Matched Gift Challenge
The Soaring to New Heights committee is thrilled to announce The Connelly Foundation has presented Bishop Shanahan High School with a $350K grant AND an additional match challenge of $150K! Invest in the students of Shanahan today.
Now is the Moment
Bishop Shanahan High School has been unwavering in its commitment to best serve the needs of students and school families since 1958. At Bishop Shanahan, we are constantly investing in the values that inspire our students to become "People of God; People for Others." Everything about us - our facilities, our programs, and our community - are reflections of the ideals that bind us. We are always striving to provide students with an unsurpassed academic experience, rich extracurricular activities, and a community that radiates the Christ-centered values of love, respect, and responsibility.
These goals are achieved by continuously embracing new strategies so that our students are prepared academically and spiritually for the challenges of tomorrow. Consequently, in 2018, Bishop Shanahan embarked on a process of taking a critical look at our school’s functions and prioritizing needs that will best position students for future success in a rapidly evolving world. This endeavor included intensive research, analysis, and input from Board members, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends. The outcome of this planning process was a strategic plan that would help guide the way for our future. We now move forward in our work to provide Shanahan students with new and innovative resources to inspire their brilliance and create a future that radiates creativity, collaboration, and intellect.
We ask you to join us as we strengthen the foundation of our school by supporting the pillars of faith, academics, athletics, arts, community, and scholarship. Our world badly needs leaders who know the meaning of community, understand the value of service, and possess the creativity to solve tomorrow’s challenges. Your investment in this campaign allow us to continue meaningful educational and formation programs, and to continue the great legacy of forming "People of God; People for Others."
Now is the moment for Bishop Shanahan to Soar to New Heights!
A NEW ERA FOR BSHS
The time has come for Bishop Shanahan High School to provide the resources and tools for students to unlock their potential, empowering them to Soar to New Heights! This exciting initiative will launch the school into a new era of enhancements, supporting students now and into the future.
The campaign will support the creation of a new space - the IHM Center for Innovation and Creativity and a STEM Makerspace - by repurposing the existing Media Center, Computer Resource Lab, and a portion of the academic wing.
Each year, approximately 75% of students compete in at least one sport or athletic club. Facility upgrades are needed to support current student experiences and to maintain Shanahan's competitive edge in with athletic interests.
The performing arts, visual arts, and music play an essential role in the complete development of a student’s education. According to the NGA Center for Best Practices, an arts education imparts valuable skills that will serve students in their lives and careers: observation, problem-solving, innovation, and critical thinking.
The Community Pavilion will serve as an inviting setting for alumni, parents, and friends to gather for Shanahan special events, such as team banquets, senior nights, donor events, and other social or school gatherings.
A strong endowment is essential in supporting tuition assistance for deserving families and providing long-term sustainability for the school.
Barbara Downing P '17, '19, '21
John Morrissey P '07, '09, '12, '16
Leo '78 and Maryanne Parsons
Raymond & Marilyn Boncek, P’10,’13,’17
Robert & Liane Duncheskie, P’19,’22,’24,’27
Ann Giunta '61
Jim & Natalie Hennessy, P’11, ‘14,’16
Thomas Mullin P '04, '08
Steven and Maryanne Manley P '17, '20, '23, '25
Mike Miley '94
Gunard Travaglini P'01,'03,'05
Alfred Yudes '65
HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Since 1958, thousands have benefited from the thriving community of Bishop Shanahan. In order to be competitive in our educational environment, Shanahan must advance and continue our legacy of educational excellence while preparing students to be moral leaders in a global environment.
Blessed by the Holy Spirit and the ongoing generosity of our supporters, we have cultivated a thriving school community. To build on the successes of the past and achieve even more as we move into the future, we require the support of our entire community.
Your participation is pivotal in achieving our mission of providing young men and women with an opportunity to create dynamic futures centered on a strong spiritual connection, stellar academics, and well-rounded extracurriculars. Together, we will ensure that BSHS students, for generations to come, receive the finest Catholic education possible.