The Campaign for Saint Ignatius High School raised $42 million to provide future funding through our endowment, $28 million in annual giving for operational support, and $10 million for various campus projects and improvements including the Marian Mall, Kyle and McLaughlin fields, Gibbons Hall and the Strength and Conditioning Center.
Our generous donors helped support the following initiatives:
The Jim Skerl '74 Faculty Formation Endowment
With fewer Jesuits within the Society, establishing the Jim Skerl '74 Faculty Formation Endowment is a way of cultivating the lay faculty and staff of Saint Ignatius High School in the Jesuit tradition. It will ensure that the faculty is formed in traditional Jesuit philosophies and continues to weave the Ignatian imperatives of academic integrity, leadership, creativity, originality and intellectual competence into the fabric of Saint Ignatius High School's education and ministry through ongoing classes, retreats and/or workshops.
For more than half of the students who walk our halls, the transformational experience of a Saint Ignatius education would only be a dream were it not for the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. A gift to the Annual Fund helps provide tuition assistance to those students in need. This year, the Annual Fund raised $2.4 million towards tuition assistance and will be able to provide funding for nearly 50 percent of our student body. Your gift makes a difference.
One of, if not the most crucial aspects of the school's strategic plan is to continually provide access to students of all backgrounds. The ongoing endowment campaign ensure the future of tomorrow's students by providing tuition assistance.
Campus South Athletic Complex
In Cleveland, the weather does not treat the natural grass of Kyle Field well. With a large variety of athletics and extracurricular activities using the field, turfing this space is a solution that will make Kyle - and soon McLaughlin - fields a safer and more useable space year-round. In addition to adding turf, a field house and locker room will be constructed to better house practices and equipment. Also included in this project is the beautification of West 30th south of Lorain. The street will have improved landscaping, and a new entrance to these fields will make the space more welcoming to the surrounding neighborhood.
The Campaign for Saint Ignatius High School is about being part of something that matters. It is about our faculty -- those men and women who teach, guide, support and form our students. It is about ensuring an Ignatius education remains accessible to young men regardless of their families' economic status. It is about building a lasting Saint Ignatius High School.