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St. John’s Annual Giving Fund

The St. John’s Parish Day School Annual Giving Fund is our most important fundraising effort of the year! Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating children and we count on this fund to make up the difference. Your 2021-22 gift will be allocated to help enhance technology for our students, support continued professional development for our multi-talented faculty, provide resources for the classrooms as well as support need-based scholarships. Not only will the funds advance the Mission of the School, but they will also help us realize all of our goals!
 
On November 4th, 2021, we kicked off our 2021-2022 Annual Giving Campaign with a 24-hour fundraising launch with the theme "Be the Root of our Success"
 

We will celebrate our "We Love SJPDS" Giving Days during Valentine's week from Monday, Feb 14th to Friday, Feb 18th, 2022. Please join us to celebrate this very special community as we continue to work toward our Annual Fund $75,000 minimum goal for the year.

 

Last year, this important fund helped support a portion of the allocated $110,000 toward our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Lab to purchase Coding programs, five interactive VIBE boards, new furniture, and iPads and Chromebooks for this exciting lab. Additionally, our Annual fund supported increased faculty salaries, professional development opportunities, and thirty-five new MacBook Airs for faculty. 

 

Please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund or if you have already done so, please consider adding to that gift to benefit our students and faculty. Go Bears!

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We welcome you to join one of our Giving Clubs:

Spirit Bear Club – $250-$499
Acorn Club – $500-$999
Leaf Club – $1000-$1999
Flame Club – $2000-$9999
Heart Club – $10,000+

 Make a gift

General Annual Fund – Used where it is most needed.

Faculty Professional Development and Resources – Your gift will be applied towards valuable workshops (Avg. cost- $50), Professional Seminars (Avg. cost- $250), Graduate courses (Avg. cost- $1000- $1500), and other important staff opportunities.
 
Technology – Items immediately needed: RAM cards to give current computers a memory upgrade for faster connectivity in the classroom ($30), iPads ($500), Chromebooks ($600), and VIBE interactive boards ($4,000).

Scholarships & Grants – Scholarships play a vital role in making a St. John's education a reality for many students. Your gift will help a family realize their dream of a St. John's education for their child. A donation of any amount is impactful. We deeply value our diverse population, it enriches our students' educational experience in many ways. Without a scholarship fund, many talented students would not be able to afford the cost of an independent school education.

Endowment Fund – A strong endowment is a sure sign that a school’s longevity is guaranteed. An endowment is an investment fund that schools establish in order to have the ability to regularly draw upon the invested capital. The goal is to grow the money over time by investing it and not touching the vast majority.

Legacy Gifts – Make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime, but which helps secure the future for SJPDS. By making a bequest in your will, you and your loved ones enjoy the benefits of your assets today, while knowing you’ve made a difference for the students of tomorrow.
 
You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy; there are a number of IRS incentives and estate planning options that can help you make a significant, lasting difference at St. John's. We’d be happy to discuss various plans with you, your family, or your financial planner. If you have decided to include us in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity, and make sure the purpose of your gift is understood by the School. 
Cash and Checks – Make checks payable: St. John's Parish Day School. Mail or bring to:  St. John's Parish Day School, School Office, 9130 Fredrick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

Employer Matching Program – Many companies match the philanthropic gifts given by their employees. Check with your company to see if they will match your donation to our school!

Make a Pledge – Contact the Development Office to make a pledge to St. John's.

Planned Gifts – Make a donation that can benefit you and SJPDS for a lifetime. For stock donation or to provide for SJPDS in estate and financial plans.

The Mary Jane Rudnicki Fund 
 
Friends of Mrs. Mary Jane Rudnicki, a teacher at SJPDS years ago, are establishing a future student scholarship in her memory. Mrs. Mary Jane Rudnicki taught many students, including some of our teachers’ children! She was mainly with the Early Childhood division. Her contribution to SJPDS is great—she generously raised funds for the Day School and connected many people to SJPDS and the community. If you wish to contribute to the scholarship, please use the button below to give.  Mary Jane Rudnicki's Obituary
 
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St. John's Parish Day School is a 501 (c)3 tax-exempt entity. Tax ID: 52-0591545. Your gift is tax-deductible and donations of all sizes truly make a difference.
 
Thank you in advance for your support of our students and the entire SJPDS community! 
 
Questions? Please contact Development Consultant, Judy Connelly, at jconnelly@stjohnspds.org or contact the school main office at 410-465-7644.