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The Office of Advancement is proud to oversee a growing number of named endowment funds that have been established to provide financial assistance to Bishop Moore Catholic. Each year a defined portion of the fund is awarded while the principal investment is held “in perpetuity” so that the vision of the donors will continue to make a difference at BMC. These funds have been established by alumni, parents, & friends of our school.

If you are interested in establishing a named endowment fund or contributing to an existing endowment, please contact Tom Doyle, President, at doylet@bishopmoore.org or Tanya Starrett, Director of Advancement, at starrettt@bishopmoore.org or 407-293-7561, ext. 233

Endowments as of January 2024.

Andrew P. Caneza Foundation Endowment Fund

Andrew P. Caneza was a loving father and grandfather who was a strong supporter of Catholic education, his family began this endowment in his memory to offer financial assistance to a student in need. Grandchildren Jennifer Black ’93, Tory Whitson Lee ’94, and Andrew ’97 are all alumni of Bishop Moore.

Amount: $25,335.10

 

Ann Hefferin Memorial Endowment

One memorial scholarship is awarded in loving memory of Ann Marie Hefferin, Class of ’11. Ann died suddenly in her freshman year of college at UCF. Ann was an "Angel" in disguise to all who knew and met her, as she lived her most spirited life as a child and young woman. At Bishop Moore, Ann was active as an officer in the English National Honor Society, a member of Rho Kappa, Science National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Junior Civitan, and Varsity lacrosse, and participated in Peer Ministry. An annual scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a college-bound graduate of BMC who exemplifies Ann’s love of life. Ann’s brothers John ’09 and Nick ’17 are alums of Bishop Moore.

Amount: $36,092.72

 

Bill Dunn Alumni Scholarship Endowment

The BMC Alumni Association presents a scholarship to one male and one female senior each year. All seniors are eligible. Bill Dunn III, class of '65 had a commitment and passion for Bishop Moore Catholic that was evident in everything he did. His passing, in April 2023, ignited his classmates, teammates, and friends to raise funds to add his name to this scholarship. The funds donated exceeded expectations, which allowed for the creation of the Bill Dunn Alumni Scholarship Endowment.

Amount: $25,896.00.

Established January 2024

 

Bishop Moore Endowment and Charitable Trust

The Endowment and Charitable Trust was established for the following purposes: capital improvements, faculty and staff salaries, faculty and staff professional development, and student financial aid. This endowment was started in the early 1990s by supporters of Bishop Moore Catholic including the Brekse, Farrell, Dunn, Perez, Martinez, Powers, Mullins, Madden,  Guarneri, Kiley, Dittmer, Kelly, Adamson, Brown, Bunning Dempsey, Maroon, and Bert families. 

Amount: $3,904,760.85

 

Coto Family Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to families in need of support to pay tuition. The Matriarch of the family, Norma Coto, was a beloved former faculty member. Norma Coto was part of our World Languages Department and taught Spanish from 1971-2000. She started the Las Avispas Club and was an advocate for celebrating cultural diversity. In 2015, Bishop Moore honored Norma Coto for her love and dedication to Catholic education in Central Florida.

Amount: $9,140.97

 

Dawn Michelle Aberwald Endowment Fund

Dawn, Class of ‘82, graduated Valedictorian of her class. This endowment was started in memory of Dawn by her family. Gifts from this endowment will be granted in the following manner: 50% is awarded to the Valedictorian of BMC to cover ancillary expenses (books, room, board) and 50% to assist a current student from St. Andrews Catholic School in financial need. Siblings Dana ’76, Mark ’76, Leslie ’78, and Wendy ’80 are all graduates of Bishop Moore Catholic. Dawn was active in the National Honor Society and received class awards for top student, was a statistician for the basketball team, and member of the Latin Club and Tri-Hi-y.

