Watching this year's senior class prepare for graduation in their white gowns evoked a spectrum of emotions. These young women exude the eagerness and energy of those on the cusp of the next stage in their intellectual, social, and spiritual development.

I reflect on each student's decision to attend Carondelet. In so doing, they entrusted us to provide them with a world class education and whole person experience guided by the mission and vision of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

I think about our current students, their accomplishments this year, and of all of the memories and relationships they'll cherish for years to come.

Your support and participation has a tangible and immediate impact on our ability to provide academic excellence and a dynamic student experience.

-Lynne Sabbagha Kenny '86
Annual Fund Director

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Why give to Carondelet?

Carondelet relies on your generosity and kindness to fulfill our mission and our promise to inspire excellence in our students and prepare them to live with heart, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition and spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Every gift to Carondelet helps ensure a dynamic and innovative academic environment, vibrant spiritual experiences, and premier co-curricular opportunities.

Thank you for being a part of this caring community of loving parents and grandparents, loyal alumnae, supportive friends and dedicated faculty and staff, united in our commitment to the next generation of women leaders who will leave their mark on the world.

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Make a positive impact!

A gift to one or more of these critical initiatives will make a direct, positive impact on our students and School.

This Is Our Time, the Campaign for Carondelet

A gift or pledge to the Campaign will help provide our students with the world-class facilities and life-transforming experience they deserve. The historic $38 million This Is Our Time campaign will fund the construction of a state-of-the-art Athletics Complex and a STEM Innovation Center. It will also help endow our scholarship program to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to a Carondelet education.

Carondelet Annual Fund

Gifts to the Carondelet Fund are put to immediate use in support of our students’ experience in the current academic year. Tuition alone can never fully fund Carondelet’s distinctive education including the full range of academic enhancement opportunities, campus ministry programs, and access to cutting-edge technology. Join our family of supporters committed to bringing out the best in each and every student now in our care and inspiring them to make a positive difference in our world.

Generous donors who make annual gifts of $1,965 or more in an academic year are eligible for recognition in the 1965 Society, commemorating the year of Carondelet’s founding.

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Named Scholarship Endowment

In keeping with the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph "to serve the dear neighbor without distinction," scholarship funds are provided to families of young women who otherwise would not have the opportunity to benefit from a Carondelet education.

Permanent scholarship endowments named for donors or family members can be established with contributions totaling $50,000 or more. The endowment fund exists in perpetuity with a specified portion of the fund’s earnings distributed to scholarship recipients.

Contact Summer Staino, Executive Director of Development at 925.686.5353 x160 or for further information.



Event Sponsorship and Registration

The Carondelet community has a strong tradition of support through special event sponsorships and registrations. Sponsors receive a variety of benefits associated with their level of support. In addition to the satisfaction of supporting our School, event attendees enjoy reconnecting with alumnae, parents, and friends in these hospitable get-togethers:

How to Give

Give or Pledge online

Use our secure online gift form to make a credit card gift.

Or, use our online pledge form to make your campaign commitment.

Give via Mail

Mail instructions are provided here.

Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving

Find out if your gift qualifies for an employer match.

Learn about United Way and other workplace giving opportunities.

Bequests and Planned Gifts

Leave a legacy through your will, trust, or gift annuity. Learn more here.

Recognizing Giving

Carondelet honors and thanks alumnae, parents and friends who help advance Carondelet’s mission through generous financial support in these ways:

Naming Opportunities
Honor your family and build a legacy at the Carondelet Athletics Complex with This Is Our Time, the Campaign for Carondelet.

Many the Gifts
Online version of Many The Gifts in Fall 2017 issue of The Carondeletter.

Giving Circles
Gifts made within each academic year are recognized at these levels:

  • Sisters of St. Joseph Circle – $10,000+
  • President’s Circle – $5,000-9,999
  • Principal’s Circle – $2,500-4,999
  • Carondelet Circle – $1,000-2,499

1965 Society
Generous donors who make annual gifts of $1,965 or more in an academic year are invited to a reception with our President and recognized in our donor honor roll, Many The Gifts as members of the 1965 Society, commemorating the year of Carondelet’s founding.

Memorializing and Honoring Gifts
Gifts made in memory of deceased loved ones or friends and gifts made to honor living loved ones or friends are listed in Many the Gifts. Those honored and the families of those memorialized are informed of these gifts.

For over 50 years – and because of alumnae, parents, grandparents, and friends like you – Carondelet has been a voice for young women’s education. Our diverse community of students and families share the common belief that young women will make our world a better place. Carondelet is committed to ensuring that they can.

Your support helps Carondelet remain focused on our mission -  inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph - to spark excellence in our students and prepare them to make a positive difference. 

What we accomplish here remains with these young women throughout their lives and benefits their families and all whose lives they touch.

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