Giving

Ways to Give

Be amazed by the things you can do, no matter how big or small.
Julie Billiart School has changed the lives of so many. Children learn how to love, dream, and believe in themselves as their families watch them realize their full potential.  You can become a part of their success by donating to the school. 

  • The Julie Fund supports a foundation for daily operations, programs, and tuition assistance. The Julie Fund supports everything that makes JB home to so many families.
  • Planned Gifts allow you to satisfy your personal, financial and charitable giving goals, as well as realize substantial tax benefits.
  • The Capital Campaign is an ongoing process of fundraising which will ensure the financial stability of the school and enhance the educational experience of the students.
  • Endowment gifts, which include named scholarship funds, guarantee the long-term security of the school. Planned Gifts are included in this effort.
  • Support the annual auction benefit with a gift or donation of goods or services. 
  • Volunteer hours, which enhance every aspect of the school’s culture, are another way of giving back to the school.
To make it easy for you to get the information you need, you may contact someone in the Advancement Office with questions, learn more about the Endowment and Capital Campaign, get information about Planned Giving, understand our Annual Fund effort, or make a secure gift online. 

Why Give FAQs

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Can I make my contribution on a credit card?

    To make your gift online and pay with a credit card, electronic check, or to make a pledge you can use the online giving form. The form is also available in PDF format, if you prefer to print and mail the completed form. 
    Please send all correspondence to:
    Julie Billiart School
    Advancement Office
    4982 Clubside Rd.
    Lyndhurst, OH 44124
  • Q. What is Julie Billiart School’s current financial picture?

    To request a copy of JB’s most recent audited financial statement call us at 216-691-8916 or email us at advancement@jbschool.org.
  • Q. Is my personal information safe with JB?

    JB respects the privacy of its donors. We do not sell, trade, or share our donor list with any other organization. In addition, Julie Billiart School subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC) and others. Our staff also subscribes to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice.

    All credit card transactions are processed securely using Blackbaud Merchant Services.  We do not store or save your credit card data on our servers.
  • Q. Why does JB need The Julie Fund?

    Contributions to The Julie Fund are vital because they support the daily life of the School, funding a portion of our operating budget. Annual Fund gifts help us ensure the JB Way.
  • Q. Does tuition cover the cost of a student's education?

    Tuition does not cover the total annual cost of a student’s JB experience.  Julie Billiart School relies on tax-deductible contributions each and every year to help defray the difference between tuition and the total cost of a JB education.  For the 2016-17 school year, JB will need to provide $4,932 in tuition assistance to each student.  During the 2015-16 school year we provided $369,246 in tuition assistance.
  • Q. Who is asked to participate in The Julie Fund?

    Members of the Board of Directors, faculty and staff, current parents and parents of alumni, alumni, grandparents, and friends are all invited to participate with a gift.
  • Q. What does "tax-deductible" mean?

    Gifts to non-profit educational institutions like Julie Billiart School qualify as charitable contributions. JB is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible under Code Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Service Act.
  • Q. Can I make my contribution with appreciated securities?

    Yes, you may transfer appreciated securities; for information contact the Advancement office at JB.
  • Q. How much should I give?

    We are hopeful that everyone will make a tax-deductible contribution to the Annual Fund that best represents their ability to give.
  • Q. Where do donations go?

    Gifts to Julie Billiart School support daily operations, programs, and tuition assitance.
  • Q. How can you donate?

    You can support JB by contributing to our Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, or through Endowment and Planned Gifts.  Contact the Advancement Office at 216-691-8916 to learn more about how you can make a lasting impact on the education of a child.

List of 4 members.

  • Mrs. Dayna Smith 

    Julie Billiart School
    Vice President of Advancement
    216-691-8916 ext.163
    Going Beyond Since 2016
  • Miss Ellen Vohsing 

    Julie Billiart School
    Director of Annual Giving and Grants Manager
    216-691-8916 ext 151
    Going Beyond Since 2016
  • Ms. Lynee Bixler 

    Julie Billiart School
    Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    216-691-8916 ext. 154
    Going Beyond Since 2016
  • Mrs. Michelle Kilker 

    Julie Billiart School
    Executive Assistant
    216-691-8916 ext. 152
    Going Beyond Since 2014
As a Catholic K-8 school for children with unique learning and social needs, Julie Billiart School is rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame and welcomes diverse faith traditions since 1954.  Julie Billiart School provides catered, student-driven learning for children with high functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. Julie Billiart Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.