Annual Fund Appeal
Dear SJCP Friends and Family,
How could I not start this letter without first saying THANK YOU?!? In the 2016-17 fiscal year we did it! With your help, we all came together as a community and hit our Annual Fund Goal of $150,000!
Now the clock has reset and it is time to do it all again. I am writing to ask you to please make your donation to the Catholic Prep Annual Fund for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Tuition and fees only cover 85% of our operating budget and filling this gap relies on the gifts we bring in through the Annual Fund. We have 300 students, 65 faculty members, 28 teams, and 27 clubs and activities: we need $150,000 by June 30, 2018 to support all of this.
Parents, you have already given us your greatest gift and that is entrusting us with your child’s education. We all thank you for that. 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 your child and our future Vikings.
Alumni, take a moment to look back on your time at Saint John’s and make a donation in honor of your favorite class, teacher, or memory. Whether you are an alum of the original Saint John’s on 2nd Street, the unforgettable Prospect Hall campus or our current Buckeystown campus, we all know that what makes our school Catholic Prep is the people. Please give so our current students have even better 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.
Members of our Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and Coaches, we all work each day in one form or another to prepare our students “…to be leaders with good hearts and discerning spirits.” We hope that with each day spent at Saint John’s, they move closer to achieving their academic goals while also becoming good people who care not only about their community but the greater good of our world outside of campus. By making a gift to the Annual Fund, we are showing support of our outstanding kids in a different way outside the classroom, office, gym, or field; a way our students might not expect, but will benefit from immediately.
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.
This is a small community with a big heart; a community I know I can count on to give a gift and help our students. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Maggie Ballantyne ’12
Advancement and Communications Specialist