2023 Giving Day

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Thanks to all who supported the 2023 Annual St. Joseph Hill Academy Giving Day, we have exceeded our projected Giving Day Goal and raised nearly $42,000!  
We are deeply grateful for your continued support and generosity. Your generous donations will provide additional funds for:
  • Scholarships and Financial Support;
  • Academic Innovations, and
  • Campus Improvements
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St. Joseph Hill Academy is dedicated to our Patron and Protector, Saint Joseph. On March 20, 2023, in celebration of the Feast of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Hill Academy will be hosting our Annual Giving Day to build upon the legacy begun by the Daughters of Divine Charity in 1919 and to strengthen and build our Academy in perpetuity. 
SJHA’s Giving Day is a one-day, 24-hour, online Giving Day designed to challenge our community to support Hill students. St. Joseph Hill Academy continues our unwavering commitment to our mission of providing an outstanding, high-quality Catholic education to our almost 1,000 students. In order to continue to grow this great legacy and build the future of Hill, we turn to YOU! This giving day offers the opportunity to learn more about St. Joseph Hill Academy’s updates and our goals. 

There is no better day to maximize your impact than on the SJHA Giving Day, and we can assure you that our Specially Designed Challenges will help you make the most of your gift.  Our goal is to exceed the participation of 103 donors marking our 103rd year.  This is the time to show the power and strength of our Hill Community which has shown its strength and perseverance. Every donor and every gift, regardless of size, counts in our mission to continue to provide the very best … the Summum Bonum … for all our students.
Giving Day Challenges 

All donors who gave during on giving day are listed on our SJHA Virtual Donor Wall above. 

Donors of $500 or more were automatically enrolled in The 1919 Society

Challenge #1 
The Ursula and Charles Shudtz Student Emergency Fund Matching Gift Challenge
A generous benefactor and Elementary Hilltopper Alumnus will be matching all gifts up to $10K towards the newly established Ursula and Charles Shudtz Student Emergency Fund. This fund was designed to provide critically needed financial assistance to students who have experienced unanticipated financial difficulties due to unexpected family hardship. Included are children who have experienced a sudden death or illness of a parent; loss of income due to business/job crises; or other major family emergencies. 

Challenge #2
Become a Hill GEM (GIVE.EVERY.MONTH) Today
Recurring Gift Challenge, Our Hill GEMs - those who generously Give.Every.Month 
One of the best ways to show your support for Hill is to promise a monthly gift of $100 or more or promise a yearly recurring gift of $1,000. Donors who join the Hill GEM Society will receive a selection of Hill-branded items!

Challenge #3
1st and 103rd Donor of SJHA’s 2023 Giving Day
Donors who contribute the first donation (of $100+) and last donation (of $100+) will get a special Hill branded prize.

Challenge #4
Founding Year Challenge
Gifts of $1,919 and above, to commemorate the Founding Year 1919, will be recognized with an assortment of Hill branded items and become members of Hill's 1919 Society granting access to Hill's annual night of gratitude event. 

Challenge #5
Hilltoppers Pay it Forward!
Follow us as we make a difference in the lives of our students. Donors who make a gift of $150 or more will receive a handwritten thank-you note from a Hilltopper!

Challenge #6 
Let’s Hear it for Hill “Lifers”

All Gifts from Hill “Lifers”, Graduates of the SJHA Elementary and High School will receive an entry into the giving day raffle!

Challenge #7
The Golden Hilltoppers Challenge
Calling on graduates of the class of 1973. It’s your Golden Year Anniversary! All 1973 donors will be entered into the Giving Day raffle; the prize will be a tote bag filled with Hill SWAG!

Challenge #8
The New Kids on the Block Challenge
All gifts from New Donors of $100 or more will receive a special welcome gift.

Challenge #9
The "Joseph" Namesake Challenge
Give in Honor of your “Joseph” Namesakes. In Honor of all our loved ones who are named … Joseph, Josephine, Josette, JoAnne, Joelle, Giuseppe, etc., All Donors who give in Honor or in Memory of a “Joseph” Namesake will have their name entered into a drawing to win a St. Joseph Hill Academy Tote filled with Hill treats.


St. Joseph Hill Academy’s Giving Day is a one-day online day of giving designed to challenge our loyal Alumni; Students; Parents; Administration; Board; Faculty and Staff; Corporate Partners; and Friends of our Academy, to support our students.  On this day, the entire Hill community will come together to continue the mission of the Daughters of Divine Charity to make God’s love visible to all. Giving Day is scheduled for Monday, March 20th in celebration of the Feast of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, our Patron Saint.

For more FAQ please continue below.

Without the support of our donors, St. Joseph Hill would not be the outstanding institution it is today. Our donors have funded student scholarships, supported teaching innovation, financed major capital improvements, and helped lay a strong foundation for Hill’s future. For over one hundred years, St. Joseph Hill Academy has set the standard for outstanding K-12 education. We are proud to educate students who are prepared to face the future with faith, hope, determination, and conviction that they will make a difference in the world. We reflect on how far we have come, from our founding in 1919, to the outstanding and widely respected educational institution we are today. We credit the dedicated Daughters of Divine Charity, our outstanding alumni, students, parents, administration, board, faculty and staff, and corporate partners for our success. However, none of this would be possible without the support of our loyal donors. There is no better day to maximize your impact than on the SJHA Giving Day, and … Our Specially Designed Challenges will help you make the most of your annual gift.

On March 20th, visit the giving page to make a gift. Because this is a time limited campaign, we strongly encourage you to make your gift online.


If you would like to mail your gift by check, you can make your check payable to St. Joseph Hill Academy. Please indicate “SJHA Giving Day 2023” on the memo line of your check. Mail to: 


St. Joseph Hill Academy

Advancement and Alumni Relations Office

Madonna Hall

850 Hylan Boulevard

Staten Island, NY 10305

Your contribution to Giving Day is a crucial source of funding that allows Hill to meet its most pressing needs. These funds are used to support critical school initiatives including student financial support, educational technology, educational innovation, capital improvements, and faculty development, and so much more!

Yes. Contributions to support St. Joseph Hill Academy are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You will receive a receipt for your donation

We are grateful for gifts of all sizes. No matter the size of your gift, you are adding to the value of a St. Joseph Hill Academy education. Every dollar counts! 

Thousands of companies match gifts, which can double or triple your gift. To find out if your employer (or your spouse’s employer) has a matching gift program, please search for your employer’s name here. If so, please contact your Human Resources representative for a matching gift form.

We need you to show your support and spread the word by posting about Giving Day across your social media channels. Use the hashtag #SJHAGivingDay to share the Giving Day fun! Your voice will make an enormous difference in the success of our 2023 Giving Day.


For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Basile, Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations at (718) 447-1374, Ext. 9163 or [email protected]