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Annual giving plays an essential role in helping SJA fulfill its mission of providing quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others.

Annual contributions support the cost of educating each student and help close the tuition gap. These gifts directly impact academics, arts, sports, facilities, technology, professional development for faculty, scholarships and tuition assistance for students who qualify.

You have the opportunity to make a difference every year in the life of a St. Joe Angel and these are a few of the ways to give an annual gift.


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  • Greatest Needs - The St. Joe Fund

    The needs and opportunities for SJA are endless. Gifts to this fund are unrestricted and help support the area of greatest need. The administration will allocate these dollars for school operations or programs most needed.
  • General Scholarship Fund

    St. Joe is able to offer financial assistance to students who would not otherwise be able to attend the Academy thanks to gifts from generous donors. We deeply appreciate contributions that help us address this critical need.  Specially designated funds also provide tuition assistance for any St. Joe Angel whose family experiences a sudden, drastic change of circumstances.  Nearly twenty percent of students receive scholarship assistance.
  • Heart of An Angel

    Contributions to this fund enable students to participate in special traditions and activities that fulfill their St. Joe experience who may not otherwise be able to afford to do so.  Oftentimes, the little things are so important, and it may be these that create a lifetime of memories. Heart of an Angel funds help a student be part of just such experiences.  Your gift can provide an SJA class ring for a junior or Father-Daughter Dance bid, enable a student to go on a Kairos retreat or participate more fully in Mission Week, or simply make daily life easier by underwriting school lunches or course books and materials.
  • STEM

    Building upon the success of the past few years, SJA is committed to expanding this academic focus for the future of our Angels.  Opportunities in these industries are growing, especially for women. Funds for lab equipment, enhanced programing, and student competitions (such as support for the state-qualifying JoeBotics team) can go a long way towards helping the Academy meet its goals in this area of endeavor.
  • Fine Arts

    We believe in a balanced approach to developing the whole women. Fine Arts is no exception to this effort. Support expands our financial resources for theatre, visual arts, musical productions and concerts. Piano tuning, rentals, orchestra fees, art supplies all add up – these programs often enable our girls to find their own voice in the arts.
  • Angel Athletic Fund

    The Academy enjoys a proud reputation of success in athletics.  Nearly sixty percent of students compete in interscholastic athletics at St. Joe, an experience which fosters teamwork, leadership, and discipline.  Contributions to the Angel Athletic Fund support various department needs, such as equipment, maintenance of facilities, even outfitting an individual student to play a sport who could otherwise not do so. 

Giving Levels

Guardian Level: $500 - $999
Angel Level: $250 - $499
Sponsor Level: $100 - $249
Supporter Level: $50 - $99
Friend Level: $0 - $49

The Sister Celestine Pommerel Society

The Sister Celestine Pommerel Society recognizes generous donors who make Annual Gifts to St. Joseph's Academy of $1,000 or more. The society bears the name of the Academy's first principal, Sister Celestine Pommerel, CSJ. Arriving in the late 1830s, she was one of the first Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to settle in St. Louis. It was under her leadership that St. Joseph's Academy was established in 1840. The Sister Celestine Pommerel Society giving levels are:

Platinum Circle: $1,000,000+
Diamond Circle:
Gold Circle:
Lyon Circle: $150,000-$249,999
Carondelet Circle: $50,000 - $149,999
Fontbonne Circle: $25,000 - $49,999
St. Joseph our Patron Circle: $10,000 - $24,999
Sr. Mary de Paul Circle: $5,000 - $9,999
The Academy Circle: $2,500 - $4,999
Archangel Circle: $1,000 - $2,499

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Renee Angeli

    Ms. Renee Angeli 

    Annual Giving and Development Specialist
    (314) 394-4342
  • Photo of Linda Decker

    Mrs. Linda (Holland) Decker 83

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    (314) 394-4345
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission at the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.  

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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