After the conclusion of the Campaign for Saint Ignatius High School on June 30, 2018, we are happy to report that we have exceeded the $75 million goal 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.
With a focus on Strength, Access and Vision, the campaign raised $42 million for endowment to provide future funding, $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.
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 tuition assistance. In order for Saint Ignatius to remain accessible for young men from all economic backgrounds, our students and families depend on the generosity of donors to our Annual Fund. This year, the Annual Fund raised $2.4 million towards tuition assistance. Gifts to the annual fund ensure that no qualified student is prevented from attending Saint Ignatius due to his family’s financial situation.
The strength of Saint Ignatius High School is a testament to the people who believe in its mission and show unending support. Each year, the need for tuition assistance grows, so in order to stay committed to offering the best education possible we rely on the generosity of our alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends. Thank you for helping us reach and exceed our goals.
To read more about the Campaign results, look for the upcoming issue of the Advancement Review being mailed in September.