Eagle Fund

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      St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
2019-2020 Eagle Fund 

What is the Eagle Fund?

The Eagle Fund is the most important fundraiser at SJE. Tuition covers roughly 83% of what it costs to educate each student and the Eagle Fund helps close that gap. A strong annual fund helps us keep tuition costs down making Catholic education a reality for more people.

What does the Eagle Fund pay for?

Think of it this way. Your household income pays for mortgage/rent, utilities, groceries and other basic household expenses. Sometimes, you will make a larger purchases like updated accessories, furniture or technology for your home.  You may even want to add onto the original building, itself.

  • Tuition and the Eagle Fund are SJE's household income.
  • Home and School fundraisers like the SJE Jubilee and Race for Education help pay for the extra things on our wish lists.
  • The capital campaign is a separate fund that goes toward campus expansion.

While all the extras are nice, smart people know that they must take care of basic household costs before spending money on bigger and better. 

Specifically, your gift to the 2018-2019 Eagle Fund will:

  • Enable SJE to recruit and retain the highest caliber of teachers who serve as role models for our students;
  • Contribute to the cutting-edge technology, lab equipment and others state-of-the-art learning tools used in the classroom;
  • Contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of our newly expanded campus and provide assistance in all areas of Student Services
  • Instill in students a deep awareness of God’s presence in their lives through a dynamic religion program;
  • Offer students the opportunity to uncover hidden talents through our fine arts offerings;
  • Give students an extraordinary and enriching experience that they will treasure for a lifetime.

Why should I contribute to the Eagle Fund?

We always aim for 100% parent, faculty/staff, and student participation. High participation is an example of  the stakeholders supporting the mission of SJE. It also greatly influences outside income sources when we apply for grants.

How much should I contribute to the Eagle Fund?

All gifts, great and small, make a difference. SJE truly appreciates every gift received, no matter the size.

How can I make the most of my Eagle Fund gift?

Does your employer have a matching gift program? If so, that is an easy way to potentially double the size of your gift. Please contact your company’s HR department or our office to see if a matching gift is a possibility.

Is the Eagle Fund different from the other fundraisers at SJE?

Yes. We are very lucky to have an active school community, including our Home and School Committee. The funds raised by Home and School events provide extra programs, services, and events not covered by the Annual Fund.  Only Annual Fund gifts go towards operating expenses.

Why are there so many fundraisers?

Home and School does a great job of selecting various fundraisers to appeal to our community. Some people prefer events and some prefer items to purchase. We strive to offer our SJE family fundraisers in which they enjoy participating. Home and School fundraisers focus on FUN-raising and community-building while still raising money and the Eagle Fund raises money to keep our school operational.

What fundraisers should I participate in?

As many or as few as you would like! Remember, the Eagle Fund pays for things that have already been budgeted for, and we would love to have 100% participation! Our Home and School organizes fantastic events and fundraisers and would love your support in any way you can provide it.


Questions? Please contact Christa Castile, Director of Advancement, at (404)767-4312 or ccastile@sjecs.net

Gifts can be made online or CLICK HERE for a PDF of our Annual Giving Form to be mailed with a check.