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There are many ways to support the students at Kolbe Academy!

St. Maximillian Kolbe said, “A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” We invite you to consider how a personal gift of your time, prayers, and support can make a difference in the lives of these students seeking to win their battle of addiction.

Kolbe Academy depends on the generosity of its donors to keep the school affordable to so many in need. While sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown, tuition rates are not sufficient to cover all of the costs of this specialized school. We are blessed by the generosity of so many who have given the gift of their time, talent, and financial resources to support this endeavor.

Give to the Annual Fund!

Your tax-deductible gift will go a long way in assisting our families as they sacrifice to make a Catholic  education possible, by helping us keep tuition affordable, keep our facilities up-to-date, keep our technology current, and keep our school the loving, safe, faith-filled environment it is. It’s easy to contribute to our Annual Fund. No gift is too small. May God bless you for your generosity!

Click here to view or print our 2020 Annual Fund Letter.

Gifts by credit card can be made through the PayPal “Donate” button above. Gifts by check should be made payable to Kolbe Academy and sent to 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Please do not send cash through the mail. We will be happy to issue a receipt for your gift.

Consider a Matching Gift

Many companies and corporate foundations match gifts to nonprofit institutions. Matching gifts are a great way to increase support for the school without additional out-of-pocket expense. Matching gifts are a very important source of support. You may be eligible to submit matching gift claims from both your own and your spouse’s employer for the same gift. Contact the human resources office at your employer, your spouse’s employer, or even your former employer, if you are retired, to inquire about their matching gift program.

Participate in our Scholarship Tax Credit Programs (EITC)

Would you prefer to direct your tax dollars to Kolbe Academy to provide student scholarships for families that could not otherwise afford this specialized education for their children? Then the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program is for you! Instead of paying taxes to the state, you or your business makes a contribution through EITC, and receive a 90% tax credit (for a two year commitment). Click here to download our program flyer.

This program is open to businesses and individuals. For an individual to qualify, he/she should meet one of the following criteria: a minimum income of $200,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum joint income of $300,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. To participate, simply complete an intent form and send it to our advancement director, Arielle Kaminski.

The above intent forms are NOT binding. They signify your intention to participate. Kolbe Academy will keep a copy of your form, and then and then pass it along to our Scholarships Manager, John Fierro. Mr. Fierro will go through the details with you and answer your questions. As soon as you are both ready, he will send you an electronic agreement form. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Kaminski at or 610-419-3333 x1102.

Support us while you shop on Amazon

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop AmazonSmile, it is the exact same experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Kolbe Academy! If you are not using our direct link, simply search charities for Kolbe Academy Inc in Bethlehem, PA.

Kolbe Academy has also created an Amazon wish list of items you may purchase for the school. This wish list can be found here.

Sponsor a Special Event

These include supporting multiple fundraising events throughout the year including community events and fundraisers!  Contact Principal Petruzzelli at for more information.