The Fund for St. John's
Annual Support for the College
This year presents extraordinary challenges for St. John's College, as it does for many other institutions, businesses, and individuals. Because annual giving provides $3.1 million dollars for financial aid and other essential activities, its success is critical.
The demand for financial aid is increasing. Please help St. John's provide need-based financial aid so that students whose families have been most affected during this time of economic slowdown can continue their education.
- More than 60% of students receive some form of need-based scholarship aid, with the average grant at $20,000.
- No student pays the full cost for their education; tuition covers only 70%, which means every student receives a subsidy of at least 30%.
- The college has tightened its belt in many ways this year: salary freezes for faculty and staff, hiring slowdowns, energy conservation, and cutting all office budgets by 10 to 15%.
- Budget considerations have not affected the classroom: class size and student to faculty ratio remain small; student services like athletics, counseling, and career services remain fully funded.
- A solid participation rate among alumni helps the college gain additional funds from foundations. Every gift counts.
A breakdown for every dollar contributed to The Fund for St. John's
- Financial Aid - 26 cents
- Faculty Salaries and Instructional Support - 38 cents
- Student Support (athletics, counseling, career services, resident assistants, etc.) - 10.5 cents
- Operational Expenses (business and other offices, IT, staff salaries) - 21.5 cents
- Other - 4 cents
The fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.
Please support St. John's College this year. Join the volunteers from the Alumni Giving Council and send in a gift to The Fund for St. John's.
Questions? Contact the Annual Giving office: In Annapolis, Alexandra Fotos, 410-295-5551, email@example.com. In Santa Fe, Christine Nalitz, 505-984-6113, firstname.lastname@example.org.