Ways To Give

St. John’s Catholic School A History of Giving

“Fund-raising is first and foremost, a form of ministry. It is a way of proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission.” Henry Nouwen

St. John’s Catholic School has been blessed throughout our 100 plus year history to be the recipient of many gifts of service, prayer, encouragement and financial support. We appreciate the many sacrifices that have enabled St. John’s to continue to offer the benefit of an excellent Catholic education in the Hot Springs area. The following giving opportunities are available for those who desire to help St. John’s financially.

Giving Opportunities

The St. John’s Mercy Fund

Gifts made to the Mercy Fund help us sustain programs and activities that are not covered by tuition. Gifts may be made by cash, check, or pledge. A receipt will be mailed to you for your tax-deductible contribution.

Special Events Sponsorships

Securing fundraiser sponsorships is crucial in order to cover event costs and increase revenue for the school. A St. John’s School sponsorship is a win-win situation for the sponsor and the school. The school receives a generous donation to help reduce expenses, and in return, the sponsor receives numerous promotional benefits.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

Family and friends can choose St. John’s School when making gifts to honor anniversaries, birthday, wedding and other milestones or in memory of a loved one.

All gifts will be acknowledged with a card. Simply let us know whether your gift is in memory or honor of someone and provide the name and address of the person or family who should receive the acknowledgment card. A receipt will be mailed to you for your tax-deductible contribution.

Scholarship Fund

St. John’s offers tuition assistance to students whose families cannot afford to cover the total cost of admission. Each year, St. John’s provides over $70,000 in scholarships to students in need. Donations to our scholarship fund help ensure the benefit of a Catholic education to all students. A receipt will be mailed to you for your tax-deductible contribution.

Vision 2000 Educational Trust

The Vision Trust provides a percentage of the earnings into the annual operating budget. This allows for necessary expenditures to be funded which continue to enhance our academic programs. A receipt will be mailed to you for your tax-deductible contribution.

Types of Gifts

The following types of gifts benefit St. John’s School and may be given in any of the areas listed above:

Matching Gifts

Many companies match employee gifts. This is a great way to double your donation.


You might find that you can increase your contribution to St. John’s School by making a pledge with payments spread over several months or years.

Planned Giving

This can bring immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs while having a meaningful impact on St. John’s School, beyond your own lifetime and far into the future. A planned gift may be initiated during your lifetime or as part of your estate through your will or a trust.


A gift of securities may provide you with tax advantages.

For more information contact Marianne Layne at 501-282-5751 or mlaynesjs@gmail.com

Gifts may be mailed to:

St. John’s Catholic School
Attn: Advancement Office
583 West Grand Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901