Amount: $48,038.73

 

Guardian Angel Endowment

This fund provides financial assistance to BMC student’s families who are in crisis due to an unexpected emergency. The purpose of the fund is to lighten a family’s financial burden when facing serious illness, loss of employment, or other factors that affect their ability to pay school-related expenses such as tuition, technology, books, uniforms, lunch accounts, sports teams, and other essentials.

Amount: $371,735.77

 

Hall Family Tuition Assistance Fund

The Hall Family Tuition Assistance Fund exists to provide selected Bishop Moore Catholic High School students with tuition assistance needed to attend and receive a Bishop Moore Catholic High School Education. This endowment was started by Jon Hall ‘68. Jon is an avid supporter of Hornet Athletics.

Hall Family Tuition Assistance Fund is a semi-restricted fund.

Amount: $226,401.81

 

Joanne C. Brown Memorial Endowment Fund

Joanne was a person of faith and lived a life serving others. During the 1980’s, she was a tireless and selfless volunteer at BMC and is credited with completing our first alumni directory. So many family and friends have come together to create this endowment so more young people would have the gift of a Catholic education and a deeper relationship with God. This endowment will provide tuition assistance for a practicing Catholic student to remain at BMC. Joanne and husband Bill are the proud parents of Lori ’81, Don ’83, Linda ’85, and many grandchildren.

Amount: $75,996.63

 

Joe Skinner Endowment Fund

Joe was diagnosed with hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare form of the disease, in December 2015. Joe passed away on April 30, 2016, in Dallas, Texas awaiting an experimental treatment. It was the day after the Senior Class Awards Luncheon, where he was awarded the Religion Award, a tribute to how deeply Joe embraced his faith. Less than a month later, his parents, Scott and Judy, along with his sister Molly, attended the Bishop Moore High School graduation and accepted Joe’s diploma. Bishop Moore baseball retired his #24 jersey and on March 2, 2017, Bishop Moore held a dedication of the newly renovated “Joe Skinner Field.” Joe’s quote in his senior yearbook was from Walter Payton: “When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.”

Joe is one of the great ones.

Amount: $21,886.77

 

John Kevin Doyle Fund

This fund provides financial support to faculty members for professional development. The purpose of the fund is to support teachers in their pursuit to advance their expertise in teaching. General teaching methods and content area learning can be supported through this endowment.

Amount: $20,575.84

 

Kelly Reen Memorial Endowment

Kelly Erin Reen was a graduate of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School and a Sophomore at BMC at the time of her passing (’10). A memorial scholarship is awarded in her loving memory. A $1,000 award is granted each year to a graduating senior from BMC. Siblings Caitlin ’06, Lauren ’08 and twin Siblings Michael and Matthew ’14 are graduates of Bishop Moore. Kelly was a member of the soccer and track teams and active in the Social Justice Club. Kelly loved her many friends, classmates, coaches, and teachers at St. Charles. Our "Belle" as she was called, had a gift for friendship.

Amount: $26,549.13

 

Maria Boudet & de la Roza Family Endowment (Technology Endowment)

Beginning in 1966, Señora Maria Boudet taught Spanish at Bishop Moore for 25 years. She was also the Chairperson of the Language Department and the Dean of Students for two years.  She was beloved by her students, faculty, and staff. During her tenure, she helped initiate various Spanish courses, the Spanish club, and the Spanish Honor Society that promoted language learning and culture within the school community. Maria is a source of strength and inspiration to all that know her. This fund was established by her loving family to honor and continue Maria’s legacy of faith and quality teaching at Bishop Moore.  The endowment will provide annual funding for technology enhancements in the Language Lab as well as additional technology devices and infrastructure as needed by the students and faculty. 

