The Loretto Academy Endowment Fund is integral to maintaining and enhancing all operations and programs that form the foundation of our tradition of excellence. Our endowment provides the financial aid that allows our tuition to be kept at a level much lower than the actual cost of educating our students, and supports our teacher’s salaries and the school’s infrastructure.
Currently, our endowment is composed of 17 funds and totals a little under $6 million – small for a school of our size and age. The endowment funds are managed by Ziegler Capital-Missouri Valley Partners Group in St. Louis, Missouri and invested in a conservative strategy commiserate with its goal of ensuring the future of Loretto Academy.
Classes, friends, families, and individuals all have the opportunity to support an existing fund or start an endowed fund. A gift to the endowment is a gift to the community of Loretto Academy and an assurance that Loretto will be Loretto forever!
Loretto Academy wishes to acknowledge the following donors who have established endowment funds:
The Lilian Henning Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 from the Estate of Lilian K. Henning, a friend of Loretto Academy. This fund supports student scholarships.
The Loretto Alumnae Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 from the collection of Alumnae donations and monies, temporarily restricted by the Loretto Alumnae with earnings being available for scholarships.
The Mother Praxedes Scholarship Fund
Established in 1968 to provide scholarships to students from the United States and Mexico.
The Selina Rogner Sullivan Scholarship Fund
Established in 1975 by Sister M. Clementia Rogner, SL on behalf of her sister Selina Rogner Sullivan. This fund supports student scholarships.
The Kansas City Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by the Sisters of Loretto with monies from the sale or buildings and land in Kansas City. This fund supports student scholarships.
The Griselda Young ‘90 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 in honor of Griselda Young Gonzalez ’90. While a senior student she won the JcPenny Golden Rule Youth Award for her unique contributions in volunteer work. This fund supports student scholarships. The Stephanie Decker Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by the Decker Family in memory of Stephanie Decker, mother of Lorna Decker Moon ’94. This fund supports student scholarships.
The Sister Jacqueline Wexler Fund
Established in memory of Jacqueline Grennan Wexler, co-member of the Sisters of Loretto and a former math teacher at Loretto Academy. She came to Loretto in December 1950 as a young, energetic nun. Within a few short years of being at Loretto she was called to be the President of Webster College in 1960.
The Lori Bailey Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 in memory of Lori Bailey by her parents. Lori was killed in an auto accident in 1992. She was a Sophomore, honor student and loved Loretto Academy. This fund supports student scholarships. The Class of 1967 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by the Class of 1967 to support student scholarships. The Sisters of Loretto Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by the Sisters of Loretto with yearly earnings are available to support student scholarships. The Sister Sylvan Hayes Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by the George and Henrietta Whipple Foundation with earnings being available for scholarships. The Snyder Family Trust Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 by John E. Snyder. This fund supports student scholarships. The Murray Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by Randolph S. and Lucille M. Murray Jr. for student enhancement through scholarships.
The Hilton Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 from the sale of Hilton Company stock. This fund supports student scholarships.The Middle School Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by Mr. R. S. Murray Jr. for Middle School Student Scholarships.The Reserve Fund
Established in 1968 and consists of donations received and temporarily restricted with earnings to be used to provide student aid, plant expansion and to increase funds available to pay teaches’ salaries.The Susie Castillo-Robson Scholarship Fund
The Susie Castillo-Robson Endowment Fund was established in 2014 in memory of Susie Castillo Robson ’70. Because of her love and devotion to Loretto Academy and her life-long work in higher education helping to facilitate student access and affordability, an endowment fund has been established to support Scholarships for the Challenge Program at Loretto Academy. The interest from this fund is to be added to the principal until the amount raised reaches $50,000.00. Then 5% of the total fund will be used annually to provide scholarships to students in the Challenge Program.