How Are We Funded?
Sponsors and Donors
It is only thanks to our hundreds of supporters that we are able to expand and make all our dreams and future projects a reality.
During 2011, AU$6.2 million was contributed to run and further expand The School of St Jude. The money received came from two sources:
1. Sponsors of Students, Teachers, Buses and Boarding Rooms
As the school receives almost no financial support from any government body, we rely totally on sponsors for running costs (including maintenance of all buildings and equipment) for all schools and boarding campuses. Over 94% of our sponsorship income comes from Australia.
Following is a breakdown of the amount of sponsorships received in 2011:
AU$ 2.9 million from Australian sponsors
AU$ 0.2 million from non-Australian sponsors
Donations have helped to buy water tanks, electrical lines, school buses, all furniture and equipment for boarding houses, dining halls, classrooms, administration equipment and all the bricks, steel, glass and cement for actual construction.
It is the donations that make the difference between an average school and a school where the students are obtaining some of the best academic results in the country.
Following is a breakdown of the amount of donations received in 2011:
AU$ 2.3 million from Australian donors
AU$ 0.8 million from non-Australian donors