KEEP THE TRADITION ALIVE

2019 RECIPIENTS   From left to right:    Owen Hartsough    (St. Paul),    Jennifer Mitevski    (St. Paul),    Beth (Cook) Mitevski '84    (Alumni Advisory Board & Council President),    Josephine Dages    (St. Matthew),    Alexis Reynolds    (St. Matthias)

2019 RECIPIENTS
From left to right: Owen Hartsough (St. Paul), Jennifer Mitevski (St. Paul), Beth (Cook) Mitevski '84 (Alumni Advisory Board & Council President), Josephine Dages (St. Matthew), Alexis Reynolds (St. Matthias)

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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2019 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipients

 

2019-20 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient

Josephine Dages ‘23

JOSEPHINE DAGES '23

Middle School:  St. Matthew

SFD Alumni Parent:  Heather (Marshman) Dages ‘93

Co-Curricular: Drama Club; Cross Country Team; Golf Team; Track & Field Team; Basketball Team; Girl Scouts; Church Choir; Honor Choir; Altar Server; Beta Club

Service / Volunteer:  National Junior Beta Club, Girl Scout Troop 1343, Alter Server, Teen Choir, Sacred Heart Choir. Soroptimist Club, making blankets for the homeless and making boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

 
2019-20 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient      Owen Hartsough ‘23

2019-20 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient

Owen Hartsough ‘23

OWEN HARTSOUGH '23

Middle School:  St. Paul

SFD Alumni Parent:  Melissa (Gibson) Hartsough ‘84

Co-Curricular:  Lacrosse, Soccer teams, Power of the Pen Club, Robotics Club

Service / Volunteer:   Volunteered at parish picnic and at our Christmas bazaar. Peer mediator. Volunteered in the kids area of the library and at events with the local fire department. Helped collect food, school supplies, clothing & blankets through different events at church this year.

 

2019-20 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Mitevski ‘23

JENNIFER MITEVSKI '23

Middle School:  St. Paul

SFD Alumni Parent:  Beth (Cook) Mitveski ‘84

Co-Curricular:  Soccer and Basketball St. Vincent DePaul Society Spanish Club

Service / Volunteer:  St. Vincent DePaul

 
 
2019-20 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient   Alexis Reynolds ‘23

2019-20 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipient

Alexis Reynolds ‘23

ALEXIS REYNOLDS '23

Middle School:  St. Matthias

SFD Alumni Parent: Charlene Reynolds ‘91

Co-Curricular:  Volleyball, Basketball, Battle of the books

Service / Volunteer:  We have volunteered to clean the church, as coaches for sports teams in the school, cooking for faith on eight, babysitting, helping with the garage sale and fish fry, helping with vacation bible school.

 

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.