Men of Excellence Fund
The Men of eXcellence Fund has been established at Saint Xavier High School by an anonymous alumni donor and his matching challenge. This need-based scholarship fund will generate $300,000 annually for boys who may otherwise not have considered Saint Xavier to be within financial reach, even with aid.
“My dad had a stroke halfway through my freshman year at St. X. My brother and I couldn’t have continued our education there if it weren’t for the generosity of others. The only requirement we were given was to do our best in school and to keep in mind that we should one day give back to the community. This new fund is a tremendous opportunity for students to experience learning in a community of faith that will offer them the gifts of integrity, hard work and commitment, just as it did for me.” – Alumnus John McCarthy, owner of McCarthy Strategic Solutions and Saint Xavier board member
The program will fund 12 to 15 students per year from the surrounding metro area. The funding is available immediately for students who have applied for tuition assistance school.
With the addition of this funding, Saint Xavier will provide more than $2.2 million in tuition assistance each year. Approximately 30 percent of its student body receives some level of assistance, with about 50 families qualifying for fully funded tuition each year.
“While Saint Xavier High School has educated young men in Louisville for more than 150 years, some who may benefit most from our philosophy to ‘develop the gifts and talents of each student’ never even consider us for financial reasons. We are grateful to our alumni for the Men of eXcellence Fund that will be life-changing for hard-working, motivated students of limited means.” - Dr. Perry E. Sangalli, President
The Men of eXcellence scholarship program will specifically target prospective students from the most difficult financial situations. “We see this fund as a way to live out the mission of what the Xaverian Brothers started more than a century ago. We are developing community partnerships and outreach to identify qualifying students. We want to make a positive difference for young men from every section of Louisville.” – Michael Littell, Vice President of Advancement