Giving To Bishop Kelley

Tuition Assistance Funds and Endowments
Class of 1978 Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund

Established in 2012 by members of the class of 1978 in honor of deceased classmates, this fund provides tuition assistance to families with financial need.

Father Brian O’Brien Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

On May 26, 2007, Father O’Brien was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, officially returning to Bishop Kelley as our part-time Chaplain the following August. We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Father O’Brien’s ordination with a new fund, the Father Brian O’Brien Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance. Our Advisory Council members have already donated over $45,000 to establish the fund. Earnings from the fund will provide tuition assistance for families who would not be able to send their students to Bishop Kelley without the support of the wider community.

Gary and Jane Oberste Diocesan Teachers Assistance Fund

The Gary and Jane Oberste Diocesan Teacher Assistance Fund has been established in recognition of the sacrifices and ministry of the teachers of the Diocese of Tulsa Parish Schools. This fund is available to teachers of the Diocese of Tulsa who have taught in a diocesan school for at least five years and continue to teach in the parish school through their child's tenure at Bishop Kelley. This fund has an initial $10,000 matching gift.

Bishop Kelley Endowment Trust

Each year, the earnings from this endowment are used by the school for tuition assistance to be given to those families who have the greatest financial need.

Direct Tuition Assistance

These funds may be used for immediate needs during the current school year.

Brian Arenson Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

Established in honor of Bishop Kelley teacher Brian Arenson, this fund will aid current Bishop Kelley faculty members in sending their children to Bishop Kelley. Mr. Arenson is the Chairman of our Science Department.

Eric Beeghly Memorial Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

The Eric Beeghly Memorial Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance was established by an anonymous donor to recognize the many contributions made by Eric Beeghly to the Bishop Kelley, Saint Mary, and Monte Cassino communities. Eric, a 1998 Bishop Kelley graduate, passed away in 2016. This fund will provide support to Saint Mary graduates who come from single parent households.

Believe in Kelley Tuition Assistance

These funds are used for the following school year.

Brother Bernardine Fund

The Brother Bernardine Tuition Assistance Trust was established in 1986 in Brother Bernardine’s honor on the 50th anniversary of his reception of the habit. A gift to this fund is a way to continue to acknowledge Brother Bernardine’s impact on our community and to continue his legacy well into the future through tuition assistance for Bishop Kelley students.

BK Education Fund

This fund was established in 1997 to honor former BK president, Bro. David Poos, FSC,on his Jubilee year with the Christian Brothers.

Lo Detrich Tuition Assistance Fund

Established in honor of Lo Detrich ‘03 who courageously fought Cystic Fibrosis until her death in 2012, this fund assists students with special physical needs.

Margo and Kent Dunbar Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund

This fund provides tuition assistance to BK students who graduate from one of three Catholic elementary schools. They are Sts. Peter & Paul, Holy Family Cathedral, and St. Catherine’s.

Tess Gonsalves Memorial Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established to honor Tess Gonsalves who was a member of the Class of 2004. Tess lost her battle with cancer early in her freshman year at Bishop Kelley; however, she left a positive mark on our students during her short time here. Her life continues to have a positive impact on Bishop Kelley students through gifts to her fund.

Dr. Mark A. Hayes Faculty Development Fund

This fund provides resources to enable faculty to attend continuing education conferences as well as Lasallian conferences.

Linda Cassini Hogsett

Established by the Hogsett family in 1999 to honor the memory of Linda Cassini Hogsett, earnings from this fund make it possible for students to receive a Catholic education who might not be able to attend Bishop Kelley without this help.  Linda and her husband Duane were the parents of five Bishop Kelley graduates: Rita Hogsett Friberg ‘67, Carol Hogsett Guertin ‘68, Dr. Marie Hogsett Cassini† ‘69, Alice Hogsett-Carter ‘81, and David Hogsett ‘84.

Jake Jamison Memorial Endowment Fund for Tuition Assistance

Named in honor of 1992 BK graduate, Jacob Jamison, who passed away in 2011. The Jake Jamison Memorial Endowment Fund for Tuition Assistance was established by Jake's family and is unrestricted.

Brother Norman McCarthy, FSC Tuition Assistance Fund

This fund was established in 2008 as a way of honoring Brother Norman’s legacy to Bishop Kelley through immediate tuition assistance for students most in need.

