In 1890, the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph had the vision to open an all-girl’s school to serve the young women of Cleveland, transforming them into compassionate leaders by providing a quality education deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition. We honor the visionary leadership of the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph by partnering with dedicated alumnae, parents and friends to secure the financial resources necessary for tuition assistance, operating and educational costs, and capital improvements.

Your financial support of Saint Joseph Academy ensures that SJA can continue to empower young women from all facets of Cleveland to transform their communities – and our world – through a life of compassionate leadership and service. The need for financial aid will continue to grow as we strive to serve the needs of our socio-economically diverse student body. 
Gifts to the Annual Fund help us provide tuition assistance, as well as supporting our students’ educational and spiritual growth through our daily operations costs. Participation in Alumnae Events, Scholarships and Endowment Gifts help us recruit and retain the young women desiring a Saint Joseph Academy education. Planned Gifts help ensure SJA’s legacy for decades to come.

Every gift to Saint Joseph Academy is important – no matter the size or amount. We are truly humbled and grateful for your support, and invite you to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or would like to schedule a visit and tour. 

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  • Parent Challenge

    Help us continue the mission of Saint Joseph Academy. A generous benefactor has offered us $25,000 to mount the third annual Parent Participation Challenge.
    Parents are being challenged to make a minimum gift of $25 to the Annual Fund in gratitude for the opportunities being provided at the Academy for their
    daughters. If at least 25% of our current parents make a commitment, the Academy will receive $25,000 to support our incredible students.

    Click here to donate to the Parent Challenge.
  • IRA Charitable Rollover

    IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent
     
    In 2015, Congress enacted a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. As a result, this law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to Saint Joseph Academy from your IRA this year and well into the future.
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  • Cash Gifts

    A gift of cash, most typically by personal check, is the simplest, most direct way to support Saint Joseph Academy. Gifts can be mailed with a notation of your philanthropic intent to:

    Saint Joseph Academy
    Advancement Office
    3470 Rocky River Drive
    Cleveland, Ohio 44111
  • Endowed Scholarships

    Saint Joseph Academy provides two ways for donors to provide deserving young women with the gift of an SJA education – Named Endowed Scholarships and the SJA Scholarship Fund. All scholarship gifts are invested in the Saint Joseph Academy Scholarship Endowment Fund. Donations may be added to the principal of the scholarship at any time thereby increasing the amount of the awards that can be provided. There are also opportunities for Named Endowed Scholarship supporters to meet their SJA scholars through annual events.
  • Online/Credit Card Gifts

    For your convenience, we accept credit card donations with Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover. To make a gift using your credit card, visit our secure web portal by clicking here.
  • Appreciated Securities/Stock

    An alternative is a gift of appreciated securities/stock, which can provide increased tax benefits over an equivalent gift of cash, especially when the appreciated securities have been held for more than one year. If you are click on the "DTC Securities/Stock Transfer Instructions" download to the right or contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Constance Sipple, CFRE, at 216.671.0166.
  • Employee Matching Gifts

    Many corporations will match employees’ gifts to the school of their choice. Some companies may double or triple the amount of your gift. It's easy to do:
    • Check the Human Resources webiste for your company - many have forms right there.
    • 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.

  • Memorial and Honorary Gifts

    Celebrate a significant occasion - a birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation – or the life of a loved one with a contribution to Saint Joseph Academy. Memorial and Honorary Gifts can also be designated for the establishment of an Endowed Scholarship to create a long-term impact on your loved one and the future SJA students.
  • Planned Giving

    To keep a Saint Joseph Academy education affordable to as wide a range of families as possible, please consider including a gift to us in your overall estate and financial plans. These types of charitable arrangements let you support our mission far into the future, while also providing tax and other benefits to you. 

    To learn more click here or, contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Constance Sipple, CFRE, at 216.671.0166 to explore the many ways you can make a lasting impact on our school and the young women entrusted in our care.
  • Shopping Rewards Programs at Saint Joseph Academy

    Do you shop at Amazon, Giant Eagle or Heinen's? You may be able to help support Saint Joseph Academy and its students by simply doing your regular shopping, thanks to "school rewards programs" at these businesses. These program require you to sign up for a frequent shopper card (at no cost). We have included step-by-step instructions on how to get started by clicking here. If you know of any other stores that offer school rewards, please send us an email at info@sja1890.org and tell us about it!

Contact Us

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Ms. Constance S. Sipple, CFRE

216.671.0166
csipple@sja1890.org 

Development Director 
Mrs. Susan Flood
216.251.6788 x229
sflood@sja1890.org

Development Coordinator

Ms. Carolyn Conway Novak '06
216.251.6788 x224
cnovak@sja1890.org