The Cardinal Fund is St. John's most important annual philanthropic focus. Like most private, independent schools, St. John’s relies on annual tax-deductible gifts, in addition to tuition, to provide the School with its margin of excellence. What's more, statistics of annual fundraising - specifically the percentage of parent participation in annual giving- are a common measurement of the health of a school. Parent participation is often reported to outside accrediting agencies, considered in grant application reviews, and can be impactful for rankings sites and employee recruitment and retention.
Proceeds from the Cardinal Fund give St. John’s the flexibility to respond to new initiatives or programs that would not be possible through tuition revenue alone. The School is making a strategic focus on increasing parent participation percentage in order to foster a culture of philanthropy. Simply put, when we’re all-in together in support of the Cardinal Fund, we can make a tremendous impact on all St. John’s students’ experiences, in and out of the classroom.
CARDINAL FUND GIVING LEVELS:
Friend (up to $499)
Cardinal Club ($2,500-$4,999)
Shield Society ($5,000-$9,999)
Head of School's Circle ($10,000+)