Giving

Annual Fund

List of 4 items.

  • 1,212

    Total Donors
  • $468,990

    Raised in 2019-2020
  • 769

    Total Alumnae Donors
  • $277,666

    Raised by Alumnae
At our “Celebrate the Academy” gala in February, we spotlighted a student, Isabela Bobé '22, who is one of the 73% of our students receiving tuition assistance this year. She is a member of the Executive Board of Academy Ambassadors and Student Council. By participating as a top seller in the Jaguar Jackpot and participating in the Academy’s work study program, Isabela gives back for the financial assistance she receives in scholarships. She believes that she needs to learn from her opportunities at Saint Joseph Academy to work so hard and give back to her community.

Your generous support will help make a Saint Joseph Academy education possible for students like Isabela Bobé for generations to come.
Saint Joseph Academy needs your support for the Annual Fund as we ensure our students have the necessary resources to continue their online learning in a faith-filled environment. During these challenging times, many of our families will struggle financially more than ever before.

This academic year, 73% of our families receive tuition assistance. And, as long as our Academy remains closed during this current crisis, our work study students will not be able to assist their parents with their tuition. Mindful of the world's current challenges, we still must move forward and ask that you consider a gift to the Annual Fund.

Annual Fund Donor Recognition Levels

All donors to the Annual Fund will be recognized in our annual Honor Roll of Donors and are invited to our special Donor Appreciation Mass in October.

Bradley Society: Gifts of $150,00 and above
Fitzmaurice Society: 
Gifts of $50,000-$149,999
Saint Joseph Society: Gifts of $25,000-$49,999
Le Puy Society: Gifts $15,000-$24,999
Medaille Society: Gifts $10,000-$14,999
President’s Society: Gifts $5,000-$9,999
Holy Family Society: Gifts $2,500-$4,999
1890 Society: Gifts $1,000-$2,499
Academy Society: Gifts $500-$999
Sursum Corda Society: Gifts $250-$499
Purple & Gold Society: Gifts $100-$249

Annual Fund FAQ

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • What is our goal?

    We are setting an ambitious goal for the 2019-2020 academic year (fiscal year is July 1 through June 30) and plan to raise more than $600,000. More importantly, we are hoping for high donor participation. Gifts like yours can inspire other donors, and broad-based annual participation plays a large role in encouraging significant support from corporate and foundation donors. A gift of any size to the Annual Fund is a vote of confidence in Saint Joseph Academy.
  • Why not just raise tuition rather than solicit gifts?

    As a school of the city of Cleveland, Saint Joseph Academy is proud of its wide socioeconomic diversity and the rich experiences this provides all of our students. Although raising tuition would generate a certain level of revenue, it will not solve the ongoing needs facing the Academy. Furthermore, in order to generate the total support necessary, we would have to increase tuition for each family $1,860 to cover education costs.
  • Who is being asked to participate in Annual Giving?

    All members of the community who have been impacted by Saint Joseph Academy and support our mission are being asked to donate. Our alumnae, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, the Board of Directors and friends have generously supported us the past with Annual Fund gifts. We rely on their continued support every year.
  • What are employer matching gifts?

    Many corporations will match employees’ gifts to the school of their choice. Some companies may double or even triple the amount of your gift!

    It's easy to do:

    Check out the Human Resources website for your company – they often have the forms right there or
    • Call Development Director Mrs. Nicole Mohar at 216.6251.6788 ext. 232. We often keep common companies' paperwork on file, and can mail or email the form to you.
    • Send the matching gift form along with your gift to Saint Joseph Academy.
    • We’ll process the matching gift form and contact you when the gift is received!

Jaguar Annual Phonathon

Are you getting calls from 216.251.6788? Don’t let it go to voicemail -- it’s a current Saint Joseph Academy student calling to speak with you about our Annual Fund!

While talking to a current student, you can choose to make an immediate gift with your credit card, a delayed gift or a pledge (to pay at a later date). If you make a pledge, we will send you periodic reminders throughout the school year to make your gift by our fiscal year end (June 30) so that the funds may be put to immediate use for our students.

Students interested in assisting with Phonathon should contact Mrs. Carolyn Conway Novak ’06 at cnovak@sja1890.org.