Starting July 1 and ending June 30, Mount Fund is the Mount's annual fund campaign that generates unrestricted dollars which are used on everything from classroom supplies to athletic equipment to online subscriptions in the library to lighting in the auditorium for shows. Because the funds are unrestricted, they can be applied to the areas that have the greatest need for that academic year. Donations to the Mount Fund assure that exceptional teachers, technology and classroom opportunities, as well as formative experiences on the playing fields, stage, at the easel, at the podium, in the robotics lab, and in so many settings are available to all the girls who attend.
- Why is the Mount Fund necessary?
- Do only large gifts to the Mound Fund make a difference?
- What is the best method of making a Mount Fund gift?
- Are Mount Fund gifts tax deductible?
Tuition only covers about 82% of the actual cost to send a student to the Mount. The reason for this approach is to keep tuition costs down so a Mount education is open to all deserving young women, which is faithful to the mission of the school and the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Mount Fund covers the 18% gap in expenses left by tuition and is unrestricted so it can be used wherever there is greatest need.
Every gift to the Mount Fund matters! About 35% of the total Mount Fund is comprised of gifts ranging from $10 - $999. So while gifts at the Purple and Gold level ($1,000+) are critical, we could not keep tuition down, our classroom technology current, our STEM program vibrant, our arts programs and clubs thriving or our athletics competitive without every size gift to the Mount Fund.
The fastest and easiest way to make a Mount Fund gift is to go to www.msjacad.org/support/giving and set up a recurring gift. This allows you to make monthly payments on your credit card to the Mount Fund. For example, if you want to make a $120 gift, setting up a recurring gift means you would only be paying $10.00 per month. You can also make one-time gift payments online as well. Additionally, you can send in a check or make a gift of appreciated securities or stock. You can also give through your job with a matching gift.