For more than a century, an American Catholic education has been the mark of a distinctive academic experience. Scientia cum religione, religion and knowledge united, promises an education of the whole person. The Sisters of Mercy founded our school in 1872 to offer a rich Catholic education and formation to children of all faiths, and today, we continue their mission and tradition.
We are committed to continuing the St. Joseph’s Catholic School mission for generations to come, delivering academic excellence and instilling a love of Jesus Christ. Your gift today will build on the generations of donors before you, helping our historic school grow and serve Middle Georgia today and onward.
May God bless you for your faith in education.
The 1872 Annual Fund sustains the immediate operating priorities of St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Began in 2008, the 1872 Fund was created to ensure SJS can support our greatest operational needs for the current school year, including any unexpected expenditures. Like most private institutions, we rely on our annual fund giving to keep the cost of tuition as affordable as possible and to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of an SJS education. Your contribution to the 1872 Annual Fund makes an immediate impact for this year’s students.
Our school is uniquely tied to the history of Middle Georgia through our 150+ year history in Macon. We want to ensure our incredible tradition lives on for generations to come. The SJS Legacy Endowment is our newest fund and is designed to underpin the needs of our school for future decades. Contributions to this fund are invested in full, and the principal balance remains invested. Annually, a portion of the earned interest will be used to support key campus priorities. Your donation to our endowment lives forever as a perpetual gift!
The Monsignor Cuddy Endowment Fund was established in 1995 in honor of the longtime pastor and shepherd of our St. Joseph Church and School, where he served until retirement in 2004. The Cuddy Endowment provides need-based tuition assistance to Catholic SJS students. This fund is a living ministry that honors our Catholic faith and supports our students. Contributions to this fund are invested in full, and the principal balance remains invested. Annually, a portion of the earned interest will be used to provide scholarships. Your donation to this endowment lives forever as a perpetual gift!
Established in 2021 by her family, the Scotty McGoldrick Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the longtime teacher for her many years of service to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. This fund provides need-based tuition assistance to students, with a focus on supporting children of educators. Contributions to this fund support student scholarships.
Every gift makes an impact. With recurring gifts, you can select an amount that’s feasible for you and opt to repeat when you choose (e.g., monthly, quarterly). Setup your donation once and give all year!
You can support SJS through your planned future giving. Planned Giving opportunities allow you to make arrangements now for a future gift of your choosing. Common planned gifts include beneficiary gifts from a will or trust, estate plan, life insurance policy, or retirement fund. Speak with your financial planner to learn more about tax advantages of planned giving, and contact us to learn more.
Did you know many employers will match your donation to SJS? Let us do the research for you! Contact us to share your employer information, and we’ll find out if they can match your gift!
Supporting SJS means a LOT to us, and it can mean a lot you, too. Here are some ideas we’ve seen. What’s important to you?
In 2008, the State of Georgia passed the Private School Education Tax Credit allowing up to $100 million annually of tax money to be used for private pre-K to 12th-grade education. Georgia taxpayers can redirect a portion of their tax liability to provide scholarships to incoming students at SJS.
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.
The wonderful part of GRACE is you have a say in how your tax dollars are spent at no cost to you.
Tax credits are limited, so register today!