Support

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.

Use the Donate button below to make a gift today! We accept online donations via PayPal. Major credit cards and debit cards are accepted.

Click here to download a pledge form.

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, click here. 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 pre-register online.  Click here 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.