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The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Saint James School. Money raised for the Annual Fund campaign is a vital component of the School’s total operating budget. Each year, this fund helps to: 

  • provide financial aid for deserving students.
  • support teacher salaries and professional development.
  • purchase academic and extracurricular equipment.
  • ensure educational, enrichment, and entertainment opportunities for students.
  • maintain the School’s academic and athletic facilities.

Gifts to this fund are unrestricted, allowing the School’s leadership to determine where this support is most needed, and can do the most good.

We invite you to help us maintain our tradition of excellence in education by donating to the Annual Fund each year. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and valued!

A Typical Year for the SJS Annual Fund

  • 100 Percent of Faculty & Staff Give
  • 75 Percent of Current Parents Give
  • 40 Percent of Alumni Give
  • $1.35M Total raised, making up 10% of the School's operating budget

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2023-24 Annual Fund Leadership

The Annual Fund relies on the efforts of volunteers from each of the School’s constituencies to achieve its success. The following individuals have graciously volunteered their time to chair the following Annual Fund Committees:

  • Board of Trustees: Mrs. Ann C. Davis (Chip ’98, Kathryn ’05, and Bryan ’06)
  • Alumni: Ms. Callan Spicher '10
  • Current Parents: Mr. Will J. Crampton & Mrs. Diane M. Crampton (Zachary '19, Bailey '25, and Delaney '25)
  • Parents of Alumni: Mr. Jesse C. Bacon & Mrs. Rives H. Bacon (Mary '10, Margaret '12, Thomas '20, and Page '23)
  • Faculty: Mrs. Anne G. James
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2023-24 Donors

Who has donated to the Annual Fund this year?

Meet Our Benefactors

23-24 Annual Fund Progress

Annual Fund Goal: $1,350,000
Total Raised: $1,290,000

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Annual Report of GIving

View our annual publication that details giving at SJS.

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