The Saint Patrick Fund
Education at Saint Patrick Academy is truly Fully Alive. Guided by our core values of leadership, integrity, and humility, we seek to form students inspired by God’s love and driven by the relentless pursuit of faith, academics, and virtue. As an independent Catholic school, we offer a holistic approach to education that emphasizes the academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of each child.
The generosity of Saint Patrick Academy supporters throughout the years has allowed our students to thrive. Now, more than ever, your support is needed to ensure that the next generation of Catholic school-educated students can serve as ambassadors to the faith, leaders within the community, and role models for younger generations.
Understanding the Saint Patrick Fund
The Saint Patrick Fund is a fundraising program that provides an opportunity for parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff to secure the continued quality of a Saint Patrick Academy education.
The Saint Patrick Fund is critical to the School’s continued success, as it helps underwrite the budgetary gap between tuition and the true cost of educating each child. As gifts to the Saint Patrick Fund remain unrestricted in use, the Saint Patrick Fund supports every facet of the School’s operation: Faculty salaries and professional development, financial aid, technology, and our many enrichment programs.
A gift to the Saint Patrick Fund is the first and most important gift we ask of every parent, grandparent, faculty, alumnus, and friend.
As an independent, Catholic school, Saint Patrick Academy operates without financial support from local, state, and federal governments in New Hampshire. The School relies on tuition income, annual fundraisers, and a strong Fund to maintain operations. Each year, the Saint Patrick Fund raises money critical to balancing the school’s budget. A robust Fund enables the School to sustain its unparalleled faith-based academic offering for students from PreK-3 through 8th grade.
The Saint Patrick Fund provides you an opportunity to contribute to the growth of our students as citizens, scholars, and leaders. Your gift to the Saint Patrick Fund makes a real difference to our School, and we appreciate your ongoing support.
Your gifts matter
When you contribute to the Saint Patrick Fund, you are supporting our current and ongoing needs to ensure that we can continue to deliver an Education Fully Alive. The Fund goes toward the cost of operations and includes utilities, equipment, and administrative costs. For example, in keeping with our commitment to incorporate technology into our daily experience for the benefit of both students PreK-3 through 8th grade and staff, we have crafted a 4-year Technology Plan which will deliver the following and more:
– Hardware rotation and software maintenance
– Firewall maintenance and user device protection
– Increased number of student-devices
– Improved parent experience with a unified platform for resources
– Faculty laptop upgrade
– Upkeep and upgrades to classroom smartboards, etc.
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Sister Mary Jo Walsh Scholarship
Sister Mary Jo was born March 8, 1934. She was one of three children of Thomas Joseph and Helen (Horgan) Walsh of Everett, MA. Spending most of her youth visiting her sister (Sister Helen Mary – Sisters of Providence), Mary Jo knew that she wanted to also be a nun. Sister Mary Jo received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and then her Master’s Degree in Administration at Notre Dame University.
Sister Mary Jo entered religious life at 19 years old in 1953, and took her Final Vows in 1960 at 26. Sister Mary Jo spent most of her life teaching and serving as a principal. She died peacefully in her home at age 82 on October 13, 2016.
The purpose of this designated fund is to provide tuition assistance and other necessities to children from Portsmouth, NH attending Saint Patrick Academy.
Ryan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is to honor the memory of Kelley Ryan, daughter of Gene and Dee Ryan, who passed away tragically from a car accident on May 13, 1988. Kelley was an alumna of Saint Pat’s and her memory endures. Please pray for her!
These funds provide an annual scholarship on a yearly basis for families in need.
Joanne V. Schepis Stone Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is to honor the memory of Joanne V. Schepis Stone, daughter of N. Paul and Carole Schepis.
These funds provide a $2,000 annual scholarship for families in need.
Jay and Mary Pat Gibson Scholarship
The Jay and Mary Pat Gibson Scholarship provide an annual scholarship on a yearly basis to a student in need.
Interested in a New Scholarship Fund?
Contact us if you would like to create or designate your own scholarship.