A: That is a very personal decision and we always say you should make a gift that is meaningful to you, in both the size of gift and its intent. The average gift to SJA is $550 with gifts ranging from $5 to $50,000. With more than 98% of SJA's student body relying on financial support to attend, know that a gift of any size makes a significant impact. A number that we share with donors often is the "tuition gap" - the difference between the true cost to educate per student and what SJA receives in tuition payment. For 2016-17 that number is $7,500 per student. We must raise that amount PER student this year.
If you are in a position to give a significant amount, we hope that you will consider becoming a member of the Sr. Monica Fumo Society (gifts of $1,000 or more).