Annual Fund

List of 4 items.

  • 2,600+

    Donors in 2018-2019
  • $4.2M

    Raised in 2018-2019
  • 25+

    Family Foundations
  • $1.4M

    Raised by Alumnae

Save the Date!

Save the date for #GivingTuesday, December 3!
Our goal is simple: to bring the Saint Joseph Academy community together to celebrate, engage and make an impact through philanthropy. Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a difference. 

Share your Jaguar pride, pictures and memories on social media using #LovePurpleGiveGold.

Boost your impact with matching opportunities throughout the day 

Compete in the Battle of the Decades to win bragging rights and possibly a souvenir!

If you already made a gift this year, thank you! If you’re inspired to give again on #GivingTuesday, your gift will count toward our dollar-for-dollar match.

Double the Love
Your Annual Fund gift will make an event greater impact if you donate on #Giving Tuesday! Thanks to a generous supporter and alum of the Academy, donations on #GivingTuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000!

Can’t join us on #GivingTuesday? You can still support the Annual Fund today by clicking here!

Battle of the Decades

Attention All Alumnae: Plan to make a gift to Saint Joseph Academy on #GivingTuesday and win bragging rights!

Alumnae from both Saint Joseph Academy and Nazareth Academy will have the opportunity to participate in the #LovePurpleGiveGold: Battle of the Decades.

Alumnae are encouraged to donate on Tuesday, December 3 during our #LovePurpleGiveGold #GivingTuesday campaign. The winning decade will be decided based on the number of participants who donate to the Annual Fund throughout the day. The names of the participants from the winning decade will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
You can still participate if you don’t want to donate online.You may call us at 216.251.6788 x224 and make your donation over the phone or you can come back to campus and drop off your donation in person. 

Encourage your classmates to participate by sharing on social media why you #LovePurpleGiveGold!

Remember, the only gift too small is no gift at all! May the best decade win!
Last year, nearly 2,600 alumnae, families and friends made gifts to the Academy’s Annual Fund. Collectively, they contributed more than $625,000 to the Annual Fund to continue Saint Joseph Academy’s quality, Catholic education and provide new opportunities for growth.

Gifts to the Annual Fund support our students and programs in every area, including academics, staff and faculty training, athletics, the arts, service opportunities, technology, campus maintenance and so much more. The Annual Fund directly supports the Academy’s current operating budget while providing the flexibility to respond to new initiatives and meet emerging needs throughout the year.

As Saint Joseph Academy’s most important philanthropic effort, we ask that everyone's first gift to the Academy is to the Annual Fund. Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of our young women and goes to work immediately by providing support for Every student. Every day.

Annual Fund gifts are accepted via personal check, credit card or in stock.

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 $1,600 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 donante. 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!
Your generosity supports students like Samantha Burke '19 and helps to make a Saint Joseph Academy education possible for our young women.

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