ANDREAN NOW Annual Appeal
Nearly 60 years ago, an insightful group of priests, religious and laity banded together to make the dream of Andrean High School become a reality. Now, 58 years later, we find ourselves at another transformative moment in Andrean’s history – build a new Andrean or renovate the current site. While we await the Diocese of Gary’s decision next year, NOW is OUR time to take Andrean into the next 60 years. Your commitment to our ANDREAN NOW Annual Appeal is vital to help us honor our past, support our present, and pursue our future.
Each day, we strive to live out our mission of faith, learning, leadership, and service. In November alone, we had four National Merit Semi-Finalists, won Girls Volleyball and Spell Bowl State Championships, and our Andrean Thespians won the Regionals with a perfect score. By supporting the ANDREAN NOW Annual Appeal, your generosity will build on our current successes and perpetuate the next generation of 59ers!
Last year, you committed $500,000 to equal the $500,000 Diocesan match for a total of $1,000,000. This year, the Andrean Foundation has pledged a match of $400,000. Please help us exceed last year’s mark with these four goals:
1. Adopt a 59er Fund (Goal: $250,000): To provide scholarships and assistance for our students.
Tuition assistance is crucial for a majority of our students to attend Andrean. Our tuition is $8,800, but the actual cost per student is $12,000. Our current students received 1.2 million of assistance this year, but more assistance is needed. Help us make an Andrean education affordable (e.g., scholarships, work-study programs, etc.)
2. People Make a Difference Fund (Goal: $250,000): To support our faculty and staff.
Our faculty and staff form the core of our Catholic education. While our starting salary is in range with public schools, over time, our salary and benefits are approximately 75% on par with public schools. Over the next three years, our goal is 90-100% equity. Please help us recruit, retain and develop our Andrean faculty and staff.
3. “Christ is My Teacher” Fund (Goal: $250,000): To strengthen our Catholic Identity and Andrean Mission.
Our Catholic Identity is our foundation. We seek to hire a Director of Mission and Ministry, a Chaplain, and increase our mission programming for students, faculty and staff (e.g., retreats, summer programs, service).
4. Red and Gold Fund (Goal: $250,000): To support the day to day expenses not funded in the budget.
Each and every day, needs arise in the areas of technology, facilities, safety and security, student programs, athletics and extra-curricular activities.
Please support the ANDREAN NOW Annual Appeal! Online donations may be made at andreanhs.org/donate. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 219-887-5281, ext. 244. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Go Niners!
Dr. Tony Bonta
Principal, Andrean High School
Class of 1983
Ways to give
Call the Development Office at 219-887-5959 to provide information for your gift.
Complete a pledge card or simply mail your check to the address below. Make all checks payable to Andrean High School.
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Andrean High School
Attn: Development Office
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
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