Ways to Give

GIFTS OF STOCK INFORMATION
Please advise St. John’s of any transfers by emailing Gifts Processing Manager Karen Lievre with the type of stock and the number of shares being transferred.

Instruct your broker to make an electronic stock gift using the following delivery instructions:

Raymond James & Associates
Attn: Beverly Dawson
Email: beverly.dawson@raymondjames.com
DTC 0725, Account #: 14903014
Tax ID #: 74-1185668

WIRE TRANSFER
To ensure accurate handling of your gift, please send a confirmation email to Karen Lievre with the following information:
-Date St. John's should expect the wire
-Dollar amount
-Sending organization
-Intended fund (i.e., Annual Fund, Headmaster's Student Assistance Fund, Endowment, Capital Campaign)

To Transfer Funds via Wire Transfer:

Bank: Frost National Bank
ABA/Routing: 114000093
Account Name: St. John's School - Operating Account
Account #: 490024090
P.O. Box 1315, Houston, TX 77251
Frost Treasury Management: 713.388.7887

IN HONOR OR IN MEMORIAM GIFTS
You may make a gift to St. John’s School in honor or in memory of an individual. Honor/Memoriam gifts may be made through the St. John’s Annual Fund, restricted to an existing fund, or designated as unrestricted. All unrestricted honor/memoriam gifts will be designated as general operating income.

Honor/memoriam gifts will be recognized in the “Honor/Memory” section of the Report on Giving reflecting the fiscal year in which the gift was made. Additionally, the family of the memorialized or the individual who is being honored will receive notification from the Advancement Office that a gift was made in their memory/honor. Please specify those who you’d like to receive notification.

The School receives numerous requests to honor/memorialize individuals through physical gifts of items such as benches and trees. While these are thoughtful and generous proposals, the School’s campus simply cannot accommodate the volume of requests received. Alternatively, the School asks that those individuals who wish to restrict their honor/memorial gifts to a specific purpose do so by directing gifts to existing funds within the School. To see a comprehensive list of existing Funds, please click here.

While monetary gifts of any size can be contributed toward an established fund, new endowment funds may be established and named with a minimum gift of $25,000.

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • CAN I MAKE A PLEDGE?

    Yes. In order to book a pledge, the School must have written confirmation of the amount you plan to give. Pledges can be made online, or by emailing Director of Annual Giving Samantha Landry. Annual Fund pledges must be fulfilled by June 30 in order to be credited for the current school year.
  • HOW DO I MAKE SURE I AM COUNTED FOR "PARTICIPATION"?

    St. John’s measures donor participation based on Annual Fund giving only. One gift counts for all of the various constituencies a person may have within the School. So, an alumna from the Class of 1987 who also has two children attending St. John’s in the Classes of 2019 and 2024 would make only one Annual Fund gift to boost participation for the Classes of 1987, 2019, and 2024.

    To receive participation credit for this school year, gifts must be received by June 30.
  • IS MY GIFT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

    St. John’s is a 501(c)(3) institution. Monetary gifts made to the School and receipted through the Advancement Office are tax deductible. However, gifts of “in-kind” services (i.e., professional services such as accounting, architectural, medical or legal, etc., for which the School would otherwise have had to pay a professional fee) are not tax deductible but will be recognized at the level the gift relieves the School of actual expenses, as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Gift Acceptance Policy.

    To the extent the Advancement Office has been notified or is aware of a gift of service, such gift of service will be recognized in the “Gifts in Kind” section of the Report on Giving.
  • WHERE DOES MY GIFT GO?

    As the philanthropic priority of St. John’s School, Annual Fund gifts supply roughly 8% of the School’s annual operating budget. A gift is distributed roughly according to the way the SJS budget breaks down, with the vast majority going to faculty salaries. Other large items of support include financial aid, facility maintenance, curricular and program enhancements, and technology upgrades.
  • CAN I GIVE TO RESTRICTED FUNDS, SUCH AS ACADEMICS, FINE ARTS, OR ATHLETICS?

    If you have an interest in making a restricted gift for capital, endowment, or specific program support, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Mark Dini at 713-850-4120 for more information. All official fundraising appeals supported by St. John’s are required to be coordinated with Advancement and approved by the Headmaster and Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.

    Click here to view a list of restricted gift opportunities.
  • DO FOUNDATIONS SUPPORT ST. JOHN'S?

    Yes. Some of St. John’s most generous support comes from charitable foundations in Houston and around the country. If you are connected with a charitable foundation that you think would be interested in supporting St. John’s, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Mark Dini at mdini@sjs.org or 713-850-4120.
  • DOES ST. JOHN'S HOST A GALA?

    No. Out of respect for our donors’ time, and in order to keep fundraising activities properly focused within the context of school life, St. John’s does not typically hold fundraising events of any kind. Most families express appreciation for this unique, donor-centered approach.

    Instead, St. John's primary fundraising request is for the St. John's Annual Fund. The success of the Annual Fund allows St. John's to focus on this yearly program and eliminate the need for multiple appeals throughout the school year. The St. John's Annual Fund is composed of unrestricted contributions. These funds represent approximately 8% of the annual operating budget and help provide the measure of difference in the St. John's education. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund can be made in honor or memory of others.
  • HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?

    St. John’s enjoys a long and proud tradition of extraordinary support. Year in and
    year out, parents give generously of their time and resources to advance the
    School’s mission.

    The St. John’s Annual Fund is the focal point of yearly, ongoing fundraising for the
    School. There are numerous and wide-ranging opportunities for involvement in this
    program. Please contact Director of Annual Giving Stephanie Crowl at
    713-850-4028 if you have interest in becoming involved.

    We thank you for your interest in volunteering and giving to St. John’s School. We
    encourage a culture of philanthropy and appreciate your assistance in maintaining
    an organized and cohesive program that supports the best interests of St. John’s.

Maximize Your Support

Recurring and Matching Gifts enable donors to give more over time versus what they could give through a one-time gift. 

RECURRING GIFTS
There are two ways to set up a monthly installment plan:
  1. Go to the Give Online page and select the "recurring monthly" gift option.
  2. Establish St. John’s as a monthly “payee” through online bill-pay with your banking institution. 

MATCHING GIFTS

You may be able to double your donation to St. John's School. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from retirees and spouses may also qualify for a match. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please search below.
 
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