Saint Joseph High School is a unique community of learners whose worth is measured in beliefs, values, and relationships that connect us to one another and to God. There are many ways to support the students of SJHS. Charitable donations to Saint Joseph High School are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Gifts of cash, pledges, corporate matching funds, American Express Rewards Points (MembersGive), appreciated property, property that has lost value, real estate, securities, closely held stock, and EITC/OSTC are accepted.
To learn more or make a gift, contact Advancement Team Assistant Jane Susa: (724) 226-7877 or jsusa@SaintJosephHS.com.
The Annual Fund is essential to sustaining the standard of academic excellence that Saint Joseph High School has offered for over 100 years! To keep an SJHS education affordable for all families, tuition is set at approximately 85% of the cost-per-pupil. Saint Joseph High School commits to raising the remainder. Annual Fund gifts help to meet this commitment to students and their families.
The Dlubak Athletic Center has allowed Saint Joseph High School’s athletics program to grow dramatically! Multi-level sponsorships help to fund these expanded programs.
Did you know that individuals' (not just businesses) PA taxes can be designated specifically to Saint Joseph High School? Taxpayers with income of $115,000 or more can opt to have 90% of their tax liability given to the private school of their choice through the EITC Program.
Several alumni and friends of the SJHS community are participating in this program and have shared their motivation and experiences in this informational video. Alumnus Mitch Farrell, CPA '14, begins with a short overview of the EITC program and a few practical examples. Joe and Jennifer (Kaniecki) '89 MacNeil have participated in the program for several years and Rosanne Granieri and David Macpherson, just recently joined the program. We hope this video helps to further explain the EITC program and provide real examples of individual experiences within the SJHS community of participating in it.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh created this informational video to help explain the Special Purpose Entity program that is available to potential participants through the Diocese. In addition, a non-profit, the Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund, also enables PA taxpayers to participate in the state's SPE program. The requirements for participation vary between the two programs. Please contact Mitch Farrell to assist with selecting the right program for your individual situation.
Funds directed to SJHS from this program directly support scholarships for our students. On average 70% of our SJHS students receive financial aid - we simply could not do it without your support in programs such as these. You make it possible for many students to receive a Catholic education - an education based on Gospel values.
For additional information, please contact Mitch Farrell, CPA '14 via firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-994-0844 and watch this video.
Many companies match monetary donations or volunteer hours of employees or retirees to Saint Joseph High School. This could double your gift to the school. Ask your human resources department for information! We currently receive matching gifts from employees and retirees of GE Foundation, PNC Bank Foundation, and PPG.
- Remember a loved one, friend, special teacher, or valued colleague in a meaningful way—a living memorial to provide the young people of Saint Joseph High School with an education rooted in Gospel values.
- Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, marriage, or special occasion; honor an individual, team, or cast in a significant way—an honorary contribution to provide the young people of Saint Joseph High School with an education rooted in Gospel values.
- All such donations are recognized with a card, mailed from the school to the recipient, and a listing in the Annual Report. The donor will also receive an acknowledgement letter from the school.
- Complete this form to send in your memorial gift or use the online giving option.
- Alumni & Friends: Estate plans can ensure that Saint Joseph High School’s mission continues far into the future. A planned gift includes but is not limited to bequests, charitable annuities and remainder trusts, life insurance policies, and securities.
- Graduating Students: As you transition into the next chapter of your life’s story, consider adding an item to your graduation gift list—a locker or team chair.
Students of all backgrounds are welcomed into this community rooted in Gospel values. Building the Scholarship Fund ensures that financial means will never be a barrier to an SJHS education.
- Named endowed scholarships can be established with a minimum contribution of $25,000.
- Named annual scholarships can be established with an annual donation of $1,000.
- Donations to the general scholarship fund are always welcome. Consider a $50 donation to sponsor one student for one day.
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Mark your calendar: Friday, June 11, 2021.
Spartan Scramble is Saint Joseph High School’s annual fundraiser. The day begins with 18 holes of golf and ends with a dinner and auction. It is a day of fun and fellowship for students, parents, alumni, and friends of SJHS. Support comes in many forms—auction item donors, sponsors, volunteers, and participants. The event is held annually at the Inn at Lenape Heights & Golf Resort in Ford City, PA.
A significant part of the golf outing is the auction of college and university scholarships. Silent bids for scholarships from the following schools will be accepted until 12:00pm on Friday, June 11th: Carlow University, Duquesne University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, La Roche University, Mount Aloysius College, Point Park University, and Saint Francis University.
The Spirit of Saint Joseph Awards recognize alumni and friends whose everyday lives exemplify that of our patron—living the ordinary in extraordinary ways. These are the people who quietly bring Saint Joseph High School’s mission of preparing students for college, life, and heaven to life through their humble, selfless service and support—role models for us all.
2021 Awards Event: Saturday, October 16. Invitations will be sent in late August 2021.
2020 Spirit of Saint Joseph Award Recipients:
Christina (Varrato) Discello ’80: Champion
Christina lives the ordinary in extraordinary ways through her tireless efforts to improve the lives of others.
Jeffrey L. Janicik ’86: Role Model
Jeff lives the ordinary in extraordinary ways through his example of leadership and service.
Rev. John A. Moineau ’79: Disciple
Father Moineau lives the ordinary in extraordinary ways through his humble service to the Church.
Frank M. Wolf III, posthumously: Advocate
Frank lived the ordinary in extraordinary ways through his advocacy for Catholic education.
The Spirit of Saint Joseph Awards recognize alumni and friends whose everyday lives exemplify that of our patron— living the ordinary in extraordinary ways. These are the people who quietly bring Saint Joseph High School’s mission of preparing students for college, life, and heaven to life through their humble, selfless service and support—role models for us all.
The 2021 Spirit of Saint Joseph Award Recipients will be announced in May 2021.
Questions? Contact Advancement Team Assistant Jane Susa: (724) 226-7877 or jsusa@SaintJosephHS.com.