Giving

Celebrate the Academy

Join us Down in the French Quarter

Saturday, February 25, 2023
6 p.m.
Saint Joseph Academy
This year’s gala, themed Down in the French Quarter, celebrates our award-winning school. At the Academy, the only all-girls Catholic high school in the City of Cleveland, it is our mission to bring a quality Catholic education to the 685 students entrusted in our care so they may change the world as compassionate leaders in a global society. The Academy empowers students to challenge themselves with a rigorous curriculum and explore endless opportunities to find their passions, including the Health Sciences Honors Program, Engineering & Design Honors Program, Global Scholars Program, the Howley Makerspace innovation lab and more! In the 2021- 2022 school year, the Academy provided these young women with more than $2.6 million in tuition assistance.

Our annual “Celebrate the Academy” gala represents an opportunity to showcase your support of Catholic education to a broad and engaged community. In 2022, through the generous support of our underwriters and sponsors, virtual attendees and volunteers, we raised more than $300,000 in net revenue for the 75% of our students who rely on tuition assistance in order to attend Saint Joseph Academy.
This year, we will be honoring these special women:

Helen C. Malloy '57
2023 Distinguished Alumna Award Honoree 

K. Kelly Hancock P'17
2023 Medaille Shield Award Honoree
For more information about Celebrate the Academy, please contact Development Director Mrs. Melissa Murphy at mmurphy@sja1890.org or 216.251.6788 ext. 232.

Tickets are available for the 2023 gala, including individual, young alumnae & virtual options!

Ways to Help

Donate Silent Auction Items

We are currently collecting fabulous items for the gala's silent auction and would appreciate your help! Below is our wish list.
  • Stays at vacation homes, timeshares or adventures
  • Airline miles/tickets and hotel stays
  • Event tickets or passes
  • Fun and unique experiences
  • Gift certificates
  • Bottles of red, white or sparkling wine (90+ point wine score)
To donate, fill out this auction procurement form and mail to the address provided at the bottom of the form or email it to Development Director Mrs. Melissa Murphy at mmurphy@sja1890.org.

The deadline for auction items is February 3, 2023.

Advertise on the Program

Program advertising is available for businesses of all sizes in the "Celebrate the Academy" Program/Auction Book. Click here to complete the Program Advertising form.

Please note, the deadline for ads was January 13, 2023.

Become an Event Sponsor

There are several sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available at this year's "Celebrate the Academy" gala. Check below to view the sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsorship & Underwriting Opportunities

View the sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available at this year's gala below. To become a sponsor, please click the link below or send a check made payable to Saint Joseph Academy or pay by credit card with this completed form.

New sponsorship deadline (for printed materials): December 15, 2022

List of 9 items.

  • Baton Rouge Sponsor $20,000 ($18,300*)

    Exclusive! Only one available!

    • 20 tickets with preferred seating
    • VIP presidential reception
    • Priority valet tickets at checkout
    • Special recognition that includes:
      • Opportunity for a check presentation at the event
      • Two-page, four-color ad in the event program
      • Priority logo placement on all online and print materials including UPDATE magazine, event invitations and on screens throughout the event
  • Royal Street Sponsor $10,000 ($8,300*)

    • 20 tickets with preferred seating
    • 20 tickets with preferred seating
    • Priority valet tickets
    • Special recognition that includes:
      • Full-page, four-color ad in the event program
      • Priority logo placement on all online and print materials including UPDATE magazine, event invitations and on screens throughout the event
  • Bourbon Street Sponsor $5,000 ($4,150*)

    • 10 tickets with preferred seating
    • VIP presidential reception
    • Priority valet tickets
    • Special recognition that includes:
      • Full-page ad in the event program
      • Logo placement on all online and print materials, including event invitations and on screens throughout the event
  • Masquerade Sponsor $2,500 ($1,650*)

    • 10 tickets
    • Special recognition that includes:
      • Logo placement on all online and print materials, including event invitations and on screens throughout the event
  • Parade Sponsor $1,890 ($1,550*)

    • Four tickets
    • Special recognition that includes:
      • Logo placement on all online and print materials, including event invitations and on screens throughout the event
  • Tent Sponsorship $6,000

    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and on registration tables upon guest check-in
  • Valet Sponsorship $3,000

    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and valet tickets
  • Dessert Sponsorship $3,000 - SOLD OUT

    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and at all of the guest tables at the gala
  • Wine Pull Sponsorship $3,000 - SOLD OUT

    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and at the wine pull station
* = Tax deductible Amount

2023 Event Sponsors

List of 6 items.

P = Parent
G = Grandparent
** = Board Member

Video Archives

List of 10 items.

For more information about "Celebrate the Academy," please contact Development Director Melissa Murphy at 216.251.6788 x232.