Giving Tuesday Preview

"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"

Why is Cor Jesu participating in Giving Tuesday?

Now in its 9th year, Giving Tuesday promotes community philanthropy during the holiday season. CJ is tapping into the momentum of this global day of giving in order to help raise money for the Annual Fund, our primary source of financial aid. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent financial downturn has greatly increased requests for financial aid from our school families.
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What is the Annual Fund?

We invite you to watch as Katie Thiemann '81, Director of Leadership Giving explains the Annual Fund and why it is such a vital component of Cor Jesu's ongoing mission to offer an academically challenging program committed to the total education of young women.

Cor Jesu Has Secured $110,000 in Matching Funds for Giving Tuesday!

Each donation made to CJ on Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020) will be worth double the amount, thanks to donors who have agreed to match the donations we receive on Giving Tuesday, up to $110,000. Donors who work for companies that match their giving can triple the amount of their donation on that day! Click here to see if your company matches employee giving to triple the impact.

How can I donate on #GivingTuesday and how can I make my donation worth even more?

  • Donate securely online
  • Text "givetocja" to 243725
  • VENMO @CorJesu-Academy -- Please note your gift is for Giving Tuesday in the comments.
  • Call 314.842.1546 to make a gift to CJ using your credit card
  • Use your Donor Advised Fund to make a gift by requesting the distribution and letting Katie Thiemann know you have initiated the gift (314-440-4153 or
  • Mail your check to CJ (checks payable to Cor Jesu Academy, 10230 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123, noting Giving Tuesday)
  • Double your donation with our matching gifts!
  • Triple your gift if you work for a company that matches giving. Click here for a list of participating matching companies online
  • Spread the word on social media and encourage your family and friends to do the same! Use #GivingTuesday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Are alumnae gifts to the Alumnae Heart-to-Heart Recurring Gift Program eligible for the matching gift?

No, the matching gift challenge on Giving Tuesday is restricted to gifts made specifically to the Giving Tuesday effort. However, if you would like to give to your Class Scholarship or join the Heart-to-Heart Society, Giving Tuesday is a great day to start! Contact Patty Ferrara ‘85 at for more information.

How can I increase the impact of my gift?

Tell friends and family you donated and encourage them to do the same! Post to social media using #ChargeOn / #GivingTuesday / #CJA / @GivingTuesday  / @corjesuacademy

Can I donate appreciated securities on Giving Tuesday?  

YES! Simply request that your broker transfer the stock into the brokerage account of Cor Jesu Academy. Stifel Nicolaus Account #7334-6723, DTC Number 0793. Cor Jesu’s Representative is Charles A. Galli at 314.909.3206 and our Federal Tax ID Number is 43-0766243. For more information, click here.

Where can I find more information about supporting CJ on Giving Tuesday?

Contact Abby Samel, Director of Advancement, at 314.842.4429, ext. 280 or at
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Learn More

Want to learn more?  Download our Giving Tuesday Fact Sheet using the link below for more information about how you can help support Catholic education at Cor Jesu.