The Advancement Team at St. Matthew School is summoned with the mission of enriching our school through the support of our alumni, benefactors, businesses, parents, past parents and grandparents. We are looking for leaders to take charge of several committees including but not limited to public relations, alumni relations, annual appeal and enrollment. There is also a special assistant position available to solely write for grant monies available within Bristol and throughout CT.

Please pray, discern and join our growing team. We are the hands and feet of Christ. God Bless You All.


The St. Matthew School Development Program was established in 1990 and is largely a volunteer, school board driven, comprehensive process, which strives to develop friends, students, and funds.   The Development Program’s purpose is essentially threefold:

  • To build awareness and acceptance for St.Matthew School
  • To seek and retain students for the school
  • To serve and to obtain financial support in order to provide the additional resources necessary to remain on the cutting edge of a quality Catholic education.

The four fundamental areas of the Development Program are:

Alumni Relations: Communicate with alumni to renew interest and generate support for St. Matthew School. Volunteers can assist in the recruitment of alumni class agents, compile an alumni address database, and plan alumni special events.

Annual Fund: Inform parents, parishioners, alumni, friends and businesses within the local community about the mission, vision, goals and needs of the school and appeal for broad based financial support. Volunteers can assist in the direct mail appeal campaign, phone-a-thon, and major donor solicitation.

Public Relations: To market and promote Catholic education and specifically St. Matthew School. Volunteers publish a semi-annual newsletter and distribute press releases through local media resources.

Student Recruitment: To recruit and retain students served by the school. Volunteers produce and distribute school brochures, send letters/greeting cards to prospective and new students, host parent information nights, sponsor school “open house”, photograph special events, and write grants.