Endowments are the foundation for long-term stability and sustainability of non-profit institutions.
The AHN Board of Trustees and Administration put a focus on creating and growing an endowment over the last few years to make lasting resources available for the school. Gifts to the endowment are invested and held in perpetuity as they grow over time and will be used for scholarships, faculty enrichment, capital projects, and the overall growth of Holy Names.
To make a gift to an Endowed fund or to establish your own Endowment, please contact us. Your gift adds to the long term sustainability of Holy Names.
The first established endowment at Academy of the Holy Names was created in 2019 and our endowment efforts have continued to grow. Below you will see a list of AHN’s current endowed funds and can read why donors made these important gifts to Holy Names.
The Mary Anne Vigliante Endowed Scholarship of Educational Excellence
To honor the dedication of Ms. Vigliante to AHN, The Mary Anne Vigliante Endowed Scholarship of Educational Excellence was established in 2019. The purpose of the Fund is to support a scholarship for a student attending Academy of the Holy Names who is the daughter of a Holy Names alumna and who shows academic promise as determined by the Admissions Committee.
The Clark Family Endowment
“Why wait? I believe in Academy of the Holy Names and want to watch the school continue to flourish and grow during my lifetime. I have decided to make a legacy gift to the school now to be able to see the impact it will have on the school and to ensure that other young women are fortunate enough to experience it.”
Rhea Picotte Clark, Class of 1958, Past Trustee, Parent of Alumnae
The Jean Purcell Mastriani Endowed Scholarship
This endowed fund was established in 2021 in memory and recognition of Class of 1941 alumna, Jean Purcell Mastriani. The purpose of the Fund is to support a scholarship for a student attending Academy of the Holy Names who is academically qualified and financially challenged.
“The Academy of the Holy Names was very important to our mother/mother-in-law and she remained involved with the school even into her 90’s. She frequently said how proud she was to have attended the school. Her life-long friends were her classmates from Holy Names.
We thought about ways to honor her memory and at the same time help an organization that meant so much to her. This led us to meet with the Holy Names’ staff, and we decided on an endowment scholarship gift which would help others attend Holy Names and benefit from the educational experience the school provides.”
John and Debra Mastriani, family of Jean Purcell Mastriani ’41
The McKenna Family Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established in 2022 in recognition of the education their daughter is receiving at Academy of the Holy Names. The scholarship provides support to a student attending Academy of the Holy Names who is academically qualified and financially challenged.
“Our family is proud to support the AHN Endowment. We feel it is important to give back to our communities and we are so proud to be part of the Holy Names Community. Our goal is help Holy Names alumnae send their daughters to Holy Names and continue the tradition. By contributing to the AHN Endowment, we hope that this will help those alumnae families who need a small bit of financial help to give their daughters the private school education that they themselves were able to enjoy.”
Dr. Dennis McKenna and Karen McKenna, P’25
The Arthur F. and Kevin M. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2022, in tribute to the late Arthur F. Smith and Kevin M. Smith, this scholarship provides support to a student attending Academy of the Holy Names who is academically qualified and financially challenged.
“As a Class of 1991 graduate, it’s very important to me to ensure that future students of Holy Names have the same (or better) opportunities that I had while attending the school. An endowed fund, like the one we established in memory of my father Art (CBA ’63) and brother Kevin (CBA ’90) will be a reliable perpetual source of income, enabling Holy Names to rely on the annual distributions for its students. We designated that this memorial fund be used to assist Holy Names students in need of financial aid. As such, this fund will generate income to meet the student’s needs today and produce income to fulfill similar needs 20 years from now and beyond. Stated simply, this endowment allows us to guarantee support to Holy Names students well into the future. We believe supporting the future of each impacted Holy Names student will continue to add confident female leaders to the world.”
Kristen Smith Staikos ’91