Your Voice Is Our Future.
Thanks to our Future Founders, Sacred Heart became one of the first high schools in the world to receive SynDaver, a synthetic human body replica used for learning. Named Synthia by our Upper School students, our new SynDaver received a warm welcome as the newest member of the Sacred Heart community.
What is Future Founders?
As a Sacred Heart alumna, your partnership and active involvement are critical to the future and viability of our school. We are excited to unveil a very special opportunity for a select group of alumnae who want to play a pivotal role in the future of the Rosary. Introducing the Rosary Alumnae Leadership Giving Circle, also called Future Founders.
Future Founders is a special and innovative way for 100 alumnae to pool their resources in a way that will 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.
|2016-2017 Future Founder Members|
Society of the Sacred Heart
Peggy Adams 1969
Elizabeth Boh 1979
Harriet Booker 1984
Irene Gillen Briede 1948
Elizabeth Ehrensing Bush 1994
Julie Guste Danna 1995
Winnie Kelly Delery 1945
Beth Talbot Dienes 1979
Kay Gibbons Favrot 1953
Elizabeth Dabezies Goodyear 1981
Olivia Eustis Guider 1999
Joanie Walet Hartson 1955
Elizabeth Baldwin Hefler 1999
Jane Heidingsfelder 1995
Dot Henican Heidingsfelder 1960
Julie Jacob 1994
Susan Read Johnson 1964
Gretchen Zibilich Kane 1973
Ginger Spencer LaCour 2000
Martha McDermott Landrum 1976
Sheila Bosworth Lemann 1965
Irene Briede Lutkewitte 1969
Sheldon Lykes 1974
Ellen Heidingsfelder Manning 1987
Kay Manthey 1997
Brenda Farrell Marshall 1972
Lesley Ferrara Poché 1981
Mandy Frischhertz Romig 1997
Courtney-Anne Sarpy 1957
Molly Heidingsfelder Silvia 1985
Frances Stall Smith 1957
Kit Carrière Stumm 1972
Courtney Stumm 2001
Catherine Ellington Treuting 1995
Kathleen Favrot VanHorn 1977
Jennifer Van Vrancken 1989
Vanessa Van Vrancken 1995
Lele Hebert Wood 1972
Helen Read Young 1988
Early Fall, 2016
Rosary alumnae are invited to become Future Founders—there is a limit to the first 100 alumnae who accept our invitation.
October 20, 2016, Mater's Feast
Future Founders members will receive information regarding 3-4 exciting capital projects that will significantly impact Sacred Heart students, now and for future generations.
November 3, 2016
Future Founders members will be invited to a special champagne and goûter reception where presentations will be made on each of the proposed capital projects.
November 7-9, 2016
Future Founders members will vote for one capital project from the three to four presented.
Monday, November 14, 2016
An announcement about the selected project will be made to Future Founders members.
November 18, 2016, Feast of St. Philippine Duchesne
A celebration luncheon for all Future Founders members will be hosted at Commander’s Palace.
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).
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.
As 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.
Future Founders is a leadership giving circle of approximately 100 Sacred Heart alumnae who have each committed $1,100 for one year, for the purpose of making a single $100,000 transformative gift to one capital project at Sacred Heart; the extra $100 is for administrative costs.
2016 is the first year of this special 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.
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 aord 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 dierence. 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.
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.
NO. Rosary alumnae living anywhere can join Future Founders. We will use the latest technology to broadcast the capital project presentations online, 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.
YES. Future Founders members will receive quarterly 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!