Special Funds and Awards
Due to the generosity of the St. George’s community, several special funds have been established to pay tribute to loved ones while at the same time supporting important strategic initiatives of the school These funds provide support for faculty professional development and retention, financial assistance to families, campus preservation and student scholarship awards.
If you would like to make a contribution to a specific fund, you may do so through our online donor form.
For more information on any of our established funds, or to discuss the establishment of a new fund, please contact Wendy Granier in the Advancement Office.
The Fund for Faculty Excellence
St. George’s has established the Fund for Faculty Excellence to help support the ongoing education, training, academic enrichment and retention of faculty members. A lead gift from Mr. Burt Keenan has enabled St. George’s to enhance and expand efforts in this area. The fund provides the necessary support to further St. George’s mission of ensuring a quality academic experience for each child.
The Erin Grenon Memorial Fund
St. George's has established the Erin Grenon Memorial Fund to serve in memory of our beloved faculty member. This fund serves two purposes:
- An annual need-based scholarship for a member of the eighth grade class to attend the Washington, DC class trip.
- A professional development fund that will enable the faculty to increase knowledge and experience outside of the classroom to benefit our school, students and families.
The Val Kehoe Resource Services Scholarship Fund
St. George’s is the pre-eminent leader in support services in the New Orleans community, and we are a model for schools nationwide. Our program was created by Val Kehoe and continually refined for more than 20 years based on her successful experience with hundreds of children. This scholarship fund offers financial assistance to families needing Resource Services.
The Lelong Family Fund and Betsey King Award
The Betsey King Award, established by the Lelong Family Fund, annually recognizes an outstanding member of the St. George’s faculty. This award honors Betsey King, founding head the school, as well as a dedicated teacher, fundraiser and supporter of St. George’s throughout its early history. This award is presented to a faculty member who is making a difference daily in lives of his or her students in the classroom and beyond.
The Arthur Carroll Waters, III Spirit Award
As part of the 40th Anniversary Campaign, Peter, Bonnie and Natalie Waters established the Arthur Carroll Waters, III Spirit Award Fund at St. George's. Arthur was a St. George's student from 1987-1997 and "a friend to all" with his gregarious nature and good sense of citizenship. In Arthur's memory, the Waters family has established this award to recognize a student who exhibits the spirit of St. George's. The award is presented annually to a deserving member of the rising eighth grade class and is a partial tuition scholarship.