Below is a list of endowment funds with brief descriptions. The funds are listed in alphabetical order.
Gifts of any size may be added to the following endowment funds. If you wish to give to an endowment fund, please click here.
Robert "Bob" Alper grew up in Gloucester, MA, and was known for his quick wit and magnetic personality. Bob was a boarding student at St. John's, learning the value of discipline and a strong education. Playing for the Prep's football team taught him the importance of commitment and teamwork. After St. John's, he went on to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and opened up a pharmacy in Magnolia, a village in his hometown of Gloucester. The "Kettle Cove Pharmacy" was the epitome of the old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Bob's passion for antiques led him on excursions far and wide for vintage pieces for the parlor, including salvaged church pews he cut in half for seating. He even made his own stained-glass fixtures. After his untimely passing, Bob's family started this named scholarship fund to honor his memory and further the education and development of future generations of Prep young men.
Alumnae Affinity Fund
The Alumnae Fund was established by the women members of the Classes of 1973 - 1977. As a distinctive minority on campus, they established this fund to support diversity and inclusion at the Prep. This group's vision is to foster an unparalleled affinity to SJP and strengthen the sense of community among the female graduates. The mission of this scholarship is to support student diversity and programming initiatives that will have an immediate impact on the training and programs that come out of the Multicultural and Community Development Office, such as courses like Race and Gender, Social Justice, and Relational Dynamics, SOAR, and student retreats offered at every grade level, with a focus on developing respectful relationships with others.
Amelia Peabody Fund
Paul Reynolds Ames Fund
Colonel Harold H. Audet Fund
Harold (Pete) Hudson Audet was born October 10, 1918 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. A 1936 graduate of Newburyport High School, Harold, known by many as “Pete,” continued his studies with two years of post-graduate school at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield. He graduated from Colgate University in 1942, with an AB degree, from McGill University in 1945 with an MDCM degree and in 1954 received his MPH from Tulane University. His military career started with service during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, serving as Senior Medical Officer, discharged in 1972 with the rank of Colonel. He received the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Although Pete never attended St John’s, he always “liked the way they operated” and wanted to create a scholarship for other local boys like himself, whose family could not afford to send him to school there. It meant a lot to him in knowing he would be helping young men in the area gain a world class education. Though he was never a St John’s Eagle through education, he considered himself one in the spirit of the school and in the legacy he wanted to leave to the school.
Bro. Sebastian Barresi, C.F.X. Fund
Brother Sebastian Barresi was born in Lynn, MA to Italian immigrants in 1927, and was named George after George Washington. He served in the Army during World War II prior to becoming a Xaverian Brother. He taught in Baltimore and in the Bronx, NY before coming to St. John's Prep in 1961, where he became the first full-time director of guidance. Brother Sebastian Barresi organized the school's Community Service Corps., a precursor to Campus Ministry. He led pilgrimages to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, providing much needed resources to the war torn area. Brother Barresi passed away just short of his 80th birthday and his 60th anniversary as a Xaverian Brother. His sister-in-law, Greta Barresi, felt his ministry should be continued in the form of a scholarship, keeping his memory and legacy alive, as well as the continuity of his good works.
John R. Barry '31 Scholarship Fund
James E. Batchelder '58 Fund
James Batchelder came to SJP as a post-graduate in the 1957-58 school year. After St. John's he went onto Holy Cross, and then married Joan in the early 1970's.
Joan M. Batchelder Fund
James Batchelder came to SJP as a post-graduate in the 1957-58 school year. After St. John's he went onto Holy Cross, and then married Joan in the early 1970's.
Steven W. Bekel '12 Fund
This scholarship is in memory of Steven Bekel, a member of the SJP class of 2012. Steven and his father, William, died tragically in an automobile accident in May of 2009. The Bekel family's loss was shared by their many friends in Danvers as well as the St. John's Prep community. The class of 2012, then just freshmen, bonded together and kept their lost classmate's memory alive with a series of fundraisers. This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising sophomore from Danvers who is an accomplished student and who is also involved in the extracurricular life of the school.
Paul Benger Fund
Dr. Robert E. Birmingham Fund
David P. Blais '03 Fund
David was very proud to have been an alumnus of St. John’s Prep. He also took great pride in his ability to participate in the Prep's athletic programs. David loved to compete in wrestling and football events. He was a bright light for his family and friends, and those who knew him will miss the warmth of his gentle and loving spirit. David’s family is deeply grateful to all of those who have honored his memory.
Board Designated Fund
Created by the Board of Trustees, this fund is distributed under the direction of the Board.
