FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Augmenting tuition through charitable gifts helps keep St. John’s at the forefront of independent schools with technology, facility improvements, and other resources. It also provides an opportunity for donors to receive an income tax deduction on their gift to the extent allowed by law.
We encourage our St. John’s community to make the School its highest philanthropic priority, with Annual Fund as our main fundraiser. Participation is our foremost goal, so any amount is appreciated, but we also encourage as many families as are able to strive for the Circle of Excellence level of $2,000 and above.
Each gift makes a difference for our students – the only gift too small is the one not made at all.
No, you can pledge your gift now and indicate a payment schedule that is most convenient for you. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.
Many companies and foundations will double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. Be sure to check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company has a matching gift program.
We encourage you to participate in all St. John’s fundraisers in whatever way you are able, but Annual Fund should be your first priority. Gifts given to both Annual Fund and Celebratio help keep St. John’s “Simply the Best” independent school in Tampa.