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  • For Others Forever

    St. Joseph’s Prep is raising the bar yet again. We continue to build vibrant learning spaces to meet the needs of our students and we’re counting on our community to help bring our vision to life. Please make a pledge today so that we can continue to develop our programs, improve our facilities, and teach the next generation of leaders who will serve for and with others.

Our Moment is Now

Last spring, the For Others Forever campaign successfully reached its initial milestone of $35 million.and we are grateful to the many who made this milestone possible.  Yet, there is still more to be done to ensure Prep students and faculty have the facilities which continue to meet the educational needs in the 21st century.  With this in mind, the Board of Trustees has authorized an increase in the goal to $45 million to complete the transformation of the on-campus student experience. Building on that success, the goal was increased by another $10 million to complete the transformation of the on-campus student experience.

We are extremely proud of all that has already been accomplished and grateful to the many alumni, parents, and friends who made it possible. But we are not done yet! We need your help to continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our students, to give them the tools they need to excel in college and beyond.  

Today's increasingly complex world needs leaders who know the meaning of community, understand the value of service and possess the creativity to solve tomorrow's challenges. It needs men of faith who will lead and serve for and with others. The world needs Prep graduates, both now and in the future.

Continuing to attract top students and faculty in an ever-more competitive educational marketplace requires ongoing cultivation of the exceptional opportunities and unparalleled possibilities that make the Prep unique. As a member of the Prep community, you've seen first-hand how the Prep experience can shape a young man. You understand the value of the Prep brotherhood. You know what it means to be for others. Now is the moment for the Prep to take further steps to ensure the ongoing excellence that we offer. For Others Forever continues to envision our future and we need your support to bring this vision to life.

Join us in support of For Others Forever—our success depends on you.

Transforming The Prep

Our faculty and students deserve facilities as exceptional and innovative as they are. What we know about teaching and learning has changed dramatically since the 1960s, when our 50-year-old main building was designed. Creating vibrant new learning spaces is essential to maintaining the Prep's legacy of providing a best-in-class education and ensuring that the Prep remains a top choice for driven young men from the Greater Philadelphia region. For Others Forever will shape an environment that reflects and supports the high caliber of a Prep education.

Completed Renovations

Enhancing Academic and Co-Curricular Spaces

Growing the Endowment

In a time of escalating costs, the need for enhanced revenue strategies to ensure our future ability to continue the Prep's mission. We have made great strides in building our endowment. 

The first phase of the For Others Forever Campaign added $17 million to our endowment, which is a critical tool for meeting this objective. However, more is needed to ensure the future of the Prep.

By Growing Our Endowment, We Will...

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  • Ensure that qualified young men from all backgrounds can attend the Prep

    Since the Prep’s earliest days, the sons of bricklayers, bus drivers, bankers, and surgeons from across the region have studied side by side, forming an uncommon bond of brotherhood. Critical need-based and merit scholarships funded by the endowment will maintain the extraordinary racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic diversity that makes the Prep unique among private schools.
  • Sustain our Jesuit Identity

    Ongoing investment in retreat opportunities, faculty formation, service learning and other mission-related endeavors will become increasingly imperative for maintaining our Jesuit, Catholic identity for generations to come in the face of declining numbers of Jesuits and other religious.
  • Attract and retain top faculty through endowed positions, professional development opportunities, and resources

    Ninety-seven percent of our dedicated, world-class faculty holds a master’s degree or higher. Ensuring that we can continue to attract, retain, and support top faculty is important for maintaining the Prep’s rigorous academic standards.
  • Enhance our approach to comprehensive cura personalis goals with endowed funding

    By supporting endowed positions and programs, our students benefit from increased access to state-of-the-art equipment and sustained activities. From robotics to STEM initiatives, endowment resources will provide students with top-notch academic and extracurricular opportunities.
  • Allow greater flexibility in addressing emergent needs

    By taking stress off of operating funds, the endowment will allow for a more nimble approach as new opportunities and needs emerge.

Donor Stories

Alumni and benefactors have supported St. Joseph's Prep for more than a century and the For Others Forever campaign is no different. Women and men who believe in the Prep's Jesuit mission have stepped up to make our community's dreams into a reality.

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Campaign Committee

Pat and Joe Dunn '65 P '98 '02, Chairs
Tom Cellucci '76
Lisa and John Figge P '18 '20 '23
Jim Kane '73
Walter Kulp '87
Jim McHugh '89 P '23
Jeannie Murphy
Audrey and Tom Schwenger P' 16
Cindy and Bill McKernan '87 P '22 '23, Chairs
Betsy Courtney P '08 '10
Bernie Halfpenny '62
Jim Kane '80
Charlie Lewis '81
Tom McParland '52
Sean Rooney '80
Dave Wilson '84

Making Your Commitment


Betsy Courtney P '08, '10
VP, Institutional Advancement
For Others Forever is the most ambitious campaign in the history of the Prep, and we can't achieve these aggressive goals without you!

It's bold vision will not only transform our aging campus for a new era, it will ensure that the Prep can continue to attract and challenge top students and faculty with cutting-edge resources and opportunities in a rapidly changing world. Combined with the spiritual and academic formation of a Jesuit education, the innovations driven by For Others Forever will set our students on a trajectory unparalleled in the region.

Now is the time for the Prep brotherhood to stand together as men for and with others. Future generations are counting on you.

Pledge your support today to keep the Prep on the vanguard of educational excellence - for others forever.

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