Ways to Give

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Or if you prefer, gifts can be mailed to St. John School Donations, 120 N. 79th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 or contact Michele Thornquist at mthornquist@stjohnsea.org 

IEN/tax exempt ID number is 91-0577482
United Way Program Number is 19643

Annual Fund  
The St. John School Annual Fund is part of a comprehensive development program that includes fundraising, public relations, alumni relations and more. The Annual Fund is divided into two areas: parent contributions and alumni and friends contributions. More than $250,000 is generated for enhancements to the school program including reading and math specialists, music, art, library, and Spanish. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Parent Contributions  Each March at registration, parish families are given the opportunity to participate in the Fair Share Tuition Program. Families prayerfully discern the amount their family can afford for tuition the following year. Families are encouraged to strive for the Neighborhood Catholic School Average Tuition. Any amount they pledge above the Neighborhood Average is considered a donation to the School Annual Fund. This is the only time we ask parents to donate to the Annual Fund.

Alumni and Friend Contributions  Annually, alumni, parishioners, and friends of St. John donate thousands of dollars via the parish “Blue Envelopes,” the annual fund mailing, matching gifts from employers, and unsolicited gifts and memorials.

Matching Gifts  Annually, more than $60,000 is donated to the school via corporate matching gifts. Many local companies will match dollar for dollar any donation made to a school. Companies who support St. John School via matching dollars include:

Adobe Corporation
Bank of America Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Boeing Matching Gift Program
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brown & Brown of Washington
F5
ING Foundation
Intermec
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Kennedy Assoc. Real Estate Counsel, Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Morgan Stanley Matching Gifts Program
Real Networks Foundation
Starbucks Matching Gifts Program
US Bancorp Foundation
Wachovia
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign

There are many additional local companies who have matching gift programs. Each company has its own set of guidelines. Please consult your employee benefits representative to see if your company will match your gift. Matching gift forms should be turned in with the donation to the school office. Pledges are not matched by most companies; please turn in the matching gift form after your pledge obligation has been met.

United Way  Annually, we receive nearly $15,000 in United Way funds due to families choosing to direct their United Way donations to St. John School. Again consult your employee benefits representative for more information. Many companies will also match your United Way donation dollar for dollar thereby doubling your contribution to St. John School. St. John School United Way Program Number is 19643.

Endowment  The St. John School Endowment fund is money held in trust.  The principal of the fund is never touched, but the income earned can be used to support the future needs of St. John School. Through the generosity of school families, parishioners, alumni and the community, our fund is currently over $770K.  Our next step would be to reach $1M before we are at a level where we will be able to draw on the earnings.  St. John School Endowment is managed by Mercer as part of the Fulcrum Foundation Consolidated Endowments.

Each fall, St. John School hosts the Purple & Gold Event to help build our endowment.  Your gift to the St. John School Endowment Fund creates a lasting legacy ensuring that the excellent education our children enjoy today will be there for the children of tomorrow and always….

Christ has no body but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which He looks
With compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good.
Yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world.

Your gift will enable St. John to remain a bright and vibrant Catholic school for years to come.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Or, if you prefer, gifts can be mailed to: St. John School Donations, 120 N. 79th Street, Seattle, WA 98103