Employee Spotlight: Mark D. Mannerino

Join us in welcoming the newest member of the St JFS team, Client Advisor Mark Mannerino! Where are you from, and where did you go to college?  I’m from Pittsburgh, PA and attended college at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. What drew you to StJFS? What made you want to join their team andContinue reading “Employee Spotlight: Mark D. Mannerino”

Making Sense of Your School’s Finances: Endowments and Restrictive Funds 

Quick Hits:  Endowments are a point of ambiguity for school officials, as the policies and stipulations tied to them can be difficult to navigate.  There are two main types of restrictions placed on endowments: permanent and temporary.  Permanent: Restrictions for the life of the gift; administrators can only spend the returns from the endowment, notContinue reading Making Sense of Your School’s Finances: Endowments and Restrictive Funds 

Quick Take in the Catholic Education Marketplace: Current Affairs and Forward-Thinking Trends 

Catholic education is famous for its quality, yet remains a minority in terms of students served across the country. With COVID now in its third calendar year, and suggestions for the cancellation of activities such as football games and band, many parents are looking to invest in their child’s education more than ever before.  GapsContinue reading Quick Take in the Catholic Education Marketplace: Current Affairs and Forward-Thinking Trends 

Meeting with Your Financial Board – How to Prepare and How StJFS Can Help 

Meeting with your financial board can be one of the most stressful points of the month, quarter, or year for you as a school leader. From the audits of school finances, to the projections that must be made for the following year, these meetings call to attention the financial present – and future – ofContinue reading “Meeting with Your Financial Board – How to Prepare and How StJFS Can Help “

Global Institute for Church Management: How Catholic Schools Can Emerge from COVID-19 Stronger than Ever Before

Catholic Schools can use the lessons they learnt from COVID to build back better their organizations and become leaders of education. Catholic schools faced an unprecedented crisis with the closure of schools Catholic school enrollment has decreased by 21.3% since 2010 according to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA 2021-2022: The Annual Statistical Report onContinue reading “Global Institute for Church Management: How Catholic Schools Can Emerge from COVID-19 Stronger than Ever Before”

Looking Past COVID-19: Emerging Challenges and Countless Opportunities 

As the recovery from COVID-19 begins to hit its stride, what constitutes the new normal presents many challenges- but also opportunities for schools to show what they’ve learned over the past two years.  With a majority of educators estimating at least 3 months of lost learning among their students, educators face a unique challenge comparedContinue reading Looking Past COVID-19: Emerging Challenges and Countless Opportunities