Annual Giving

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the annual giving campaign?

Like many other academic and religious organizations, St. John Vianney Catholic School’s Annual Giving Campaign finances strategic projects and ensures a positive financial future for the school.

What is the goal?

The Annual Giving Campaign goal is to raise $40,000 by June 30th.

Where is the money going?

Proceeds from the Annual Giving Campaign will help finance projects that have been identified in the school’s strategic plan, including the school’s tuition assistance programs. These include programs such as the STREAM initiative and certification process, our SciExplore Lab, GEARS and dual language programs.

Who is being asked for money?

We are asking all members of the community to support St. John Vianney School, including our parents, faculty, staff, advisory board, grandparents, alumni, friends and corporate partners to consider supporting the school through a financial donation.

How may I donate?

Gifts may be made by clicking here on our secure website. Of course, donations may also be sent in via students, dropped off, or mailed directly to the school:
St. John Vianney Catholic School
Development Office
6200 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809

Can someone who is not a school family, grandparent or alum donate to the campaign?

Yes, by all means, if someone wishes to support the Annual Giving Campaign, they may do so in the same manner listed above. Questions may be directed to Laura Grant in the Development Office at grantl@sjvs.org.

Does this replace other fundraisers?

St. John Vianney Catholic School’s fundraisers have always been very successful. It is our hope to provide fundraisers which are also fun, social events for our school community. Fundraisers are an integral part of our school and an important contribution to our annual operating expenses. The Annual Giving Campaign is raises funds above and beyond school fundraisers.

Why don’t we just raise tuition to cover costs?

St. John Vianney Catholic School has always provided high-quality, affordable, Catholic education for over 50 years in Orlando. Our diverse culture represents people from all backgrounds and locations. It is our goal to keep the tuition affordable and comparable in cost to other Catholic schools in the Orlando metropolitan area.

Does this replace my donation to the church?

No. Our school population is comprised of active, supportive members of the Catholic Church. Our school is a ministry of the parish. St. John Vianney Catholic Church introduced tithing to the parish with great success. A standard amount for charitable donations is 10% of annual income. We realize that many families tithe (typically 5%) and then give to other charitable organizations such as a university, local charity, health research, etc. We hope donors consider St. John Vianney Catholic School after tithing to the church.

Is my contribution to the Annual Fund tax-deductible?

Yes. St. John Vianney Catholic School is a 501c(3) charitable organization.
May I make my gift in honor of someone?
Yes. Donations can be made in honor of any person. Please note that on the form or envelope when making your donation.

Can I earmark my donation for a certain cause?

We prefer funds are donated to the general, unrestricted fund, so prioritized, strategic projects can be funded. However, we will honor requests for specific, earmarked items.

Can my donation be anonymous?

Yes, donors wishing to remain anonymous can request that on the donation envelope.

How much am I expected to give?

Every gift, no matter the amount, is appreciated. Appropriate gift amounts can only be determined by the individual family. The goal is that every family will participate at a level that is comfortable for them. We ask each family to prayerfully consider the value they place on their child’s education, and give with the confidence that every dollar enhances the excellent educational experience for all students at St. John Vianney Catholic School.

Are we the only Catholic school in Orlando with an annual giving campaign?

Other schools in the Diocese have Annual Fund campaigns as well as endowments.

Please direct any additional questions to Laura Grant in the Development Office at grantl@sjvs.org.