How to Give

Become a partner in our mission: Make a gift to support SJA.


Make an Immediate Difference at St. Joseph’s Academy
Giving to SJA takes just a few moments, but the impact is lasting. Online giving—the simplest and easiest way to make a donation—benefits the school right away.

Make a Gift

Giving is easier than ever when you use our new Text to Give option! To make your gift to the Annual Fund from your phone, simply text the message SJA1868 to the number 41444.

This easy, secure system will send you a prompt to complete the simple donation process using your credit card.

Annual Fund

SJA depends on the support of a community of parents, alumnae and friends to bridge the difference between tuition and the actual cost of an SJA education. One hundred percent of SJA’s administration, faculty and staff make their own charitable contribution to the Annual Fund to support the Academy’s mission. Make your gift to the SJA Annual Fund here.

Endowed Scholarships

The endowed scholarship program is at the heart of one of SJA’s most treasured traditions: the ability to offer need-based tuition assistance to deserving students and their families. Scholarships may be established to memorialize or honor individuals, groups or families. For information about establishing an endowed scholarship, please contact Meg Gerald at (225) 388-2254 or geraldm@sjabr.org. You may make a donation of any amount at any time to an existing scholarship here.

Endowed Funds

Endowed funds are established to address curriculum and facility needs. Often, they are created to memorialize or honor individuals, groups or families. Like scholarships, endowed funds are perpetual, and only the earnings may be used. You may make a donation of any amount at any time to an endowed fund.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

A gift in memory or honor of someone you love or admire can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to SJA. Any gift made to SJA can be made as a memorial or honorary gift. Simply select the type of contribution you would like to make, and complete the form indicating the honoree. You may also contact Mission Advancement Director Meg Gerald at (225) 388-2254 or geraldm@sjabr.org.

Planned Giving and Bequests

One hundred-fifty one years ago, our founders made the commitment to educate young women as responsible and unifying members of the world community. Your planned gift ensures that this commitment endures. Giving through your will or trust is a gift that creates opportunities for SJA students for generations to come. When you include St. Joseph’s Academy in your estate plan, please let us know by contacting Meg Gerald at (225) 388-2254 or geraldm@sjabr.org. It will be our honor to welcome you as a new member of the Legacy Society.

Matching Gifts

Many employers participate in matching-gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies will even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees. To found out if your company has a matching-gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.
 
If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search. Follow the set procedure, and the SJA Mission Advancement office will be happy to assist. The impact of your gift may be doubled or even tripled.

If you don’t see your company’s name, be sure to ask your Human Resources representative or Charitable Giving department if this is an option for you, or contact SJA Mission Advancement Director Meg Gerald at (225) 388-2254 or geraldm@sjabr.org.

SJA Brick Program: Pave the Way

Make your mark on SJA’s campus by purchasing a brick for a student, an alumna, a faculty member or in honor or memory of someone. The engraved brick pavers will be outside of the Sister Agatha Dining Hall.

Your personalized brick paver will be engraved with your selected wording indicated on the order form, leaving a lasting impression on the Academy for generations to come. Your gift will benefit the future of St. Joseph’s Academy by helping build the endowment, providing students with need-based tuition assistance, state-of-the-art facilities and much more.

Purchase Brick Online

Purchase Brick by Mail


For additional information or questions, please contact Wendy Coniglio at (225) 388-2336 or conigliow@sjabr.org.

Gifts of Stock

Individuals making their gift in the form of appreciated securities or stock may avoid capital gains and may receive other tax savings. Proceeds from the sale of these assets may be directed to any fund or program you wish. For instructions on how to transfer securities, or if you need more information, please contact Meg Gerald at (225) 388-2254 or geraldm@sjabr.org.

Gifts in Kind

Non-cash gifts of property such as computers, books, scientific equipment, arts materials and other items are important contributions. The fair market value of such items is deductible for income tax purposes. A formal appraisal is required by the IRS for gifts in kind valued over $5,000. For more information, please contact Meg Gerald at (225) 388-2254 or geraldm@sjabr.org.

Support SJA as You Shop

AmazonSmile donates .5 percent of every purchase to SJA. Go to smile.amazon.com, and sign into your Amazon account. An AmazonSmile welcome screen will appear. Use the dropdown menu to choose St. Joseph’s Academy (Baton Rouge, LA location) as your charity. Always start from the smile.amazon.com web address in order to support the Academy. You can use your existing Amazon account, and all your previous settings (AmazonPrime, shopping cart, wish lists, etc.) will remain the same.

Target REDcard allows Target shoppers to save 5 percent on all purchases while giving 1 percent of their purchase to St. Joseph’s Academy. Stop by Target to fill out an application, or apply online at http://www.target.com/redcard/main. If you already have a REDcard but it’s not linked to SJA, log in to your account and, under “Manage my RedCard,” add St. Joseph’s Academy (Baton Rouge, LA location) as your charity.

Make Your Gift

Make an impact on St. Joseph's Academy students today.

MAKE A GIFT

Giving is easier than ever when you use our new Text to Give option! To make your gift to the Annual Fund from your phone, simply text the message SJA1868 to the number 41444.

This easy, secure system will send you a prompt to complete the simple donation process using your credit card.

Questions?

For questions regarding Giving at SJA, please contact our Director of Mission Advancement.

Meg Gerald P'13, '16
Director of Mission Advancement
geraldm@sjabr.org
(225) 388-2254