Giving

Annual Fund

The TJ Fund

There has never been a better time or greater need to support the TJ Fund than right now! Each year, the TJ Fund provides direct support to every single facet of our students' 360 degree college prep experience, and your gift immediately helps TJ respond to today's needs. With your support in the 2020 - 2021 school year, we kept our students and community safe while ensuring the strongest possible academic background. Gifts can be made in a variety of ways and you are invited to consider giving on a monthly or quarterly basis as well. 

Because tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of educating students. The TJ Fund helps close the operating gap, moderates tuition increases and keeps all the social-emotional benefits of a TJ education accessible to the widest range of qualified students possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 items.

  • What is the TJ Fund and where does the money go?

    The TJ Fund helps to provide the best possible academic background for each student while limiting the reliance on tuition. Gifts to TJ Fund are used immediately to provide support to TJ's operating budget. Each year, TJ receives gifts from a generous community of supporters (alumni, current families, grandparents, faculty, staff, friends, and students) through tax-deductible donations.

    Gifts to the TJ Fund support:
    • Classroom resources and technology
    • Student trips
    • Faculty support and professional development
    • Student financial assistance
    • Arts programming
    • Athletics
  • When does the annual fund begin and end each year?

    TJ's annual fund runs with the school's fiscal year. The year begins on July 1st and closes on June 30th each year.
  • How do I make my gift to the TJ Fund and is my gift tax deductible?

    TJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts to the School are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For questions about your specific giving situation and how it relates to your individual taxes, please consult with your tax professional.

    Cash/Check:
    Checks should be made payable to Thomas Jefferson School and can be sent to:
    Thomas Jefferson School
    4100 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63127

    Any US major credit card: 
    Visit this link to make a gift using your American Express, Visa, or MasterCard.* You may set up a one time gift or a recurring gift.
    *Donors located outside the United States should contact the school.

    Securities:
    Many individuals make gifts of appreciated stock to TJ. Please contact Steve Backer, Director of Development and Constituent Relations at 314-843-4151 or sbacker@tjs.org for transfer instructions.
  • Is TJ eligible to receive a matching gift from my employer?

    Many organizations will match their employee's gift to TJ. Contact your employer's human resources department for more information.

Your Participation Matters

Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference.

Each year, our community’s collective contributions provide us with the financial flexibility to enhance our programs and enrich our student’s educational experience. Annual giving is a critical component of our operating budget, but the impact of your donation does not end there. Your participation in the TJ Fund is an indicator of our community’s shared commitment to the success and sustainability of TJ and sends a powerful message to other donors.

Whether you give $50 or $5,000, know that your gift has an immediate and meaningful impact on each student’s social-emotional wellbeing.

Thomas Jefferson School

4100 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63127
P. (314) 843-4151
F. (314) 843-3527