Dear Families and Friends of Archbishop McCarthy High School,
Archbishop McCarthy prides itself on being a community of faith with a commitment to excellence. It is through the generosity of our community that we can continue to nurture the abilities of our students as we prepare them to meet the challenges of today and the future.
A few years ago, we established the Schroeder Memorial Endowment Fund which affords financial assistance to students whose families are facing a health crisis and are unable to pay tuition due to medical expenses. Sadly, in the past few years we have seen entirely too many families in this situation. The fund was established in memory of Peter Schroeder, the father of one of our students, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor which led to his passing in November 2011. Mrs. Schroeder expressed her gratitude for the support she received in a letter to the Archdiocese of Miami.
“This was a very difficult time for my two teenage daughters and me. Through every difficulty that we experienced, I knew that Mr. Jean was there for us for more than just academics. I met with him several times and he demonstrated the true sense of Catholicism. He stepped in, with the help of many teachers and staff, to help navigate Kara through her last two years of high school. I cannot express how grateful I am that my girls have been fortunate enough to attend AMHS.”
We, as a Catholic community, felt it necessary to establish a fund to assist all families, now and in the future, from having to choose medical bills over their child’s Catholic education. Your gift to the endowment fund, no matter how large or small, will make a difference in the lives of these students and their families. Our goal is to help and support these families as they struggle through a very difficult time. Your gift enables us to build our endowment so that we can continue providing a Catholic education for these students.
An endowment fund is a sum of money permanently set aside for the benefit of our school, which is invested for long term growth and produces an annual income for our school. The principal of the fund will stay intact and only the income will be used to support the families in need. We will be placing an Endowment Fund Recognition Wall in the entry hallway of the school and are currently seeking an underwriter for the cost of the wall. All endowment donations with a minimum of $2,500.00 will be recognized on the wall. A special recognition will be given to the Founding Families, which are those families who will lay the foundation for the endowment fund at the launching.
By contributing to the fund you will be forever leaving your imprint on the Archbishop McCarthy High School community. Remember that your donation can be made in memory of someone, in honor of your graduate or loved ones, or in thanksgiving. A donation to the fund will truly be the gift that keeps giving. It will light the way in the minds, hearts and faith of the next generation of Catholics. Simply put, the endowment fund is a commitment that transcends changes in faculty, staff, pastors or administrators. We are asking you to consider building a legacy of giving by making a donation to the Schroeder Memorial Endowment Fund, dedicated to our families in need.
Archbishop McCarthy holds a yearly Golf Classic in support of the Schroeder Memorial Endowment Fund. This year’s classic will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Turnberry Isle in Aventura.
We ask you to consider one of our sponsorship opportunities by calling the Advancement Office at 954.434.2407 or going directly to the link: Donation
Yours in Catholic Education,
Rev. Brendan Dalton, Supervising Principal