St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization separate from St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School.
St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School Foundation was incorporated in 2003 with the intent purpose of supporting the financial and fundraising needs of St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School.
Endowment accounts were created through family scholarship donations as well as the substantial E.D.G.E. endowment (Education, Development, & Growth Endowment). The EDGE campaign in the early 2000s was a fundraising effort to raise $3 million for the purpose of supporting teacher salaries and tuition assistance.
The next large endeavor by the foundation and other entities was to raise the substantial funds for constructing the new school (The Building Fund Campaign).
In 2011, to ensure the long term financial viability of St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, the JOY Fund was formed by a group of donors willing to offer a 1:1 challenge grant of $3.5 million. The 777 campaign consisted of the 7 Glories of God; $7M in 7 years. With the challenge match completed in February 2018, the $7 million JOY Fund Endowment provides tuition assistance on a yearly basis to the school.
The establishment of the Edge and Joy Fund Endowments provides long term financial support on an annual basis. In order to support the immediate and greatest needs of the school, the Archangel Fund was established in 2019. The Archangel Fund is not a long-term endowment held as an investment but is rather utilized for the immediate operational needs of the school. In 2023, a pooled scholarship endowment has been established for the investment of named scholarships (BVM Sisters of Charity Scholarship, Schwartz Family Scholarship, etc.) These named scholarships provide student scholarships on annual basis to St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School.
Thus, supporters have several options when designating their gift:
1. Joy Fund – An endowment fund that provides general scholarship support on an annual basis
2. Edge Fund – An endowment fund that provides support for teacher salaries and student scholarship on an annual basis
3. Archangel Fund – A fund that provides for the immediate and greatest needs of the school
4. Pooled Scholarship Fund – An endowment fund that holds named scholarships which are established for perpetuity. Named scholarships can be established at the $50,000 level. Contributions of any amount can be made to established scholarships: Jeremy Stewart Scholarship, Schwartz Family Scholarship, BVM Sisters of Charity Scholarship.
Over the past two school years, the Foundation has granted over $1 million in assistance to St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. We are focused and committed to supporting the financial needs of St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School.
The Board of Directors shall consist of at least six individuals and not more than fifteen, three of whom shall be ex-officio (the Pastors of St. Anthony of Padua, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Patrick’ Catholic Parishes), voting members, and the remainder of whom shall be selected in a manner determined by the Bylaws of the Foundation.