Celebrate the Academy

This year’s gala, themed Trip Through the Tropics, 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 673 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 2022-2023 school year, the Academy provided these young women with more than $2.8 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 2023, through the generous support of our underwriters and sponsors, virtual attendees and volunteers, we raised more than $275,000 in net revenue for the 77% of our students who rely on tuition assistance in order to attend Saint Joseph Academy.

Registration opening soon.


Enter for a chance to win memorable experiences before the gala, including Cavaliers tickets, The Price is Right tickets, and a Put-In-Bay escape!

Available now through Sunday, November 19.  There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets you can purchase.  Ticket winners will be pulled on Monday, November 20.
This year, we will be honoring:
Kathleen A. Durkin Ferry '77
Distinguished Alumna Award Honoree
Patrick R. Sheehan P'18
Medaille Shield Award Honoree
For more information about Celebrate the Academy, please contact Development Director Mrs. Melissa Murphy at or 216.251.6788 ext. 232.

2024 Event Sponsors

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P = Parent
G = Grandparent
** = Board Member

Sponsorship deadline is December 12

Video Archives

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