Patrick Box Fund
Daniel J. & Johanna M. Boyle Fund
The Daniel J. and Johanna M. Boyle Scholarship Fund was established by Daniel J. Boyle, Jr. ‘43, James M. Boyle, C.F.X. ‘48, and Joseph P. Boyle, ‘52, in fond memory of their parents. Neither Daniel, a member of the St. John’s Prep Class of 1911, nor Johanna, attended college. Despite his lack of a college degree, Daniel was a respected leader among leather workers in Peabody, Massachusetts, advocating for fair wages and safer working conditions. His efforts on behalf of Peabody’s leather workers led to him being named Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries in the 1940s. Despite his professional success, Daniel and Johanna believed that a rigorous, Catholic college education was essential to their children’s future success. They sacrificed to ensure that their sons could attend Saint John’s Prep in order to receive the best Catholic education available to them and then continue their education at the college level and beyond. Following their graduations from St. John’s Prep, their sons, first generation college students, went on to receive the college and professional degrees Daniel and Johanna dreamed that they would. Daniel, Jr. received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame and graduated from Harvard Law School. James, a Xaverian Brother, graduated from The Catholic University of America, earning Phi Beta Kappa Honors, and Boston College, and Joseph earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his M.B.A. from Boston University. Daniel and Johanna’s grandsons, Daniel, ‘87 and Gerard, ‘91, and their great-grandson, Michael, ‘23 are proud Eagles as well. Joe’s wife, Jolyne, also served on the St. John’s Prep Board of Trustees for several years. This scholarship was established with humble gratitude by Dan, ‘43, James, C.F.X. ‘48 and Joe, ‘52 in memory of their beloved parents, who gave them the gift of a Saint John’s Prep education and completely changed the trajectory of their lives and that of their families. This Scholarship carries on Daniel and Johanna’s legacy and fervent belief in the exceptional education in the Xaverian tradition offered to St. John’s students, and aims to support students who may need financial assistance to attend St. John’s.
Doris Buckley Fund
This fund was established in memory of Doris P. Buckley by her son, William J. Buckley '65.
Dr. Edmund Newell Burke Fund
Bush Family Music Support Fund
This fund is established as a resource for the music department at the Prep, particularly to support extraordinary expenses such as instruments, sheet music, etc. Carol Bush shares: "Our son, Christopher '07 spent four wonderful years with Michael Hamill, an extraordinary educator. The fund was created to recognize the outstanding job he does and to support the efforts of his department."
Michael R. Byrne '81 Fund
Michael's mother, Clara Byrne, describes Michael as the ultimate "Preppy." Their family lived in the same neighborhood as St. John's, and Michael and his brother Sean would ride their bikes to campus, and chat with the Brothers. As a child, Michael always professed that he would go to the Prep, and he indeed did, as a member of the Class of '81. He spent two happy years at SJP, and was part of the ski team; he was tragically killed by a drunk driver ten minutes from home in his junior year. Brother Keefe helped the family set up the endowment fund in Michael's memory, for students who wanted to go to the Prep, but needed some help to do so. Michael's brother, Sean, also went to St. John's, Class of '84.
Edward H. & Mildred V. Cahill Fund
Named after Edward Cahill '71's parents, this fund was established to benefit a student from Lynn who attended a Catholic feeder school.
Anne and Bernard Caniff, Sr. P'72 GP'98 '00 Fund
This fund was established by Bernie and Debbie Caniff in 2020 to honor Bernie’s parents Anne and Bernie, Sr. One of their sons went to the Prep – Bernie Jr. ’72 along with his sons Bernie, III ’98 and John ’00 as well as one of their grandchildren Michael Brainerd ’97. This fund was set up to help provide a Prep education for a deserving student first from a single parent family; should that qualification not be met in any given year, the fund is to be used for any other deserving student. Bernie Jr., ’72 served on the St. John’s Prep Board of Trustees for many years, and was the Chair from 2012-2015.
John A. Carnevale '81 Fund
A trustee, parent, and alumnus, John passed away unexpectedly in 2016. He was the first recipient of the Brother Linus, C.F.X. Scholarship in 1978. As a longtime chairman of the tournament committee, John and his company, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group, have proudly served as Presenting Sponsor of this event for many years. The John A. Carnevale '81 Scholarship was established by St. John’s Prep in partnership with Sentinel Cares and the Carnevale family in June 2016. The John Carnevale '81 Scholarship is presented annually to a rising freshman who mirrors John's passion and enthusiasm for the Prep community, supports his peers, encourages all to be their best, and is a positive influence for others.
Marianne B. Carvotta Fund
This scholarship was started by Donna Moulton, Marianne's sister. It goes to an incoming freshman in the greater Haverhill Area. Marianne was Donna's younger sister and at age 41 was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rapidly growing and fatal brain tumor. She went through numerous treatments and surgeries but ultimately died within 15 months. She was a single mom and left three daughters ages 13, 16, 19. Donna and her husband became the legal guardian of the youngest two and mentor to the oldest. Marianne was instrumental in getting necessary funding and eventually co-founded the Pregnancy Care Center in Haverhill, MA back in the early 1990’s,a non-profit Christian based counseling and service center.
The Joseph C. Ciavardone, Jr. '91 and Laurellyn D. Ciavardone Scholarship
Joseph Ciavardone was the oldest of four children, raised in a single parent family. His father was killed on his job when Joe was ten years old, and financially, things were very tight when he was growing up. Though academically strong, the only way Joe was able to attend St. John's was by receiving a scholarship. Brother Keefe took him under his wing and made sure that he would have this opportunity. In Joe's own words: "Though I appreciated the opportunity at the time, it wasn't until later in life that I truly understood the value of a Prep education and how the values lived there shaped my life and positioned me for success."
Francis J. Cimerol Fund
Francis Cimerol served as chairperson of the English Department at St. John's Prep from 1975 until his sudden and untimely death in 1988. A brilliant and dedicated educator, Frank challenged his students daily to become voracious readers, eloquent writers, and insightful thinkers. More importantly, he also challenged them to break out of their cocoons and reach out to those in need. In his memory, Frank's family, friends, and former students established this scholarship, which is awarded to a member of the sophomore English Honors Program who best exemplifies those qualities that Frank treasured and engendered in his students.
Michael T. Clancy Endowment Fund
At the Prep from 1954-1966, Michael Clancy was known as Brother Patrician. Michael was a History, Social Studies and Religion Teacher. He was an outstanding track coach for Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track, winning many Catholic, State, Belmont Relays, and New England Championships. Under his leadership, the Prep track teams were the team to beat, both as a team and for individual competitors.
Class of '58 Spirit Fund
The Class of 1958 wanted to leave a legacy that would perpetuate support for St. John's, so they established this scholarship fund in lieu of a physical class gift.
Class of '62 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was created by the Class of '62 to celebrate their 50th Reunion.
Class of 1972 Centennial Endowment Fund
The Class of 1972 Endowment Fund was established by members of the St. John's Prep Class of '72 as a way to recognize the Centennial celebration in 2007. Spearheaded by ‘72 alumni W. Brian Harrigan, Bernie Caniff, and Bruce Lane, and supported by fellow classmates, this collective commitment to the Prep supports students who need tuition assistance to further their educational goals.
Captain John M. Coady '44 Fund
This fund was established in memory of Captain John M. Coady '44 - father of three sons who are also alumni: Edward Coady, Andrew Coady and Stephen Coady and well as John Coady - not an alumnus but father of John Coady '00 and Matthew Coady '01.
George and Marie Coleman Fund
This scholarship was established as a gift from the estate of George and Marie Coleman for an outstanding student from Salem, MA.
Michael J. Connelly '75 Fund
This fund was established in memory of Michael Connelly '75 who was killed in an automobile accident in January, 1975 on his way to school.
Scott M. Connolly '07 Fund
The Scott Connolly '07 Scholarship was established by the Class of 2007 to honor the legacy and memory of their friend, classmate, teammate, and brother, Scott. This award is presented to a member of the Junior class who best models Scott's spirit, enthusiasm, and joy for life.
Charles Connor '75 Fund
Charlie Connor '75 was a Trustee on the St. John's Board from 2013 until the time of his death in 2018. His three sons are also Prep alumni: Brian '08, Matthew '10, and Michael '10.
Robert H. Crosby '58 Fund
Established in 2018, the Robert H. Crosby '58 fund was created upon Bob's passing. The fund supports students with financial need, with a preference for a student from Salem or Peabody.
David "Tank" Crowley '51 Fund
This scholarship goes to a sophomore who is a student athlete and involved in community service. David "Tank" Crowley '51 was an all-star athlete and voted the most popular in the Senior Class. He co-captained the football, hockey and baseball teams, and was active in the Glee Club. He is also in the St. John's Prep Athletic Hall of Fame.
George W. Crowley Fund
John J. Crowley '26 and David J. Crowley Jr. '88 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Mary Crowley in memory of her husband who graduated from the Prep in 1926. The scholarship was named Dr. John J. Crowley '26 Scholarship. In May 2019, the scholarship was renamed to include David Crowley '88.
James M. Daly '71 passed May 5, 2015 at 62 years of age. Born in Salem, he graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School in Salem. After the Prep, he graduated from Boston College in 1975 with a BA degree in Mathematics and again in 1978 with a MA in Mathematics. At BC Jim played rugby for four years and was elected Captain of the Boston College Rugby Club. After graduating BC, he was elected a member of Salem City Council. He worked as a defense contractor involved in highly classified government projects. During the 1970's and 1980's, he was also involved with the Old Gold Rugby Football Club; this club, founded in 1974 in Boston by a group of BC alumni, has completed and toured around the globe, and is steeped in history and tradition. Jim was elected to their Hall of Fame in 2004. Jim was diagnosed with ALS and lived with the disease for nine years before he died. He was involved with software engineers that developed a program where Jim used only his eye movements to operate a computer keyboard. Jim is survived by his wife Magda and two sons, who are also Prep grads -- John '11 and Matthew '14.
Patricia D'Annolfo Fund
Msgr. Degan Fund
Richard & Maryellen Denning Scholarship Fund
Alec & Martha DeSimone Fund
This fund was set up by Tom and Midge DeSimone to honor Tom’s parents, Alec and Martha DeSimone. Martha taught Math at SJP as well. Four of their sons went to the Prep -- Tom '68, Alec '70, David '83 and Peter '90, and the tradition continues with their sons and grandsons. When Tom’s brother, Alec, died suddenly in 2014, having no spouse or children, he left Tom and his siblings a considerable inheritance. Tom decided to donate his share of this to this fund in order to honor Alec, and to speed its growth and ability to assist students at SJP. Tom served on St. John's Board of Trustees for many years, and was Chair from 2006-2008.
Paul C. Desjardins '74 Fund
Dittrich Family Endowment Fund
This fund was set up by Tim and Amy Dittrich, whose sons are Prep graduates: Tyler '06, and Dylan '09. Amy was on the St. John's Board of Trustees from 2009-2018. The scholarship is for a Swampscott student since they wanted to support a deserving, Prep-bound student from their hometown.
Brother William Drinan, C.F.X. Fund
Brother Drinan served as a faculty member from 1961-1971 and Headmasters from 1989-2001. This fund was established in his honor by alumni, parents and colleagues.
Dr. Paul H. Duff Fund
Established by the Duff Family in honor of their father, Dr. Paul H. Duff. There are six Duff brothers: John, Brendan, Brian, Gerald, Kevin and Roderick - all Prep graduates. John has two sons, Gregory and John who graduated and grandsons Johnathan Duff and Dylan Cox, also graduates.
Alice M. Dunn Memorial Fund
Established in 2009, the Alice M. Dunn Memorial Fund was created by Alice's husband, Paul GP'12.
Rene A. & Rita F. Durand Fund
Rene A. Durand, Jr. '65 established this fund in St. John's centennial year of 2007 and the year his mother would be celebrating her 84th birthday. He wanted to honor his parents, and the sacrifice they made to send him to St. John's. Without a scholarship himself when he was a student, Rene's family would not have been able to afford to send him to the Prep, and he promised himself that if he ever had the financial means, he would pay it forward by establishing a scholarship. He loved his time at St. John's for the academics, sports and personal growth and wanted to ensure that future young men would benefit as he did.
Faculty Endowment Fund
The Faculty Endowment Fund was established in 1992 to support faculty development.
Paul J. Famico, Jr. '88 Fund
This annual award is given to a rising senior who resides in Danvers and has been actively involved in the Prep community. The scholarship was established in memory of Paul Famico '88 by his family and friends after his death in 1989.
Richard W. Fitzgerald Fund
This fund was established by Richard's son Daniel '73. Richard attended SJP for two years: 1921-22 and 1922-23. His parents couldn't afford to keep him at the Prep, so he went to Salem High School and graduated in the class of 1925. Daniel wanted Richard to have a permanent place at SJP, so he established the endowment fund in his honor. The scholarship is for a student from Beverly, Salem or Peabody.
Flatley Family Fund
The Flatley Family Endowment Fund was established by Brian Flatley '62 to honor his parents, Collette Fulham Flatley and J. Joseph Flatley '28. The fund recognizes the sacrifices they made to provide their four children, Francis '61, Ellen, Brian '62, and Kevin '68 with a combined 64 years of Catholic education. In all, twelve members of the Flatley and Fulham families graduated from the Prep. Brian was a teacher, coach, and administrator at St. John's for 40 years, and his wife Kathie, worked in the Office of Institutional Advancement for nearly as long.
Raymond E. Fontana Fund
Established by Forrest Fontana '83. This scholarship is preferably for a student from Salem or Peabody, of Italia, French or Canadian descent with a desire to study Science/Engineering. Officially it was established in 2001.
Ford Family Fund
Scott E. Fortier '79 Fund
Established in memory of Scott Fortier '79.
J. Peter Frates III '03 Fund
The J. Peter Frates III '03 Scholarship was established in 2013 through the generosity of Prep alumni and parents who wanted to recognize Pete's contributions to St. John's and to the greater community. Peter serves as an inspiration to many, raising awareness about ALS while continuing to to fight the disease itself; he succumbed to it in December of 2019. The J. Peter Frates III '03 Scholarship provides an annual award to a 10th grader who models Pete's passion and enthusiasm for the Prep, has an incredible work ethic, is supportive of his peers, is a leader, and someone who encourages all to be their best.
Timothy '96 and Amanda Garry Endowment Fund
Father Joseph Gatley Fund
Michael E. Geraghty Fund
For a man with such a positive outlook and gratitude for life, he had a tumultuous childhood. As a child, he contracted tuberculosis in his hip and with that diagnosis, was sent to live at the New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children at the age of five, and where he stayed until age 17. He only left the institution twice during his time there -- one illustrious time was when Ted Williams visited, and much to the outraged consternation of the nursing staff, insisted on throwing him into his own car and taking him to a game at Fenway. He put himself through Northeastern University and married Grace in 1961, and they had eight children. The family lived first in Tewksbury, then moved to North Andover, where Mike was active as a Little League coach and as a volunteer at St. William's and St. Michael's parishes. Mike was a firm believer in Catholic education, and his sons Mike Jr. '80, Jimmy '81, Tommy '86, and Kevin '87 are all proud Prep Eagles. Mike Sr. died at the age of 53, and his family created this scholarship as a way to honor his memory.
Thomas J. Gilligan, Sr. & Family Fund
Thomas J. Gilligan, Sr. & Family Fund was set up in 2003 to honor this family with deep, multi-generational ties to the school.
John J. Goodwin '24 Fund
This endowment was started by his brother George Goodwin.
Jamie Grabowski '01 Fund
Jamie Grabowski, who was a state champion wrestler and a two-time academic All American at the Prep, attended the Coast Guard Academy after graduation. This scholarship was established in his memory after his death in February of 2004, and is awarded to a member of the current junior class who has best exhibited Jamie's determination to achieve the highest results in all that he pursues in life.
