The St. John's Annual Fund

The St. John's Annual Fund is a fundraising program that provides an opportunity for parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff to secure the continued quality of a St. John's School education. Support of the Annual Fund is critical to the School as it underwrites 9% (approximately $4 million) of the budget. The Annual Fund benefits every facet of the School's operation. Faculty salaries and professional development, financial aid and technology, and the arts, athletic, and music programs all rely on the Annual Fund. A gift to the Annual Fund is the first and most important gift we ask of every alumnus, parent, grandparent, faculty, and friend.

To gain a broad picture of the importance of the St. John's Annual Fund, please read Sustaining Excellence, available on our website, or receive a hard copy by request.

As an independent school, St. John's operates without financial support from local, state, and federal governments. The school relies on tuition income, endowment income, and a strong Annual Fund to maintain operations. Each year, the Annual Fund raises money critical to balancing the School's budget. A robust Annual Fund enables the School to sustain its unparalleled academic offering.

The St. John's Annual Fund provides you an opportunity to contribute to the growth of our students as citizens, scholars, and leaders. Your Annual Fund gift makes a real difference to St. John's School. We appreciate your ongoing support.

Why is participation so important? Your participation is fundamental to assuring a solid financial future for St. John's School. A high percentage of giving by those closest to the School—the parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff—demonstrates the importance of philanthropy at St. John's School. Strong participation for the Annual Fund often positively influences contributions from foundations and corporations.

The Quadrangle Club
The Quadrangle Club was founded in 1982 to create a stable and dependable source of unrestricted operating income for St. John's School. If you are interested in making a gift at any of the club levels listed below, please contact Director of Annual Giving Stephanie Crowl at or 713-850-4028 for more information.

Century Society: $100,000 and up
1946 Society: $50,000 — $99,999
Claremont Circle: $25,000 — $49,999
Founder's Circle: $10,000 — $24,999
Headmaster's Circle: $5,000 — $9,999
Dean's Circle: $2,500 — $4,999

Red & Black Society
$500 and up — Classes 2008-2016
$1,000 and up — Classes 1998-2007

Additional Giving Levels
Circle of Excellence: $1,000 — $2,499
Lamplighters: $500 — $999
Education Partners: $250 — $499
Associates: up to $249

For your convenience, St. John's offers a variety of Ways to Give, including giving online. For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 713-850-4125 or e-mail Director of Annual Giving Stephanie Crowl at
Contributions of all sizes factor in participation percentages.

2015-2016 Participation
Alumni - 31%
Faculty and Staff - 92%
Parents - 90%

2014-2015 Participation

Alumni - 34%
Faculty and Staff - 84%
Parents - 92%

2013-2014 Participation

Alumni - 32%
Faculty and Staff - 73%
Parents - 88%

2012-2013 Participation
Alumni - 33%
Faculty and Staff - 85%
Parents - 85%