Philanthropy is crucial to St. John's College. By providing support for the academic program and financial aid, philanthropy truly enriches the student experience at the college and enables St. John's to achieve its high educational ideals.
By making a gift to St. John's College, alumni, parents, and friends ensure the vitality of the college today and into the future. The college's current giving priorities are Financial Aid, Sustaining Academic Excellence, Enhancing Student Life, and St. John's in the World Outreach Programs.
The college provides need-based financial aid to close to 70% of students, with an average grant of more than $28,000. Costs for this program have risen more than 25% in the past three years, the result of pressure on families dealing with uncertainty in the economy. Gifts for financial aid make the difference in the college's ability to keep St. John's affordable.
Philanthropic support makes all the difference in the classroom. It gives St. John's College the means to maintain small classes, hire and retain a brilliant and dedicated faculty, and sustain a community of learners invigorated by ideas.
The college years are a time of growth and the St. John's community is a place to thrive. Philanthropic gifts dedicated to student life enhance the student experience both in and out of the classroom by supporting the athletic program, providing internships that develop career-building skills, and strengthening the college's wellness programs and counseling resources.
The work of St. John's extends far beyond our two campuses. Gifts to the outreach programs bring the college out into the world through programs that provide continuing education for high school teachers, music and fine arts activities on both campuses, a national media program to "get the word out" about the college, and many other activities.