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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

List of 4 items.

  • Gift by Mail

    You may make your gift by mail:

    Advancement Office
    St. John's School
    2401 Claremont Ln.
    Houston, TX 77019

    Please designate the intent of your gift in the MEMO line on your check.
  • Gifts of Stock Information

    Please advise St. John’s of any transfers by emailing us at advancement@sjs.org 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 us at advancement@sjs.org with the following information:
    • Date St. John's should expect the wire
    • Dollar amount
    • Sending organization
    • Intended fund (i.e., St. John's Fund, Mark J. Desjardins Student Assistance Fund, Endowment, Capital Campaign)
    To Transfer Funds via ACH:

    Bank: PNC Bank
    ABA/Routing: 071921891
    Account Name: St. John's School - Operating Account
    Account #: 4954330703
    Phone: 713-966-2347
    Address: 2200 Post Oak Blvd. Floor 20, Houston, TX 77056

    For domestic wires, the PNC routing number is 043000096.
  • 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 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.

Giving FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. 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 Annual Fund Manager Tess Gee at tgee@sjs.org. St. John's Fund pledges must be fulfilled by June 30 in order to be credited for the current school year.
  • Q. How Do I Make Sure I Am Counted For "Participation"?

    St. John’s measures donor participation based on St. John's 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 St. John's 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.
  • Q. 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.
  • Q. Where Does My Gift Go?

    As the philanthropic priority of the School, St. John's 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.
  • Q. Can I Give to Restricted Funds, Such as Academics, Arts, or Athletics?

    If you have an interest in making a restricted gift for capital, endowment, or specific program support, please contact Director of Advancement Dawsey Romero at 713-850-4037 or by email at dromero@sjs.org for more information. All official fundraising appeals supported by St. John’s are required to be coordinated with Advancement and approved by the Head of School and the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Q. 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 Director of Advancement Dawsey Romero at 713-850-4037 or by email at dromero@sjs.org.
  • Q. 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 Fund. The success of the 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 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 Fund can be made in honor or memory of others.
  • Q. 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 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.

Recurring and Matching Gifts

Recurring and Matching Gifts enable donors to give more in a convenient way.

Recurring Gifts

There are two ways to set up a monthly installment plan:
  • Go to the Give Online page and select the "recurring monthly" gift option.
  • 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 in the sidebar.
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