School Pledge Drive
School Pledge Drive
In an effort to keep tuition affordable, the school subsidizes a portion of the true cost of educating its students. Approximately 22% of St. Joseph School students receive additional financial assistance. This year alone, nearly $900,000 in financial aid assistance has been made available to these students. Currently there is a gap of about $2,500 between tuition and the true cost per student.
Your generous support of the annual School Pledge Drive helps the school provide a high-quality Catholic education to students regardless of their social, economic, or religious background. The proceeds from the school pledge drive not only help cover the cost of financial aid, but also help fund curriculum, staff training, building upgrades and many other initiatives.
Each year we set a goal of 100% participation by school families and staff. This year we hope to raise $515,000.
Many employers will match your gift. Matched gifts are reflected in your total giving to St. Joseph School. If you do not see your employer's name listed, please check with your company's human resources department to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.
Benefactors: $3,500 and above
Full Funding: $2,500 to $3,499
Founders: $1,800 to $2,499
Executives: $1,000 to $1,799
Associates: $600 to $999
Friends: $300 to $599
Supporters: up to $299
The Celebration Dinner occurs at the beginning of October and recognizes donors who gave to the previous year's appeal at the Founders Level or above, as well as parents with the highest recorded number of volunteer hours. The parent Co-Chairs of the School Pledge Drive address the audience and awards are presented to an outstanding alumnus (Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award) and member of the St. Joseph School community (Hall of Honor).
Invitations for the dinner which is typically held off-site are mailed at the beginning of September.
Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Jim Roos. ’78
Erin and Jason Hagens, '84
2012 Hall on Honor Inductee, Nicki Nelson.