St. John the Baptist School 2016-2017 Annual Giving Campaign

Friday, July 01, 2016


A Culture of Giving

Charitable support is an integral part of the tradition and culture of St. John the Baptist School.  SJS is sustained by the good works and charitable resources of the school community it serves.

The strength of this school depends not only on the dedication and committment of our faculty, students and families, but also on the willingness of parents, alumni, and community supporters to participate in and contribute to the greater good of the school.  Charitable giving to St. John School has a direct impact on the educational strength of our institution, thus compelling the school community to embrace this opportunity to make a difference in our students' lives.

Consider, if you will, how far a simple donation can go to help our school community thrive and provide an exceptional educational experience for hundreds of children:

*  $50 pays for a school gym and dress uniform for a student in need

*  $100 assists a family in need with the cost of Before School Care

*  $250 covers the cost of an IPAD for our state-of-the-art Technology Program

*  $500 transports a class of students to and from an expeditionary field experience

*  $1000 funds an enrichment program to support what our educators are teaching in the classroom

Gifts of any size represent so much more than money.  They symbolize a continued committment to the academic excellence our school provides and to the belief that each individual child's potential is his or her greatest asset.  Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of our children!

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is our giving campaign that runs in conjunction with the school's fiscal year of July 1st - June 30th.  The Annual Fund provides the additional funds needed to cover the actual cost of operating the school.  Tuition alone does not pay for a child's education.  The average cost to educate each student at SJS for 2015-2016 was nearly $2500 greater than our average tuition.

How much am I expected to give?

We ask our families, friends and alumni to give to the best of their ability and at a level that demonstrates the value placed on an exemplary education.  By sharing our information with extended family members, friends and others, you are spreading the success of our school and allowing others to embrace the opportunity of supporting our cause.  Corporate donor matching is another great way to help us reach our fundraising goal and is tax deductible for all who give.

How can I make a contribution and is it tax deductible?

Credit Card and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are the most common and efficient ways to make a gift.  The First Giving website can process secure transactions for these donations.  All Annual Fund gifts to St. John School are tax-deductible based on the school's 501(c)(3) charitable status.