About the Campaign
St. Anthony 2020 is a media campaign to generate financial security for St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, NJ.
While Catholic high schools are closing at an alarming rate throughout the country and many inner city public schools do not meet the education needs of the students they serve, St. Anthony works.
Please donate and help secure the future for a school that has been a beacon of hope since 1952.
Most of the 250 students at St. Anthony High School live close to the poverty line.
The average cost of educating a student in a nearby New Jersey public school is $19,000. The average graduation rate at these high schools is 67%.
The average cost of educating a student at St. Anthony High School is $11,400.
Leveraging the success of the basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach, Bob Hurley, has attracted both awareness and donations to the school.
For 20 straight years 100% of the senior class at St. Anthony has been accepted into college.
The tuition at St. Anthony is $6,000. Many students cannot afford this expense and receive financial aid. St. Anthony needs to raise at least $1.5 million every year to cover the difference.
The return on investment in St. Anthony: Last year’s senior class earned roughly $7 million in college scholarships and financial aid, an average of $125,000 per student.
How You Can Help
Donate to the St. Anthony 2020 campaign on this website.
Support St. Anthony 2020 on Facebook and Twitter to share the campaign with your community.
Contribute an anecdote or a personal story of how the school or Coach Bob Hurley has made a positive impact by contacting St. Anthony 2020.