Amount: $95,398.62

 

Michael Sheve Memorial Endowment

Michael Lawrence Sheve, Class of ’98, played on the ’94-’97 basketball and ’94-’98 golf teams. This endowment helps with financial assistance for students in need at Bishop Moore Catholic High School and Morning Star Catholic School. Michael Scheve lived a splendid life. He made the most of every single moment, and touched countless people along his short, but spectacular journey. Michael also loved golf; he was long off the tee, while constantly struggling with his ‘questionable’ short game. But anyone who had the opportunity to spend a few hours on the course with Mike, had an epic and hilarious experience. The Hornet Scramble was part of Michael’s Legacy. Michael’s Sister, Ann Marie Davis ’96 is also an alumnae of Bishop Moore.

Amount: $182,326.86

 

Perreault Family Endowment Fund

This fund was established to assist those called to serve in Catholic vocations. Proceeds will provide tuition assistance and supplemental living expenses while on their religious formation. Paul Perreault ’75 responded to a call to priesthood, attended seminary, and during his discernment was called to the vocation of married life. Assisting those called to a religious vocation is important to the Perreault family. Sister Odette ’76 and brother George ’72 are graduates of Bishop Moore.

Amount: $37,787.10

 

Peter and Catherine McCaffrey Endowment Fund

This fund was established in memory of Peter and Catherine McCaffrey, parents of Anne Schultz. Joe and Anne Schultz wanted to establish a fund that would provide financial assistance for an incoming freshman student from St. James Cathedral School. Son Christopher ’18 is a graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic. Joe and Anne  served on the BMC Annual Fund and Marketing committees, Joe was on the board of St. James and was a model of the St James motto “Come to learn, leave to serve.”

Amount: $63,803.81

 

Robert J. Peterson Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund provides tuition assistance to Bishop Moore Catholic families in need. This award should go to a Catholic student who has lost their parent. Bob Peterson believed Catholicism and Catholic education are inseparable. As an adolescent he lost his father in an auto accident and then, as a teenager, his mother died. Overcoming these obstacles was possible due to the support and love he received from his Catholic community. The community made sure that Bob was able to finish his studies at the elite Catholic institution of Chaminade High School. Bob’s Children Jesslyn ’92, Alyssa ’93, Luke ’96, and Tiana ‘99 are graduates of Bishop Moore Catholic. Bob passed away in 2009.

Amount: $53,900.22

 

Shaughnessy-Mantle Family Endowment

Proceeds from this endowment will be used to help an already-enrolled Catholic student at BMC whose family suffers a crisis creating financial difficulty (such as the death of a parent, loss of job, or serious illness) and the student might otherwise be forced to leave BMC in the absence of financial assistance.

Amount: $62,651.65

 

St. Michael the Archangel Endowment

This fund was established with the belief that the BMC community could benefit from the presence of a religious sister, full-time on campus. With this endowment, students are able to witness, on a daily basis, a religious sister who has said yes to God’s call for her life. Our goal for this fund is to reach $750,000, which would yield an investment to sustain the salary for a religious sister in perpetuity. This endowment was started by an anonymous donor.

Amount: $318,620.53

 

The Dave Powers Memorial Endowment Fund

After Dave Powers, Class of ‘74, and member of the band passed away, a group of current and former directors and officers of United Legacy Bank created the fund to ensure Dave’s legacy lives on at his beloved alma mater. Interest from the endowment will directly benefit the Black & Gold Brigade for the purchasing of new musical instruments and band uniforms. Dave is considered the quintessential loyal Hornet. His love for Bishop Moore’s Black & Gold Brigade Dave was a member of the school board, chaired several fundraising drives to expand the BMC campus. Daughters Amanda ’09, Alison ‘11, Angie ’13, and David ‘15 are graduates of Bishop Moore Catholic.

Amount: $52,549.60

 

The Gary Burkey Student-Athlete Endowment

This fund provides financial support for student-athletes who cannot afford ancillary expenses required to participate in their sport. Interest from this endowment will be used to cover costs associated with in-season expenses which are a requirement of team member. Gary was an avid sports fan and this endowment was started in his memory celebrating his love of athletics. His wife Julie started this endowment. Grandchildren Blake ’21 and Kate ’25 are BMC Hornets.

Amount: $26,064.41