With a strong endowment, Convent & Stuart Hall is able to invest significantly in the people, programs and place that informs a Sacred Heart education. Endowed funds create possibilities today and provide a revenue source to the school in perpetuity. These gifts activate new curricular programming, contribute to the financial assistance and professional development budgets, and honor people from the community who have had a profound impact.
Because the endowment improves the educational experience of students today and tomorrow, our gratitude is endless for the donors who contribute to these funds and generously initiate new ones.
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Endowment Fund Descriptions
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The Endowment for Faculty & Staff Salaries supports the competitive and fair compensation of Convent & Stuart Hall employees.
The Stuart Hall High School Scholarship provides tuition assistance to a Stuart Hall High School student.
This endowed fund supports low-income students who will be the first in their families to attend college. Earnings are directed towards expenses associated with the college search and application process and broader experiences that support college admission and the K-12 experience.
Inspired by the school's growing culture of K–12 spirit and with a desire to strengthen it further, this endowed fund nurtures and sustains initiatives that promote spirit and unity at Convent & Stuart Hall. Funds support pep rallies, fan transportation to big games, school plays and art shows, and beginning and end-of-year festivities.
The Sacks Fund supports the Artist-in-Residence Program which brings gifted artists to Convent to work with second grade girls, culminating in theatrical performances for students’ peers and families.
This endowed fund supports and expands the global exchange program at Convent & Stuart Hall, serving to both increase the number and quality of exchange experiences, and to actualize the benefit of a more robust international exchange program.
An endowed fund established by the Roberts and Da Silva family in honor of Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek.
This fund helps finance projects and programs that support authentic scientific inquiry into real world applications.
This fund was established and funded by the Board of Trustees overseeing and executing the Looking Ahead with 2020 Vision strategic plan. Earnings may be directed toward ongoing expenses such as financial assistance and general support of faculty and staff with regards to salaries and awards for exceptional work.
In 2018 an endowed fund was created to honor the Computer Science program and its integration with the humanities. The gift to establish the fund was made to honor longtime Convent & Stuart Hall faculty member Doug Grant.
Elvera Fusco Endowment Fund provides continuing support for faculty salaries and benefits. To recognize Ellie's lifetime commitment to education and excellence in teaching, the fund also established three new annual employee awards named for Elvera (Ellie), her sister Mildred (Millie) and her brother Lorenzo (Larry).
The Hudson Gibson Fund for the Artist-in-Residence Program brings gifted artists to Stuart Hall to work with second grade boys, culminating in theatrical performances for students’ peers and families.
This writing fund supports initiatives to enhance the creative and expository writing program at Convent Elementary, and to sponsor an annual award for writing accomplishments.
In honor of the dedication of the chapel in the Flood Mansion being named for Mary Mardel, RSCJ, a fund was established to provide chapel upkeep and mission-inspired activities.
The Sr. Ellen Hoffman Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to honor the 60th Anniversary Jubilee of Sr. Hoffman’s Final Profession. It is awarded to a Convent Elementary student in need of financial assistance.
The Miriam Gray '29'25 and Ann Gray Miller '62'58 Scholarship was established by Russell Miller and is awarded to a current student who is the daughter or granddaughter of a Convent High School alumna.
The Sister Ann Conroy Award for Faculty Excellence, named in honor of the Religious of the Sacred Heart who served as Director of Schools (1984–1994), is given to a high school faculty or Central Services member working to achieve excellence in everything they do.
The Continuing Faculty Excellence Endowment fund honors and acknowledges the dedication of Convent & Stuart Hall faculty.
The Niehaus Family President’s Excellence Award is given annually to an employee who shows exemplary excellence in educating our students and community, as chosen by the President of Schools.
The Mary Lee Casey Fund for Innovative Education provides opportunities for Convent & Stuart Hall teachers to attend course-related seminars and workshops.
The Edward E. Ford Professional Development Fund allows Convent High School faculty to attend workshops, seminars and career conferences to further enhance their teaching.
The Sr. Mary Mardel Fund for Elementary Faculty Excellence provides income for elementary faculty to attend programs that will enhance their teaching. Each year, faculty apply for the award, and it is presented during the annual President's New Year assembly.
The Elementary School Professional Development Fund provides continuing education and support for the elementary faculty.
The Eugene and Alma Mahan Fund for the Advancement of Convent High School Faculty Excellence enables faculty to attend educational programs, teacher workshops and special interest meetings.
Mark Ross Professional Development Fund, in memory of Mark Ross by Stuart Hall High School past parents Annag R. Chandler and Victor Vitlin, provides continuing education for faculty.
The General Endowment Fund was established by the Board of Trustees to ensure quality education at Convent & Stuart Hall. This fund grows through gifts from supporters, through various special events and through honorary and memorial gifts.
The Salary Endowment Fund was created by the Board of Trustees, who are committed to maintaining faculty and staff salaries in the top quartile of Bay Area benchmark schools.
The Hearst Endowment Fund for Financial Assistance was funded through “seed” grants from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. This important fund serves as the foundation for our financial assistance program.
The Christian de Guigne Memorial Fund transferred from San Francisco College for Women at Lone Mountain when the college closed in 1980. This fund provides support for religious studies at the school.
