Q. What is Annual Fund?
A. As with most independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the cost to educate a student. Our Annual Fund helps to close the remaining 23 percent gap, providing critical financial support for academic enrichment, program development and improvements to the school. You’ll be pleased to know that 100 percent of your gift directly supports SJPII and its mission dedicated to academic excellence in a faith based environment.
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Q. How do I make a donation?
St. John Paul II Regional School
55 Warwick Road
Stratford, NJ 08084
Q. Why doesn’t SJPII raise tuition to cover the additional costs?
A. While the school must raise tuition incrementally each year to support the growth of staff salaries and school programs, charging full cost would limit the number of qualified students who attend. Supplementing the budget through the Annual Fund allows SJPII to remain competitive in the community.
Q. Is participation important?
A. Our goal is 100 percent participation. A high level of participation in the Annual Fund is an important way for us to demonstrate to our community and to prospective families the dedication of our parents, alumnae and friends. Foundations and corporations awarding grants to educational institutions take a critical look at the level of parent, alumnae and community participation when making funding decisions.
Q. Can I make a pledge?
A. Yes, you can make a pledge anytime during the school year, however, pledge payments must be made in full by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. A pledge reminder letter will be sent to you for your convenience.
Q. I support other SJPII fundraisers. Why should I support Annual Fund too?
A. We appreciate any support you give to the school. Annual Fund giving is tax-deductible and helps to bridge the financial gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a student. It helps to maintain and grow programs that keep SJPII and its students competitive. Best of all, 100 percent of your gift goes directly to programs!
Q. How much should I give?
A. No gift is too large or too small! For your convenience, we have established giving levels as follows:
SJPII Benefactor Society – Gifts of $500 and above
Principal’s Circle – Gifts from $250 to $499
Friend of Our Lady of Grace/St. Luke/St. Lawrence – Gifts from $100 to $249
Friend of Catholic Education – Gifts from $50 to $99
Hawk’s Club – Gifts up to $49