A huge thank you and congratulations to EVERYONE who helped SJP surpass the FY12 Unrestricted $$ Goal! This goal was $282,000 and included Special Events and the Bridge the Gap Annual Fund. Together WE raised $295,384.61 – 105% of Goal!!
- 100% of the Board of Regents participated! Up from 88% in FY11!!
- 87% of employees (100% of faculty) participated! Up from 46.67% in FY11!!
- 12.24% of our 3,500 alumni (grad and non-grad) participated! Up from 10.81% in FY11!!
There’s no way I could ever express my thanks to my incredible team- Marti and Mary and for the support of Fr. Tim, the Class Agents and the Advancement Committee of the Board. Thanks to everyone who showed up at an event, volunteered for an event or committee, partnered with me, Marti or Mary in any way to make SJP stronger.
You all did a FANTASTIC job and helped us Bridge the Gap for financial assistance for students. Since we budget over $700-800,000 every year; every dollar we raise ($295,384.61 in FY12) goes to offset that budget line. There is NO WAY 46% of our students could possibly attend SJP without the financial assistance that we offer through the Bridge the Gap Annual Fund and Special Events.
I’m looking forward to keeping the momentum going into FY13 with a goal of $298,350!
Thanks again for all you do for SJP-
Brenda Brown, Director of Advancement
Why Give to Saint John's Prep School?
"Prep Made a Difference in My Life"
Probably the most frequent reason why people support Saint John's Prep financially is because Prep made a difference in their life and they want to ensure that the school can continue to be a positive influence for other Preps.
Each year, donations fund financial assistance for students. We include over $800,000 in our operational budget to help students in need; nearly $400,000 comes from the draw from the endowment and the rest comes from annual support. Your gift truly helps a student in need today.
"The Prep School has Come of Age"
"Do you remember that awkward time in life when you weren't really a child anymore but still didn't have all the qualifications for being an adult? It's the time in life when we get the most anxious about who we are, what we want and where we are going. American society doesn't have the same "rites of passage" that other societies use to officially claim, "You are now an adult." I suppose in the Christian world confirmation comes close. In the Jewish culture, the bar and bat mitzvah certainly provide that need. But for most of us, it is this sort of non-event. All of sudden we realize, hey, I'm grown up! I believe that's what's happened at Prep in the last few years. Suddenly we find ourselves more and more independent of the Abbey's care and in need of making careful decisions about our finances and our future. It is like being removed from your parent's health insurance policy and in need of establishing some security. These times in life are both worrisome and exciting. On the one hand, you are forced to make critical decisions that need to be well thought out and that can be scary. But on the other hand, you realize that these kinds of moments are precisely what you've been preparing for ... your parents have been teaching you all along that good judgment require steady planning and clear thinking. Well, I am pleased to tell you I think the Prep School has come of age. We are all grown up and ready to face the challenges ahead of us with strength, courage and confidence." -Headmaster Fr. TImothy Backous, OSB