Annual Giving


There are many ways to make a gift to St. John’s Military School. Gifts made be made outright by way of an annual gift, providing immediate support to cadets. Annual gifts received by St. John’s helps to provide support to not only scholarships but the classroom, athletic fields, and enhancement to cadet life. Gifts may also be through a bequest of one’s estate plan.

Ways to Give

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    Cash

    A gift of a personal check is the most popular way to give to St. John’s. Checks should be made payable to the St. John’s Military School and mailed to the Advancement Office, PO Box 5020, Salina, KS 67402

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    Credit Card

    Credit cards are a fast and easy way to make a contribution and provide SJMS with funds immediately. To make a credit card gift, call 785-309-5407 or Give Online.

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    Endowed Scholarships

    Endowed Scholarships given to St. John’s start at $10,000. Scholarships, both merit and need-based, are an ongoing opportunity for support of cadets at St. John’s. An endowed scholarship may be set up by a donor starting with a minimum gift of $10,000. The endowed fund is run by the St. John’s Military School endowment committee and commingled with other endowed funds to maximize investment earnings. Each fund is tracked individually and the annual earnings provide scholarship aid or aid to existing programs. Several endowed scholarships exist at St. John’s and donors may choose to contribute to these in lieu of creating their own endowment. Please contact Roy Lawrence at 785-309-5459 or at royal@sjms.org with any questions on how to make an endowment gift.

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    Gifts of Security

    A gift of stock that has grown in value will provide support SJMS at full value of the market. This also allows you to avoid a capital gains tax. You can take a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return for the market value of the securities at the time of stock transfer.

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    Pledges

    Commitments made to annual and capital campaigns as pledges can be paid over time. This allows not only yourself but for St. John’s to plan future gift giving.

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    Matching Gifts

    Recognizing the importance of philanthropy, numerous employers offer matching gift programs as a benefit to their current and retired employees, and in some instances, employees’ spouses. Contributors can have their contributions doubled or tripled. Contact your employer’s human resources office to see if they have a matching gift program.

For information and/or assistance in making a gift to St. John’s Military School, please contact the Advancement office at 785-309-5407. If you’d prefer to discuss the various giving methods via email, please send a message to royal@sjms.org.