Office of Institutional Advancement

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he mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to advance the total vision and mission of Archbishop Shaw High School by way of relationship development, alumni events, collaboration with parent and booster associations, corporate and private gifts, grants, and involvement of the local community.  All resources generated for the school are for immediate and long term support, and flow through this office.  The Office of Institutional Advancement is the main office from which all alumni promotions, advertising, and publications flow to ensure that the message and mission of the school is consistent.

Role of the Office of Institutional Advancement

The Office of Institutional Advancement is the central unity for research, reception, and monitoring any and all gifts from external sources. This office also coordinates any solicitation of gifts by programs and departments to ensure that no collaborator is asked excessively in the name of Archbishop Shaw High School.

It is of great importance to us that we show proper gratitude for the gifts given to Archbishop Shaw High School, and so, we make it a priority to ensure that the gifts given go to their intended purposes.

Events
  • Shrimp & Jambalaya Festival
  • Annual Gala
  • Alumnus of the Year Banquet
Scholarships

For current Archbishop Shaw students. Incoming students click here.

The Jimmy Rolando Scholarship

The Bro. Jimmy Rolando Scholarship was established in 1988 to promote a strong work ethic within the student body by annually recognizing a junior who possesses this virtue. The student must be of good character, loyal to the school, and in good academic standing. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate financial need. The recipient is selected by the Director in consultation with the administrative team. This scholarship is usually presented at the Junior Leadership Mass & Ring Ceremony. It consists of a $1,200 credit applied to his senior year tuition.

 

The Fr. Ted Ciampi Memorial Scholarship

The Fr. Ted Ciampi Memorial Scholarship was established in 1987 to promote academic excellence within the student body. The recipient is selected by the Director in consultation with the administrative team. Candidates must be of the Catholic faith, of good character, loyal to the school, and rank among the top 5% of the students in the junior class based on their cumulative GPA on a weighted scale. This scholarship is usually presented at the Junior Leadership Mass & Ring Ceremony. It consists of a $2,400 credit applied to his senior year tuition.

 

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Archbishop Shaw High School Alumni Association annually sponsors a $1000 scholarship to three members of the junior class in honor of a deceased alumnus at the Junior Leadership Mass & Ring Ceremony. It is applied toward the recipient’s senior-year tuition. A committee appointed by the association selects the recipient at its April meeting. In addition to the criteria stated below, consideration will be given to the qualities of character, leadership, and service to the school community.
● The applicant must submit a completed application with supporting documentation (third marking period report card) by the beginning of the 4th quarter.
● The applicant must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a weighted scale.
● The applicant must be involved in at least one extracurricular/co-curricular activity.

Click Here for the Application

 

Parents’ Association award in honor of Bro. Dave Verrett, SDB

The Archbishop Shaw Parents’ Association annually sponsors a $250 scholarship to one student in each grade, 8- 11. These awards are applied to the recipients’ tuition for the following year. Specific eligibility criteria are as follows:
1. The applicant must state in writing (75 words or less) why he should receive this award.
2. The applicant must have no major disciplinary violations.
3. The applicant must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher.
4. The applicant must be an active participant in at least one extra-curricular activity.
5. The applicant must be an active participant in at least one community activity.
6. A parent of the applicant must participate in at least one Parents’ Association sponsored activity as a volunteer.
All applications must be returned by the specified date. All qualified applicants will be placed in a random drawing for each grade level.

 

The St. John Bosco Chapter of the National Honor Society Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior who is a member of the organization and possesses the qualities of character, service, scholarship, and leadership–the leading principles of the society. The recipient is selected by the membership and the moderator and is subject to administrative approval. The amount of the award varies from $250 to $500 dollars.

 

The Dominic Savio Student Government Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior who is a member of the Student Government Organization and has given generously of his time and talent in service to the school and community. The recipient is selected by the membership and the moderator and is subject to administrative approval. The amount of the award varies from $250 to $500 dollars.

Giving & Donations

To give back to Archbishop Shaw click here.

There are different ways in which one may give to Archbishop Shaw:

 1. No Designation

If you have no preference on where you want your donation applied, we will designate your funds to the most needed area.

2. Annual Fund

Annual giving is the single most important way to show your commitment to Archbishop Shaw High School and its ideals.

Catholic education is vital to raising our youth today. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of an Archbishop Shaw High School education, and Annual Giving provides an easy, tax-deductible way to help balance the budget. It funds operating expenses, special projects, and a host of other needs.

Unrestricted gifts are a vitally important part of our Annual Giving program. The school asks the entire community – parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and other friends of the school – to support the Annual Fund each year to cover the difference between the actual cost of educating each student at Archbishop Shaw High School and the price of tuition.

Any gift makes a difference, regardless of size. Several giving clubs have been established to recognize our donors’ leadership and support.

3. Memorial and Honorarium Gifts

Memorials and Honoraria are monetary gifts made to Archbishop Shaw High School to memorialize, thank or honor an individual or group. We encourage you to remember or honor the special individuals in your life through an honor or memorial donation. The most notable gifts are those made in honor of others, and we are grateful that you are considering Archbishop Shaw High School as the recipient of your gift. Beneficiaries of honor/memorial donations receive a special letter acknowledging the donor’s gift in their honor or memory. Unless specified, these gifts are used in the current year’s operating budget.

4. The Endowment Fund

An Endowment is a permanent fund that is restricted and the principal is preserved. The funds are invested and a determined percent of the portfolio is used for the purposes restricted by the gifts are those that donors specify to be retained and invested for future needs. Please consider making a gift to Archbishop Shaw’s Endowment Fund. For additional information on how you can make an endowed gift, please contact the Director of Development, at (504) 340-6727.

Eagle Athletic Facility

Archbishop Shaw is working with the Eagle Athletic Committee to build a stadium on campus for the Westbank Community. Currently there is only one option for a Westbank sports venue and this facility will provide a space where we strive to better our students’ body, mind, and soul. In the Salesian context every place should be a Home, School, Church, and Playground where the young can experience God. The mission is to aide the development of Archbishop Shaw, enhance and enrich the overall educational experience of its students while supporting and enhancing the Catholic and Salesian mission on the Westbank.

To aid in fund raising, aside from general donations, the Committee has different items. This items include Season Tickets, Chair Back Name Tags, and Etched Bricks – for more information please contact Mr. Steven Marque.

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