Just a generation ago, there wasn’t a seat at most Catholic schools for students diagnosed with disabilities. Imagine the heartbreak for so many families. Fortunately, today’s Catholic school classrooms include students diagnosed with Down syndrome, youngsters on the autism spectrum and a wide range of other special needs. With financial support from the FIRE Foundation, schools located in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are able to welcome and support students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and help them make progress toward their goals.
FIRE is celebrating 25 years of inclusive Catholic education in 2021. It’s a huge milestone that calls for an epic celebration. We’re hoping you’ll join the party!
We are currently seeking donations of items and gift cards for our annual auction FIRE Ball, scheduled for October 23, 2021.
Kindly submit the donation form (below) by October 15th
Your donation will help FIRE support inclusive education at 14 area Catholic schools. Auction proceeds are used to hire special educators and para-educators, to acquire essential learning technology and provide professional development for teachers. Now in our 25th year, the FIRE Foundation has granted over $6 million to partner Catholic schools. This year alone, FIRE is granting over $650,000 to support our kids and schools.
Donations are tax deductible. To Donate: Please fill out the form below.
(FIRE Federal Tax ID: 43-1771385)
We are very grateful for your donation!
FIREBall Auction Donation FormWe are currently seeking donations of items and gift cards to our annual FIREall Gala auction on October 23, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in Downtown KC. We expect an in-person attendance of nearly 600 in person and a large 'virtual' audience. As a contributor, your name or company will be listed with donated items. Your generosity will be recognized by bidders from all over Kansas City and beyond. FIRE will also feature donors on our website and social media platforms.
Download Donor Letter & Donor Form Here: