The Heights | Supporting The Heights

Supporting The Heights

The Heights School motto – Crescite – is the Latin translation of the Creator’s first words to man and means “to increase and grow.” And, indeed, thanks to your support we continue to grow. By choosing to support an outstanding faculty, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, a unique advisory program, athletics and scholarships, you provide substantial opportunities for School development and help make The Heights a leader in boys education.

The Crescite Fund

The Crescite Fund allows alumni, parents, and friends to support the daily life of The Heights School. Your gifts sustain scholarships to current students, academic and athletic programs, campus maintenance, and all of the items that promote a vibrant campus life. You enable the Headmaster to respond to immediate needs, unexpected opportunities, and fresh ideas. In short, gifts to the Crescite Fund ensure the mission of The Heights. For more information about the Crescite Fund, or to designate a gift in honor or in memory of a family member, friend, classmate, or faculty member (past or present), please contact James Kolakowski, Director of Annual Giving, at 301.365.0227 ext. 254

The Headmaster’s Fund for Faculty

Attracting gifted young teachers and retaining seasoned professionals requires setting a high standard for excellence. In addition to competitive salaries, The Heights strives to offer its faculty opportunities for professional advancement and a dynamic peer community. The ability to take courses towards an advanced degree or to attend a relevant conference or seminar are just a few examples of what the Headmaster’s Fund for Faculty allows. By fostering an environment of continuous learning, the Fund enables the Headmaster to develop the overall academic tenor of the School. If you would like to learn more about the Headmaster’s Fund for Faculty or discuss making a gift, please contact Phil McGovern, Chief Finance & Development Officer, at 301.365.4300 ext. 119 or by email at pmcgovern@heights.edu for additional information.

We hope you will read our faculty’s biographies and essays as well as listen to our podcasts to learn more about what makes the Heights faculty such an outstanding group of professionals.

The St. Joseph Reserve Fund

The St. Joseph Reserve Fund is a Board designated fund allocated solely for physical plant improvements, replacements, and repairs that was initiated with a gift of $75,000 by the parents of an alumnus. In its brief history, the St. Joseph Reserve Fund has attracted nearly $300,000 from donors who recognize the importance of maintaining an attractive and well-ordered campus that is consonant with the sort of learning that makes a Heights education unique. If you would like to learn more about the St. Joseph Reserve Fund or discuss making a gift, please contact Phil McGovern, Chief Finance & Development Officer, at 301.365.4300 ext. 119 or by email at pmcgovern@heights.edu for additional information.

Scholarship Endowments

The most effective way to ensure The Heights School will continue to attract and retain exceptional young men is by making gifts to help endow scholarships. Current named scholarship funds include:

  • The Peter Vincent Galahad Blatty Scholarship Fund
  • The Cavalier Scholarship Fund
  • The Lt. Col. John F. Hillen, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Punaro Family Scholarship Fund

There are a variety of ways to make scholarship gifts, as well as naming opportunities. If you would like to discuss making a gift to help build scholarship endowments please contact Phil McGovern, Chief Finance & Development Officer, at pmcgovern@heights.edu for additional information.

Core Program Endowments

Investing in core programing keeps the School truly a leader in the education of young men and in the development of Christian professionals – in the words of St. Irenaeus…men fully alive! Every day, Height programs are forming Christian gentlemen who through their professional work can help to elevate society from within and draw all those they serve closer to God. Many opportunities exist to partner with the School to make a foundational gift to support these programs for a lifetime. If you would like to discuss making a gift to help sustain a Heights core program please contact Phil McGovern, Chief Financial & Development Officer, at pmcgovern@heights.edu for additional information.

Please visit the curriculum portion of our website for an in-depth look at our educational philosophy and how it is carried out at all levels of the School.

Planned Giving

You can support The Heights mission in a permanent way by including the School in your will or retirement plan. There are a number of estate planning tools available which offer creative and tax-wise ways to ensure The Heights legacy and your own philanthropic goals. To learn more about planned giving opportunities or to discuss making a gift, please contact Phil McGovern, Chief Finance & Development Officer, at pmcgovern@heights.edu.