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SCCS Endowment Fund - In honor of Sister Mary Juliana

It is this time of year that our Dominican sisters learn of assignments for the coming year. After six years of serving as principal of St. Croix Catholic School, Sister Mary Juliana has been reassigned to serve as principal of a school in Alabama. She will be deeply missed, but we trust in the Lord's plan and know that she will continue to do His work down south, while we welcome the gifts that Sister Martha Ann, our new principal, brings to our community.


Many of you have asked if there are plans in the works for a send-off for Sister Mary Juliana.  Yes!  The staff at SCCS is hatching a fun surprise, including a community-wide contribution to the St. Croix Catholic School Endowment Fund, which Sister firmly believed in. For quite some time, it has been her wish to get the Endowment Fund to a level that the earnings would get in front of rising costs so that tuition would remain affordable for families. We cannot think of a more fitting gift that a significant community-wide gift to the Endowment Fund in Sister's honor.  A Legacy Paver will be engraved in Sister's honor and permanently installed in the Bishop John LeVoir Legacy Garden.  All donors' names will be included on a card, presented at the time the Paver is unveiled on the last day of school: Wednesday, May 31.  



Founded in 1999-2000, the St. Croix Catholic School Endowment Fund has become an important source of financial support for Catholic education over the past 17 years. Gifts made to the  Endowment Fund are never spent; instead they are invested and only a small portion of the earnings (4%) is distributed to the school as annual income; the remainder is reinvested. As the balance of the Fund grows with this reinvestment and new gifts, its potential to “give back” also grows.
The Fund's balance currently stands at $1.1 million and $340,000 has been distributed back to the school over the past several years. As the cost of education increases each year, it's vital this distribution back to the school keep pace with rising costs in order to keep tuition affordable for families. Parishioners, alumni, and other supporters of the school are encouraged to make donations to the Endowment Fund to honor loved ones, mark family milestones, honor Catholic  educators, and celebrate sacraments.
Gifts can be made through our secure online giving link or mailed to: SCCS Endowment Fund, 621 Third Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082.
Please contact Camille Kiolbasa, SCCS Development Director, if you would like to more information on the SCCS Endowment Fund, 651-439-558 x310;




If you would like to contribute toward this community-wide gift, you may make a donation via the school's secure online giving portal.  Please choose Endowment Fund-in honor of Sister Mary Juliana.  


You may also make check payable to:  SCCS Endowment Fund (with Sister Mary Juliana on the memo line) and send in to:


St. Croix Catholic School

Attn:  Camille Kiolbasa

621 Third Street South

Stillwater, MN  55082


Due to a tight timeframe (Sister flies south on Pentecost Sunday - June 4!), we ask that contributions be to the school by Friday, June 2 so that we can include your name on the list of contributors. Please contact Camille Kiolbasa if you have any questions, or 651.439.5581x310.  


Thank you in advance for helping us honor and thank Sister Mary Juliana for her extraordinary leadership over the past six years. 


Father Michael Izen, Pastor and Canonical Administrator and Camille Kiolbasa, Development Director