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Giving to Garces

Garces Memorial depends on the support of the community for the day-to-day programs and services we offer our young people. There is something truly extraordinary about Garces Memorial and each and every one of you have, will or can play an integral role in our growth and the success of our students.

As a private Catholic college preparatory school, Garces Memorial receives no state or federal funding for educating our students. To continue to offer a top-notch Catholic college preparatory education while keeping it affordable for all of our families, we must rely on the generosity of others. If you are a first-time supporter or considering a gift to Garces Memorial, thank you. If you have given in the past and wish to continue in your support of our efforts, we are grateful.

“Goodwill comes to him who is generous and lends freely...” (Psalm 112:5).

Giving to the Foundation

If you wish to donate to the Bakersfield Catholic Education Foundation, click the button below for more information.

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The Garces Fund

Help Garces continue to enhance our students' high school experience Every year, Garces Memorial calls on its alumni, current families, families of alumni and other friends of Garces to support our students through a gift to The Garces Fund.

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Ram Relief

Like others, our Garces Memorial community is experiencing difficult times during this pandemic. Garces Memorial is committed to allowing every deserving student to continue their excellent Garces Memorial education. 

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Alumni Scholarship

The Garces Alumni Scholarship provides tuition assistance to the children of alumni who desire a Garces education but need financial aid. Recipients must be the child, or grandchild, of an alumnus; Catholic; maintain a 3.0 GPA; and participate in at least one extra-curricular activity.

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Tributes and Memorials

A memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to remember a loved one's legacy or express your appreciation for someone special. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of our students.

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Gino Colombo Memorial Scholarship Fund

To honor the memory of Garces graduate Gino Colombo '70, classmates, friends, and family raise funds every year to support a scholarship in Gino's name. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to deserving Garces students.

Fundraising Events

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Holy Smoke BBQ

Proceeds from the Holy Smoke Garces BBQ help support student programs and services that enhance the student learning environment. 

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Through the hard work of volunteers, sponsors, and donors, over the last 41 years, Garces Gala has raised over $10,000,000 to benefit our Garces students.


Msgr Leddy Golf Tournament

Proceeds from the annual Msgr. Leddy Golf Classic helps support student programs and services that enhance the student learning environment.  

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Hall of Honor

The Garces Hall of Honor is an annual event hosted by the Garces Alumni Board to recognize alumni and members of the Garces community for their outstanding contributions to Garces through their personal or professional accomplishments or through their unwavering support of Catholic education.  

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A Night in Nashville

On Thursday, May 12th, Garces Memorial High School welcomes acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Rivers Rutherford to perform for our Garces community.  Tickets are $100 for VIP admission which includes a meet and greet reception from 6:00-7:00 pm and reserved seating.  General admission tickets are $50.

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