Sunday, February 25, 2018 • 9:42 AM



At Immaculate Conception School, advancement is the meaningful involvement of people with a mission and vision for the future. It involves the cultivation and motivation of people to become passionately involved in support of our school's mission. The Advancement Program at Immaculate Conception School strives to promote and ensure the financial stability of our school for current and future generations by developing a long range plan for growth. The Advancement Council, along with the principal, school board, and PTO board will assist in the development of public relations, student recruitment, alumni relations, and fundraising. It is our hope that these endeavors will strengthen the relationship between the school and its supporters, including school families, parishioners, alumni, grandparents and extended families and foster relationships within the surrounding community.

"The best gift we can give to any child is to make that child feel wanted, loved and cared for because that child is the greatest gift of God."

Mother Teresa

How can you help?
Visit our Annual Fund page to make an online donation.

Donation by cash or check- make all checks payable to Immaculate Conception School. 

Send your gifts to:

      Immaculate Conception School

      Attn:  Advancement Office

      223 S. 14th Street

      Fort Smith, AR 72901

Matching Gifts- Many companies match employee gifts. This is a great way to double, or even triple, your donation.

Pledge -  You might find that you can increase your contribution to Immaculate Conception School by making a pledge with payments spread over several months or years.

Planned Giving- Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs while having a meaningful impact on IC School, beyond your own lifetime and far into the future.

Sponsorships- Securing fundraiser sponsorships is crucial in order to cover event costs and increase revenue for the school.  At Immaculate Conception School sponsorship is a win-win situation for the sponsor and the school. The school receives a generous donation to help reduce expenses, and in return, the sponsor receives numerous promotional benefits.

Securities-  A gift of securities may provide you with tax advantages. 

Special Events- volunteer to serve on a special event planning committee.  Advancement is always in need of individuals with a variety of skills such as technology, marketing, decorating, organizing, solicitation, etc.

For more information contact Sharon Blentlinger at (479) 783-6798 or