Non-named endowed funds
Non-named endowed funds are restricted by donors for a specific purpose or program, but have not reached the $50,000 minimum to become an established named fund.
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25 Year Club
In 1966 Frank Napoli walked through these doors ready to teach history and coach. For 26 years, he influenced the lives of students and faculty, athletes and coaches alike. He is described as a “walking contradiction”—quick with a hard retort and equally fast to express kindness and appreciation. Coach Napoli valued excellence. He told you when you fell short and commended the good effort and high performance. He is a legend.
Stories of Coach Napoli abound; everyone who came in contact with him has his/her own story and is forever influenced by Frank’s legacy. We continue to honor Coach Napoli and others who served the Hilltopper community with generosity, excellence and longevity with the birth of a new scholarship fund—the 25 Club.
We honor Julie Ball and others who served the Hilltopper community with generosity, excellence and longevity with the birth of a new scholarship fund—the 25 Club.
In Spring 2012, as Chico Anderson and Dave Homstad prepared to retire, alumni rallied to create a scholarship fund to honor those who have served the Hilltopper community for 25 years or more. The 25 Club was born. This prestigious club includes, among others, Sister Cecelia, Larry Weber, Fred Sippel, Julie Ball and Tom Diener.
The fund will provide scholarships to students in need who embody Hilltopper magic and involve themselves fully in the life of the school. With the assistance of an existing fund and generous contributions of alumni, the fund has grown to reach $30,000! Our goal is to endow the fund with $50,000 by January 2013.
We invite you to join the celebration and honor those teachers and staff who influenced you by donating to the 25 Club.
Msgr. Hogan Scholarship Fund
Monsignor Hogan was an educator and a parish priest. He began his teaching career in 1942 with the Diocese of Duluth at the former Cathedral High School located at 4th street and served as the principal of the school from 1945 to 1963. He also served as superintendent of Catholic Schools and the former Cathedral High School (now Marshall School) on Rice Lake Road from 1943 to 1965. He passed away in May, 1997.
Paul (’52) and brother Ray (’49) Dittrich, Duane Herold (’46), Father Crossman (’39), and other Cathedral High School alumni are working to create an endowed scholarship fund in his honor. They would like to see “Monsignor Hogan Scholars” who will, for generations to come, carry his legacy forward into their own lives, their children’s lives and the communities in which they live.
What is his legacy? For those who remember him it was something unique and personal. His belief in the power and value of education was paramount – for careers, for community, and for spiritual growth. He pioneered the practice of “tough love.” He personally demonstrated, through hard work, high standards, and the helping of others, how miracles can happen. Those miracles spanned more than 20 years and thousands of students and families.
With the goal to provide need-based financial aid to students attending Marshall School, it is the Dittrich’s hope that fellow Cathedral alumni will join them in making a gift to build an endowed fund totaling $50,000 or more in memory and in honor of Monsignor Hogan.
Today, as in the past, Hilltopper students benefit greatly from the generosity of others. One in four students at Marshall qualifies for and receives need-based financial aid to help with tuition. The Monsignor Hogan Scholarship Fund will help eager and talented students from all backgrounds to attend Marshall School and become part of the Hilltopper community.