Annual Fund Appeal
Dear SJCP Friends and Family,
In the 2017-18 fiscal year, our community came together in more ways than one to raise money and enhance Saint John’s Catholic Prep. THANK YOU! One of our great successes was the Catholic Prep Annual Fund. We set a record with the most participation to date. This fund allows us as educators to fuel success at every twist and turn of the journey our students are on. It creates opportunities for our Vikings to serve others, grow in their faith, and live out our mission of being “leaders with good hearts and discerning spirits as they pursue truth [and] academic excellence...”
On July 1, our fiscal year began. I am writing to ask you to please make your donation to the Catholic Prep Annual Fund for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Tuition and fees cover approximately 85% of our operating budget and filling this gap relies on the gifts we bring in through the Annual Fund. This year our goal is to raise $125,000 by June 30, 2019.
Parents and Parents of Alumni, I ask that you remember the academics, student activities, and campus atmosphere that helped you choose SJCP for your student. Please give so we can continue to raise the bar for our current and future Vikings. Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education.
Alumni, please take a moment to look back on your time at our alma mater and donate in honor of your favorite class, teacher, or memory. Please give so our current students have even more opportunities than we did.
Grandparents and Friends, as members of our community both near and far, I ask that you partner with us to support our students. Remember our mission is to “… educate in a joyful Catholic community of faith, hope, and love…” This is not possible without your help and we appreciate you staying connected to SJCP.
Members of our Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Coaches, we all share the hope that with each day spent at Saint John’s our students move closer to achieving their academic goals while also becoming good people in their community. A gift to the Annual Fund shows support for our students in a way they might not expect or recognize right away, but a way that will benefit them immediately. They are used to seeing us support them in the office, in the classroom, or on the field, but this is just another way we can support them during this academic year.
Donations to the Catholic Prep Annual Fund are tax deductible and can be made in the form of one-time gifts, monthly installments, payroll deductions, and corporate matching gifts. Please consider returning your gift in the enclosed envelope or make an immediate donation online at www.saintjohnsprep.org/donatenow. Saint John’s Catholic Prep may be small by design, but it is a school that is powerful in spirit. This Viking spirit is something I know I can rely on. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Maggie Ballantyne ’12
Advancement and Communications Specialist