Opening Doors to the Future Campaign
The Washington Jesuit Academy launched its Opening Doors to the Future capital campaign in 2008 in order to ensure the financial sustainability of its mission and program. Campaign funds will establish and sustain endowments in the following areas:
Every student at WJA receives a full scholarship to attend 12 hours every day, 11 months per year, which currently costs approximately $28,000. Student sponsors cover half of that cost, and now WJA is looking to build a fund to endow the other half of student scholarships.
Human Capital - Faculty Enhancement
Faculty are the most valuable asset to WJA. In order to provide critical continuity to our students, WJA is committed to hiring the best teachers and retain them for as long as possible. Over 35% of WJA’s annual budget is directed toward faculty salaries and benefits. WJA has established a fund to cover the costs of recruiting, retaining, and advancing the highest quality faculty, and providing professional development and faculty incentives to enable teachers to continually improve their skills.
Foundation for Success
In 2004, WJA made a $6,000,000 purchase of its school building. This purchase adds $500,000 in annual expenses to WJA’s budget for the next 15 years. The Academy is establishing a fund that will invest in our students by continuing to give them a permanent home – with space to learn, grow, and develop as productive young men – to further establish a foundation for their future growth and success.
To give to the Opening Doors to the Future Campaign or to learn more, contact Anna Beardsley.