Annual Fund

Accessibility: The Doorway to Opportunity

This year, more than ever, Cor Jesu’s focus is about opening doors of opportunity. About making the exceptional Cor Jesu academic, spiritual and social experience – both for now and the future – accessible to the bright and capable young women who will be tomorrow’s leaders. Your donation to the Annual Fund opens those doors to students, providing accessibility that…
• is FINANCIAL, with 28% of our families receiving financial aid;
• fosters FORMATION OF THE WHOLE PERSON, with an educational program that furthers spiritual formation, critical-thinking skills and leadership development;
• promotes students’ FUTURE, with collaborative professional relationships for career discovery.
Gifts made to the 2017-18 Annual Fund will help Cor Jesu continue to expand the meaning of college preparatory. The doors of opportunity that are first opened with admission to CJ are yielding endless possibilities and forming tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for good!

Each senior class, upon graduating from Cor Jesu, has an Endowed Scholarship created in its name. All subsequent alumnae gifts to the Annual Fund are then added to the donor’s class scholarship, unless otherwise directed. These funds are held in the Cor Jesu Endowment Fund in perpetuity. The fund’s annual earnings are applied to need-based scholarships. When a class scholarship balance reaches $11,000, 5% of the balance is awarded annually to a Cor Jesu student. A list of the class giving principal balances, as of (6/230/2017), is available here.

Parents, Grandparents and Friends
Parent donations help offset the financial gap between the annual cost to educate a Cor Jesu student ($17,425) and the amount of tuition we charge ($14,925). Current parents have the option of including their Annual Fund donation with their tuition payment(s) or choosing to make it separately.

At Cor Jesu, we place primary emphasis on participation, rather than on dollar amount.  We believe that “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be” (MT 6:21) and so, to ensure the commitment and unity of our CJ community, we ask you to truly give from the heart, at whatever amount you feel is right for you and your family.  

To make a donation to the Annual Fund

Donate online now 
Download the Annual Fund Form and return it to:

Cor Jesu Academy
Office of Advancement
10230 Gravois Road
St. Louis, MO 63123 

"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"
Thank you for your support!  If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Cynthia Wilhelm, Director of Annual Fund at or at (314) 842-4429 ext. 235.