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Annual Fund

In 1879, with determination, sacrifice and extraordinary gifts of time, talent and financial support, the Holy Ghost Fathers established St. Joseph School under the direction of the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny from France. Upon this foundation, St. Joseph School has remained an important part of the history of Conway as a dynamic K-12 parochial Catholic school committed to developing adults of faith and intelligence.

Today, support for St. Joseph School comes from parents, grandparents, friends, foundations and corporations. Gifts to the SJS Annual Fund support the current operating budget and tuition assistance needs. Annual giving provides lasting support to the long term success of our school. The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign to raise financial support for a wide range of programs and initiatives that continue to provide St. Joseph School students with a solid educational foundation to succeed beyond high school.

This year, we are continuing our focus on our aging gymnasium. The 2017-2018 Annual Fund provided air conditioning in the gym. Our students have been practicing and performing with more endurance in cooler temperatures. In addition to air conditioning, last year’s fund provided a $30,000 kick start to our goal in purchasing new bleachers. All alumni, parents and friends of the school are asked to make a gift to the Annual Fund through a variety of solicitation methods including: a personal ask from a Development Office staff member; a direct mail letter; a phone call from a parent or student; or electronic media.

Online contributions can be made through the button below:

All gifts to the St. Joseph School Annual Fund are important. To show appreciation for your support, the school has established giving societies to thank each donor.

$5000+ St. Joseph Society
$2500-$4999 Bulldog Society
$1000-$2499 Pup Society
$500-$999 Paw Society
$250-$499Collar Society
$100-$249Bone Society
Up to $99 Leash Society

TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND

Approximately 9% of our students receive need based tuition assistance. As part of the Annual Fund for St. Joseph School, donors can now support student tuition assistance through the Bulldog Scholars Fund. The Bulldog Scholars Fund will be distributed each year, enabling St. Joseph School to provide tuition assistance to students who demonstrate financial need. Requirements to establish a named Bulldog Scholars Fund are as follows:

-  $3,035 annual gift representing one-half of the full expenses for one student.

- $6,070 annual gift representing the full cost of educating one student.

Bulldog Scholars donors are encouraged to make a minimum three year commitment to the fund. Through participation in this program, you can witness a life being forever changed and gain satisfaction in making a difference in the life of a child through Catholic education. To learn more about the Scholars Fund, please contact the Development Office.

WAYS TO GIVE

CASH GIFTS

Gifts may be paid by cash or a check made payable to St. Joseph School and sent to:

St. Joseph School Development Office
502 Front Street
Conway, AR 72032

ONLINE GIVING

Contributing online is a convenient and safe option to make your gift. Visit the DONATE button above to donate online.

RECURRING GIFTS

You can arrange to make a set monthly gift to St Joseph School, enabling both you and St. Joseph School to plan and budget most efficiently. Your monthly gift will go to work immediately to ensure that St. Joseph School can continue to offer an exceptional Catholic education for generations to come! Contact Development Director Nicole Rappold at 501.327.1204 or nrappold@sjbulldogs.org

PLEDGES

Pledges are gift commitments paid over a period of time according to a prearranged payment schedule. Indicate your pledge on the gift form or contact us to set-up a pledge program that will work for you.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match donations by current and retired employees. If you are interested in such a gift, please contact the employer for proper procedure. Once the gift is made to St. Joseph School, we will be happy to confirm the contribution with your employer for the match. A matching gift may double your gift to the Annual Fund.

STOCKS, SECURITIES, & MUTUAL FUND SHARES

Gifts in the form of appreciated securities are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. To transfer stocks or bonds, contact the St. Joseph School Endowment Office at 501.329.1818.

PLANNED GIVING

Gifts through estate planning are a great and often easy way to support St. Joseph School today and into the future. Bequests, gift annuities, life insurance and other financial vehicles are available, often with substantial tax advantages for the donor and their heirs. If interested in planned giving, please contact the St. Joseph School Endowment office at 501.329.1818.