Endowment Fund

The Sacred Heart Academy Endowment Fund was established to provide need-based scholarships to SHA students.  Gifts to the Endowment Fund help us to reduce tuition for many students to insure that talented young women from every background can afford to make their dreams of a Sacred Heart Academy education come true. 

Establishing a Named Scholarship

While gifts can be made in any amount to the general endowment, donors have the option to establish a scholarship in their name or in the name of one they wish to honor.  To establish a named scholarship, a minimum gift of $15,000 is required.

Newly Established Scholarships

We are pleased and honored to announce the establishment of several new scholarships for the Sacred Heart Academy Endowment Fund:

Pilar Gonzalez 2005 Scholarship
Established by Ramon Gonzalez, Jr., M.D. & Bernadette Gonzalez

In the fall of 2001, Pilar Gonzalez entered Sacred Heart Academy.  The daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Ramon Gonzalez, Pilar was an exemplary student, involved in activities and loved being a SHA girl!  When Pilar studied at Sacred Heart, her dad Ramon invested in the school by taking out a whole life insurance policy. As he said, “every year I paid the premium it put a smile on my face, knowing someday the funds would come to Sacred Heart Academy.”  Now, in 2015, Dr. Gonzalez is preparing to retire from his career in diagnostic radiology.  He cashed in this life insurance policy and donated the funds to establish a scholarship in honor of Pilar, now an attorney who serves as the Deputy Assistant for the State’s Attorney Office in New Haven, CT.  In the summer of 2015, the Pilar Gonzalez 2005 Scholarship Fund was established.
Pictured above: Dr. Ramon Gonzalez and his daughter Pilar Gonzalez '05 with President Sr. Sheila O'Neill, ASCJ.

Carmela DeLuca Memorial Scholarship
Established by Subway Restaurants

Georgiana Brigido Lavallee Memorial Scholarship
Established by Earl W. Tucker III & Mary Lavallee Tucker 1984

Carolyn Lee McCormack 1990 Memorial Scholarship
Established by Joseph Lee, Esq. & Mary Jo Carney Lee 1957

SisterHood Apparel Scholarship
Supported by School Store Sales

All Sacred Heart Academy Named Scholarships

Our goal at Sacred Heart Academy is to continue to do everything possible to help families afford a Sacred Heart education.  These endowed scholarships are more than dollars, they are priceless investments in our students and they help strengthen our community.  May God bless each and every gift made to the Sacred Heart Academy Endowment Fund.

All gifts made between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 will be reported in our 2015-2016 Honor Roll of Giving publication in the fall 2016 issue of HEART Magazine.

For more information or to further support the Sacred Heart Academy Endowment Fund, please contact the Office of Mission Advancement at 203-288-2309, x318 or dcamner@sacredhearthamden.org.

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