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Future Founders.
Your Voice Is Our Future.

What is Future Founders?
As a Sacred Heart alumna, your partnership and active involvement are critical to the future and viability of our school. Future Founders is a great opportunity for alumnae who want to play a pivotal role in the future of the Rosary.

Deadline to join 2019-2020: November 29, 2019

RECENT FUTURE FOUNDER PROJECTS:

TriCaster: A complete video production systems with an entire suite of production capabilities for video editing, audio and sound mixing, graphics and more.

STARLAB: Portable planetarium used to learn about the galaxy, moon phases and the effects of rotation on weather.

SynDaver: A synthetic human body replica used for learning in biology, physiology, physical education and art – one of the first high schools in the world to use in classrooms.

How does Future Founders work?
Future Founders allows up to 100 alumnae to pool their knowledge, resources and additional giving to fund a single, visionary capital project at our school each year.

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Future Founders members are invited to participate in this leadership giving circle with an annual contribution of $1,100—which is in addition to their annual giving contribution. The funds from Future Founders members will be pooled to create a capital fund of up to $100,000, the direction of which will be decided by the majority of this group through a voting process.

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2018-2019 Future Founder Members  
Peggy Adams 1969
Kellie Scott Axelrad 1996
Elizabeth Boh 1979
Katherine Sandoz Boh 1952
Lynne Trist Brennan 1952
Irene Gillen Briede 1948
Elizabeth Ehrensing Bush 1994
Judith Windhorst Cahill 1982
Sibby Gwin Charbonnet 2001
Susan Hemard Colton 1972
Christine Goletz Couvillon 2004
Susan Laborde Couvillon 1966*
Liz Hadden Creel 1984
Julie Guste Danna 1995
Shawn Donelon 1987
Kathleen Gibbons Favrot 1953
Nicette Gensler Goodier 1966
Yvonne Collier Gwin 1971
Stephanie Waguespack Haynes 1967
Liz Baldwin Hefler 1999
Ann Heslin 1995
Julie Jacob 1994
Susan Read Johnson 1964
Margaret Carrere Johnson 1970
Shannon Johnston 1988*
Gretchen Zibilich Kane 1973
Marguerite Kern Kingsmill 1974
Ginger Spencer LaCour 2000
Colleen Canale Levy 1985
Celeste Morrow Lopez 1990*
Irene Briede Lutkewitte 1969
Sheldon Lykes 1974
Kay Manthey 1997
Brenda Farrell Marshall 1972
Rand Riviere Mason 1972
Josephine Bisso Moore 1976
Courtney-Anne Sarpy 1957
Stephanie Boisfontaine Schott 1985*
Catherine Ellington Treuting 1995
Kathleen Favrot Van Horn 1977
Lele Hebert Wood 1972
Helen Read Young 1988

*Associate alumna

What are the Future Founders dates?

Fall, 2019
Rosary alumnae are invited to become Future Founders.

February 5, 2020
Future Founders members will receive information regarding 3-4 exciting capital projects that will significantly impact Sacred Heart students, now and for future generations. Future Founders members will also be invited to a special champagne and goûter reception where presentations are made on each of the proposed capital projects.

February 14, 2020
Future Founders members will vote for one capital project from the three to four presented. A celebration luncheon will then be held for all Future Founders members hosted with the announcement of the winning project.

April 30, 2020
A spring reception will be held at Sacred Heart to celebrate the leadership and generosity of our Future Founders; at this time, the funded capital project will be unveiled to the group (if completed), or will be reported on (if in progress).

Future Founders Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to leverage the spirit and passion of our Rosary alumnae in a tremendously impactful way, and one that will greatly assist Sacred Heart’s leadership in steering the course for a strong and vibrant future for our girls.

Because you are an alumna who has demonstrated an interest and love for Sacred Heart, we extend this special invitation to you to join our circle of dedicated women who are committed to the sustainability and vibrancy of Sacred Heart education, now and for many years to come.

Who are the Future Founders?

Future Founders is a special and innovative way for up to 100 alumnae to pool their resources to fund a single, visionary capital project at our school each year. Future Founders members are invited to participate in this leadership giving circle with an annual contribution of $1,100—which is in addition to their annual giving contribution. The funds from Future Founders members will be pooled to create a capital fund of $100,000, the direction of which will be decided by the majority of this group through a voting process.

Why did Sacred Heart decide to host the Future Founders leadership giving circle?

Sacred Heart wanted to harness the power and spirit of collaborative giving. Research shows that women like to give—and give together. The Future Founders giving circle presents a unique opportunity for Sacred Heart alumnae to leverage their leadership giving in order to fund a major capital project that will directly impact our current students. By connecting our alumnae with one another, Future Founders inspires them to become thoughtful philanthropists who collaborate around the mission and vision of Sacred Heart education.

Can I join Future Founders instead of making my annual giving gift?

Unfortunately, no. Sacred Heart depends on the generosity of our alumnae for the annual giving campaign each year. Your annual giving gift plays a vital role in furthering the mission of Sacred Heart education for our students, providing critical unrestricted funds that afford Sacred Heart the opportunity to do more for our girls. Whether it is making enhancements to our arts and music program, developing ACT/SAT test prep classes or increasing security on campus, your contribution to Annual Giving makes a real impact and an immediate difference. For that reason, we ask that our Future Founders members make their annual giving gift first, before accepting our invitation to join the Future Founders Giving Circle.

How will you determine which capital projects are chosen for consideration?

The capital projects chosen for funding consideration by the Future Founders will be selected by Sacred Heart’s Head of School, in concert with Division Heads and appropriate administrators. The projects may represent a variety of areas within the school; academic, arts, athletics; all projects will have a direct impact on our current students and will be able to be started and/or completed by the following year.

Do I have to live in New Orleans in order to join Future Founders?

NO. Rosary alumnae living anywhere can join Future Founders. We will share the capital project presentations online and with emails, to facilitate the voting process, and to share news and photographs from all Future Founders events. An alumna who is not able to participate in person can actively participate in the entire Future Founders process. And if a member happens to be in New Orleans for any of the Future Founders festivities, she is welcome to join any or all of them.

Will I be kept apprised of the progress of the capital project selected?

YES. Future Founders members will receive updates regarding the status of the project they have selected for funding. Once the project has been completed, our Future Founders will be invited to Sacred Heart for a celebratory ribbon cutting/unveiling of the project, so that you may see the results of your generosity firsthand!

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Questions About FUTURE FOUNDERS?
Let's talk.

Megan Kepper '06, Director of Alumnae
mkepper@ashrosary.org

Shannon Salmon, Development Services Coordinator
ssalmon@ashrosary.org

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