Honoring Our Legacy

Honoring our Legacy

Founded in 1929, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School has been at the forefront of educational excellence, and we pride ourselves on empowering young women and men to be successful leaders in the world today. Our 60-plus acre campus is holy ground, steeped in the Catholic faith. Ours is a legacy of authentic scholarship, deep learning, active engagement with the community, and an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a moral compass that empowers much good in the world.

"Great hearts, generous hearts, are required in the family of God's Heart."
- Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

Today, we carry on that proud tradition, offering a worldview based on the Scriptures and the noble tradition of the Church. To ensure our Sacred Heart education and sustainability for years to come, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is embarking upon the Honoring our Legacy Endowment and Educational Initiative.

Give from the Heart Today!

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Endowment for Excellence

"We link the strength of all thy past to glorious future days."

Our strategic vision is the collective response to the question, “What is your dream for the school?” It calls us to build long-term sustainability for an educational vision that has transformed the world for more than 200 years. We are committed to:

  • Grow endowment to sustain cutting-edge academics, arts, technology, and athletics
  • Support excellence through management of financial, personnel, and capital resources
  • Seek to earn transformative gifts by broadening philanthropic initiatives
  • Encourage environmental sustainability across our campus and within the community

A thriving endowment is the best gift we give our students and is essential to our future. While our endowment is healthy, it is still not adequate to meet the annual needs of our students. It is imperative that we nurture the endowment to ensure that our potential for educating the whole child is never limited by lack of resources. Your gift ensures that our Sacred Heart education is here for generations.

Gifts of any size may be invested in the unrestricted endowment and allow the most flexibility to meet current needs. To establish a named endowed fund, a minimum gift of $25,000 is required.

Performing Arts Theater and Facility Enhancements

"May this effort further the building of this House of the Lord."


-Support theater renovations and the performing arts endowment. Help us to transform the existing auditorium into a space commensurate with award-winning performances that take place at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School. Naming rights for the theater begin at $3,000,000.

-Support Kenefick Gym renovation and Condie Field concessions and restrooms. Naming rights for Athletics begin at $500,000.

Sister Mary Gray McNally, RSCJ, Alumnae Scholarship Fund

The Sister Mary Gray McNally Alumnae Scholarship is available annually to a student entering the ninth grade who demonstrates financial need and whose mother, grandmother, or great-grandmother is an alumna of either Villa Duchesne or City House. Recipients receive $5,000 in tuition aid each year to follow the student through graduation as needed. 

Donor Recognition Opportunities

Rich with history and full of ways to ensure your legacy, the Honoring Our Legacy initiative offers many ways to join this journey.

What will your legacy be?

 

  • 1929 Main Building | Support the preservation of our iconic building. | $5,000,000
  • Performing Arts | Support theatre renovations and performing arts endowment. | $3,000,000
  • Learning Center A, B, or C | Support student learning at the Lower School. | $1,000,000
  • Global Education Center |Support the network exchange program and unrestricted endowment. | $ 500,000
  • Athletics | Support Kenefick Gym renovation and Condie Field concessions and restrooms. | $ 500,000
  • Student Lounges | Support a common space for the Upper School to “build community.” | $ 100,000

     

Gifts of any size may be invested in the unrestricted endowment and allow the most flexibility to meet current needs. To establish a named endowed fund, a minimum gift of $25,000 is required.