This fund will help finance projects and programs that support authentic scientific inquiry into real world applications.

Established: 2019 | $85,780

Chandrashekhar L. Pradhan Endowed Fund for Science

Elvera Fusco Endowment Fund provides continuing support for faculty salaries and benefits. To recognize Ellie's lifetime commitment to education and excellence in teaching, the Fund also established three new annual employee awards named for Elvera (Ellie), her sister Mildred (Millie) and her brother Lorenzo (Larry).

Established: 2015 |
Fund Balance $3,991,293

Elvera Fusco Endowment Fund

In honor of the dedication of the chapel in the Flood Mansion being named for Mary Mardel, RSCJ, a fund was established to provide chapel upkeep and mission-inspired activities.

Established: 2014 |
Fund Balance: $244,261

Mary Mardel, RSCJ Endowment Fund

Sister Ann Conroy Award for Faculty Excellence, named in honor of the Religious of the Sacred Heart who served as Director of Schools (1984-1994), is given to a high school faculty or Central Services member working to achieve excellence in everything they do.


Established: 2013 | $56,728

Sr. Ann Conroy Award

Mary Lee Casey Fund for Innovative Education provides opportunities for Convent & Stuart Hall teachers to attend course-related seminars and workshops.

Established: 1975 | $67,898

Mary Lee Casey Fund

Elementary School Professional Development provides continued education and support for the elementary faculty.


Established: 2009 | $286,515

Elementary School Development Fund

Donor Designated General Endowment

Established: 2008 | $2,228,676

Donor Designated Fund

Hearst Endowment Fund for Financial Assistance was funded through “seed” grants from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. This important fund serves as the foundation for our financial assistance program.


Established: 1983 | $558,529

Hearst Fund for Financial Assistance

Sister Ellen Hoffman Endowment Fund provides for the continued purchase of library materials to serve both elementary schools.

Established: 1976 | $77,284

Sr. Ellen Hoffman Endowment Fund

Mother Louise Williams Library Fund provides continuing support for Convent High School’s library through the acquisition of books and audiovisual equipment, as well as through developing our Archive and Technology Resource Programs.


Established: 1979 | $573,987

Mother Williams Library Fund

Sister Helen Carroll Scholarship for Stuart Hall was established in honor of the first Headmistress of Stuart Hall for Boys. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is chosen for his Christian leadership qualities.


Established: 1972 | $196,526

Sr. Helen Carroll Scholarship

Virginia Laib Conway ‘32 Endowed Scholarship was established by the 12 Conway children who attended Convent & Stuart Hall. This fund benefits any academically qualified student in financial need.


Established: 1999 | $263,231

Virgina Laib Conway'32 Scholarship

Leo Hogan Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees to honor the former Head of Convent High School.


Established: 1992 | $78,697

Leo Hogan Scholarship

Edith MacLeay Grant Scholarship was established by Josephine Grant McCreery in memory of her mother and awarded to a student of Convent Elementary School. The former Grant home is now the location of the elementary school.


Established: 1973 | $130,937

Edith MacLeay Grant Scholarship

Celeste O’Donnell Endowed Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees and awarded for academic merit to Convent Elementary School students in need of financial assistance to honor Ms. O’Donnell, former head of Convent Elementary.

Established: 1996 | $63,342

Celeste O'Donnell Scholarship

Dr. Mary Magnano Smith Scholarship Fund was created by the Board of Trustees in honor of Dr. Smith, Director of Schools from 1994–2000. Dr. Smith and the Board founded Stuart Hall High School so that young men could enjoy the same excellent Sacred Heart secondary education that has been offered to young women since 1887.

Established: 2000 | $152,546

Mary Smith Scholarship Fund

Anne Wachter, RSCJ Scholarship was established by Michelle Growney Syufy’84 and Joseph Syufy SHB’79 to honor the former Head of Convent Elementary, who has been a pillar of support to members of our community in times of crises. The funds are designated for K–8 students at Convent for whom there is a financial need as the result of a particularly challenging family situation or extenuating circumstances.


Established: 2012 | $206,386

Anne Watcher, RSCJ Scholarship

Elena Rossi Long ’42 Scholarship was established to honor the Schools’ first Development Director.

