KEEP THE TRADITION ALIVE

From left to right:  Kathi Haywood '84, President of the Alumni Advisory Board & Council; Julia Pallone, 2016 Recipient; Morgan Gehrlich, 2016 Recipient; Jakob Behrendt, 2016 recipient, Natalie Allton, 2016; Jack Beecroft, 2016 Recipient

From left to right:  Kathi Haywood '84, President of the Alumni Advisory Board & Council; Julia Pallone, 2016 Recipient; Morgan Gehrlich, 2016 Recipient; Jakob Behrendt, 2016 recipient, Natalie Allton, 2016; Jack Beecroft, 2016 Recipient

GIVE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP

DONATE BY CHECK:

  • Payable to "The Catholic Foundation."

  • Include "St. Francis DeSales Legacy Fund" in the memo line.

  • Mail to The Catholic Foundation, 257 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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2017 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipients

 

2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient
Cara Jewett '21

CARA JEWETT '21

Middle School:  St. Paul

SFD Alumni Parent:  Karen D’Angelo ’89

Co-Curricular:  Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Challenge

Service / Volunteer:  St. Paul Altar Server

 
2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient Andrew Mahle '21

2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient Andrew Mahle '21

ANDREW MAHLE '21

Middle School:  Big Walnut Middle School

SFD Alumni Parents:  Andrew Mahle '90

Co-Curricular:  Basketball, Lacrosse

Service / Volunteer:  CHOSEN, Big Walnut Service Day, Volunteer at St. John Neumann senior lunch

 

2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient Tara Mnich '21

TARA MNICH '21

Middle School:  St. Paul

SFD Alumni Parent:  Mark Mnich ’84 Marcy (Rogers) Mnich ’84

Co-Curricular:  Volleyball, Lacrosse, Choir, Basketball

Service / Volunteer:  Westerville Special Olympics Coach

 
2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient Samantha Stack '21

2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient
Samantha Stack '21

SAMANTHA STACK '21

Middle School:  St. Matthias

SFD Alumni Parent:  Lisa (Scialabba) Stack ’85

Co-Curricular:  Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Service / Volunteer:  Columbus City Schools Volunteer, St. Matthias Concessions

 
2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient Gracey Wilson '21

2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient
Gracey Wilson '21

GRACEY WILSON '21

Middle School:  St. Matthias

SFD Alumni Parent:  BJ Wilson '89

Co-Curricular:  Basketball, Soccer

Service / Volunteer:  Altar Server at St. Matthias, Faith Mission Volunteer

 

Traditions That last

A new Tradition was started in 2008 as we began photographing SFDHS alumni parents with their children after the Baccalaureate Mass.

Since 1964, St. Francis DeSales High School has provided a premier Catholic education to over 10,000 students. Each new freshman class arrives to accept the challenges laid before them and willingly continue our great Stallion tradition of excellence. After four years of a SFDHS education, students leave as young men and women prepared to lead in faith, academics, and service in their community.  

 

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship recognizes the commitment and support of alumni to their alma mater in choosing to send their children to St. Francis DeSales High School. Each year, the Alumni Board and Council select four incoming freshmen to receive a $1,000 scholarship.  It is the Alumni Board and Council’s primary goal to provide a scholarship to all children of alumni who attend DeSales.  This can only be done with annual gifts.  Currently, The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is funded through Alumni Board and Council fund raisers. The intent is to start to endow The Alumni Legacy Scholarship. An endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support The Alumni Legacy Scholarships, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the scholarship fund’s market value. In this way, the endowment fund can grow and provide support for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship in perpetuity. The Alumni Board and Council will ensure consistent awarding of earnings while the principal amount is invested so it will continue to grow. For example, an endowment valued at $100,000 will provide (4) four $1,000 Alumni Legacy Scholarships with an annual spending rate of 4%. See the “The Power of Endowment” chart at right for the possibilities of growth and scholarships granted. 

2014 Alumni Scholarship Recipients (l to r):  Talia Kruezer '18, Gregory Gilbert '18

2014 Alumni Scholarship Recipients (l to r):  Talia Kruezer '18, Gregory Gilbert '18

 The Alumni Board and Council will ensure consistent awarding of earnings while the principal amount is invested so it will continue to grow. For example, an endowment valued at $100,000 will provide (4) four $1,000 Alumni Legacy Scholarships with an annual spending rate of 4%. See the “The Power of Endowment” chart at right for the possibilities of growth and scholarships granted.   

To secure the future of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, gifts are essential to sustaining the growth of the endowment. The size of the gift is not as important as the fact that we all show our Stallion support by contributing according to our own ability. You can choose to give your gift by either cash, stock, or through a bequest in your will. All gifts are tax-deductible. If we all work together, we will strengthen and grow The Alumni Legacy Scholarship endowment, creating new opportunities for our alumni to share with their children the ideals of Faith, Family, and Tradition; they are the future of St. Francis DeSales.

This chart shows the potential growth of endowment.  Assumptions are based on a 4% annual spending rate with a scholarship distribution of $1,000 per student.

This chart shows the potential growth of endowment.  Assumptions are based on a 4% annual spending rate with a scholarship distribution of $1,000 per student.