Alumnae Make an Impact
I give to Sacred Heart, and will continue to do so, because the School is a place for women to grow to be independent, while still being cared for and nourished. Sacred Heart, to me, means a place where learning is all encompassing, and girls gain the tools to change the world.
Lizzy Considine ’16, Georgetown University ’20
At Sacred Heart Greenwich, learning is an intellectual and moral adventure that inspires young women to let their curiosity roam, acquire wisdom, live compassionately, and build just societies. We are blessed by the engagement and generosity of our community. Your impact at Sacred Heart is a commitment to advance our mission to transform the world one girl at a time.
SIX WAYS YOU ENABLE SCARED HEART TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
1. Stay Engaged as Alumnae
Alumnae serve as inspiring role models of purpose driven women whose lives reflect the values of our Goals and Criteria. Alumnae are involved with the school and with one-another in meaningful and innumerable ways - socially, spiritually, professionally, and philanthropically. Alumnae Board and Young Alumnae Council leaders shape the school’s future, plus alumnae engage as mentors to students, as event participants, and, of course, as part of a lifelong sisterhood. Your deep involvement creates the enduring foundation of our community and has a profound effect on students.
2. Support the Fund for Sacred Heart
Investing in the Fund for Sacred Heart each year is the primary way you and our community philanthropically partner with Sacred Heart Greenwich to advance our mission. Each contribution provides vital, flexible resources which benefit students and educators, during the current school year, enhancing academic innovation plus arts and athletic programs, and enabling faculty development, financial aid, and special events. We value gifts in all sizes and strive for gifts from everyone to achieve the community’s 2022-2023 Fund goal of $2.2 million.
3. Participate in Alumnae Give From the Heart for Financial Aid - Feb. 8-15, 2023
Your gift or pledge to Alumnae Give From the Heart for Financial Aid makes the lifelong gift of a Sacred Heart education more accessible for girls from a wide range of economic backgrounds, so they can achieve their educational dreams. Contributions to Alumnae Give From the Heart are designated to financial aid, as part of the Fund for Sacred Heart.
4. Add Your Legacy to the Alumnae Walkway
Alongside the Alumnae Garden that was donated by Mandy Dawson Murphy ’85 and Tim Murphy, our Alumnae Walkway proudly bears the names of seven decades of Sacred Heart families to honor generations of strong, intelligent, and compassionate members of our community. You can add your own legacy to the Alumnae Walkway with a personalized alumnae walk square.
5. Grow the Endowment
Providing for Sacred Heart girls of tomorrow, gifts to endowment are invested and carefully managed to grow. Expanding endowment contributes to our school’s ongoing financial stability and flexibility. The annual endowment draw supplements programmatic enhancements, capital projects, professional development, and financial aid.
6. Include Sacred Heart Greenwich in Your Estate Plan
Planned giving allows you to leave a meaningful legacy at Sacred Heart Greenwich and ensure that the school you know and love remains vibrant for future generations. You can leave your legacy through your will, charitable remainder or lead trust, life insurance, retirement assets, or donor advised funds.
If your philanthropic plans include a gift to Sacred Heart Greenwich, please let the Advancement Office know. We would be honored to understand your wishes and recognize you as a member of the Aloysia Hardey, RSCJ Planned Giving Society.
Thank you for all that you do to engage with Sacred Heart!