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  • For Others Forever

    The strategic plan has been launched to build a better St. Joseph’s Prep, and we’re counting on our commmunity to help bring it to life. Please make a pledge today so that we can develop our programs, improve our facilities, and teach the next generation of leaders who will serve for and with others.

Our Moment is Now

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.

But in recent years, the evolution of technology, new innovations in teaching methods and dramatic shifts in the skills graduates need to succeed have begun to outpace the capacity of our 50-year-old main building. Maintaining our unique mix of qualified students who have traditionally flocked to the Prep makes financial aid and enhanced revenue strategies increasingly essential in the face of escalating educational costs. 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.

Now is the moment for the Prep to take bold steps to ensure the ongoing excellence that we offer young men in the Greater Philadelphia region. Our recently adopted strategic plan, Many Parts One Prep, charts our direction; our $35 million campaign for the Prep's future, For Others Forever, will bring it to life.

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.

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.

Transformational plan

Enhancing the educational experience

Growing the Endowment

In a time of escalating costs, our strategic plan identifies the need for enhanced revenue strategies to ensure our future ability to continue the Prep's mission. Our endowment will be a critical tool for meeting this objective; however, our current endowment of $20 million falls far short of that of our competitors and of our Jesuit peers across the country. We need to address this 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
Chief Development Officer
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.

Interested in making a commitment to St. Joseph's Prep?

Please fill out the form below and click SUBMIT. A member of the Prep Development Team will contact you. Thank you!
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