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1872 Annual Fund

The 1872 Fund is the annual giving program and the lifeblood of St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Began in 2008, the goal of the 1872 Fund is to strengthen our Endowment while also allowing the school to cover unexpected expenditures. The school relies on annual giving to keep the cost of tuition as affordable as possible and to bridge the gap between tuition revenues and the actual cost of an education at St. Joseph’s. Your contribution to the 1872 Fund, no matter how large or small, is at the heart of preparing our students for success.

We ask you to partner with us in continuing the tradition of educating, nurturing, and encouraging our students to be lifelong learners by supporting the 1872 Fund.

We accept online donations via PayPal. Major credit cards and debit cards are accepted.

Matching gifts are also welcome! Contact your company’s Human Resources office about their matching gift policy.

All contributions made to St. Joseph’s Catholic School are tax deductible within the limits of the law. Please consult your tax advisor.

For more information, please contact Penni Zimmerman, Director of Advancement, at penni.zimmerman@sjsmacon.org or 478.742.0636.

Endowment Fund

St. Joseph’s Catholic School Endowment is a wonderful opportunity to invest in the future of Catholic education. Gifts to the endowment fund are perpetual and only the interest earned is spent on tuition assistance for Catholic families in need at SJS.

By supporting the SJS Endowment Fund, you are actively participating in the school’s educational ministry and helping bring financial assistance to Catholic families to provide their children with a strong Catholic education. You can support our Endowment Fund in several ways:

  • Make gift in Honor or Memory of a friend or loved one.
  • Remember the endowment in your will.
  • Name the endowment fund a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or an IRA account.
  • Give appreciated assets to the fund.
  • Donate a charitable gift annuity and name the endowment as the eventual beneficiary.

To make a gift online to the Endowment Fund. We accept online donations via PayPal. Major credit cards and debit cards are accepted. You can also send a check made payable to SJS Endowment Fund to the school at 905 High St., Macon, GA 31201.

For more information, please contact Penni Zimmerman, Director of Advancement, at penni.zimmerman@sjsmacon.org or 478.742.0636.

GRACE Scholars

What is GRACE?

In 2008, the State of Georgia passed the Private School Education Tax Credit allowing up to $50 million annually of tax money to be used for private pre-K to 12th-grade education.  Georgia taxpayers can redirect part of their tax liability to provide scholarships to incoming students at SJS.  The Diocese of Savannah, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Atlanta, is participating in this program through GRACE Scholars.

Can I “Take the Credit?”

Any Georgia taxpayer can redirect a portion of their tax dollars.  In addition to the State of Georgia tax credit; this amount also qualifies as a charitable contribution on your Federal tax return.

Married, filing jointly up to the lesser of $2,500 (filing separately $1250)

Individuals or Head of Household up to the lesser of 1,000.

“C” Corporations can take a credit equal to 75% of their taxable income)

Pass through entities (S corp, LLCs, partnerships) lesser of tax liability or $10,000.

The wonderful part of GRACE is you have a say in how your tax dollars are spent.  All at little or no economic impact on your family since these are tax dollars you would have to pay anyway.

How do I contribute?

The easiest way to contribute is to  complete the form online.  Your registration is submitted to the Department of Revenue for approval.  Upon approval, the DOR will send you a confirmation letter with details on payment.  You can also download a paper form from GRACE.  Print out, complete, sign, and return the form to:

GRACE Scholars

2404 Lake Park Dr. SE

Smyrna, GA  30080

Tax credits are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

DON’T DELAY.  GIVE GRACE TODAY!

For more information, you can visit www.gracescholars.org or contact Penni Zimmerman, Director of Advancement, at penni.zimmerman@sjsmacon.org or 478.742.0636.

Community Partners

Please check out these quick and easy ways to support St. Joseph’s School!

The following retailers have school reward programs where they donate a portion of sales to our school.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Joseph’s School every time you shop, at no cost to you!

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice.

Amazon Smile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You can choose St. Joseph’s Catholic School by visiting Amazon Smile, and selecting it as the designated charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Your selection will be remembered, and then every eligible purchase you make on Amazon Smile will result in a donation to St. Joseph’s Catholic School!

Kroger

Register your Kroger Plus card, our organization number is 56648. For more information, go to www.kroger.com and click on the Community Rewards link at the bottom of the page.

Publix

Sign up for a Publix account and click on Publix Partners. Select St. Joseph’s School as your partner school. Then enter your phone number every time you check out. Publix will give back to our school.

Office Depot Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide our school ID number, which is 70026090, at checkout (in store or online). St. Joseph’s will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!

Box Tops for Education

The Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. The traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school.

Restaurant Nights

Coordinated with the SJS Home and School Association, once a month, a local restaurant hosts a special night where a percentage of SJS diners’ sales for that evening are donated to SJS. Watch for reminders in the weekly school journal, church bulletin, and on our school website.

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