Ways to Support St. John the Baptist School


St. John the Baptist is a Ministry of St. Elizabeth Parish. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to provide a Catholic education in the Ludlow area. 

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of giving to St. John the Baptist School. The Annual Fund comprises unrestricted giving from all sources that support all school programs and activities. Teacher salaries, subject books, technology and building maintenance are all funded in part by annual giving. The school can put such gifts to use in areas where they are most needed.


Tuition Assistance Funds:

The Elaine McVicar Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to honor the 36 years of dedicated and loving service that “Mrs. McVicar” gave to St. John the Baptist School as a second-grade teacher. She taught and touched the lives of over 1,000 students. Awards are made annually based solely on financial need.

The Gerard W. and Bernadette A. Bourbeau Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 to benefit families with two or more students currently attending St. John the Baptist School. Awards are made annually based on financial need.


Named Scholarships:

With a gift of $10,000 or more (paid over a period of up to four years), you can create a scholarship endowment that will continue to support the educational opportunities for SJB School students in perpetuity. You also have the option of setting award preferences to benefit students with particular characteristics, economic or family situations, academic aspirations or achievements, or extracurricular interests.

The funds you contribute to your endowment will be invested in a diversified portfolio that seeks to protect the principal, keep up with inflation, and generate an annual scholarship distribution.

With your gift comes the opportunity to name the scholarship, allowing you to secure your own legacy, or forever memorialize a family member, teacher, colleague, friend or mentor in a very meaningful way.


Memorial Gifts

A gift in memory of someone you love or admire can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to St. John the Baptist. A memorial gift may be made to the Annual Fund or to one of our Tuition Assistance Funds.


Life Insurance

At a relatively low cost to you, a life insurance policy, that names St. John the Baptist School as beneficiary, can have a real impact. Legal or financial advisors can best determine the vehicle most advantageous and appropriate for you.



Remembering St. John the Baptist in your will is a special and effective way to ensure that the ideals you value will be perpetuated. It also reduces the taxable portion of your estate. Please direct any bequest gift to: The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, MA, Inc. for the benefit of St. John the Baptist School, Ludlow, MA


Mr. Gary Bourbeau
Advancement Director
St. John the Baptist School
217 Hubbard Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
Tel: 413-583-8550