Investing in young women who will make a difference in our world
The heart of the mission of Ursuline Academy is guiding young women in bringing out their inner talents in mind, body, and spirit. The dedicated faculty and staff at Ursuline work tirelessly to achieve this aim, but they do not work alone. For over 50 years, alumnae, parents and friends of Ursuline have partnered with us in the pursuit of this mission through their generous support of the Academy.
Our students are inspired by their Ursuline experiences, but providing this excellent education comes at a price that tuition alone does not cover. Three major fundraising endeavors - the Annual Fund, the Brescia Ball and the Fore the Girls Tournament - supplement the cost of an Ursuline education and ensure that Ursuline Academy can continue to promote the mission and values of St. Angela Merici and the Ursuline Sisters.
The Annual Fund is the largest fundraising vehicle of Ursuline Academy and the main source of philanthropic support. A gift to the Annual Fund touches all aspects of life at Ursuline and allows the purchase of necessities that the Academy needs to open its doors to students each year. The Annual Fund supports the operating budget of the school and can provide:
- lightbulbs for classrooms,
- scripts for the Drama Club,
- newspaper and journal subscriptions for the library,
- tuition assistance for deserving students and more.
The Brescia Ball is an annual gala and auction that celebrates the mission of Ursuline Academy and honors members of our community who work tirelessly in its name. Over the past five years, the Brescia Ball has raised approximately $500,000 to benefit the students of the Academy. These successes have enabled improvements throughout the campus, including a renovated locker room and library, as well as interactive whiteboards in each classroom.
Fore the Girls Tournament
The Fore the Girls Tournament is a golf outing held each spring with all proceeds used to support Ursuline Athletics. Members of the Ursuline community gather for a day on the golf course, followed by an auction and dinner celebrating the UA athletic program. Supporters of the event participate by playing golf, sponsoring the event, donating an auction item or making a monetary donation.
The Office of Advancement at Ursuline Academy has the responsibility of not only working to support the current students, but to also to play a pivotal role in nurturing the advancement of the institution for future students. We do so while being mindful of the mission of Ursuline Academy. The members of Ursuline's Advancement staff are listed below.