Carl A. Graczyk '72 Fund
This scholarship was established in 1977 by Carl's family and friends after he died in an accident at the age of 23. Carl was from Danvers and graduated from the Prep in 1972. He played on the football team as a fullback and threw the javelin on the track team. Carl was a genuine and compassionate student and teammate.
Elizabeth "Bunny" and Dr. Paul Hannaway '54 Fund
Dr. Paul Hannaway grew up in Marblehead and graduated from St. John's Prep in 1954. He and his wife, Bunny, were married for 46 years and raised their large family of six children in Marblehead. Paul was a pre-med student at UNH, and earned his medical degree from Albany Medical Center in 1963. He founded a successful practice, Asthma and Allergy Affiliates in Salem, becoming a leader in the field of allergy and immunology. He died in 2007. His wife, Bunny, a Swampscott native, was a Simmons College graduate and a longtime Red Cross volunteer. She was also active in the local arts scene as a painter. This scholarship honors their legacy of emphasizing education and philanthropy.
Matthew L. Hanrahan '97 Fund
Harrigan Family Centennial Fund
The Harrigan Family Centennial Fund was set up by the children (Diane, Brian, and Barry) of Marie (Fontana) Harrigan and William A. "Bill" Harrigan '42. Bill was a post-grad student, when the Prep had a two-year PG program as well. After his time in the US military as a medic, he designed highways for the state of Massachusetts, and ran a successful solo optometry business. Following in his footsteps to the Prep were his sons, Brian '72 and Barry '78, as well as grandson Jarret '11. In his later years, Bill wrote a memoir, "The Medic" - a personal account of his time as an Army medic during World War II. The Harrigan family honors Marie and Bill through this scholarship fund, supporting students who have a drive to succeed, a love of St. John's, and a commitment to their own and the SJP family.
The Headmaster's Fund was established in 2011 to honor all Headmaster's at St. John's, past and present.
Mary and Paul Hennessey '52 P'83 GP'16 Fund
This scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Mary A. Hennessey by her husband, and trustee emeritus Paul (class of 1952), son and former trustee David (class of 1983) and daughters Julie and Karen. The Hennesseys have a long-standing and prominent tradition of family commitment to St. John's Prep. It was fitting that the family came together and decided to honor Mary's memory by establishing this scholarship award. With Paul's passing in December of 2020, the award now bears his name as well in honor of his legacy at the Prep and will be presented annually to a member of the junior class. It is the family's wishes that the recipient be a young man who best exemplifies the qualities of the Xaverian Brothers and has come to appreciate the role that St. John's has played in his life. The recipient must maintain a solid record of academic achievement and has been an active participant in extracurricular activities.
Gerrard Hess Fund
Lt. Derek Hines '99 Fund
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Lt. Derek Hines '99, who was killed while on patrol with his ranger unit in Afghanistan in September, 2005. This award goes to a rising senior who is recognized as a fearless leader and a beloved fan favorite, who always places his team first. Displaying exemplary sportsmanship, he is supremely competitive, intelligent, and extraordinarily conditioned with an unmatched work ethic. The contributions of the recipient, on and off the field, cannot be measured by statistics alone. This award is not based on athleticism or athletic ability, but on the qualities of sportsmanship and school spirit.
Joseph M. Hines Fund
Scholarship established through the bequest of Joseph M. Hines for the purpose of providing financial aid to a Catholic student from Lynn.
Gerald A. Iorio Fund
The Gerald A. Iorio Fund was created by Mary Ellen and Rich Iorio '77 P'13 to honor Rich's father. The fund is to be used at the discretion of the music department for the advancement of academic mission and student needs.
Howard A. Jones '78 Fund
Howard Jones, SJP Class of '78, died in an automobile accident shortly after graduation. Howard was gregarious, popular, and bright, and played hockey and baseball. Several family members, also Prep graduates, including his grandfather and father, decided that, in lieu of flowers, that donations in his memory would go to a scholarship fund in Howard's name.
John A. and Virginia M. Kaneb Fund
This scholarship fund was set up by John and Virginia Kaneb to help fund a Prep education for a deserving student so that he could have the same experience their own sons had at SJP. The Kanebs sent six sons to the Prep: Stephen '76, Peter '78, Gary '79, Bruce '80, Jeffrey '82 and Christopher '86.
Daniel F. Kearns '74 Fund
Daniel Kearns '74 died in 1995, and this fund was established to honor his intense love of the theater. In order to perpetuate both Dan's memory and his enthusiastic dedication to theater, a group of former classmates came together to create this scholarship for a current Prep student whose passion for theater runs as deep as Dan's.
Bro. Edward J. Keefe, C.F.X. Fund
Established in 1999, this fund was established to honor the legacy of Brother Edward J. Keefe, C.F.X., the Prep's longest serving Headmaster (1974 to 1989).
Stephen J. Kiely '68 Fund
The Stephen J. Kiely '68 Fund was established as an endowed scholarship award in his memory by his family in 1994 and is presented annually to members of the senior class who are continuing their education at Dartmouth College.
KIPP Scholars Fund
Endowment fund set up by Adam Zoia '88 in support of tuition assistance for students from the KIPP school in Lynn.
