Fanfare for Education

posted Apr 4, 2012, 2:03 PM by St. Joseph Cheyenne   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 2:08 PM ]
Good evening. I'm Father Tom Cronkleton, Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, and President of the St. Mary's School Foundation. The Foundation was established on December 28, 2004, and has been quietly raising money to build an endowment to support the general operations and tuition assistance programs of St. Mary's Catholic School. We are not to be confused with the endowment that St. Mary's Cathedral has for the operation of the School. In your packets you received tonight, there is a brochure describing St. Mary's School Foundation. We also have a display table here tonight. Our motto is "Supporting and Funding Catholic Education in Cheyenne Today and Tomorrow." This year we reach an important threshold of surpassing over $200,000.00 in our endowments. This enables us to make our first of many donations to St. Mary's Catholic School. Janet Materi, would you please come forward. On behalf of the St. Mary's School Foundation I am pleased to present to you this check for $4,000.00 for general operations and tuition assistance at the School. Thank you for all that you and all the teachers, staff, students and their families do at St. Mary's Catholic School. I also have the privilege to announce tonight that the St. Mary's School Foundation has received a pledge from the Allan Foundation of $50,000.00 as a matching grant. If you could help us to match this generous gift, your gift to the St. Mary's School Foundation would in effect be doubled. A gift to St. Mary's School Foundation in the next few months would help us to increase our yearly donations to the School. Please see the brochure in your packets. Thank you for all you do to support St. Mary's Catholic School and for anything you can do to help the St. Mary's School Foundation in "Supporting and Funding Catholic Education in Cheyenne Today and Tomorrow."