Dear Fellow Alumni,
At St. Paul High School, the health and safety of our students, our families, and the entire St. Paul Community will always come first. I want to bring you up to date on the impact the current pandemic is having on our alma mater.
Currently, the administration has closed all on-campus activities and Spring events for students, alumni, and the community. Students and faculty have turned to a remote learning modality as classes continue to meet online daily and CIF postponed all Spring sports until further notice.
Many of these events have crucial implications for the sustainability of our school. The unique dangers of covid-19 have forced the cancellation of our annual Swordsmen Golf Classic, our International Academic Leadership Camp, and several other school revenue sources. The Academic Leadership Camp raises over $350,000 annually, while the Golf Classic has generated more than $150,000 over the last three years. These critical revenue streams are integral to support financial assistance for families, scholarships, facilities upkeep/improvement, and continually raising the standard of our academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs.
For the benefit of our current and future students, we must seek a course to continue the support of all St. Paul High School programs. We are reaching out to all alumni and stakeholders to ask that you consider a gift to our alma mater. Out of uncertainty can come opportunity. Together, we can use this time as an opportunity to ensure our students can look beyond the challenging events of today with faith and hope and stay St. Paul Strong.
St. Paul holds special memories and values for each of us. By considering our future graduates, we can preserve those memories and continue our legacy as members of the Swordsmen family. It is with hearts filled with faith and hope that we continue to mold our future graduates into Swordsmen leaders. Through your generosity and prayers, together, we can make that a reality.
We invite you to support our mission by donating to the Swordsmen Annual Fund by returning the enclosed pledge/gift form with your support. You can also give online at www.stpaulapps.org/donatenow.
Your gift helps us sustain our promise to make a lasting difference in the lives of young men and women who attend St. Paul. Your dedicated support during this challenging time will continue to shape and empower our students and prepare them for life. Present and future Swordsmen, their families, and our community need your prayers and generous support more than ever.
Andrew Gonzales ‘05
Director of Development