Jesuit Annual Fund FAQs


Q: What is the Jesuit Annual Fund?

A: The Jesuit Annual Fund is comprised of gifts received each year from dedicated and generous alumni, parent – current & past, faculty, staff and friends. The proceeds are used in support of the schools annual operating costs.

Q: How does a gift to the Jesuit Annual Fund help make a difference?

A: Your gift to the Jesuit Annual Fund helps cover the shortfall between the full cost of tuition and the amount of tuition and fees charged. Your gift helps keep tuition down for all students!

Q: How is the money given to the Jesuit Annual Fund used?

A: Your gift to the Jesuit Annual Fund helps cover the school’s annual operating costs, including curriculum development and improvement, support of co-curricular activities – including athletics, fine arts, robotics, campus ministry, Christian service, and much more.

Q: Why not just raise tuition?

A: If tuition were raised to the actual cost of education each student, it would place too large of a burden on many parents, and would make it impossible for many qualified young men to experience a Jesuit education. Additionally, gifts to the Jesuit Annual Fund are tax deductible!

Q: Who gives to the Jesuit Annual Fund?

A: All members of the Jesuit community are invited to give. Alumni, parents – current and past, and friends of the Jesuit area are all asked to join in our Ignatian Partnership. Each gift helps continue the mission and tradition of Jesuit High School.

Q: How much should I give?

A: Our challenge is to cover the shortfall for each student attending Jesuit High School between the full cost of tuition versus tuition charged. Our goal is to raise over $880,000 through gifts to the Jesuit Annual Fund. We ask all to consider the needs of the school when making a giving decision, and to be as generous as your personal circumstances allow. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference!

Q: What is the Challenge Gift this year?

A: For the current school year, the Challenge gift per student is $2,500.

Q: How do you become eligible to attend the annual President’s Dinner?

Donors whose Annual Giving gifts total $2,500 and above, and are paid during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), will be recognized as members of the President’s Club.  These donors will be invited to the President’s Dinner which will be held in the fall of the following fiscal year.