(Jane Ormsby '77 and Gary Oberste '70)

 

Many who give to Bishop Kelley do so in honor of a loved one, whether through a single gift or in creating an endowment in their honor or memory. Below is a list of our current tuition assistance funds and endowments.
You can learn more about areas you can give to at the links below.
If you'd like to give, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
For more information about creating a tuition assistance fund or endowment in someone's honor, please contact BK's Director of Philanthropy Doug Thomas at 918.609.7115 or dthomas@bishopkelley.org.


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Angelo Prassa Trust

Established in 1999 in honor of longtime Bishop Kelley Coach, Angelo Prassa, invested earnings from the Angelo Prassa Trust are used to provide tuition assistance for Bishop Kelley students.

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Believe in Kelley Tuition Assistance

These funds are used for the following school year.

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Bishop Kelley Endowment Trust

Each year, the earnings from this endowment are used by the school for tuition assistance to be given to those families who have the greatest financial need.

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BK Education Fund

This fund was established in 1997 to honor former BK president, Bro. David Poos, FSC, on his Jubilee year with the Christian Brothers.

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Br. Roland Santi Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

The income from this fund will be used to offer tuition assistance each year. This fund was started in 2019 with a challenge grant from a BK alumnus to honor Bro. Roland, who served as the Boys Principal from 1968-1974. The anonymous donor noted that "just by listening, Bro. Roland had an uncanny ability to find a niche where a student could excel be it academics, community service or athletics." Recognizing that Catholic tuition comes at a sacrifice for many families, the donor feels that alumni have a role to play in helping make BK more affordable for current and future Comet families. Other alumni are invited to join in this effort through gifts to the Brother Roland Santi Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance.

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Brian Arenson Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

Established in honor of Bishop Kelley teacher Brian Arenson, this fund assists current Bishop Kelley faculty members in sending their children to Bishop Kelley. Mr. Arenson is the Chairman of our Science Department.

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Brock Norton Memorial Fund

To honor the memory of Brock Norton ‘16, the Class of 2016 established this fund as its Senior Class Legacy Gift with initial funds in excess of $30,000.

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Brother Bernardine Fund

The Brother Bernardine Tuition Assistance Trust was established in 1986 in Brother Bernardine’s honor on the 50th anniversary of his reception of the habit. A gift to this fund is a way to continue to acknowledge Brother Bernardine’s impact on our community and to continue his legacy well into the future through tuition assistance for Bishop Kelley students.

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Brother Norman McCarthy, FSC Tuition Assistance Fund

This fund was established in 2008 as a way of honoring Brother Norman’s legacy to Bishop Kelley through immediate tuition assistance for students most in need.

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Class of 1978 Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund

Established in 2012 by members of the class of 1978 in honor of deceased classmates, this fund provides tuition assistance to families with financial need.

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Direct Tuition Assistance

These funds may be used for immediate needs during the current school year.

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Dr. Mark A. Hayes Faculty Development Fund

This fund provides resources to enable faculty to attend continuing education conferences as well as Lasallian conferences.

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Father Brian O’Brien Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

Bishop Kelley celebrated the tenth anniversary of the ordination of former BK President Father Brian O’Brien with the creation of an endowed fund, called the Father Brian O’Brien Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance.  When established in 2017, members of the BK Board of Directors donated over $45,000 to establish the fund. Earnings from the fund provide tuition assistance for families who would not be able to send their students to Bishop Kelley without the support of the wider community.  We are excited to celebrate Fr. O'Brien's wonderful leadership of the school while assisting families who could not afford a Catholic high school education for their children without this assistance.

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Gary and Jane Oberste Diocesan Teachers Assistance Fund

The Gary and Jane Oberste Diocesan Teacher Assistance Fund was established in 2017 in recognition of the sacrifices and ministry of the teachers at Catholic elementary schools within the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. This fund is available to teachers who have taught in a diocesan elementary school for at least five years and continue to teach in the parish school through their child's tenure at Bishop Kelley.   

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Jake Jamison Memorial Endowment Fund for Tuition Assistance

Named in honor of 1992 BK graduate, Jacob Jamison, who passed away in 2011. The Jake Jamison Memorial Endowment Fund for Tuition Assistance was established by Jake's family and is unrestricted.

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Jane Oberste Memorial Gifts

Jane Oberste was involved at Bishop Kelley in so many capacities over more than 40 years, as a student, an alum, a teacher, a spouse of an administrator, a parent, a staff member and as a volunteer. She has left a lasting impact on our community. The Oberste Family has requested that gifts in Jane's memory be directed to the Gary and Jane Oberste Diocesan Teacher Assistance Fund. This fund was established in recognition of the sacrifices and ministry of the teachers of the Diocese of Tulsa Parish Schools. This fund is available to teachers of the Diocese of Tulsa who have taught in a diocesan school for at least five years and continue to teach in the parish school through their child's tenure at Bishop Kelley.

