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The Spirit of Giving...

Saint John the Baptist Elementary educates the whole child in mind, body and spirit. The school relies on donations to help it bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of educating each child. That generosity sustains us in countless ways. Donations are tax deductible and help the school keep tuition affordable.

Annual Appeal

Saint John the Baptist Elementary participate in a campus-wide, year-long effort to raise funds for the operating costs of the Skaggs Catholic Center Schools. Annual Appeal donations help Saint John the Baptist Elementary sustain and strengthen programs, provide teachers with technology in the classroom, and support tuition assistance to families facing hardship. Make a secure gift online now, or go here for more info.

Find out more about our Annual Appeal

SJB Schools’ Ball

The school’s largest fundraiser is the annual ball, featuring dinner, silent and live Auctions and entertainment. This event is a open to adults in the SJB and greater Skaggs Catholic Center community as well as corporate and community partners. The Ball offers multiple areas for parent involvement from party planning to auction item procurement and the creation of individual class auction projects.

Corporate Giving

Many businesses match employee giving. Ask your employer for the forms. Saint John the Baptist Elementary also applies to corporations and foundations for grants and in-kind goods, and partner businesses with academic programs. The school offers a co-branding opportunity with the Skaggs Catholic Center schools through the Booster Banner campaign which markets sponsors with outdoor banners, and print advertising.

Memorial/Commemorative Fund

Donations may be made in lieu of flowers for a loved one who has passed, in celebration of a birthday, or to honor someone special with a gift to the school. A card will be sent to the family by the school. Give on-line, noting to whom the honor is given.

Endowment/Legacy Funds

Endowments may be permanently restricted (with earnings rolled over each year to allow them to grow) or temporarily restricted (affording the school the option to draw down on earnings as well as the original principal). Families can build an endowment in their name for a specific purpose over the period in which their children were enrolled, leaving a legacy upon their graduation. Contact April Van Der Sluys at or 801-984-7667 to learn more.

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of goods help cut costs. Contact the school for current wish list and needs. Students also conduct periodic canned food and clothing drives for charity throughout the school year.

Capital Projects

Replacement/repair, capital equipment, technology, and property improvements are primarily funded by the Skaggs Catholic Center Capital Projects budget. In addition to net revenue from Saint Joseph Commons (cafeteria), Saint Paul’s Place (campus store), Guardian Angel Daycare, bussing services,, outside rents/events, and other cost centers, the Skaggs Catholic Center receives corporate and foundation grants specifically designated for capital projects.

United Way

Donors may designate Saint John the Baptist Elementary for part of their annual United Way pledge. Note our number 374686 on the pledge form.