Office of Development

The Office of Development establishes understanding and support among the various constituencies of the Prince of Peace Catholic Schools; Pope John XXIII Elementary, Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School and the Prince of Peace Parish, in order to secure the resources required for our school’s educational and spiritual mission. The office of development also provide integrated marketing communications to support the Prince of Peace Catholic Schools strategic and academic goals. The Office of Advancement strives to achieve these goals through a rigorous fund development, alumni and parent relations program as well as implementation of a school-parish wide marketing communications program focusing on consistent messages, publications, web and online communication.

Mrs. Amy Ralston
Director of Development
812-273-5835 ext. 246

Annual Fund

Continuing the Prince of Peace Catholic Schools tradition of academic excellence requires the ability to attract and retain the most qualified students—regardless of their financial circumstance. With more than $300,000 needed to meet the yearly financial demand, it is imperative that we support the Prince of Peace Catholic Schools Annual Fund and the significant role it plays in the lives of our students.

The Prince of Peace Catholic Schools Annual Fund bridges the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Catholic education. Contributions to the fund support financial aid, competitive faculty salaries, excellence in academics, athletics, arts and student life.

Annual gifts made through The Annual Fund have a powerful impact on the experience of every student at Pope John XXIII and Shawe Memorial.

Make a Gift Now

There’s no better way to ensure the ongoing excellence of a Prince of Peace Catholic School’s education!

Ways To Give

Give online Today

You may make a gift online via PayPal.

Give By Mail

In order to send a gift by standard mail, you may do so by printing a gift form and sending it with your check to:

  • Office of Development Attention:  Amy Ralston
  • The Prince of Peace Catholic Schools, 305 West State Street Madison, Indiana 47250

Give By Phone

In order to speak to a member of the Office of Development staff and make your gift by phone, please call 812-273-5835 ext. 246 (Amy Ralston, Development Director)  or (Philip Kahn, President @ 812-273-5835 ext. 245).  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Make A Matching Gift

Does your employer (or your spouse’s employer) have a matching gift program? If so, you can ask your company to match your support for POP Catholic Schools. You can double or even triple the value of your donation simply by notifying your employer of your gift. POP maintains a database of many matching gift companies.  You may need to provide POP’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) on the form

Give Stocks

The Office of Development can help you make a gift of mutual fund shares, closely held stock, or other forms of stock.

Donor Privacy Policy

The Prince of Peace Catholic School is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. If you would like your donation to be anonymous, please specify on your form or contact Amy Ralston at 812-273-5835 ext. 246.  The information you provide when you make a gift will be used by Prince of Peace Catholic Schools for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting, and acknowledging your gift.  We will not lend, sell or lease your personal information to any third party.

Friends of Shawe and Pope John

Friends of Shawe and Pope John Schools have been supporting Prince of Peace Schools for over 30 years, founded with the sole purpose of providing long-term financial support for Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High and Pope John XXIII Elementary.

Each year, Friends has made a gift to our schools.  The first gift was $43,000 a few decades ago; the total annual gift is now over $200,000.

Through the generosity of donors and the diligence of board members, Friends assets now total over $6,000,000.  The funds have been invested in a professionally managed endowment; with the intent to secure the future of Catholic education in this area.

If you know a donor to Friends, thank them for helping make Catholic education at Shawe and Pope John more affordable for you.  Students, please thank the donors and donor families for their gifts to you by these scholarship awards.

Development Events

The Prince of Peace Catholic Schools are host to several events each year, both to raise funds for needs of the school and to boost the “Topper” community spirit. The Prince of Peace Catholic School’s signature fundraising events include:

  • Healthy Hilltopper
  • Summer Festival – the weekend after Labor Day
  • Auction Dinner – February 26, 2022

Fundraising Programs

Kroger Community Rewards Program Scrip Gift Cards

Enroll In The Kroger Community Rewards Program Now!

No more purchasing, reloading or ordering gift cards.

To Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards visit and enroll your individual Kroger Plus card to the Prince of Peace Catholic Schools account.  No more purchasing, reloading or ordering gift cards.

The Prince of Peace Catholic Schools Membership number is #11379.Kroger community rewards logo

Each time an enrolled member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Schools shops at Kroger using his/her Kroger Plus card, the schools will earn rewards.  It is that easy! Restrictions will apply on tobacco, fuel and alcohol.  Each individual must enroll his or her own Kroger Plus Card on line at  If their information is not correct they will need to update it at

If you have any questions or need help “enrolling” please call 812-273-5835 ext. 246 or email us at [email protected]. Both schools and parish offices will have the information needed and membership numbers to assist you with any problems.  Thank you and thank you for your support


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