At St. John XXIII Catholic School (SJ23), we are blessed to be able to offer many student, family, and parent enrichment programs that contribute to the ongoing social, academic, and emotional success of our students. This is possible because of our amazing network of parents and our committed local and parish communities—see our Honor Roll of Donors. Direct giving, effective fundraising and dedicated volunteers enable us to expand and improve programs that are the heart and soul of our school community.

With this in mind, we ask our alumni, current parents, grandparents, alumni families, parishioners, and community partners to help us to continue to provide exceptional education and service opportunities for students—which are so vital to the quality of education at SJ23. You can be part of this by making a gift, supporting our fundraising events or volunteering your time. Thank you for investing in the future of Catholic education in our community!

Make a secure gift online to SJ23! 

SJ23’s fundraising events support the growth of the school and the enhancement of our curriculum and co-curricular activities. Funds raised at these events each year support the operating budget and tuition assistance, as well as fund special programs.

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events. We welcome volunteers for these events and ask you to attend as many as you can! We value your time, talents, and gifts.

  • Annual Fund Appeal: October – June
  • Soles for Education Walk: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Raffle Calendar: Calendars are currently being sold until December 31, 2018 | Drawings are from January 1 to December 31, 2019 – Ask the school office for details on purchasing!
  • Breakfast for Baby Jesus
  • Flower Sale: Coming Again in May 2019
  • SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Key Event – February 23, 2019 “Enchantment in the Woods”

You can support SJ23 with your everyday purchases! Please consider buying gift cards through SCRIP, clipping Box Tops or Campbell’s labels, choosing SJ23 for your Target REDcard purchases, and using Amazon Smile. Program information is available at the links below:

Annual Report

Our Annual Report highlights our accomplishments and activities; summarizes our financial performance over the past year; and allows us to recognize our generous donor families, individuals, and businesses.

We are truly blessed at St. John XXIII Catholic School (SJ23) with the tremendous support of our parishioners, alumni, families, grandparents and friends—and their amazing faith in Catholic education.

See our Honor Roll of Donors >> 

The Key Event has always been the single largest source of fundraising revenue for St. John XXIII Catholic School. Without the tremendous commitment and dedication of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, students and community supports, this event would not be possible. Your generosity leads to our school’s exceptional academics and quality faith-based education here in Port Washington.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Key Event – February 23, 2019 “Enchantment in the Woods

2019 Donation/Advertising Form
*Acquisition & Advertising Deadline: January 18, 2019

CLICK HERE for Online/Mobile Bidding
*Check back closer to the event to get in on the action!

Tickets: $20 Each or Six for $100 *Available for purchase at cooperating Port Washington businesses (look for our SJ23 posters around town!), the Parish Office & both School Offices
Grand Prize: $5,000
2nd Prize: Deluxe Grilling Package
(Genesis II SE-330 Gas Grill & Assorted Grilling Meats) – Sponsored by: Drew’s True Value & Bernie’s Fine Meats
3rd Prize: American Club Getaway
($500 American Club Gift Card, Winner’s Choice of: Two Rounds of Golf, Massage for Two, OR an Additional 1-2 Night Stay) – Sponsored by: the Kuhl Family & Kohler
– Drawing at The Key Event on 2.23.2019
– One winner per ticket | Winner responsible for tax | Need not be present to win
– Proceeds Benefit St. John XXIII Catholic School

Company Match

Many companies offer a corporate gift-matching program or community support program as a benefit for employees. Your company may match your gift to SJ23 dollar for dollar or match your gift up to a certain dollar amount. It may also make a cash donation for employee community service hours. Be sure to see if your company offers these types of programs so that you may maximize your gift and service.

Direct Giving

Gifts of cash, stock, and real estate are accepted as gifts throughout the year for tuition assistance, the annual fund, the Endowment Fund, or as a general gift. 100% of direct gifts go to offset faculty salaries/benefits, general operations costs, keep tuition reasonable, and, when designated, toward tuition assistance.

Make a secure gift online to SJ23!

Fr. Glass Gift-A-Child Program

When giving to this program, you are specifically giving the gift of Catholic education in Fr. Glass’ name to students in need of financial assistance. 22% of SJ23 families benefit from this program.

