Capital Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Why do we have a campaign?

    Saint Joseph Academy is in the midst of its With Lifted Hearts campaign, a multi-year fundraising initiative to raise capital to move our campus forward for future generations. It also secures the Academy as a leading high school for decades to come as we continue to transform the bright minds of our young women into the compassionate leaders of tomorrow’s global society.
  • Did you renovate all 28,000 square feet of Fitzmaurice Hall?

    Phase 1 of the campaign focused on renovating two of the four floors. The lower two floors provide the space needed to accommodate the size of the student body and the needs of our CORE Ministry/Theology and Social Studies programs. The top two floors are being reserved to meet the evolving educational needs of students and faculty in the future.
  • How long do I have to make my campaign pledge payments?

    The pledge period is typically three to five years.  Annual payments may differ in amount. The Academy will remain flexible to help donors make their greatest impact.
  • Is the Academy looking to increase the size of its student body through this campaign?

    The Academy is open-minded about growing the student body, but that is not the purpose of the campaign. Built in 1928, the beautiful Academy building no longer fully supports the current number of students, or the collaborative and exploratory education provided. Renovating and repurposing spaces maximizes efficiencies and gives students and faculty the facilities needed.
  • Are naming opportunities available for the Academy Center new spaces?

    Yes, a recognition plan has been designed to acknowledge and thank our generous benefactors who support the campaign at a leadership level. Please contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Connie Sipple at csipple@sja1890.org or 216.251.6788 x218.

Financial Frequently Asked Questions

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

Annual Fund vs. Capital Campaign

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Do Annual Fund contributions go toward these campus enhancements?

    No. Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted and support our students and programs in all areas, including tuition assistance, academics, athletics, co-curricular activities, technology and more. A contribution to the campaign should be considered a donation that is in addition to one’s current Annual Fund support.
  • What is the difference between the Annual Fund and the Capital Campaign?

    Donations to the Annual Fund have a critical impact on Saint Joseph Academy. The Annual Fund provides flexibility to meet emerging needs throughout the year, as well as to fund ongoing programs, especially tuition assistance and professional development for the faculty. Every gift helps to sustain the legacy of the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph. The entire school community is asked for support and participation. Gifts to the With Lifted Hearts campaign are transformative gifts that are specifically designed to fund these capital improvements. Often these gifts are longer-term commitments pledged over a period of time.