Megan Schaunaman Neely Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance

Established in honor of Bishop Kelley teacher, Megan Schaunaman Neely '01, this fund will aid current Bishop Kelley faculty members in sending their children to Bishop Kelley. A 2001 National Merit Scholar, Mrs. Neely currently coordinates and teaches our PSAT and ACT Prep Classes. She also coached Bishop Kelley's first National Champion in Speech and Debate.

Brock Norton Memorial Fund

Established to honor the memory of Brock Norton ‘16, the Class of 2016 established this fund as its Senior Class Legacy Gift of more than $30,0000.

Gary Oberste Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established in 2007 as part of the Forever Bishop Kelley Capital Campaign to honor Gary Oberste’s 30th anniversary at Bishop Kelley, this fund recognizes Mr. Oberste’s lifelong commitment to Catholic education. In 2017, Mr. 'O,' as he is more commonly called, will celebrate his 40th anniversary as a BKHS staff member!

Pat Pagano Tuition Assistance Fund

Following the untimely passing of her husband Pat Pagano '66 in 1992, Janet Boudreau '66 Pagano established the Pat Pagano Tuition Assistance Fund. Their six children all graduated from Bishop Kelley, as well: Renee Pagano Canter ‘86, Zak Pagano ‘89, Al Pagano ‘97, Michael Pagano ‘99, Molly Pagano Sinnett ‘02, and Holt Pagano ‘05.

Angelo Prassa Trust

Established in 1999 in honor of longtime Bishop Kelley Coach, Angelo Prassa, invested earnings from the Angelo Prassa Trust are used to provide tuition assistance for Bishop Kelley students.

Terry and Juanita Quinn Tuition Assistance Endowment

Terry and Juanita Quinn were an integral part of Bishop Kelley from the school’s inception, years before their four children (Pat '73, Camille '75, Mary '78, and Mike '81) reached high school age. They cheered each of their seven grandchildren on as they came through Bishop Kelley. Terry and Juanita left a mark on this school for well over five decades, and they were recognized for their immeasurable support with their induction into the Bishop Kelley Hall of Fame in 2011. The Quinns’ generous dedication to Catholic education has been passed down to each generation of the Quinn family, and through gifts to this fund, other families will also benefit from that legacy.

San Miguel Tuition Endowment

Gifts to this endowed fund will assist students coming to Bishop Kelley High School from Tulsa's other Lasallian school, San Miguel Middle School.

Science, Technology, Education, & Math (STEM) Endowment

Earnings from this fund will provide for needs related to classes taught in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including the recruitment and retention of top faculty to teach STEM-related classes.

Jeffrey P. Stoven Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established in 2005 by the Stoven family and by several members of the class of 1990, honoring the memory of Jeff Stoven ‘90.  Gifts to this fund have come from the Bishop Kelley community, as well as others throughout the country who were touched by Jeff’s life.

Kathie Sullivan Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established in 2011 to honor the memory of Kathie Sullivan ‘65. Hundreds of Bishop Kelley graduates knew her as “Aunt Kathie”, the scorekeeper at every basketball game. Her efforts extended beyond athletics. Kathie was always willing to help in whatever way was needed, from passing out gum, to giving her time, to quietly providing financial assistance to help make it possible for students in need to attend Bishop Kelley. This fund continues that legacy.

Thomas Family Tuition Assistance Fund

This fund was established to provide tuition assistance to families who have financial need and live in rural areas.

Mike Youngwirth Family Tuition Assistance Fund

This fund was established by Mike Youngwirth in 2014.  Its goal is to support a student who has financial need.  The only stipulation is that the student receiving this award must be active in the life of the school.

Mary Kay Zigrang Tuition Endowment

Part of the larger Endowment Trust, this fund was established to honor the memory of Mary Kay Zigrang ‘68. Mary Kay began her junior year at Kelley in the fall of 1966, having transferred from St. Joseph's High School in South Bend, IN. She took calculus from Brother Bernardine and was a Merit Scholar, winning one of five North American-Rockwell corporate scholarships. She was recruited by and attended Michigan State University where she majored in physics. Mary Kay was killed in a car accident on her way home to Tulsa, shortly after her college graduation in 1972.

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