Planned Giving: Leaving a Legacy

Each generation is given the vital mission of passing on its faith and values to the next generation. By making a charitable gift to our school through your estate plan, you can help ensure that Catholic education remains strong and vibrant for generations to come. You create a personal legacy that reflects your faith, ideals, and values.

Catholic education brings with it an endless world of possibilities for graduates in our parish and the broader community. Your gift will help keep Catholic education affordable and create bright futures for so many students.

Planned giving includes:

  • Appreciated Stock
  • Bequest in a Will
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement/IRA

Consider consulting with your professional advisor regarding a strategy to provide for your loved ones, benefit our school in meaningful ways, and continue the faithful stewardship you currently practice. We invite you to consider how these giving options can help you achieve maximum benefit for your personal and charitable goals and strengthen our Catholic community.

For more information, contact Julie Pannemann, Marketing and Development Director, at 262.284.2441.

All students in K-8th Grade participate in numerous service projects throughout the year. We challenge our students to be role models spiritually, intellectually, and socially on their lifelong journey, while serving the greater good. By providing students with the opportunity to obtain skills needed to be successful and become compassionate learners for the future, we demonstrate human dignity by bringing the beatitudes to life through our service to those in need. Last year, our students raised a grand total of $1,499.84 for Mark (5th Grade) & Emmanuel (3rd Grade) from the Bread of Life School in Zambia, Africa. The funds raised were able to provide them with books, uniforms, socks and shoes, backpacks, lunches, and to cover the fees associated with attending their school, which is $900 per year.

Other parent and student service projects include:

  • American Heart Association: Jump Rope for Heart
  • Cards and Poinsettia Delivery for Parish Homebound
  • Catholic Relief Services: Rice Bowl
  • Columban Fathers: Missionary Society of St. Columban
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Harbor Club Visits
  • MACC Fund
  • Port Washington Senior Center
  • Salvatorian Mission Warehouse
  • Soles for Catholic Education
  • St. Ben’s Meal Program
  • St. Peter’s Food Pantry Food and Clothing Drives
  • Wisconsin Humane Society

Our annual calendar is one of our fundraising efforts each year. Student artwork and generous advertisers grace the pages of our calendar. Please support SJ23 by buying a calendar! If you are a business owner, please consider advertising in next year’s calendar; contact us for more information.

Please Patronize Our Very Generous Advertisers:

  • Antoine, Hoeft, & Eberhardt, S.C.
  • Beanies Mexican Restaurant
  • Beattie Janeshek Realty Group
  • Bernie’s Fine Meats
  • Bley Builders
  • Centre Court Hair Design Studio
  • Drews True Value
  • Eernisse Funeral Homes & Cremation Service
  • evolving wood floors
  • Great Lakes Marine Services
  • Harbor Hills Recreation Center
  • J & H Heating, Inc.
  • Jim Rychtik Construction
  • Memories
  • Newport Shores
  • RE/MAX United
  • Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • Sharbuno Jewelers
  • Sharon Cutwell
  • Sid’s Sealants
  • Tello’s Grille & Café
  • Tires Unlimited Automotive Services

You can also view the Weekly Parish Bulletin for the list of Raffle Calendar Winners.

  • Raffle Calendar Winners 2019:
    1/1/2019 $ 50.00 699 Maureen Boylan
    1/2/2019 $ 25.00 922 Jim and Julie Russell
    1/3/2019 $ 25.00 734 Holly Wheeler
    1/4/2019 $ 25.00 189 Christi Grothman
    1/5/2019 $ 25.00 119 Sam and Jacob Devorkin
    1/6/2019 $ 40.00 862 Kyle O’Brien
    1/7/2019 $ 25.00 372 Judy Lorier
    1/8/2019 $ 25.00 301 David Worzalla
    1/9/2019 $ 25.00 228 Kathy Castiglione
    1/10/2019 $ 25.00 842 Dyane Nadenski
    1/11/2019 $ 25.00 654 Marcia and Skip Endicott
    1/12/2019 $ 25.00 971 Linda Burbach
    1/13/2019 $ 40.00 406 Jean Wildhagen

As an alumnus, please send us your news for our upcoming newsletter and help us share the great work you are doing in high school and beyond. Alumnus parents, please update us on your child’s successes and milestones. The success of our alumni is an important inspiration to current and future students. Submit your update on our Contact Us form.