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Save Marist NJ

Changing the world one student at a time!

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Save Marist NJ Campaign so far! To date, the campaign has raised over $750,000. Based on this amount, the Marist Brothers decided on Saturday, April 29 that Marist High School would remain open! Click here for more information about the Brother's decision. 

While Friends of Marist Inc. accomplished the main goal of keeping the school open, they did not reach the campaign goal of $1.5 million. In order for the goal to be met, the balance of the Save Marist NJ Campaign will be distributed evenly over the next three years to Marist High School’s Annual Fund goal.

This does not mean the Save Marist NJ Campaign has completely ended, however! Donations will be accepted for the Save Marist NJ Campaign until June 30 with the goal of decreasing the amount of funds the Marist Annual Fund needs to raise over the next three years. On July 1, the beginning of the schools Fiscal Year, Marist High School will announce the total funds raised during the Save Marist NJ Campaign as well as the goal for the 2017-18 Marist Annual Fund. Let’s keep this momentum going and finish out the end of the Fiscal Year strong!

We hope you can continue to support Marist High School and the students who make this such a special place.


Questions? Click the drop down links below for more information about the Save Marist NJ Campaign. If you have any more questions, please contact Head of School, Alice Miesnik.
What are the Friends of Marist?

Refer to to read their mission statement and see their officers. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Friends of Marist, Inc. is listed on Guidestar and can accept donations from corporations and individuals whose donations must go to an organization listed there. While Marist High School is a non-profit, it falls under the 501(c)(3) status of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All donations to Friends of Marist, Inc. will go in their entirety to the SaveMaristNJ Campaign without incurring overhead costs.

What does Marist have to offer?

Marist is a unique school, currently home to 306 students, some of whom you met in the video above. In addition to the students whose video you just viewed, here are a few other reasons why Marist is worth saving.

How can I double my donation?

See if the company you work for will match your donation. Our Employer Identification Number is 45-4077680.  Also, start a “givalanche” by sharing your donation on social media.

What if I want to help but can't donate at this time?

If you cannot donate at this time, encourage others to do so by sharing our donation page via email, text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all other social media platforms.  Let’s keep the Marist tradition alive by going viral!!

How will the money be used?

Marist offers deep tuition discounts in the form of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  Over $650,000 or 20% of our revenue, supports those who need it most.  This is the Marist way.  In the past few years, the dwindling enrollment has created an annual deficit.  The campaign goal is set to keep the school financially solvent for years to come.

Is there a plan for the future?

The current Administration of Marist High School has indentified key areas that affect the enrollment and is in the process of implementing a plan that will keep the Marist tradition alive.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Friends of Marist is a 501(c)(3) so your donation to this campaign is deductible as permitted by the IRS.