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Transitioning from GRACE to GOAL

Transitioning from GRACE to GOAL

Your support impacts the lives of students!

After careful and prayerful evaluation, the board of GRACE Scholars has decided to discontinue operations. Over the next few months, the Diocese of Savannah and the Archdiocese of Atlanta will begin the process of moving from GRACE to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (GOAL) Scholarship Program.

Approximately ten times larger than GRACE Scholars, GOAL is Georgia’s leading student scholarship organization with over 200 participating schools, including Benedictine Military School in Savannah and Mount de Sales Academy in Macon. We believe this new partnership will help us to provide more students with the opportunity to attend St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School.

Instrumental in the decision were the following attributes of the GOAL program:

  • GOAL – the first Student Scholarship Organization formed in the state of Georgia – has consistently worked with its participating schools to raise the largest share of taxpayer contributions each year (though there are close to 30 Student Scholarship Organizations in the state, GOAL has raised approximately 43% of all contributions statewide, since inception of the program).
  • GOAL invests significantly in providing its partner schools with the tools, technology and support necessary to compete for the popular tax credit dollars, as they are increasingly precious commodities, in very high demand.
  • GOAL has charged administrative fees that are less than permitted by law in every year since inception, with a current fee of 3.0%, its lowest ever.
  • GOAL is committed to transparency, efficiency, and advocacy in order to preserve and protect this important program in Georgia.

You will be hearing more from both GOAL and St. Anne-Pacelli in the coming weeks and months about registering for a 2025 tax credit and the access to information you will receive as a donor (giving history, tax receipts, etc.).

The process and the tax benefits to you are exactly the same; you will just use another portal to register.

The GOAL donor portal opened today, June 3, 2024, and can be accessed at www.goalscholarship.org.

Please contact Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations Tiffany Shreve at 706-561-8232, ext. 324, or tshreve@sasphs.net with any questions you may have.