Paul '55 and Karen Laski Endowment Fund
Paul Laski '55 set this fund up in his and his wife's name, but to serve as a lasting memorial to his parents, William and Anna. They understood the importance of quality education and made sacrifices to ensure that each on their three boys received the best. Paul sees this as a way they have the opportunity to repay them for their foresight and thoughtfulness. Now that he has the means himself, through the Laski Fund he wants to provide support to those who are motivated to learn, but may not have the opportunity to do so. "I will always feel that my success in life is strongly tied to my days at the Prep. I hope that the Fund will help others to have similar thoughts in future decades."
Jane & Patrick Leonard Fund
The Joseph '60 and Judith Levis Endowed Fund
Joe Levis '60 P'85 '92 '94 is an alumnus, Prep alumni parent and Trustee Emeritus. Along with his wife, Judie, they established the Joseph '60 and Judith Levis Endowed Fund in 2019 to provide tuition assistance to students from the Merrimack Valley. Joe and Judie both feel that it is important to give back and to help provide opportunities for students who otherwise might not be able to attend St. John's.
Brother Linus, C.F.X. Fund
The Brother Linus, CFX Scholarship is awarded to a freshman who, in the eyes of his teachers, is an outstanding individual and a student who, in his first year, has displayed a model of academic achievement and involvement in school activities. The award is given in memory of Brother Linus, CFX, a St. John's Religion Teacher, Counselor, Golf Coach, Hockey Coach, and Freshman Football Coach, until his death in 1977.
Keith W. Lombardo '75 Fund
Frank J. Lynch '15 Fund
Sean Patrick Lynch '85 Fund
The Sean Lynch '85 Scholarship is given out annually at Baccalaureate, and was established in memory of Sean Lynch '85 by his family and friends after his death on 9/11/01 in the World Trade Center. The recipient must be a graduating senior who will attend Boston College, and must have been active in his school and community as well as maintained an above average academic record.
Dorothy and Dougald MacGillivray Fund
This scholarship was set up by the children of Dorothy and Dougald MacGillivray for a student matriculating to St. John's from St. Mary's of the Annunciation School in Danvers, MA. It was established to celebrate Dorothy and Doug's 50th anniversary, honoring their strong belief in religion, faith, and education.
Malcolm F. MacLean III Memorial Fund
Malcolm and his family lived next to the Xaverian Brothers cemetery for twenty five years. He was a Trustee of SJP, President of Kiwanis and the Chairman of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. He was deeply involved in his community. He was thrilled to have his sons graduate from SJP: Malcolm F. IV, class of 1987 and Douglas F., class of 1990. Three MacLean grandsons are now students at SJP. On Saturday afternoons Fr. Richard Smith, chaplain at Danvers State Hospital, was kind enough to say Mass in the chapel at Pophry Hall. Neighboring families were welcome to come and it was always very crowded. The Xaverian brothers were so kind to welcome us to their Mass on Saturdays.
Markham Family Fund
Established by a gift from the Stephen and Margaret Markham Fund.
Irene Maunus Fund
Alice F. McCann Fund
The Edward McCarthy '60 Varsity Golf Team Fund
John J. McDuffie Memorial Scholarship Fund
To fund students from Andover, North Andover, Methuen, and Lawrence.
Coach Robert F. McKenna Fund
Alice and Paul McNamara Fund
This scholarship was funded by Tom McNamara '73. It was a gift to his mother and father for Christmas '97.
Coach Thomas McNamara Fund
Coach McNamara was a long-time football coach at SJP in the 1930's and 1940's. He was inducted into the St. John's Prep Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. In his earlier years, he was a Princeton grad and baseball standout who went on to play in a major league game for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
McNiff Family Fund
This fund is to support the golf team.
David A. Mielcarz '73 Fund
David grew up in Salem, MA and followed his brothers, Chet and Bob to St. John's Prep. David developed a particular interest in history, and was on the track and football teams, leading to a four-year scholarship to Williams College. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing, whether in the summer, or ice fishing in the winter. After college, Dave worked for Flexcon Co. in Spencer, MA, working his way up to Director of Marketing at the time of his accidental death at age 29. He left his wife, Jane, and an infant son, Peter. His death was devastating to his family, and they set up the scholarship to be awarded to deserving young men who, for whatever reason, have been raised without a father.
Joseph A. Milano '62 Fund
Joseph A. Milano '62 went onto Norwich University from SJP and then was commissioned as a 2nd LT in 1966 as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Services Corps during the Vietnam War. After the war, he continued his service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a member of the Massachusetts State Guard attaining the grade of Brigadier General. He is now the President and CEO of "America's Oldest Restaurant", the Union Oyster House, which was recently named the Best Landmark Restaurant in North America for 2020. Mr. Milano also serves as the Honorary Consul General of Thailand, as a senior member of the Boston Consular Corps, and as Vice President of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston.
Minigan Family Fund
Mike Minigan graduated from St. John's in 1973, matriculated to the University of New Hampshire, graduating with a degree in Political Science in 1978, and earned his Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Boston University. His career began in journalism, before moving to the business side in marketing and corporate communications, and eventually led to a pioneering position with America Online, as part of a small team responsible for developing and managing the world's first large scale online shopping environment. He and his wife Elizabeth, along with their four children, retired to Sonoma, California, where they launched Minigan Properties, a residential renovations business, and Mike spent several years coaching freshman and JV girls basketball at Sonoma Valley High School. The Minigan Family Endowed Scholarship is intended to support highly motivated students who otherwise would not have access to a St. John's Prep education. It grew from a growing appreciation for the benefits and relationships Mike still enjoys as a result of his years at the Prep.
