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Why There is a Need For an Endowment

Endowment is an important element of the financial picture in private-independent schools. The endowment provides additional and permanent annual resources to maintain and improve the quality of education that the school provides its students. The endowment should be considered an investment that will have the most impact for succeeding generations of students rather than the present generation.

The Prioristai

In 2007, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the founding of Saint Louis Priory School and the Keeping the Promise Endowment Campaign, a group of alumni were invited to join The Saint Louis Priory School Alumni Golden Jubilee Club (ever after known, pursuant to Father Timothy’s inspirational renaming, as The Prioristai). The response of that group was formidable indeed and contributed significantly to the success of that endowment campaign.

Members contributed nearly five million dollars to the $20 million Endowment Campaign to ensure the future of the Saint Louis Abbey and Saint Louis Priory School. The thirty-six initial alumni members include:

Linn H. Bealke ’62

Peter F. Benoist ’66

David A. Blanton ’60

Kenneth J. Bower ’89

Timothy T. Brady, M.D. ’73

Peter E. Brown ’77

Andrew D. Busch ’81

Joseph P. Ciapciak ’78

Robert J. Ciapciak ’74

Laurence K. Condie ’61

Donald J. Diemer ’84

John G. D. Dubuque ’68

Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., D.D.S. '64

Thomas B. Fox ’78

Charles F. Garvin, M.D. ’76

Joseph J. Gazzoli ’70

Johnathan W. Igoe ’70

J. Christopher Kerckhoff ’68

Theodore A. Kienstra, Jr. ’60

Mark A. Luning ’73

James K. McAtee ’64

James J. Murphy, Jr. ’61

David H. Nauheim ’73

James L. Nouss, Jr. ’72

Charles F. Pollnow, Jr. ’80

D. Mitchell Pollvogt ’76

Fred N. Sauer ’63

D. John Sauer ’93

Joseph Schlafly ’69

Thomas F. Schlafly ’66

Bruce B. Selkirk III ’88

Eric J. Suba, M.D. ’76

James D. Switzer ’64

William J. Travis ’64

Steven J. Unger ’92

George K. Vogt ’66

Named Endowed Funds

chairs

the abbot columba cary-elwes, osb, chair of religion: Established during the 1977-82 endowment campaign.

the fair family chair of classics: Established in 1985 by Dr. and Mrs. William R. Fair for classical languages.

the FATHER PAUL KIDNER, OSB, chair of mathematics: Established during the 1977-82 endowment campaign as the Chair of Mathematics. Funding continued in 1997 by alumni leadership during Phase II of the In A Great Tradition – Building for the Future capital campaign. The Chair was named in 2004. Alumni parents continued to fund this chair during the current endowment campaign, Keeping the Promise.

the FATHER thomas loughlin, osb, chair of science: Established during the 1977-82 endowment campaign by Abbey family physicians and dentists in recognition of science department founder Father Thomas Loughlin.

THE FATHER GREGORY MOHRMAN, OSB, CHAIR OF LITERATURE: Established in May 2010 to honor Father Gregory for his love of literature. 

the FATHER austin rennick, osb, Chair of english: Establish during the 1977-82 endowment campaign by Abbey family lawyers and friends to honor Father Austin Rennick, who taught fifty-three consecutive years of high school English at Ampleforth Abbey and Saint Louis Priory School.

the priory legacy funds

the father timothy horner, OSB, trust fund: Established in 1997 by the Alumni Committee of Capital Campaign Phase II to underwrite his history of the Abbey, and to strengthen our British ties by financing exchanges of faculty between Ampleforth Abbey and the Saint Louis Abbey.

the abbot luke rigby, osb, trust fund: Established in 1997 by the Alumni Committee of Capital Campaign Phase II to provide for the ongoing education of monks to ensure the perpetuation of the monastic community at Saint Louis Abbey.

awards

the brunner trust award: Established in 2006 by Father Michael Brunner, OSB, in memory of his father, Maurice T. Brunner. This award is given to a member of the junior class for sterling character, high standards, lofty goals and hard work.

the FATHER timothy horner, osb, award for excellence in teaching: Established during the 1993-98 capital campaign, In a Great Tradition – Building for the Future, in honor of the founding headmaster, Father Timothy, as a tribute to the work he did to establish Saint Louis Priory School.

tribute funds

donald w. bussmann, md tribute fund: Established by Dr. Donald W. Bussmann’s children to honor him on receiving the Luke Rigby Award. The creation of this fund was announced at the 1992 Black Tie Dinner. Income from this fund is used for the science program.

mr. and mrs. walter j. galvin endowment fund: Established in May 2000 to provide for the healthcare of retired monks.

J. JOSEPH HORAN TRIBUTE FUND: Established in July 2007 by Joseph Horan’s children in honor of his ninetieth birthday.

dr. and mrs. sam j. merenda tribute fund: Established in 1991 in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Sam J. Merenda on their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

the abbot luke rigby, osb, monastic fund: Established in June 1995 by the Saint Louis Abbey Society Board of Directors to meet specific monastic needs at the discretion of the Abbot.

stephen robbins fund: Established in 1991 to fund a speaker on the dangers of alcoholism.

