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The Annual Fund

The tuition Seton Hall Prep charges only covers about 90% of its cost to educate each student. The Board of Trustees purposely sets tuition below this actual cost in order to keep The Prep more affordable to a larger number of families. As a result, it remains an amazing place where families from all walks of life can continue to send their sons to experience The Prep as they have for generations.  Many believe that this is one of the key elements that makes The Prep so special.  So The Prep must depend on other sources of income beyond tuition to meet the expenses and operational needs of running a first-class Catholic high school.  This is where The Annual Fund comes in.  It is a yearly fundraising initiative filling the 10% gap in the school’s operating budget. Between July 1st and June 30th each year, every member of the Seton Hall Prep alumni and parent communities is asked to participate in this vital program. All are encouraged to give as generously as possible to help strengthen The Prep for another year.

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Annual Fund Facts

  • Gifts to the Annual Fund impact every student and every classroom by providing essential funding for faculty salaries & benefits, lab equipment, athletic equipment, the fine & performing arts, student scholarship, technology, etc.
  • In 2017, contributions to the Annual Fund ranged in size from $25.00 to $100,000.00.
  • Gifts to The Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible.
  • Approximately 70% of the Prep's Annual Fund support comes from gifts of $1,000 or more. All donors to The Prep's Annual Fund receive a personal thank you from School President Msgr. Kelly and are recognized in the annual Honor Roll of Benefactors.
  • Every Dollar Counts!

Make an online Gift here today and strengthen The Prep for tomorrow!

If you prefer to make your gift to The Prep's Annual Fund by check, simply make your check payable to "Seton Hall Prep" and mail to: The Advancement Office, Seton Hall Prep, 120 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. You can also print The SHP Giving Form to complete and accompany your check. School President, Monsignor Kelly, will follow up with a thank you letter shortly therafter.

View the 2018 Annual Report

View the 2017 Annual Report

View the 2016 Annual Report

Double your gift's impact with a match!

Double, or even triple your gift! Many corporations and banks will match your gift or that of a spouse. Please check with your employer to see if your company has a matching gift program, or check the list of previous matching gift donors to the Prep. Simply contact your personnel office or human resources office for the procedures on how to apply for a matching gift. If you have a question for us about having your gift matched, please contact Mrs. Judy Gunn in The Prep's Advancement Office at (973) 325-6633 or at

Check out our Ways to Give page to learn how many of our alumni and parents are making their gifts to The Prep!