Brother Ernest Mitchell, C.F.X. Fund
Nasser Family Fund
The Nasser Family Fund has been established by Paul and Bethany Nasser along with their son Nicholas to provide financial support to a well deserving student who otherwise may have not had the opportunity to attend St. John's Prep. Paul Nasser is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at St. John's.
Richard P. Norris '68 Scholarship Fund
Like so many alumni, Richard was able to attend the Prep on scholarship. It was a gift that provided not only a solid education, but lifelong friendships and a passion for running, all of which imbued his life and career. As an executive in the aviation industry,Richard travelled the world and expanded his love of running to international marathons while using skills acquired at the Prep to cultivate new friends and a deep appreciation of foreign cultures. This scholarship in Richard’s name provides other students with the same opportunities to grow intellectually, physically and spiritually.
James J. O'Brien '21 Fund
O'Brien Student-Athlete Leadership Initiative Fund
The O'Brien Student-Athlete Leadership Initiative Fund was established by Colleen and Bill O'Brien '88 to improve collaboration between academic and athletic leadership on campus. The goal of the initiative is to ensure the work of Prep coaches and student-athletes positively impacts the Prep community.
Joseph T. O'Connor '50 Fund
Joe was a math whiz at the Prep, winning the Math Award at graduation. He went on to Bowdoin College, where he finished in three years with a BA in Math, and then went to MIT and completed a BS in Aerospace Engineering in two years. He also earned his Masters and Doctorate at MIT and went on to work at the MIT Draper Lab on all of the early moon flights. His life was cut short by cancer at 51. This scholarship was established to honor his memory.
The Reverend John F. O'Donnell '55 Memorial Fund
This scholarship goes to a deserving student or students residing within the city of Salem, MA, who aspire to the Xaverian spirit of the congregation's founder, Brother Ryken.
Pedicini Family Endowment
This fund was established by John Pedicini '69.
Samuel O. Penni Fund
Samuel Penni was born to a Sicilian and a French immigrant in 1918 and grew up quite poor, though his father eventually became a successful small grocer in Marblehead. Samuel was the oldest of eight children, who all attended public school. After serving in the Navy commanding a LST (Landing ship/tank, a naval ship specially designed to transport and deploy troops, vehicles, and supplies onto foreign shores), he went to night school at Boston University on the GI Bill. He went into the insurance business, eventually establishing his own agency in Boston. He had five children, all of whom attended Catholic high schools, including two to St. John's (Peter '60 and Dan '65).
Preference for students of Polish descent.
J. Roger Rainville '47 Fund
J. Roger Rainville, a Salem, MA native, graduated in 1947 after spending four years as a commuter student at St. John's. He played varsity football and hockey, and was a member of the 1946 championship football team. He helped support his Prep education by working throughout his high school years, including as a counselor at the school's summer camp. He valued and thoroughly enjoyed his camaraderie of his classmates and teammates and the mentorship of his teachers and coaches. Throughout his life, Roger spoke with great appreciation and fondness for his days at the Prep.
Ray Carey Diversity Fund
As a teacher, coach, advocate, mentor, and Prep graduate, Ray Carey is a powerful voice for diversity, equity, and community. This scholarship is supported by an annual Golf for GOOD tournament, the Annual Ray Carey ’67 Diversity Fund Golf Tournament held each June. This tournament helps advance the mission of this diversity fund—to foster an inclusive community at St. John's by providing need-based tuition assistance for students of color and by supporting the important work of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Community Development.
Michael Dennis Reid '53 Fund
Michael started at St. Michael's school in South Berwick, Maine, then went onto St. John's, just like his brothers, Peter and John, before him. After graduation, he travelled through Europe with his two brothers before heading to Georgetown University. After college, he started an illustrious career in international banking. He later returned to New England and went into the antique business.
Peter Noel Reid, M.D. '50 Fund
Peter Reid was born on Christmas Day in NJ, and after moving to Montreal, then South Berwick, Maine where he went to grade school. He attended St. John's Prep as a boarding student; his older brother John was a Junior when he arrived, and he was a senior when his younger brother Michael entered freshman year. John and Peter were avid photographers, and had their own "dark room" at home. At the Prep, Peter was an official photographer with a press pass for sporting and other events. After St. John's, he went on to UNH for pre-med, then onto the University of Ottawa Medical School. He married and moved to NH, opening a private practice, despite being sick. He died in his third year of practice, and his brother John established this scholarship in his memory with the hope that future generations of students would enjoy St. John's as much as Peter did.
Richard M. Riley Fund
Msgr. Daniel C. Riordan Fund
Rizos Family Tapeinos Fund
Fund established by Demetrius and Susan Rizos P'23.
Samuel F. Roberto '69 Fund
This endowment Fund established in memory of Samuel F. Roberto '69 by his mother, Mary Guarante. Preference is for a graduate of St. Mary's in Danvers who scores highest on Prep entrance exam.
