The Annual Fund provides a steady stream of indispensable income to the school. Contributors, which include parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations, have a direct impact on the day-to-day lives of our students. Annual fund gifts, applied in a variety of ways, can range from $10.00 to more than $1,000.00 a year. These dollars provide scholarship and financial aid for approximately 40% of our school families. Your participation in the school’s Annual Fund with an annual tax-deductible gift enables current and future students to receive a learning experience of the highest quality.
Those who donate unrestricted gifts of $1,000.00 or more each year are invited to become members of the Founders Circle, St. Joseph’s Catholic School’s annual leadership society within the Annual Fund. Many donors also increase the impact of their gift though a corporate matching gift.
The Founders Circle is a group of philanthropic leaders at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. The Circle was established to honor the selflessness of the school’s original Founders, which finds continuing expression through the generosity of those who now sustain the St. Joseph’s Annual Fund. The Founders Circle forms the backbone of the Annual Fund and provides our students with the best education possible.
Membership in The Founders Circle is for a period of one year and is then renewable with a qualifying gift each year to the St. Joseph’s Annual Fund. Annual membership levels begin at $1,000 of unrestricted giving, with additional recognition at the $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 levels, respectively.
$10,000 and above — Guardian’s Circle
$5,000 – $9,999 — Cornerstone Circle
$2,500 – $4,999 — Stewardship Circle
$1,000 – $2,499 — Founders Circle
The fiscal year at St. Joseph’s Catholic School begins each July 1st and ends with the academic year-end of June 30th. Since its inception, The Founders Circle has played a major role each year towards achieving the school’s Annual Fund goal of over $500,000—nearly 30% of that goal traditionally comes from Founders Circle members.
As a community of givers, Founders Circle members are invited to a number of special events on campus and social gatherings throughout the year that help build the society and their support for the Annual Fund needs of St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
If you have further questions about The Founders Circle or the Annual Fund in general, please contact Kevin Meyer.
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Annual Fund Payment Form