Dear Friends and Families,
Happy New Year! This year, as we celebrate our school's 50th Anniversary, we want to thank all of you who have supported our educational mission in so many ways.
St. John's exists and thrives because of your investment of time, resources, and support. It is with that support that you allowed us, in our 50th Anniversary year, to dedicate our state-of-the-art Msgr. Robert Mulligan Library. It is your care and dedication to St. John's that has allowed us to expand and develop our facilities for maximum use and participation for our students in academics, athletics and co-curricular activities. You truly have made the difference!
Our 2017 Annual Appeal is specifically intended, and exclusively dedicated, to support our Starfish Scholarship Fund for academically deserving students and all those facing sudden hardship. In order to allow these support programs to continue, we ask for the support of our SJB community – alumni, parents, family, and friends. This year, our goal is to raise $250,000.
Since this fund started, we have been able to assist over 120 families each year in some way, directly from monies you donated in support of this Starfish Fund. Having these funds available ensures that deserving students, who begin their high school journey at St. John's, conclude that journey on graduation day.
Any gift is appreciated, as alone we can each do something, but together we can do great things! Thank you in advance for your generosity to this very important appeal.
||One day a man was
walking along the beach
when he noticed a boy
picking something up
and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked,
"What are you doing?"
The young boy replied,
"Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out.
If I don't throw them back, they'll die."
The man said, "Son, don't you realize
there are miles and miles of beach
and hundreds of starfish?
You can't make a difference."
After listening politely,
the boy bent down,
picked up another starfish
and threw it back into the surf.
Then, smiling at the man, he said,
"I made a difference to that one!"