The General Operating Fund is the primary means for alumnae, parents of graduates and our friends to support the annual operating budget of SJA.
Annual gifts to this Fund provide for the greatest flexibility of your donation as it allows us to apply it to the greatest needs of the school. Although tuition makes up a majority of the school's revenue, it only covers 50 percent of the actual cost of an SJA education. The remaining 50 percent (or $8,500 per student) is covered by fundraising, including the gifts given annually to the General Operating Fund.
Here are a few examples of what gifts to the General Operating Fund helped provide last school year:
Transportation to and from school for 125 students
A new global issues research database for the school library
Classroom equipment for more than 140 students who took Engineering classes
Scholarship and financial aid assistance to 98% of SJA students who rely on this support to attend SJA
Create a legacy for future generations of SJA students.
Endowed scholarships allow SJA to assist students on a long-term, annual basis. A minimum gift of $25,000 or more is required to establish an Endowed Scholarship Fund. After one-year from fund establishment, a percentage of the earnings from the fund are awarded based on the donor’s wishes. The donor works directly with the development staff to establish scholarship criteria.
Honor a loved one in a meaningful way with a memorial gift to SJA.
Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a member of your family or the school’s family. Families will be notified when memorial gifts are received. Both in-memory and in-honor gifts are recognized in our Annual Report.
Support the St. Joan Antida High School mission by partnering as an event sponsor!
Join us as an event sponsor for one of our annual special events. All monies raised at events assist in covering annual operating expenses at the school. Event sponsorships are key in reducing event expenses, therefore helping to maximize profits that directly benefit SJA students.
If you are interested in supporting SJA through an event sponsorship, underwriting or in-kind gift please contact Joel Cencius, Chief Development Officer at (414) 274-4710 or jcencius@SaintJoanAntida.org.