There are many ways to support the students at St. Joseph the Worker!
Winston Churchill said "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." We invite you to consider how a personal gift of your time, prayers, and support can make a difference in the lives of our students.
St. Joseph the Worker School depends on the generosity of its donors to keep the school affordable to so many in need. While sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown and supported by our Parish, tuition rates are not sufficient to cover all of the costs of our school. We are blessed by the generosity of so many who have given the gift of their time, talent, and financial resources to support our school.
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Give to the Blue Knight Fund
Your tax-deductible gift will go a long way in assisting our families as they sacrifice to make this catholic education possible. You will help us keep tuition affordable: keep our facilities up-to-date: keep our technology current: and keep our school the loving, safe, faith-filled environment it is. It’s easy to contribute to our Annual Fund and no gift is too small!
Gifts by credit card can be made securely on our website by clicking the “Make a Gift” button above. Gifts by check should be made payable to St. Joseph the Worker School, Blue Knight Fund and sent to 1858 Applewood Drive, Orefield, PA 18069. Please do not send cash through the mail. We will be happy to issue a receipt for your gift.
Consider a Matching Gift
St. Joseph the Worker School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and many companies and corporate foundations match gifts to nonprofit institutions like ours. Matching gifts are a great way to increase support for the school without additional out-of-pocket expense. Matching gifts are a very important source of support.
You may be eligible to submit matching gift claims from both your own and your spouse’s employer for the same gift. Contact the human resources office at your employer, your spouse’s employer, or even your former employer, if you are retired, to inquire about their matching gift program. You may also contact our advancement office email@example.com or 610.395.7221 should you be in need of any tax forms for this process.
Participate in our Scholarship Tax Credit Programs (EITC)
Did you know that you can direct 90% of your PA taxes due to St. Joseph the Worker School to provide student scholarships for families that could not otherwise afford this specialized education for their children? This is made possible by the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program! Instead of paying taxes to the state, you or your business makes a contribution through EITC, and receive a 90% tax credit (for a two-year commitment).
This program is open to businesses and qualified individuals. For an individual, he/she should meet one of the following criteria: a minimum income of $200,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum joint income of $300,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum net worth of $1,000,000.
Sponsor a Special Event
St. Joseph the Worker School hosts multiple events throughout the year such as our Walkathon and the Knight of Angels! Contact our advancement office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on sponsoring an event, or check out our events page.
Create a Memorial Scholarship
You can establish a memorial scholarship fund in memory of your loved one, to help a St. Joseph the Worker student.
A planned gift is a “forever gift,” one that will live on at St. Joseph the Worker School for generations. It doesn’t affect your current cash flow of assets and it is easy to change if your circumstances change. Plus, it may save you estate taxes later. Best of all, you have the satisfaction of leaving a legacy that will benefit current and future St. Joseph the Worker students.
You can make a planned gift in a number of ways:
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Life Estate Reserve
- Insurance Policy Beneficiary
If you have already included St. Joseph the Worker in your estate plans, please let us know by contacting our Director of Advancement at email@example.com or 610.395.7221.