The St. Francis Xavier Society enrolls committed individuals who, in the spirit of St. Francis, dedicate themselves to the betterment of life by endorsing an educational process that integrates the rigors of academic excellence with the light and guidance of Divine faith. Realizing that today's young people are precious sources of goodness, members of the Society support the philosophy, values and experiences of Catholic education at Mount Saint Joseph. The Xaverian Brothers' philosophy of education leads young people to experience the love of God and neighbor in a caring community, to understand their faith and to develop and use their intellects and talents in the service of God and others. The Society has been established as an organization that requires an annual membership fee of one thousand dollars or more. These gifts are used to fund our tuition grant program which pairs Society members with needy students. In addition, the Society has assisted with many other program enhancements since its foundation in 1990.
Members of the St. Francis Xavier Society enable Mount Saint Joseph to carry out its mission as a Catholic school. Quality programs in a Christian environment are continual goals of our faculty and staff. Special objectives for the St. Francis Xavier Society are:
To fund the tuition grant program which is assisting over 330 students who have demonstrated financial need. Each family is awarded an average grant of $2,600. Grants range from $250 to over $7,100.
To support special projects initiated by the school's administration for ongoing support to the academic program and equipment needs.
To support the ongoing operational costs of the school (some Society members choose to have their gift used where funds are most needed).
Mount Saint Joseph has always provided the best opportunity for a well-rounded, Christ-centered education. Your gift will enable Mount Saint Joseph to continue its tradition of academic excellence.
In addition to the personal satisfaction and reward that comes from investing in Mount Saint Joseph High School, members of the St. Francis Xavier Society enjoy both spiritual benefits and certain exclusive privileges.
Members may secure four reserved court-side seats to the 2016 Varsity Basketball home games on 1/15, 1/27, and 2/5 in the Smith Center. Contact the Development Office at 410-646-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats.
Members may secure four reserved seats to the fall and spring drama productions as well as the Christmas and spring concerts sponsored by the music department. Members need only contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to request tickets.
Invitation to a special recognition reception with the President, Principal, and Board of Directors
Members will receive the President's e-Newsletter
Special Annual Report acknowledgement
Lunch with the President by request.appointment
Behind-the-scenes campus tours by request/appointment
Since Our Founding
Since the Society's founding in 1991,
Over 4,500 families have received tuition grants from Society member contributions.
The Society membership has increased from 30 to over 294 members today.
The Society has developed as the backbone of the annual giving program at Mount Saint Joseph.