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Future Founders.
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.

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2017-2018 Future Founder Members  

Society of the Sacred Heart 
Peggy Adams 1969
Siobhan Rausch Amorosi 1988
Lindsey Brower Beard 2007
Niki Washington Ben 1989
Elizabeth Boh 1979
Lynne Trist Brennan 1952
Irene Gillen Briede 1948
Elizabeth Ehrensing Bush 1994
Sibby Gwin Charbonnet 2001
Susan Hemard Colton 1972
Christine Goletz Couvillon 2004
Susan Laborde Couvillon 1966*
Kay Gibbons Favrot 1953
Christy Carr Gernard 1997
Elizabeth Dabezies Goodyear 1981
Olivia Eustis Guider 1999
Joanie Walet Hartson 1955
Stephanie Waguespack Hayne 1967
Winifred Delery Hills 1971
Julie Jacob 1994
Susan Read Johnson 1964

Gretchen Zibilich Kane 1973
Missy Lacroix 1972
Ginger Spencer LaCour 2000
Elizabeth Diaz LeBlanc 1991
Colleen Canale Levy 1985
Marguerite Crow Lewis 1967
Irene Briede Lutkewitte 1969
Sheldon Lykes 1974 
Ellen Heidingsfelder Manning 1987
Kay Manthey 1997
Brenda Farrell Marshall 1972
Rand Riviere Mason 1972
Josephine Bisso Moore 1976
Courtney-Anne Sarpy 1957
Colleen Faherty Stephens 1990
Kit Carrière Stumm 1972
Catherine Ellington Treuting 1995
Kathleen Favrot VanHorn 1977
Jennifer Van Vrancken 1989
Lele Hebert Wood 1972
Helen Read Young 1988
Winnie Yu 2007

*Associate alumna

What are the Future Founders dates?

Summer/Early Fall, 2017
Rosary alumnae are invited to become Future Founders—there is a limit to the first 100 alumnae who accept our invitation.

October 18, 2017
Future Founders members will receive information regarding 3-4 exciting capital projects that will significantly impact Sacred Heart students, now and for future generations.

October 25, 2017
Future Founders members are invited to a special champagne and goûter reception where presentations are made on each of the proposed capital projects.

October 26-31, 2017
Future Founders members will vote for one capital project from the three to four presented.

November 3, 2017
An announcement about the selected project is made to Future Founders members.

November 30, 2017
A celebration luncheon for all Future Founders members hosted at Commander’s Palace.

Spring 2018
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 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.

When was the Future Founders started?

2016 was the first year of this special leadership giving circle.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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!

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