Established: 1984 | $149,405

Elena Rossi
Long '42 Scholarship

This fund was established and funded by the Board of Trustees overseeing and executing the Looking Ahead with 2020 Vision Strategic Plan. Earnings may be directed toward ongoing expenses such as financial aid and general support of faculty and staff with regards to salaries and awards for exceptional work.

Established: 2019 | $61,445

2020 Board of Trustees Endowed Fund

The Hudson Gibson Fund for the Artist-in-Residence Program brings gifted artists to Stuart Hall to work with second grade boys, culminating in theatrical performances for students’ peers and families.

Established: 2014 |
Fund Balance: $318,015

Hudson Gibson Fund

Sr. Ellen Hoffman Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to honor the 60th Anniversary Jubilee of Sr. Hoffman’s Final Profession. It is awarded to a Convent Elementary School student in need of financial assistance.


Established: 2003 | $12,495

Sr. Ellen Hoffman Scholarship

Continuing Faculty Excellence Endowment Fund honors and acknowledges the dedication of
Convent & Stuart Hall faculty.

Established: 2008 | $163,020

Continuing Faculty Excellence

Edward E. Ford Professional Development Fund allows Convent High School faculty to attend workshops, seminars and career conferences to further enhance their teaching.

Established: 1994 | $311,809

Edward E. Ford Fund

Eugene and Alma Mahan Fund for the Advancement of Convent High School Faculty Excellence enables faculty to attend educational programs, teacher workshops and special interest meetings.


Established: 1976 | $79,398

Eugene and Alma Mahan Fund

Salary Endowment Fund was created by the Board of Trustees, who are committed to maintaining faculty and staff salaries in the top quartile of Bay Area benchmark schools.


Established: 1989 | $3,123,437

Salary Endowment Fund

Christian de Guigne Memorial Fund transferred from San Francisco College for Women at Lone Mountain when the college closed in 1980. This fund provides support for religious studies in all schools.

Established: 1980 | $98,396

Christian de Guigne Fund

Syufy Family Endowment Fund was established by Marcia Syufy, grandparent, past parent and former trustee, to provide broad support and develop the endowment.


Established: 2008 | $1,084,323

Syufy Family Endowment Fund

Josephine D. Condon Endowment for High School Scholarships is given to young women who share a concern for others and who demonstrate their desire to become involved in the wider community.


Established: 1977 | $107,138

Condon Endowment for High School Scholarship

Broadway Alumnae Endowed Grant honoring Reverend Mother Deming provides scholarships for daughters and granddaughters of alumnae who wish to attend Convent High School. The scholarship is administered by the Broadway Alumnae of the Sacred Heart (BASH).


Established: 1982 | $352,555

Reverend Mother Deming Grant

Marcia and Richard Grand Endowed Summer School Scholarship assists families whose children attend summer school and are in need of financial assistance.


Established: 1995 | $158,194

Summer School Scholars

Sophia Kent McNeil Endowment Scholarship Fund is awarded to an artistically promising student.

Established: 1983 | $49,977

Sophia Kent McNeil Scholarship

Russell R. Miller Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. Miller, Stuart Hall for Boys alumnus and former Dean of Students, for deserving Stuart Hall students.


Established: 2000 | $161,608

Russell Miller Endowed Scholarship

Stuart Hall High School Founding Class Scholarship Fund was established in honor of the first high school class with the expectation that each graduating class would contribute to the fund.

Established: 2004 | $76,578

Stuart Hall High School Founding Class Fund

Gordon Sharafinski Scholarship was established in 2011 by an anonymous donor to honor the former Director of Schools and founding Head of Stuart Hall High School, who has educated young men in the Sacred Heart tradition inspiring leadership, scholarship and integrity. The funds provide the opportunity for a deserving student(s) to receive recognition for his accomplishments at Stuart Hall High School.


Established: 2011 | $183,804

Gordon Sharafinski Scholarship

Thornton Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Robert Thornton, a distinguished African-American college physics professor, valued friend and advisor to Schools of the Sacred Heart. This fund assists qualified minority students.


Established: 1982 | $62,788

Thornton Scholarship

In 2017 the Board of Trustees designated twenty percent of all named-spaced gifts to support ongoing building needs and upkeep.

Established: 2017 | $51,384

Endowment in Support of Facilities

In 2018 an endowed fund was created to honor the Computer Science program and its integration with the humanities. The gift to establish the fund was made to honor long-time Convent & Stuart Hall faculty member Doug Grant.

