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It's an EXCITING time to be a Panther!

Gap Campaign


2023-24 Gap Campaign

100% participation to reach our $100,000 goal. 

Every gift matters!


Raised (and counting) since 2015

We are all part of an exciting time in the history of St. Joseph! We were grateful to open the 2023-24 school year with over 400 students for the first time in school history. Now we move on to two exciting developments that will bring major benefits to our school community.

The passage of the Arkansas LEARNS Act last Spring has allowed over 120 St. Joseph students to receive outside funding to cover their tuition. This number will grow by an additional 40-50 students next school year before becoming available to all St. Joseph students for the 2025-26 school year. This will be a tremendous financial benefit to all of our families and will also make it possible for new families to join the school who were never able to consider our school before.

This school year we will also break ground on our new church, which our community has anticipated for twenty years. When this project is complete, we will begin a major renovation of the chapel center in the school building. This will create a performing arts center and other valuable school and parish amenities. We have already been able to set aside funds from our recent dinner & auction fundraisers to have a head start on this renovation.

We know that it is always a great time to be a Panther. These amazing opportunities are only going to make it even better over the next few years. There may never have been a more exciting time to be a Panther!


You get to be a part of it!
You help provide needed resources for our new students and families!
You help us grow and develop new opportunities as the LEARNS Act rolls out!

You help us stay on track and continue to earmark funds for our building upgrade!

Your irreplaceable support of this Gap Campaign allows the school to cover the gap between tuition income and the cost to educate a student. This gap can be up to $2,500 per student. Your support allows our students to do all of the amazing things they do every day. We believe that every member of the St. Joseph community can make a meaningful contribution to this Gap Campaign and help us reach our $100,000 goal. We have already received over $15,000 in seed donations, and all of our expenses are already covered. That means that every dollar you contribute goes directly to helping our students thrive. Last year’s donations ranged from five dollars to $10,000. Please prayerfully consider what gift will be possible for your family. Please ask yourself, “What can I do to be part of a student’s success story?”

When we work together as staff, parents, grandparents, parishioners, and supporters, we can accomplish great things. Thank you for being a part of this exciting moment in history for St. Joseph Catholic School!



Rev. Jason Tyler, Pastor

Dc. Jason Pohlmeier, Principal


"Thank you for supporting us!"



What is purpose of this campaign?

The purpose of the Gap Campaign is to help bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating our students and the income we receive from tuition. Tuition covers only 65-70% of the total costs at St. Joseph Catholic School. Through the Gap Campaign, families can make a tax-deductible donation and help St. Joseph raise the additional operating funds necessary to meet the needs of our students.


When and how will gifts be used?

The Gap Campaign supports the current fiscal year's operating budget and provides the essentials that make St. Joseph an extraordinary school.  When you give, you can be sure your gift is helping the school right now!


What’s the difference between this and other fundraisers?

The most significant difference is the return for your dollar.  Gap Campaign expenses are minimal (printing costs, postage, and credit card fees), and are fully covered by seed gifts before you receive this mailing.  Because there is such little overhead, no other fundraiser can have as meaningful of an impact on the students as direct giving.


How important is my participation?

Everyone is needed and every gift is important.  The success of St. Joseph School is a testament to the support of every family who walks through our doors.  100% of the faculty and school board have already contributed to the Gap Campaign.  Our goal for school families is also 100% participation.  Support of the parishioners and other friends of St. Joseph is invaluable as well.  Whether you can give $10 or $10,000, your gift will make an impact on the lives of our students.


How can I give?

In whatever way is the most beneficial to you!  The most common way is a check mailed to the school or giving online. However, many people are able to give through donating stock, corporate matching, or other means.  Some families choose to add to their existing tuition draft.  If you would like to give through means not listed on this card, please call the office at 479-442-4554.    



More Questions?

Contact Dc. Jason Pohlmeier

479-442-4554 or

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