An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12

Investing in young women who will make a difference in our world


The heart of the mission of Ursuline Academy is guiding our students to be women of integrity who engage in their communities with purpose and presence. 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 annual Gala and the Fore the Girls Golf 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 Fund for Ursuline

The Fund for Ursuline is the largest fundraising vehicle of Ursuline Academy and the main source of philanthropic support. Gifts to the fund, by their very nature, are put to use immediately and help provide the flexibility to respond to new opportunities and unexpected needs. Such support allows the Academy to carry on the Ursuline vision of providing educational excellence while honoring innovation and exercising flexibility to meet the needs of changing times.

An Evening for Ursuline

An Evening for Ursuline, held each fall, is the largest fundraising event at Ursuline Academy. The funds raised support the scholarship program at the Academy and are critical to the success of our school. 

Fore the Girls Golf Tournament

The Fore the Girls Golf Tournament is the second largest fundraising event at the Academy. All proceeds support Ursuline's athletic program.

Members of the Ursuline community play an afternoon of golf, followed by a lively silent auction and dinner. Not a golfer? Join us for dinner to celebrate our student-athletes. You can also help by sponsoring the event, donating an auction item or making a monetary donation.

Advancement Team

Joe Ziska P'22

Joe Ziska P'22

Chief Advancement Officer
Mary-Ellen Gioioso P'14, '16, '21

Mary-Ellen Gioioso P'14, '16, '21

Director of Special Events and Community Relations

Janet Reynolds

Janet Reynolds

Director of Annual Giving

The Office of Advancement at Ursuline Academy has the responsibility of engaging alumnae, parents, prospective families, and the surrounding community in a meaningful way.  Members of the Advancement team support the mission of Ursuline Academy, raise critical funds to support both current and future students, and work to build relationships with alumnae, parents, grandparents, students, faculty and staff, and friends.