Saint Ignatius High School


As of June 30, 2018, we are happy to report that we have exceeded the $75 million goal for the Campaign for Saint Ignatius High School and raised more than $80 million. The Campaign for Saint Ignatius High School was designed to help ensure Saint Ignatius -- its traditions, legacy and Jesuit identity will be here for generations to come.
capital-campaign-logo.jpgThe 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.

Annual Fund
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.

Endowment Growth
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.
  • Strength

    Our strength is in the formation that happens as a result of Jesuit education. Saint Ignatius teachers serve as guides to our students, helping them to develop lives dedicated to the greater good, to become men who think not first of themselves, but of others. It is imperative that we support the spiritual development of our faculty through faith formation, retreats and opportunities for pilgrimage. The ultimate goal is to keep Jesuit education alive and ensure it will remain for generations to come. As our faculty members grow in their spiritual formation, so do our students grow in theirs.

  • Access

    Saint Ignatius High School has always been a place where sons of lawyers study alongside sons of police officers…and alongside sons of the poor. Annually, nearly 50 percent of our students rely on financial assistance. Saint Ignatius must remain accessible for young men from all economic backgrounds. It is vital that no qualified student is prevented from attending Saint Ignatius due to his family’s financial situation.

  • Vision

    Since our founding in 1886, we have continued to grow our campus—all the while staying true to our City of Cleveland roots. We plan to be here for the next century and beyond. Campus needs continue to evolve and change; to remain strong and continue to grow, we must be prepared to meet those needs. Our most current projects include: the Marian Mall— a sacred place where all can come to encounter Christ; renovations to Kyle Field, establishing a durable field to be usable year-round.