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We believe every young man and woman on our campus has God-given gifts that can impact the greater good of society. Through the Lion’s Share Fund, we are able to provide a four-year experience for our students that is rooted in the Catholic faith, rigorous academics, and abundantly caring faculty and staff. As the main investment vehicle for annual giving, the Lion’s Share Fund enables every member of our community to make a meaningful difference in the lives of each of our students, including the 40% who rely on tuition assistance. No gift is too small or overlooked in importance. Our students leave JSerra inspired for life — and it is your gift that makes this happen. Contribute today and support a tradition of excellence since 2003!



Below are some of our most commonly-asked questions about the Lion's Share Fund. If you have any other questions, please contact our Advancement office at 949.493.9307 Ext. 1148.

What is the Lion's Share Fund?

The Lion’s Share Fund is JSerra's chief annual giving program that supports almost every aspect of a JSerra education. Investing in the Lion’s Share Fund demonstrates your belief in JSerra's mission to grow the faith, intellect, and character of every student. This fund provides immediate, flexible resources to maximize impact on our students' education in areas including financial aid, visual and performing arts, magnet programs, faculty support, and campus renewal.

How does a gift to the Lion’s Share Fund benefit my child?

The truth is that every child at JSerra benefits from a gift to the Lion’s Share Fund. The Lion’s Share Fund allows for our school to continue providing the enriching programs, activities, and classes that will forever impact our students. Whether it be financial aid, technology enhancements, or extracurricular activities, our Lion’s Share Fund provides vital funds to help your child have the most rewarding and fulfilling high school experience.

Does my gift make a difference?

Absolutely! Each and every gift makes a tremendous impact in the lives of our students. Participation in the Lion’s Share Fund means a great deal to our school and demonstrates the JSerra community’s belief in our mission of faith, intellect, and character formation. As in the story of the widow’s mite from the Gospel, what we ask from our generous benefactors is not equal giving but equal sacrifice.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! Your gift to the Lion’s Share Fund is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with your tax professional for further information.

After making an investment to this fund, you will receive a letter for your tax records, and a digital copy can be made available upon request.

What is JSerra's tax ID (EIN) number?

Our Federal tax ID number (EIN) is 33-0901351.

Whom do I contact if I have questions about my gift?

To speak to someone directly regarding your gift, please call Mrs. Mary Miraglia at 949.493.9307 Ext. 1142.

How do matching gifts work?

Many companies offer matching gifts for employee contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations. JSerra Catholic High School is a 501(c)3 and may qualify for a double or even triple match to your donation.

Many employers will also honor volunteer hours that an employee has served to be used towards a donation for a matching gift. Some companies even match retiree or spousal gifts to nonprofits, too.

To find out if your company offers matching gifts, we recommend you search your company’s website or contact your human resources department. You may also see if your employer will match your donation using an online database search at CharityNavigator.org.

Inquire whether or not your company has a matching gift program to maximize your gift's impact. To learn more or discuss your interest in leveraging your giving, please contact 949.493.9307 Ext. 1158.


Ashley Farrington

Ashley Farrington

Director of Advancement, Major Gifts
Mary Miraglia

Mary Miraglia

Director of Advancement, Stewardship
Miguel Tomasino

Miguel Tomasino

Director of Advancement, Annual Giving
Laura Collins

Laura Collins

Assistant Director of Advancement, Annual Giving
Sarah Eckert

Sarah Eckert

Advancement Coordinator
Our students leave JSerra inspired for life — and it is your gift that makes this happen.


To make a gift online, visit our secure donation page.

Gifts by check should be mailed to:

JSerra Catholic High School
ATTN: Advancement
26351 Junipero Serra Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Please make checks payable to JSerra Catholic High School.

To make a gift through stock, please call our Advancement Office at 949.493.9307 Ext. 1158.