Xavier opened in 2006. From a student body of 48, the student population has soared to over 550 students from every city in the Coachella Valley and from every socio-economic background. Despite opening shortly before the recession of 2008, Xavier’s enrollment has increased every year, with an expected 2014-2015 enrollment at 575 students.

Xavier seeks to admit every student who possesses the desire and capacity for a Jesuit education. For these reasons, Xavier continues to provide financial aid to roughly half of its student body. Xavier’s leadership is especially grateful for its opportunity to welcome young men and women who will be the first in their families to attend college.

In its short history, Xavier has established an outstanding record of athletic and academic success. Its volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams have won Desert Valley League championships, and Xavier students have been accepted into some of the most highly-ranked institutions throughout the country.

How can I give?

Xavier offers a number of ways to make a gift, including:

  • By credit card through secure online donation
  • Planned Gift (e.g., leave Xavier in your will or recognize Xavier in a trust – please contact Matt Emerson at memerson@xavierprep.org with any questions or click here to see the full menu of planned giving options.)
  • Through check via regular mail.

With whom do I speak to learn more information?

With any questions or concerns, please call Matt Emerson, Director of Advancement at memerson@xavierprep.org or (760) 601-3900, ext. 6087

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