The St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation was incorporated on March 1, 1983, with a mission to build a corpus of endowed monies for the long-term support of St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Eleven community leaders composed the first Board of Trustees.
In 1993, the Foundation established the Utopian Circle to seek gifts to the endowment fund. A portion of the interest earned by the fund is returned to the school annually to support such programs as tuition assistance and department needs. Individuals are invited to enroll in the Utopian Circle through an annual gift of $1,000 to the Foundation, or to become lifetime members of the Utopian Circle through a $10,000 donation payable over a one to ten-year period. The Foundation’s Wall of Honor, located at the main entry to the school, features bronze plaques which recognize these generous Lifetime Utopian Circle donors.
In addition to Utopian Circle level gifts, the Foundation receives both restricted and unrestricted gifts of cash and/or stocks. Restricted gifts are generally in the form of donations to a named memorial fund or scholarship. Unrestricted gifts are added to the corpus of the Foundation’s endowment fund. The Foundation also receives bequests as named in trusts or wills.
Board of Trustees
Daniel E. Gilder, President
Roxanne Breaux, Vice President
Charlotte Welch '84, Secretary
Martha B. Wyatt, Treasurer
|Reverend Louis J. Richard, Chancellor
||W.J. "Tony" Gordon III
|Richard Lavergne, Principal
|Anne Pitre, Executive Director
||E. J. Krampe III
||Beth Zuschlag LeBlanc '99
||Andrew Robertson '00
|Philip C. Fremin
Purpose of the Foundation
To support and assist St. Thomas More Catholic High School, in its Catholic educational mission by providing supplemental funding and by other assistance in achieving quality Catholic educational programs.
To aid, assist, and foster in St. Thomas More the need for, the attainment of, and the maintenance of total, organized, comprehensive, Catholic educational curriculums and programs.
To encourage renewed commitment to St. Thomas More Catholic High School as the most effective instrument available to teach doctrine, to build community, and to serve the needs of the Catholic membership in the Lafayette Diocese.
To provide a depository for gift bequests of all kinds made to St. Thomas More Catholic High School Foundation, Inc. and to serve as a receptacle for receiving and managing those gifts that specify a certain educational unit or other related purpose within or relating to STM as its beneficiary according to the established desire of the donor.
To operate exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, educational, or associated purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1954, as amended.