Fall Open House 2018 - Remarks from Dr Keane & Dr Fitzgerald!
Not Every Donation is Monetary
It is the goal of the Office of Advancement to support simple, sustainable programs to further the mission of St Joseph High School. The ultimate goal of our department is engagement and support of our community to provide a meaningful vision. Our Parents and Alumni execute this vision through their volunteerism, fundraising, and service.
With the Director and staff leading the efforts, our events are primarily volunteer-driven. Each year volunteers work on various committees, each headed by a chairperson(s), and are responsible for a part of the overall effort. Volunteers make up the body of each committee, lending their time and talents to such activities. As in the case of the Maroon & Gold Gala, soliciting or picking up auction donations, writing for the program and auction book, creating decorations, making calls, and event set-up/clean-up are just some of the areas where volunteer help is vital.
Everyone is welcome to volunteer.
Besides helping to raise funds, volunteers form a special camaraderie that is priceless. Parents, Alumni, and Alumni Parents meet other Parents and Alumni. Parents who only attended their children’s activities now have a school activity of their own. Parents whose children have already graduated are able to remain connected to St Joseph High School. Alums help students have the same incomparable experience they had. The work is fun, the rewards are many.
We are proud to offer five trips as part of our Francis Xavier International Scholars Program in 2019!