The Gordon Family Head’s Fund is for the discretionary use of Stuart Hall for Boys’ head of school for special projects that are unbudgeted during the course of the year.
The Sister Ellen Hoffman Endowment Fund provides for the continued purchase of library materials to serve both elementary divisions.
The Syufy Family Endowment Fund was established by Marcia Syufy, a grandparent, past parent and former trustee, to provide broad support and develop the endowment.
The Esther Rossi Award is given annually to an employee who is elected by his or her peers as an outstanding member of the community.
The Mother Louise Williams Library Fund provides continuing support for Convent High School’s library through the acquisition of books and audiovisual equipment, as well as through developing our Archive and Technology Resource Programs.
The Josephine D. Condon Endowment for High School Scholarships is given to young women who share a concern for others and who demonstrate their desire to become involved in the wider community.
The Bill Stuart Auchincloss Memorial Award is given annually in memory of Bill Auchincloss SHB’75. The award is presented to the eighth grade boy who best combines joy and responsibility with a zest for life.
The Sr. Helen Carroll Scholarship for Stuart Hall was established in honor of the first headmistress of Stuart Hall for Boys. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is chosen for his Christian leadership qualities.
The Broadway Alumnae Endowed Grant honoring Reverend Mother Deming provides scholarships for daughters and granddaughters of alumnae who wish to attend Convent High School.
The Founders/Cowell Scholarship was established by the S.H. Cowell Foundation and is awarded annually to a young woman who achieves one of the top 10 places on the high school entrance examination and who is in need of financial assistance.
The Virginia Laib Conway '32 Endowed Scholarship was established by the 12 Conway children who attended Convent & Stuart Hall. This fund benefits any academically qualified student in financial need.
The Marcia and Richard Grand Endowed Summer School Scholarship assists families whose children attend summer school and are in need of financial assistance.
Susan Chaban Memorial Scholarship was established by the faculty and staff of Stuart Hall for Boys in memory of the former school secretary. The recipient demonstrates an open and welcoming attitude toward his classmates and adults as well as an enthusiastic spirit consistent with the philosophy of Schools of the Sacred Heart.
The Leo Hogan Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees to honor the former Head of Convent High School.
The Sophia Kent McNeil Endowment Scholarship Fund is awarded to an artistically promising student.
The Sr. Mary Mardel Scholarship Fund was established by Sen. Dianne Feinstein ’51 to honor Sr. Mardel and her dedication and commitment to the students of Convent of the Sacred Heart. This scholarship benefits Convent High School students who attended the elementary school.
The Edith MacLeay Grant Scholarship was established by Josephine Grant McCreery in memory of her mother and awarded to a student of Convent Elementary. The former Grant home is now the location of the elementary school.
The Russell R. Miller Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. Miller, Stuart Hall for Boys alumnus and former dean of students, for deserving Stuart Hall students.
The Sisters Olga 1911 & Aimee 1909 Rossi Scholarship was established by the Rossi Family to provide assistance to Convent High School students who exemplify Sacred Heart spirit.
The Celeste O’Donnell Endowed Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees and awarded for academic merit to Convent Elementary students in need of financial assistance to honor Ms. O’Donnell, former head of Convent Elementary.
The Stuart Hall High School Founding Class Scholarship Fund was established in honor of the first high school class with the expectation that each graduating class would contribute to the fund.
The Oliva Scholarship was established by a parent of three Convent & Stuart Hall alumni with an expressed hope that the recipients, in the spirit of scholarship, will become future contributors to this fund and thereby help other fine students receive a Sacred Heart education.
The Dr. Mary Magnano Smith Scholarship Fund was created by the Board of Trustees in honor of Dr. Smith, Director of Schools from 1994–2000. Dr. Smith and the Board founded Stuart Hall High School so that young men could enjoy the same excellent Sacred Heart secondary education that has been offered to young women since 1887.
The Gordon Sharafinski Scholarship was established in 2011 by an anonymous donor to honor the former Director of Schools and founding Head of Stuart Hall High School, who has educated young men in the Sacred Heart tradition inspiring leadership, scholarship and integrity. The funds provide the opportunity for a deserving student(s) to receive recognition for his accomplishments at Stuart Hall High School.
The Ross Scholarship for Incoming Students was established by Gary Ross, a Sacred Heart New York parent, to assist families transitioning from public schools in the middle form to private school.
The Anne Wachter, RSCJ Scholarship was established by Michelle Growney Syufy ’84 and Joseph Syufy SHB’79 to honor the former Head of Convent Elementary, who has been a pillar of support to members of our community in times of crises. The funds are designated for K–8 students at Convent for whom there is a financial need as the result of a particularly challenging family situation or extenuating circumstances.
The Thornton Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Robert Thornton, a distinguished African-American college physics professor and a valued friend and advisor to Convent & Stuart Hall. This fund assists qualified minority students.
The Merrill Scholarship is awarded to minority students of the Roman Catholic faith.
The Elena Rossi Long ’42 Scholarship was established to honor the schools’ first development director.
In 2017, the Board of Trustees designated 20 percent of all named-space gifts to support ongoing building needs and upkeep.