The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of the Saint Joseph's College fundraising program.
Joseph's depends on annual gifts to bridge the gap between operational expenses
and income from tuition, fees, and other sources. The contributions to the Annual Fund come from a variety of sources including alumni, trustees,
friends, businesses, foundations, faculty, and staff.
Fund helps provide students with the resources they need:
- 90% of Saint
Joseph's students receive need-based financial aid. The average financial aid
package includes $14,900 in grants or scholarships.
- 50% of first
generations students were among last year's entering class. These students were the first in their families to
attend a college or university for higher education.
- 32% of student "Monks" participate in one or more of our 19 varsity sports. Donning the Monks royal blue and
white teaches students lifelong lessons about commitment, teamwork, confidence,
and what it means to represent an organization of mission and values.
- 12,856 of community service hours were performed by students this past year. 600 students participated in academic or community service through their courses; 200
have been engaged in co-curricular community service, and over half of them do
more than 20 hours of community service per semester.
Annual Fund contributions go?
investment directly benefits each and every student at Saint Joseph's. Specifically,
your 2014-2015 Annual Fund gift directly supports:
scholarships and aid
support, through our continues effort to expand our faculty and enrich the course offerings on
resources to keep the arts and science disciplines current
developments to provide students with an exceptional place to live and learn
to keep our campus and online programs current and engaging
based learning to challenge and support our students' academically,
spiritually, and socially
base your decision on your own charitable interests and your financial
capacity. No gift is too small. Your gift - regardless of size - attracts gifts
from others and makes a strong statement about our College. It's your
participation in the effort that matters!
Can my gift
support a specific department or be in memory or honor of someone?
the Annual Fund may opt to make unrestricted gifts or may designate their gift
to a chosen area including a specific program, scholarship, or initiative such as
campus ministry, an athletic program, etc. Giving is a personal decision and we
want you to be passionate about your choice. That is why Annual Fund gifts can
be restricted for any current use identified by the donor.
memory or honor of someone can be given and will be recognized as such.
can be given anonymously.
The Importance of a Gift
for Any Amount
participation in the Annual Fund is an important way for us to demonstrate the
commitment and dedication of our College's community. It is not only the total
dollar amount raised that is important, but also the percentage of the
constituency who participate.
A large source of funding is from our loyal
corporations and foundations that support Saint Joseph's with grant and
scholarship support. These groups want to see strong loyalty from individuals
within the school community before they make an institutional contribution. The
most important measure that is used to evaluate community-wide support for the
college is the percentage of individuals who participate in the Annual Fund.
Thus, when considering participation levels, a $10 gift is just as valuable as
a $10,000 gift because both donations contribute to a higher percentage of