Campaign Celebrates Successes

Thanks to the generous support of benefactors, SLUH has experienced remarkable campaign achievements. Some successes include:


  • Grew endowment for financial aid by more than 140% to ensure our commitment to need-blind admission and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need from students (currently more than $4 million per year)
  • Strengthened endowed scholarship program, which now funds about 60% of need-based aid
  • Started the Francis Scholars program, which provides extra support, beyond tuition, for families most in need


  • Launched College Counseling Department with 4 College Counselors and array of programming; sustaining salaries and expenses of College Counseling Department. Simultaneously created capacity in Student Counseling Department to prioritize student holistic health and well-being.
  • Created Learning Center and Curriculum Outreach Program
  • Expanded retreat programs in Campus Ministry
  • Created Sophomore Service and Junior Retreat Program for all students while increasing the number of students attending Kairos
  • Established Director of Global Education
  • Launched Arabic Language and Culture Studies, sustaining salaries and expenses
  • Developed New Immersion Partnerships with Jesuit Schools in Columbia and Taiwan; service opportunities at multiple international locations
  • Hired a Director of the Innovation Lab
  • Facilitated Comprehensive Curriculum Review, interdepartmental professional development
  • Expanded capacity of Advancement Department and developed a major gift program


  • Created the James Guth Costigan ‘62 Innovation Lab (5,200 SF Maker space, robotics lab to anchor STEM programming) by repurposing existing space
  • Acquired and renovated the Madonna della Strada Retreat Center, located in Silex, Mo., to support the school's strong retreat program
  • Renovated six Science Labs
  • In August 2022, will open The J. Anthony '57 and Donna M. Dill Center for Academic Success, a 6,300 square-foot space for School Counseling, College Counseling and Administration
  • In 2023, will renovate the main school chapel and create the St. Peter Faber, SJ Campus Ministry Center to underscore the school’s Jesuit, Catholic identity and commitment to forming Men for Others
  • $71,444,958
  • $70,000,000