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Dear SJCP Friends and Family,

As Saint John’s Catholic Prep proudly celebrates our 190th year, we must reflect on Father McElroy’s commission.  Father McElroy was called to share the word of God with students while providing them with a Catholic education that would equip them as faith-filled leaders for their communities. What Father McElroy envisioned, 190 years later we can proudly boast remains today at Saint John’s Catholic Prep, Maryland's oldest Catholic high school.  

We can only give glory to God for blessing us for 190 years and sending to our Saint John’s community families like you. THANK YOU for your generosity over the years, without the support of our alumni families, current families, and friends of Saint John's Catholic Prep we would not be able to sustain. Last year we were blessed to receive over $130,000 in support of our annual fund and each dollar made a difference in the life of a student.  These generous gifts helped close the gap between the income we receive from tuition and the actual cost of educating our students. We call on our alumni to remember their alma mater with a gift of thanks for the education they received. We ask of our devoted teachers, staff, administrators, and Board of Trustees to share their financial support as they see daily the difference it makes in the life of our students. We also ask of current and past families to consider a gift that will directly impact a student at Saint John's Catholic Prep. Every gift, no matter the amount, is a blessing.

Donations made are tax-deductible and can be made in the form of one-time gifts, monthly installments, and corporate matching gifts.  For your convenience, consider returning your gift in the enclosed envelope or make an immediate donation online at 

A great day to take advantage of the tax deduction for income tax purposes before the end of the year is on Giving Tuesday, the world-wide Day of Giving.  Save the date for this year’s Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019.  We have a special day planned for our community with matching gift challenges from generous donors and opportunities for you to be a peer-to-peer fundraising ambassador for Saint John’s.  We would love for you to remember your Saint John’s family on Giving Tuesday and help us unlock the challenges!  Join us online for this special Day of Giving on our website,, Facebook at SaintJohnsPrep and Instagram at SJCPrep!

As we close out the 190th year at Saint John’s Catholic Prep we ask that you remember the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “For it is in giving that we receive”.  We assure you, we commit to being good stewards with the gifts received and in return equip for our country students to be leaders with good hearts and discerning spirits as they pursue truth, academic excellence and service to humanity for their future as faith-filled leaders, as Father McElroy envisioned.

Many blessings to you and your family,

Nancy Fay

Nancy Fay
Director of Advancement