MONASTIC ENDOWMENT IN HONOR OF FATHERS LUKE, TIMOTHY AND PAUL: Established in 2006 to provide for the education, healthcare and other needs of the monks at the discretion of the Abbot.

memorial funds AND SCHOLARSHIPS

howard benoist, jr., memorial fund: Established in 1991 by the family of Howard Benoist.

Christopher c. burns memorial fund: Established in 1989 to remember Christopher C. Burns ’93. Funds to be used for the Saint Louis Priory School library.

mark c. bussmann ’71 science research program: Established in 1995 to remember Mark C. Bussmann. The purpose of this fund is to stimulate research and scientific investigation on the part of Saint Louis Priory School students beyond what is achieved within the existing curriculum.

adam cherrick monastic scholar-in-residence fund: Established in December 2003 by Mr. and Mrs. Jordan B. Cherrick in memory of their son. This fund supports monastic education.

william g. daake ’69 memorial scholarship fund: Established to honor standout athlete William G. Daake and to provide financial assistance to a well-rounded student from a parochial school.

thomas g. donius ’80 memorial fund: Established in 1986.

Brian stephen Frawley ’81 memorial library fund: Established in 1993 to provide funding for the purchase of rare books.

STEVEN V. GEISS ’88 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established in 1987 by the Saint Louis Priory School Mothers’ Club.

albert p. greensfelder memorial fund: Established in 1992 to assist the Saint Louis Priory School administration in faculty enrichment which will allow them to attract, retain and motivate its salaried faculty.

James E. Henske ’82 memorial scholarship fund: Established in 1989 by R. Brad ’79 and P. J. Henske ’82 to remember their brother.

adam h. jones memorial scholarship fund: Established in December 1999.

ann mueller jones memorial fund: Established in 1988.

John B. Kistner, jr. ’67 memorial scholarship fund: Established in 1990 by his 1967 classmates to help fund the education of children of deceased alumni or the child of a member of the Abbey Family who requires financial assistance.

john b. koman ’79 memorial fund: This fund provides an annual gift to the Koman-Willman Award recipient at graduation. This award is given to the junior selected by the faculty for his all-round contribution to the life of his class and the School.

peter a. lugo ’79 MEMORIAL scholarship fund: Established in 1990 to provide funding for creative writing.

the michael means and david neukum memorial scholarship fund: Established in October 2001 to remember two 2002 Priory classmates.

george h. morrison jr. ’61 memorial prize: Established to provide a prize at graduation to a senior who has made contributions in the area of journalism.

joseph o. morrissey iii ’74 memorial fund: Established in 1985.

J. F. Gerard mudd, m.d., memorial fund: Established in 1990 in honor of Priory founder, Abbey Society Board Member, and alumni parent Dr. J. F. Gerard Mudd.

kevin g. murphy ’81 memorial scholarship fund: Established by the Class of 1981 to remember their classmate Kevin G. Murphy.

the frederick and anna may nussbaum MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established in 1973 to provide a music scholarship at the Saint Louis Priory School as well as support the general purpose of music education.

stephen luther oliver memorial scholarship fund: Established in 1984. brandon a. paton ’94 memorial fundEstablished in 1994 to provide funding for the science program.

michael d. potter ’89 memorial scholarship fund: Established to remember Michael D. Potter. This fund provides a four-year high school scholarship to a student with academic and athletic talent.

Severo M. Racadio, m.d., memorial fund: Established in 1993 by the family of Dr. Severo M. Racadio.

The dennis G. yemm memorial fund: Established in March 2006 by the Saint Louis Priory School Alumni Board of Directors for the Priory School education of Michael Yemm ’09.

scholarshipS

george h. capps scholarship fund: Established in 1985 to provide assistance to minority students.

emerson scholarship: Established in 1992 through the support that Emerson employees and their families gave to the Xanadu Auction. This scholarship is earmarked for minority students.

the kowal scholarship: Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor.

angela desloge meslans scholarship fund: Established in 1999 to provide financial assistance for students with minority parents who are preferably single.

THE EMIL F. AND LYZ MISKOVSKY SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established in 2003 by the children of Dr. and Mrs. Emil F. Miskovsky to honor their parents on their forty-fifth wedding anniversary.

SAINT LOUIS priory school alumni mothers’ club scholarship: Established in 1993 to provide general scholarship funds for the School.

abbot luke rigby, O.S.B., scholarship fund: Established in May 1995 by the Saint Louis Priory School Mothers’ Club in honor of the Abbot. This fund provides assistance to Priory School families in need of financial support in order to continuation of a student’s education in the School.

paul and eleanor ring scholarship fund: Established in honor of the outstanding education provided by the monks and the faculty of Saint Louis Priory School to their son, Patrick O. Ring ’67.

theodore j. timper scholarship fund: Established in 1957 to provide financial assistance to boys whose families are not able to bear the tuition expenses.

thomas j. white scholarship fund: Established in 1986 for the education of black students.


Contact Information

For additional information on making a gift to the Endowment, please contact Julie Lohr, Director of Development, at 314.434.3690, ext. 310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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