Giving

Celebrate the Academy

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  • $237,000+

    Amount Raised at 2021 Gala
  • 35+

    Sponsors in 2021
  • 300+

    Guests in Attendance in 2021
  • 2/26/22

    2022 Event Date

Save the Date: February 26, 2022

This year’s "Celebrate the Academy" gala, themed A World of Opportunity, celebrates our award-winning school. As the only all-girls Catholic high school in the city of Cleveland, Saint Joseph Academy currently serves 685 young women and provided more than $2.4 million in tuition assistance for the 2020-2021 school year. The Academy empowers students to challenge themselves with rigorous curriculum and offers endless opportunities, including the Health Sciences Honors Program, Engineering & Design Honors Program, Global Scholars Program, a Makerspace innovation lab and more!
 
This special event will honor these esteemed women who made a lasting impact on Saint Joseph Academy: Patricia A. Gaul ’76 - 2022 Distinguished Alumna Award Honoree and Tari S. Rivera - 2022 Medaille Shield Award Honoree.

Our annual “Celebrate the Academy” gala represents a world of opportunity to showcase your support of Catholic education to a broad and engaged community. In 2021, through the generous support of our underwriters and sponsors, hundreds of virtual attendees and volunteers, we raised more than $237,000 in net revenue for the 75% of our students who rely on tuition assistance in order to attend Saint Joseph Academy.

Tickets Available Now!

2022 Celebrate the Academy ticket options include:

Individual Ticket
One ticket allows admission to the 2022 Celebrate the Academy at Saint Joseph Academy.

Virtual Ticket
You can still attend Celebrate the Academy from the comfort of your own home! One ticket provides you a link to view the event.

Complimentary Ticket
Purchase a complimentary ticket for a Sister of St. Joseph or a faculty member!

Ways to Donate

Planning for the annual gala is in full swing and we are currently collecting fabulous items for our live and silent auction and would appreciate your help! Our wish list is below:
  • Vacation homes, timeshares or adventures
  • Airline miles/tickets and hotel stays
  • Event tickets or passes
  • Fun and unique experiences
  • Gift certificates
  • Bottles of wine
To donate, fill out this form and mail to the address provided at the bottom or email to cnovak@sja1890.org.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Click here to view and fill out the PDF version of the sponsorship opportunities. If you would like to purchase a sponsorship, please fill out the third page and return to Saint Joseph Academy or email it to Mrs. Melissa Murphy at mmurphy@sja1890.org.
 
All sponsors confirmed by December 17, 2021 will be included on the Celebrate the Academy invitation mailed to more than 3,000 SJA supporters.

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  • $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
  • $10,000 ($8,300*)

    20 tickets with preferred seating
    VIP presidential reception
    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
  • $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

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  • $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
  • $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
    • Underwriting Opportunities!
  • Other Opportunities


    SOLD OUT | Tent Sponsorship $6,000
    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and on registration tables upon guest check-in.

    Spirits Pull $3,000
    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and at the spirits pull station.

    SOLD OUT | Dessert Sponsorship 
    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and at all of the guest tables at the gala.

    Bar Sponsorship $3,000
    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and at a bar in the Academy Center.

    SOLD OUT | Valet Sponsorship $3,000
    Name and logo displayed in all event materials and valet tickets.
*Tax-deductible amount

2022 Event Sponsors

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* = Board Member
P = Parent
G = Grandparent
For more information about "Celebrate the Academy," please contact Development Director Melissa Murphy at 216.251.6788 x232.