Established: 2017 | $283,568

Endowed Fund for Computer Science

This writing fund supports initiatives to enhance the creative and expository writing program at Convent Elementary, and to sponsor an annual award for writing accomplishments.

Established: 2015 |
Fund Balance: $305,936

The Spaht Family Writing Fund

The Miriam Gray ‘29’25 and Ann Gray Miller ‘62’58 Scholarship was established by Russell Miller and awarded to a current student who is the daughter or granddaughter of a Convent High School alumna.


Established: 2000 | $100,183

Miriam Gray and Ann Miller Scholarship

The Niehaus Family President’s Excellence Award is given annually to an employee at Schools of the Sacred Heart who shows exemplary excellence in educating our students and community, as chosen by the President of Schools.


Established: 2013 | $135,216

Niehaus Family President's Award

Sister Mary Mardel Fund for the Advancement of Elementary Faculty Excellence provides income for elementary faculty to attend programs that will enhance their teaching.


Established: 1987 | $187,730

Mardel Fund for Elementary Faculty

Mark Ross Professional Development Fund, in memory of Mark Ross by Stuart Hall High School past parents Annag R. Chandler and Victor Vitlin, provides continuing education for faculty.


Established: 2004 | $86,963

Mark Ross Fund

General Endowment Fund was established by the Board of Trustees to ensure quality education at Schools of the Sacred Heart. This fund grows through gifts from supporters, through various special events and through honorary and memorial gifts.

Established: 1969 | $7,873,810

General Endowment Fund

Gordon Family Head’s Fund is for the discretionary use of Stuart Hall for Boys’ Head of School for special projects that are un-budgeted during the course of the year.

Established: 1999 | $172,062

Gordon Family Head's Fund

Esther Rossi Award is given annually to an employee who is elected by his or her peers as an outstanding member of the community.

Established: 1989 | $258,229

Esther Rossi

Bill Stuart Auchincloss Memorial Award is given annually in memory of Bill Auchincloss SHB’75. The award is presented to the 8th grade boy who best combines joy and responsibility with a zest for life.


Established: 1991 | $93,234

Bill Auchincloss Memorial Award

Founders/Cowell Scholarship was established by the S.H. Cowell Foundation and is awarded annually to a young woman who achieves one of the top 10 places on the high school entrance examination and who is in need of financial assistance.


Established: 1978 | $144,106

Founders/Cowell Scholarship

Susan Chaban Memorial Scholarship was established by the faculty and staff of Stuart Hall for Boys in memory of the former school secretary. The recipient demonstrates an open and welcoming attitude toward his classmates and adults and an enthusiastic spirit consistent with the philosophy of Schools of the Sacred Heart.


Established: 1987 | $141,685

Susan Chaban Memorial Scholarship

Sister Mary Mardel Scholarship Fund was established by Sen. Dianne Feinstein’51 to honor Sr. Mardel and her dedication and commitment to the students of Convent of the Sacred Heart. This scholarship benefits Sacred Heart high school students who attended the elementary school.

Established: 2010 | $188,365

Sr. Mary Mardel Scholarship Fund

Sisters Olga 1911 & Aimee 1909 Rossi Scholarship was established by the Rossi Family to provide assistance to Convent High School students who exemplify Sacred Heart spirit.


Established: 1983 | $223,605

Olga Rossi & Aimee Rossi Scholarship

Oliva Scholarship was established by a parent of three Convent & Stuart Hall alumni with an expressed hope that the recipients, in the spirit of scholarship, will become future contributors to this fund and thereby help other fine students receive a Sacred Heart education.


Established: 1989 | $91,357


Ross Scholarship for Incoming Students was established by Gary Ross, a Sacred Heart New York parent, to assist families transitioning from public schools in the middle form to private school.


Established: 1997 | $327,280

Scholarship for Incoming Students

Merrill Scholarship is awarded to minority students of the Roman Catholic faith.

Established: 1977 | $54,200


The 2018–19 Annual Report was produced by the Advancement and Business Offices at Convent & Stuart Hall. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the listings. If you are a donor from 2018–19 and your name has been misspelled or omitted, please accept our apologies and email giving@sacredsf.org.

The Annual Report is a microsite of sacredsf.org.

Credits & Acknowledgments