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. The St. Joseph School Annual Fund is a yearly opportunity to help support the current operating budget and tuition assistance needs. 100% of your donations to the SJS Annual Fund go directly to the school. Annual giving, whether it is a one time gift or monthly donation, provides lasting support to the long term success of our school, supporting 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. Our goal for the St. Joseph School Annual Fund is $80,000.
With the 2023-2024 Annual Fund, our focus of the funds raised is for bus maintenance and the purchase of another new bus. Our school buses are used to transport St. Joseph students and parish groups to things like athletic competitions, athletic and leadership camps, school and Youth Ministry field trips, parish and diocesan retreats, etc . In the past, the Annual Fund resulted in air conditioning being added to the gym, something enjoyed by all who attend events at the Family Activity Center.
You may be able to increase the impact of your gift with a corporate match. Many employers offer up to a 100% match as a benefit to their employees. Your donations to the St. Joseph School Annual Fund are tax-deductible.
Online contributions can be made through the DONATE button above or scanning the QR code. 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.
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 (3) 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.
THANK YOU to our Bulldog Scholars Fund Donors:
Arthur Hart and Marian Hart in memory of their parents Melanie Favre Hart and Louis W. Hart
The gift of a Catholic education is immeasurable!
WAYS TO GIVE