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Jeffrey P. Stoven Tuition Endowment

 

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established in 2005 by the Stoven family and by several members of the class of 1990, honoring the memory of Jeff Stoven ‘90.  Gifts to this fund have come from the Bishop Kelley community, as well as others throughout the country who were touched by Jeff’s life.

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Kathie Sullivan Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established in 2011 to honor the memory of Kathie Sullivan ‘65. Hundreds of Bishop Kelley graduates knew her as “Aunt Kathie”, the scorekeeper at every basketball game. Her efforts extended beyond athletics. Kathie was always willing to help in whatever way was needed, from passing out gum, to giving her time, to quietly providing financial assistance to help make it possible for students in need to attend Bishop Kelley. This fund continues that legacy.

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Linda Cassini Hogsett Endowment

Established by the Hogsett family in 1999 to honor the memory of Linda Cassini Hogsett, earnings from this fund make it possible for students to receive a Catholic education who might not be able to attend Bishop Kelley without this help. Linda and her husband Duane were the parents of five Bishop Kelley graduates: Rita Hogsett Friberg ‘67, Carol Hogsett Guertin ‘68, Dr. Marie Hogsett Cassini† ‘69, Alice Hogsett-Carter ‘81, and David Hogsett ‘84.

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Lo Detrich Tuition Assistance Fund

Established in honor of Lo Detrich ‘03 who courageously fought Cystic Fibrosis until her death in 2012, this fund assists students with special physical needs.

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Margo and Kent Dunbar Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund

This fund provides tuition assistance to BK students who graduate from one of three Catholic elementary schools. They are Sts. Peter & Paul, Holy Family Cathedral, and St. Catherine’s.

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Mary Kay Zigrang Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established to honor the memory of Mary Kay Zigrang ‘68. Mary Kay began her junior year at Kelley in the fall of 1966, having transferred from St. Joseph's High School in South Bend, IN. She took calculus from Brother Bernardine and was a Merit Scholar, winning one of five North American-Rockwell corporate scholarships. She was recruited by and attended Michigan State University where she majored in physics. Mary Kay was killed in a car accident on her way home to Tulsa, shortly after her college graduation in 1972.

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Megan Schaunaman Neely Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

Established in honor of Bishop Kelley teacher, Megan Schaunaman Neely '01, this fund will aid current Bishop Kelley faculty members in sending their children to Bishop Kelley. A 2001 National Merit Scholar, Mrs. Neely currently coordinates and teaches our PSAT and ACT Prep Classes. She also coached Bishop Kelley's first National Champion in Speech and Debate.

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Mike Youngwirth Family Tuition Assistance Fund

This fund was established by Mike Youngwirth in 2014.  Its goal is to support a student who has financial need.  The only stipulation is that the student receiving this award must be active in the life of the school.

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Pat Pagano Tuition Assistance Fund

Following the untimely passing of her husband Pat Pagano '66 in 1992, Janet Boudreau '66 Pagano established the Pat Pagano Tuition Assistance Fund. Their six children all graduated from Bishop Kelley, as well: Renee Pagano Canter ‘86, Zak Pagano ‘89, Al Pagano ‘97, Michael Pagano ‘99, Molly Pagano Sinnett ‘02, and Holt Pagano ‘05.

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San Miguel Tuition Endowment

Gifts to this endowed fund will assist students coming to Bishop Kelley High School from Tulsa's other Lasallian school, San Miguel Middle School.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Endowment

Earnings from this fund will provide for needs related to classes taught in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including the recruitment and retention of top faculty to teach STEM-related classes.

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Terry and Juanita Quinn Tuition Assistance Endowment

Terry and Juanita Quinn were an integral part of Bishop Kelley from the school’s inception, years before their four children (Pat '73, Camille '75, Mary '78, and Mike '81) reached high school age. They cheered each of their seven grandchildren on as they came through Bishop Kelley. Terry and Juanita left a mark on this school for well over five decades, and they were recognized for their immeasurable support with their induction into the Bishop Kelley Hall of Fame in 2011. The Quinns’ generous dedication to Catholic education has been passed down to each generation of the Quinn family, and through gifts to this fund, other families will also benefit from that legacy.

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Tess Gonsalves Memorial Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established to honor Tess Gonsalves who was a member of the Class of 2004. Tess lost her battle with cancer early in her freshman year at Bishop Kelley; however, she left a positive mark on our students during her short time here. Her life continues to have a positive impact on Bishop Kelley students through gifts to her fund.

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Thomas Family Tuition Assistance Fund

This fund was established to provide tuition assistance to families who have financial need and live in rural areas.


Gift to Tuition Assistance and Endowments

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