The St. Jospeh Academy Foundation was established to ensure the sustainability of Catholic education. The business men and women that make up the St. Joseph Academy Foundation are committed to providing scholarship assistance for children that otherwise would not be able to receive a private, Catholic education.

Board Members
SJA Foundation was incorporated in 1979. In 1991, Pastor John P. Caulfield had a vision to use the Foundation as the source of raising funds for students to receive a quality catholic education at St. Joseph Academy. Fr. Caulfield masterminded along with local businesses, parishioners, volunteers, and parents the 1st Annual St. Joseph’s Academy Foundation Golf Tournament. This Signature Event has evolved into a significant source of income for Scholarships, materials, technology labs, sports, and needed expenses of our Academy.

Please contact the Foundation administrator, Maittee Grana-O’Connor at 863-535-5225 for opportunities to continue this legacy of improving our school.

May God continue blessing our success and blessings to each family!

Board members

Dan Pilka (Chair)
Jennifer Nixon (Vice Chair)
Peggy McKeel
Jimmy Dean
Gerri Pannachio
Brian Waller
Michelle McQueen
Michael Holley
Maittee O’Connor  (Foundation Administrator)
About Us
Our Mission
Our mission is simple: Support Catholic Education for the active parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lakeland, Fl.
The only two schools eligible for this support are:
  1. St. Joseph Academy in Lakeland, Fl
  2. Santa Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, Florida.
Through the unbelievable generosity of sponsors, the St. Joseph Academy Foundation is is pleased to offer the following tuition assistance for ACTIVE parishioners at St. Jospeh’s Church in Lakeland, Fl. The Foundation will cover 40% of the tuition costs at either St. Joseph Academy in Lakeland, Fl and/or Santa Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, Fl.
As an example: For an ACTIVE parishioner family with 2 children one at St. Joseph Academy and one at Santa Fe Catholic High School. The yearly cost of tuition for St. Joseph Academy is approximately $7,000 and the yearly tuition cost for Santa Fe is approximately $11,000 for a grand total of $18,000. As of 1 Feb 2018, the Foundation would cover 40% of the $18,000. The family would now pay $10,200. That is a savings of $7,000 every year!!! How awesome is that?
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