The Brother Rice High School Foundation (“Foundation”), an approved 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, was established by a group of Brother Rice High School (“School”; “BRHS”) alumni in 2013.
The Foundation has been organized apart from, and is managed independent of, the School and its board of directors. As of January 1, 2018, the Foundation officers are:
Tom Gorman, Chair
Mike Stillman, President
James McCord, Vice President
Gregory Papiernik, Treasurer
Steve Ruff, Secretary and Legal Counsel
Jim Kramer, BRHS Board Liaison
Mark Donahue, BRHS President
Through the efforts of its officers and board members, the Foundation seeks to attract significant gifts to be invested for the purpose of sustaining the mission of Brother Rice High School in Chicago for years to come.
Beyond their personal gifts, the Foundation’s officers and board members make individual solicitations and host a golf outing each summer to attract funds in support of the Foundation’s mission.
Distributions are made to BRHS at least once each year to award scholarships, support the School’s Lifeguard Fund (financial aid based upon family need) and address the School’s requests for funds to enhance its curriculum and facilities. Through July, 2019, the Foundation has granted more than $725,000 to BRHS for the benefit of its students.