St. Joseph Catholic School is a community defined by giving – a community that grows stronger through the participation of every member. Fundraising and volunteer activities celebrate, honor, and perpetuate this spirit of giving – a tradition that focuses both on supporting our school today, and on securing educational opportunities for future generations.
SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL’S ANNUAL FUND
For 62 years now, St. Joseph Catholic School has guided its students on a transformational journey where academic excellence, a strong Catholic education, and a Christ-centered environment have been hallmarks of their experience. As we prepare our students for their next steps as future leaders and contributors to our local and global communities, in the business world, and in our Church, we must devote attention to school sustainability and continuing to build bridges for our students.
Each year, we have an Annual Fund Campaign to support St. Joseph Catholic School. The Annual Fund Campaign is essential to helping the school sustain programs and activities not fully funded by tuition. In some years, gifts from the Annual Fund also provide for upgrades to our facilities to ensure that they continue to be safe, secure, and offer a dynamic learning environment. This fund is a top priority for growth and development. An annual giving program affords the opportunity for the entire community - donors, parents, families, and friends - to help support the mission of our school with the level at which they feel comfortable, and provides a charitable, tax-deductible gift opportunity for each donor. Every gift helps to close the gap between the actual cost of education and the price of tuition.
At St. Joseph, we understand the financial sacrifice our families have already made to provide a high-quality Catholic education for their children, and we are grateful for the commitment you have provided. At Annual Fund time, we want to let our families know that their participation in the campaign – even if the level of participation can only be a small gift – is greatly appreciated. When it comes to applying for grants, we are frequently asked to share our participation levels in our fundraising, and any gift – no matter the size - will help to increase our participation level making our applications more attractive to those who review the grants and award them.
Your investment in the students of St. Joseph Catholic School will have tremendous impact - it will be a gift that will live on in the lives of those served by our school. The financial support of the entire community over the years has made St. Joseph Catholic School the viable presence it is in Clark County today.
Please join this outstanding journey of success that is St. Joseph Catholic School by helping to build a bridge for the youth that attend our school and will move on to provide loving service to this world. Please know that we are appreciative of any support you can offer!
Campaign for the St. Joseph Annual Fund
Learn more by downloading the brochure here.
Make an online donation here.
ST. JOSEPH FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. Joseph Foundation is to provide supplemental support and assistance to St. Joseph School for its operation, maintenance, and capital requirements. The St. Joseph Foundation was established in 1997 and operates exclusively for the educational purposes of St. Joseph Catholic School. Also in 1998, the St. Joseph Education Endowment Fund was opened to hold funds in perpetuity for the future. The endowment fund currently has over $755,000 in assets. Based on the interest earned from this fund, monies are shared with St. Joseph Catholic School on an annual basis. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible and may be in the form of cash, bequests, gifts of stock, life insurance, real estate, appreciated assets, beneficiary arrangements, and life income gifts.
Contact Eileen Sherrill at (360)696-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. She will be happy to answer questions you may have regarding your gift to the students of St. Joseph Catholic School. All correspondence may be sent to: St. Joseph Catholic School, 6500 Highland Drive, Vancouver, WA 98661.
COST OF EDUCATION APPEAL
In order to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible, tuition at St. Joseph Catholic School is set lower than the actual cost to educate each child. The Cost of Education appeal asks families, parishioners, and friends to help close the $1,007 tuition gap by investing in a child's education with a tax-deductible donation to the school. We encourage our families who are financially able to pay the actual cost of educating their student(s) with a tax-deductible charitable gift. If you’re a parishioner or a friend of St. Joseph Parish & School who is able to help cover this gap, we’re also incredibly appreciative of any support you can provide. If you would like more information about the Cost of Education Appeal, please contact principal Joe Manning.
Many major corporations offer matching gift programs. With these programs, a corporation will match your donation to St. Joseph Catholic School. If this opportunity is available to you, it is an excellent way to maximize the power of your gift. To find out if your company has a matching gift program contact your Human Resources department or visit your online HR portal. Many times all you need to do to get the process started is simply complete an online form. If you are provided a form to fill out, just give that form to the St. Joseph Catholic School office with your donation. We will submit it to the corporation with the non-profit information required.
If you would like to search for companies that offer matching programs, go to http://www.matchinggifts.com/search/ssmofoundation_iframe and type the company name in the search field. Choose your company and follow the links to print a form or complete it online.
Contact Eileen Sherrill at (360)696-2586 or email@example.com for more information regarding Corporate Matching Programs.
St. Joseph Catholic School seeks outside support for its educational programs whenever an appropriate match can be identified between our goals and programs and those of grant-making organizations. You can help us by making contact with your company’s foundation, contacting a private foundation in which you are involved, or notifying us of in-kind gifts available through your work.
HOW TO GIVE
If you’d like to make a gift to St. Joseph Catholic School, there are two ways you can share the gift with the school community. You can use the online donation form below or mail your gift to our school address.
Online Donation Form
St. Joseph Catholic School
6500 Highland Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98661