• Advancement
  • Go Forth
Strategic Programs Support Endowment

One of the more recent and significant Go Forth developments is the creation of endowed funds to support programs and departments. St. Louis University High was blessed to receive two gifts last quarter that exemplify how a donor can support a beloved program in perpetuity.

              Stephen Aylward '64

SLUH received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor to create an endowed fund for Advanced Chinese Language and Culture Studies. This fund will provide resources for higher level academic studies and immersion experiences, ensuring the legacy of the school’s historic Chinese program.

The Aylward Family made a generous gift in honor of longtime SLUH teacher, Stephen Aylward ’64, who was tragically killed in October 2021. The Stephen Aylward ’64 Fund for Social Studies will support the Social Studies department that Aylward dedicated his professional life to and through which he formed generations of SLUH scholars. Listen to these touching words from Dr. Mary Lee McConaghy, who taught with Aylward, at sluh.org/aylward.

Are you interested in creating endowed funds for a particular purpose? Do you want to contribute to an existing fund? Visit sluh.org/endowedfunds.




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