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Giving Week 2022

In these last hours of Giving Week an anonymous supporter decided to challenge us to match their gift of $5,000 in honor of St. Jerome's feast day.

We are tremendously inspired by the excitement of our friends and supporters, and look forward to meeting our new ambitious goal by Monday, October 3rd.

Dear Friends of the St. Jerome Institute, 

The feast of St. Padre Pio marks the beginning of St. Jerome Institute’s annual Giving Week!

Just over three years ago, the founders of SJI transformed an ambitious education plan into a fully operational classical liberal arts high school with our first class of fifteen students. This year, we welcomed four full classes of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to experience an SJI education. The excitement we feel today is indicative of the tone, energy, and momentum that has defined SJI since its founding.

As we begin this new school year, we remember the beautiful community that surrounds us and supports us. During Giving Week especially, we are grateful for a community that was inspired by the SJI mission: the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind.

It became apparent a few years ago that we were being called to share the formation and opportunities available to the immediate SJI school community with a broader audience, which is why we formed the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind. This Giving Week especially, we invite SJI friends and supporters to join the Society, which offers a forum to advance your own education by considering the fundamental questions that have animated history. The majority of our current donors are enrolled as members of the Society. Clearly, this is a vibrant group supporting our school!

In conclusion, I ask that you please join me in praying that our SJI students will receive a banquet of graces on their journey to sanctity. We are all bound together by the same purpose: to provide the young men and women entrusted to our care with an opportunity to consider things of beauty. Thank you for supporting SJI in this great mission!

In Domino,

Peter Crawford

Headmaster

Dear Friends of the St. Jerome Institute, 

The feast of St. Padre Pio marks the beginning of St. Jerome Institute’s annual Giving Week!

Just over three years ago, the founders of SJI transformed an ambitious education plan into a fully operational classical liberal arts high school with our first class of fifteen students. This year, we welcomed four full classes of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to experience an SJI education. The excitement we feel today is indicative of the tone, energy, and momentum that has defined SJI since its founding.

As we begin this new school year, we remember the beautiful community that surrounds us and supports us. During Giving Week especially, we are grateful for a community that was inspired by the SJI mission: the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind.

It became apparent a few years ago that we were being called to share the formation and opportunities available to the immediate SJI school community with a broader audience, which is why we formed the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind. This Giving Week especially, we invite SJI friends and supporters to join the Society, which offers a forum to advance your own education by considering the fundamental questions that have animated history. The majority of our current donors are enrolled as members of the Society. Clearly, this is a vibrant group supporting our school!

In conclusion, I ask that you please join me in praying that our SJI students will receive a banquet of graces on their journey to sanctity. We are all bound together by the same purpose: to provide the young men and women entrusted to our care with an opportunity to consider things of beauty. Thank you for supporting SJI in this great mission!

In Domino,

Peter Crawford

Headmaster

Join the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind

The society offers a forum to advance your own education by considering the fundamental questions that have animated history. It serves as a bridge between our school and the broader community of individuals and families we wish to serve. 

This Giving Week, we are excited to offer Society membership to anyone who donates a fully tax-deductible gift of $150 or more. Each new member also receives a copy of Stratford Caldecott’s book, Beauty for Truth’s Sake.

For new members and those who renew their membership annually we are pleased to offer:

  • Lectures by the founders of SJI and other prominent guests.
  • Great Books seminars and other SJI events.
  • Round table discussions with SJI teachers exploring questions of culture, education, and parenting.
  • The Rising Wind monthly newsletter featuring a letter from the Headmaster, photos of student life, and contributions from the Board, parents, and advocates of SJI.

There are two levels of elevated memberships:

  • Premium Members ($1,000 gift) receive two tickets to the SJI Spring Gala.
  • Honored Members ($5,000 gift) will receive a work of literature or philosophy twice a year, accompanied by a personalized letter from the SJI team discussing the meaning and significance of the work. Honored Members will also receive four tickets to the SJI Spring Gala.

The next Society event will be Friday, October 14th at Hannan Hall on the campus of Catholic University of America. Become a member today and join us for this and other exciting events planned for 2022-2023!

Join the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind

The society offers a forum to advance your own education by considering the fundamental questions that have animated history. It serves as a bridge between our school and the broader community of individuals and families we wish to serve. 

This Giving Week, we are excited to offer Society membership to anyone who donates a fully tax-deductible gift of $150 or more. Each new member also receives a copy of Stratford Caldecott’s book, Beauty for Truth’s Sake.

For new members and those who renew their membership annually we are pleased to offer:

  • Lectures by the founders of SJI and other prominent guests.
  • Great Books seminars and other SJI events.
  • Round table discussions with SJI teachers exploring questions of culture, education, and parenting.
  • Receive The Rising Wind monthly newsletter featuring a letter from the Headmaster, photos of student life, and contributions from the Board, parents, and advocates of SJI.

There are two levels of elevated memberships:

  • Premium Members ($1,000 gift) receive two tickets to the SJI Spring Gala.
  • Honored Members ($5,000 gift) will receive a work of literature or philosophy twice a year, accompanied by a letter from the SJI team discussing the meaning and significance of the work. Honored Members will also receive four tickets to the SJI Spring Gala.
Upcoming Event:
A conversation responding to the recent Vatican instruction,

The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of Dialogue

Friday, October 14th | Hannan Hall, Catholic University of America | 7:30 PM

Physicist Dr. Merrill Roberts joins SJI founding board members Dr. Daniel Gibbons and Edward Trudeau for an interdisciplinary conversation on the questions: 

What is ‘integral education’?
How can Catholic schools build a ‘culture of dialogue’?
How does the St. Jerome model of integrated studies embody the ideals of Catholic education emphasized in this recent teaching?

Wine & hors-d’œuvres members reception, 7:00 PM
Conversation begins at 7:30 PM

Recorded

Members can email Monica Guza, mguza@stjeromeinstitute.org to be given access to the zoom link and pass code. 

 

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    Upcoming Event:

    • Friday, November 18th at Heritage Hall on the campus of Catholic University of America.

    Other Ways to Support SJI's Mission

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    The Saint Jerome Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization as of June 14, 2018. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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    By Phone

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    By Check

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    St. Jerome Institute

    P.O. Box 291
    Hyattsville, MD 20781

    Gift Planning

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    St. Jerome Institute
    1800 Perry St NE
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    info@stjeromeinstitute.org or reach out to Monica Guza, Development Director mguza@stjeromeinstitute.org

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