Roddy Foundation Fund
Rogers Family Foundation Fund
St. John's former Trustee, Amy Rogers Dittrich, is the Managing Trustee of the Rogers Family Foundation. The Foundation has a long history of supporting Bellesini Academy in Lawrence, going back to 2003, prior to Amy's joining the family foundation's board with her two cousins, Debbie and Stephen Rogers. In 2010, the Foundation partnered with St. John's to support Bellesini students matriculating to the Prep.
Ronald L. Rossetti and Linda A. Rossetti Fund
The Rossettis feel very strongly that "St. John's is a wonderful school for young boys on their way to becoming men." Preference for this scholarship will go to provide support for sons of law enforcement and military personnel, reflecting their reverence for these critical roles in society.
Angelica and Alfred "Ben" Rossi '55 Fund
Rourke Family Fund
Brother Rudolph, C.F.X. Fund
Christopher Sarney Endowment Fund
This endowed fund was established in memory of Christopher Sarney '91 by John Levesque '91.
John A. Scanlan '41 Endowment Fund
This was established from a trust of John Scanlan '41.
George "Chip" H. Schruender III Fund
This scholarship is for a student from the Merrimack Valley region. Chip was killed in a car crash while he was a student at St. John's, and his family and friends started the scholarship to honor him.
Dr. Joseph A. Sciuto '31 Fund
Evan Scollard '13 Scholarship Fund
Evan’s four years at the Prep were a formative experience. He loved the brotherhood and the academic challenges. He was president of the Animal Welfare Club and active in many school-wide activities. Evan went on to graduate from Trinity College in Hartford. His ambition was to continue on to law school and a position in the state department. To enhance his law school application to a Top 10 school, he went to Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI and became a weapons officer aboard the USS Boxer based in San Diego. He was an amazing young man and would have produced an equally amazing career. His scholarship is awarded to a deserving student that possesses empathy for others less fortunate and an inner drive to be the best they can be.
The Shaw Family Endowment Fund
The Shaw Family Endowment Funds hope to honor Ryan Shaw '15 and give back to St. John’s Prep, a defining place in the life of Ryan and his older brother, Connor Shaw '12. Through funds earmarked to faculty, programs, and scholarships, Scott, Joanne, Connor, and Maddy hope to enable Prep students for years to come to ideate, create, and implement business plans that will help the greater community become a better place. Ryan was an amazing young man whose four years at the Prep were arguably the best of his life. He followed his older brother to St. John's but quickly created his own path in his academic, athletic and creative pursuits, even winning a Boston Globe Gold Award for painting. With a few of his Prep friends, he created a successful business that exists to this day. He went on to attend the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, where he excelled academically, spent a semester abroad in Dublin, and joined the Pike fraternity. Tragically, he died of bacterial meningitis a few days after finishing exams his freshman year. Ryan was a young man who rarely had a bad day. He was inquisitive, imaginative, business-minded, and empathetic. He valued family and friendship above all else. His wisdom far exceeded his years. The Shaw Family Endowment Funds are a way to support the academic and personal growth of Prep students as young boys become mature, educated, confident and faith-based young men molded by a sense of community and brotherhood.
Shaw Family Center for Innovation and Design Endowment Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Sirois Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Sirois Sr. both grew up in Peabody, of families with little means. Joseph was an outstanding amateur boxer who eventually opened a leather tannery in Peabody with his brother. Joseph Sirois, Jr. '49 started the Prep tradition; he then sent his sons, Joseph III '75 and Michael '77 to St. John's.
Robert L. Smith '69 Fund
St. Mary's of Beverly Fund
Jim and Nancy Stager P'06 Family Fund
Student Aid Endowment Fund
Joseph C. Sullivan Fund
Bro. Robert Sullivan, C.F.X. Fund
Longtime faculty member Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. was honored by his former students with the establishment of this fund in 2005. The fund supports the Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Lecture Series, featuring individuals whose lives align with the mission and values that are at the center of the St. John’s community.
Terranova Family Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Thomas Fund
Peter A. Tondreau '60 Fund
Visiting Artists Fund
Harry Vorias Fund
PFC William A. Walsh '42 Fund
James J. Welch Fund
Xaverian Brothers Fund
Paul M. Zaido Fund
James C. Zampell '71 and Brian J. Zampell '00 Fund
Christine Zampell P '00 and current Trustee, started the fund to honor her husband Jim and son Brian as father (’71)/ son (’00) graduates and to help other students attend. They have shifted their philanthropy more to endowment versus brick and mortar type projects. Christine shares: “St. John’s took Jim in as a senior when his school, St. Peter’s in Gloucester was closed by Cardinal Cushing and he has always appreciated that he could do that.”
Mary Louise and Alexander Paul Ziolkowski '58 Memorial Fund
Paul Ziolkowski '58 attended the Prep on a scholarship himself. The scholarship was given to an altar server from St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers. He thrived on the academics at the Prep, and then went onto the engineering program at Tufts University. He had a very successful career that included positions at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, Boeing, Raytheon, DynaPert, and as an engineer on Boston's Big Dig. His wife, Mary, was a teacher, and when she died, he established the scholarship in her name.