Grants and gifts from foundations and corporations are a vital part of the philanthropic support for Saint Joseph's, its students, faculty, and programs. Through grants to the Annual Fund, foundations and corporations provide scholarships every year to more than 100 Saint Joseph's students who are high academic achievers and financially deserving of aid. The Corporate Alliance Program for Scholarships (CAPS) alone provides more than $25,000, which is awarded to 25 students annually.
Community Benefits of Foundation Donations
Foundation gifts ranging from $1,000 to $200,000 provide support for academic
programs that often reach into the community with rich rewards:
- Support of
red tide research not only trains Saint Joseph's students to become tomorrow's
environmental scientists, it also promises greatly needed help for Maine's
Department of Marine Resources, for regional fishing communities that depend
upon shellfish harvesting for their livelihoods, and for an industry that loses
roughly $25 million when harvesting is interrupted.
- Support of
environmental science programs has trained 60 Saint Joseph's education majors
over the past three years. They, in turn, have taught and mentored nearly 200
students in Portland schools containing large populations of immigrant and
support of faculty training in assessment not only has engaged every academic
and program head in both the four-year and graduate/professional studies
divisions, but also promises to enrich learning for all students and engage
them in personal assessments through e-portfolio programs.
- Grants and
gifts to capital projects for new buildings and renovation since 2004 have
provided the new academic building, Alfond Hall, as well as a new nursing
resource center, simulation labs, and a second anatomy and physiology lab to
serve the College's largest major and assure that Saint Joseph's premier
nursing preparation continues.
Support of literacy programs have enabled the
College's education majors and faculty to partner with regional schools for
visits by Maine children's authors who illustrate their books. Forty education
majors and 200 local children have benefited from these programs.
Alliance Program for Scholarships
Since 1997, more than 250 young men and women have received CAPS
scholarships since 1997. CAPS scholars combine academics with real-world
experience and bring fresh ideas and added value to businesses in Maine and New
Joseph's College is extremely grateful to the nearly 20 businesses that are
supporting the CAPS this year.
Gifts from CAPS supporters are assisting 25 students who are pursuing degrees
in everything from business management to
nursing to communications. The
businesses that are supporting CAPS scholarships recognize the promise of these
students and are making an investment in the future of our local workforce and economy.