Thank you to all who donated to Madonna on Tuesday, May 4th, Madonna High School through One Mission One Day to Make a Difference. This was an online 24-hour day of giving organized by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. We ended with 103 donors and $14,445!

The funds will be used to offset the cost to purchase and install Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology from Global Plasma Solutions into Madonna High School.

The Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology captures bad airborne particles and breaks down the molecular structure, leaving us with fresher, cleaner air that is virtually free of harmful compounds and viruses. It has been installed into our already existing HVAC equipment, so all air will be treated including the classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, weight room, and offices. This technology is effective on getting rid of many airborne particles such as: mold spores, various viruses, influenza, SARS, E. coli, and COVID-19.

This will benefit Madonna High School in many ways. Most importantly, having the particles removed from the air will help keep our students and staff healthier all year long. Energy costs will be reduced by 30% by making the HVAC system more efficient. It will drastically reduce the amount of time, energy, and costs to clean the school. Teachers will no longer need to wipe down desks and chairs after each day and lockers won’t need to be sprayed at the end of every day.

Thank you for your support! You will help us continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff for the next 65 years.

Click below for a thank you message from students Sofia-Teresa DiBacco and Angelina Spickard.

Ways to Give

The following are the many ways individuals and businesses can partner with Madonna High School that make our school a better place for our current and future students.

The Blue Don Fund provides money for our annual operating expenses. This Fund subsidizes technology, faculty salaries, athletics, tuition, and general educational needs. The Blue Don Fund helps to meet the actual cost of running our school and educating each student that tuition alone does not cover. The Blue Don Fund coincides with our fiscal year from July 1 and June 30 of each academic year.

The goal for the 2020-2021 school year is $105,000. Below is our progress:

$73,382      70%

The 2020-2021 Madonna High School Class Challenge for Tuition Assistance has come to a conclusion! Here is an update on the success of the appeal.

• 114 alumni gave a gift, the class of 1966 donated from their class fund, and we had two local foundations provide funds as well. 21 different classes gave a gift.
• The class of 1966 had the highest number from their class participate with 28 individuals and had the highest class total at $3,745! The class will be added on to the Class Challenge trophy at Madonna.
• The total funds raised is $20,006!

We have many families that have lost jobs or have seen a decrease in their salaries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will help ease some of the financial worries of these families.

We are humbled by the generosity of our alumni and are extremely grateful for the support and dedication to Madonna High School!

Please contact your employer to determine if they participate in a matching gift program.  Your employer may be able to increase the size of your gift with a match. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your company.  Send the form with your gift to Madonna High School and the Advancement Office will process your gift.

These gifts are made in memory or in honor of a member of the Madonna family. The Advancement Office will notify the family or individual that a gift was made in their memory/honor if the donor wishes. This may also include setting up a fund towards a program of your choosing in memory or honor of a member of the Madonna family.

Stock that has increased in value is a popular asset used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of one year. A gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help Madonna High School while also realizing important benefits for yourself.

To maximize the value of a retirement account, you may consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax values to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.

Likely the nation’s most widely held appreciated asset, Savings Bonds that may have stopped growing can be put to good use. A tax-wise use for your appreciated savings bonds is to support a cause you care about.

Using real estate, such as your home, farm or commercial property, to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive significant tax and income advantages, and make a larger charitable gift than anticipated.

A donation of your closely held stock is a great way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.

These are objects or services that are given to Madonna High School.

Donating your life insurance could be a wonderful way to fulfill your desire to support the mission of Madonna High School. By naming Madonna the beneficiary of an existing policy, you make good use of your resources and expand your ability to make a significant gift.

To make a charitable gift by will, it’s best to meet with your attorney to discuss and update your will. Tell him/her exactly what you want to do and to whom you wish to make a gift. We hope you will tell us when you have named Madonna High School in your will. We would very much like to to thank you for your generosity, however, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will certainly honor your wishes and your gift will be kept confidential.

If you are interested in investing in Madonna High School, please contact Advancement Director, Christine Holmes at 304-723-0545 or by email at cholmes@weirtonmadonna.org

Donations can also be sent to:

Madonna High School
c/o Christine Holmes
150 Michael Way
Weirton, West Virginia 26062

Tax Break Information

There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities – which includes Madonna High School. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law this year and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year.

Please click on the link below for more information:

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Wish List

Madonna High School is very appreciative of in-kind donations that help improve our academic and athletic programs. If you would like to purchase items or have previously used items that you believe will be of use to our school, please contact us at 304-723-0545. Below are some general examples:

  • General school supplies (office supplies, computers )
  • Individual Classroom needs (microscopes, calculators, markers, etc…)
  • Athletic equipment and supplies

Here are requests for specific items:

  • Color air printer
  • TVs to replace aging SmartBoards in classrooms
  • West Virginia State flag for the flagpole outside the school
  • Holy water font for the school chapel
  • Statues of Mary for classrooms (8)
  • Commercial microwaves (2), commercial refrigerator, and commercial stove/oven for the kitchen
  • New Spanish textbooks
  • Dry erase world and U.S. maps