St. Benedict Parish Educational Endowment Begins! Dear Family of Faith at St. Benedict Parish,
First “Million Dollar Class” at SBPS Congratulations to the St. Benedict Preparatory High School Class of 2013, the “Million Dollar Class”! 95% of the Class of 2013 are now off to college and set up for success!! It is with tremendous pride that St. Benedict Preparatory School is able to announce that the Class of 2013 has earned $1,120,200 in merit-based scholarships. Among the 12 students most notably were: - Joshua Weichert, ES ‘09 and HS ‘13, class valedictorian, was awarded $100,000 scholarship to IIT, and other scholarships to Grinell College, DePaul, and the University of Chicago where he currently is in attendance. - Angelica Cabrera, class salutatorian, received a $68,000 scholarship to Augustana College, $48,000 to Illinois Wesleyan University and was accepted to the University of Illinois-UrbanaChampaign. She also received the 5/3 Bank award of $5,300 honoring Diana Palomar ‘78. (picture above) - Jocelyn Tamayo was awarded $60,000 to attend Susquehanna University, as well as others for Knox College and Augustana College. - Ashley Krysztopik received over $60,000 in scholarship money from her acceptances at Ball State University, Baldwin Wallace University, John Carroll University, Spring Hill College, Valparaiso University, and Wartburg College.
With great joy we announce the creation of the St. Benedict Parish Educational Endowment Fund for tuition assistance! Last year, a handful of forward thinking and generous alumni wanted to make a contribution to the school while honoring special people who helped to make St. Benedict Preparatory School an extraordinary place. These alumni establish our new endowment to fund tuition scholarships that honor former staff and students. Several sizable gifts were combined in the amount of $25,000, which were then used to begin the endowment fund. The money earned from this endowment will perpetually help families afford a Catholic education for their children at St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School.
Would you consider a gift to our endowment?
Your generosity will help us share more success stories such as the one about the Class of 2013 printed to the left. Your gift will help us steward this unique gift of PK-12 coed, parish, Catholic education that benefits so many families across Chicago. Your stewardship will help us continue our legacy of quality, Catholic education.
How will your gift help?
We currently award over $350,000 in tuition assistance to help hard-working Catholic families afford a St. Benedict Prep School education. Your gift will grow our endowment, which in turn, will provide interest income to help cover the cost of this tuition assistance. Our ultimate goal is to grow the endowment so that it generates enough interest income to cover the full cost of tuition assistance on an annual basis. Funding the endowment over the years will ensure that a St. Benedict education is affordable for such deserving students as the SBPHS Class of 2013. On behalf of the faculty and families at St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School, we thank you for your consideration of a gift to the new endowment. May God bless you! Sincerely, Father Jason Malave, Pastor
Ms. Rachel Gemo, CEO
Each Gift Becomes a Legacy for the Future of St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School!
Scholarships open to both new and current students: Band
Our new endowment scholarships are named for key individuals who have contributed significantly to the life and growth of St. Benedict Preparatory High School. Additionally, each scholarship is awarded for an academic talent or Christian virtue that exemplifies our unique program.
Honoring Mr. Edward Stark
Honoring Fr. Arthur Kruger
Honoring Ms. Laurette Kittler
Scholarships open to current students: Creative Spirit
Honoring Ms. Carol Molenda
Honoring Mr. Robert McTigue
Honoring Mr. Patrick Heffernan
Honoring Mr. Christopher Ford
HOW DOES THE ENDOWMENT WORK??? 1) Gifts of cash, stocks,etc. are deposited in our special endowment account with the Archdiocese of Chicago.
2) The interest from this account is then awarded in scholarships to both current and incoming students.
3) This interest is divided to fund the yearly awards to students who exhibit excellence. Therefore an endowment with $100,000 on deposit for a year will earn the school $5,000
at the current interest rates. So growing the endowment will ensure funded scholarships for many years.
HOW CAN PARISHIONERS CONTRIBUTE TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT??? Any gift no matter what the size will be a perpetual one that will benefit the students for years and years to come! Taking time to make a planned gift to the new endowment fund would be most appreciated. Please refer to the chart to the left for suggestions.
A planned gift counselor from the Archdiocese of Chicago will be happy to assist with any of the more involved options listed. Please contact: Mr. Richard S. Goode, Director of Planned Giving Tel: (312) 534-7848 Fax: (312) 534-7354 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU!!! to our generous donors who planted the seed money for our endowment: $10,000 + $100-$499 continued Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Officials Association Mr. and Mrs. Charles Joseph ‘60 Mrs. Louis Goggin Ms. Dara Griffith Ms. Beth Ford Mr. & Mrs. John & Carrie Hague International Airport Centers L.L.C. Mrs. & Mr. Christine & Van Hanover Mr. & Mrs. James & Katherine Kartheiser Mr. William Hassett Perlmutter Investment Company Ms. Margaret Kaepplinger Mr. Edward Kestler $ 500- $999 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Ann Kitchen Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Karl Kuhn Mr. Kevin Cornish Ms. Barbara Lea Davis Street Land Company Mr. & Mrs. James & Jacqualine McDonough Ms. Shirley Franklin Mrs. & Mr. Paulin & John McHale Mr. Scott McDonald Fr. Jason Malave, Pastor of St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School $100-$499 Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Chris Maloney Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Cheryl Adams Mrs. & Mr. John & Julie Molenda St. Anthony Hospital Ms. Lillian Molenda Mr. Nikolaos & Vasiliki Antonopoulos Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Sharon Nockels Mrs. & Mr. Lynn & Daniel Berk Mr. & Mrs. James & Diane Nothnagel Catholic Healthcare Audit Network Ms. Cathy & Mr. Chuck Reiter Mr. & Mrs. Rafael & Ivette Class Leslie Reynolds Ms. Patricia Clucas Mr. Martin Saladin Mr. Samuel Cohn C.J. & E.A. Sokolowski Mr. & Ms. Lynell & Gwen Couty PLEASE CUT BELOW AND DROP IN Mrs. Jacqualyn Stancin ’02 Mrs. & Mr. Cynthia & Larry Daker THE COLLECTION OR MAIL TO Mr. John Steger Ms. Susan Ford ST. BENEDICT CHURCH, Mrs. Deborah Stevenson Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Barbara Gaertner 2215 W. Irving Park Road Ms. Laura Walsh Ms. Rachel Gemo, CEO Chicago, IL 60618 Mrs. Pat Noesen Woodhouse ‘60
$1,000 - $9.999