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The Centennial Fund for Saint Benedict Catholic School


Serving God’s Beautiful Children

Today, St. Benedict Catholic School serves more than 230 children, with surging parent demand boosting enrollment to near capacity and a retention rate above 95%. The school has worked responsibly to achieve strong financials, a $1M scholarship endowment, and has recently completed and retired the debt on major renovation work including a new roof, new windows and new lighting throughout the building. Being good stewards of our century-old school and ensuring that it remains an attractive place to learn and grow is key to the future of our school. In 2019, we launched the Centennial Campaign to raise $1 million to replace our failing HVAC system, expand our playground facilities and create a multifunctional outdoor space that serves both recreational and educational purposes. After a successful launch of our Centennial Campaign, we elected to suspend active fundraising during the COVID epidemic to focus on in-person learning and the health of our community.

Centennial Campaign

Please join us in taking care of our beloved St. Benedict and ensuring its vitality for the next century. We are now excited to relaunch our Centennial Campaign to complete the campus improvements that will significantly enhance how we serve the children in our care now and attract students for the future.

$300,000 Investment in Infrastructure

Our school is blessed to be situated in a beautiful urban environment in the heart of the Museum District, though it forces us to be creative in the use of our outdoor space. Reimagining our space will allow the school to offer additional outdoor learning opportunities, provide much-needed recreational and social space, and allow for enhanced safety and privacy.

There are four key components of this initiative:
1. Two new playground equipment sets, supported by a softer rubberized surface, will serve our students recreational and developmental needs as they grow from ages 4 to 13.

2. New fencing and privacy screening will surround the playground area for our students' safety. 

3. An outdoor, shaded learning/gathering area will be added to the new playground space with transitional seating that can provide bench or picnic table seating.

4. The school’s largest outdoor space needs to be resurfaced with new asphalt.

$300,000 for HVAC System

St. Benedict was fortunate to receive a matching grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation to help install a new HVAC system in the summer of 2020. Fortuitously, this project proved to be extraordinarily valuable during the COVID epidemic. Our new HVAC system allowed us to maintain in-person learning, while providing clean filtered air for students and staff. The school has made excellent strides paying off the debt of this major installation, but this reflects the remainder to be raised.

You can make a gift or pledge today or contact Gretchen Ridgely to discuss how your family would like to be a part of The Centennial Campaign for St. Benedict.  Join in funding essential capital improvements as Saint Benedict School begins its second century of service to Richmond families!

Supporting the Centennial Fund

Preserving our parochial school for future generations can only happen with the full support of our Saint Benedict community. Contributions to The Centennial Fund can take place in several ways: outright gifts, family gifts, grants, and blended gifts, (including planned gifts).

Supporters at the Benefactor level and above may make their gift over a multi-year term. Gifts at this level will be honored in the permanent display in the lobby of our school. All donors to the campaign will be recognized on our website.

Founder - $100,000+
Legacy - $50,000+
Heritage - $25,000+
Charter - $10,000+
Leader - $5,000+
Benefactor - $2,500+
Friend - $1,000+
Supporter - $500+
Patron - Gifts up to $499

Click to make a gift payment or make a pledge now.

Gifts and Pledges as of September 14, 2022


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Kathleen Burke Barrett  
Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Chapman       
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hancock, III        
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Marks        
Ms. Anne McEvoy        
Mr. & Mrs. Tony McMunn        
Mrs. Madelyn Stumpf        
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ward


Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich Berling 
Mr. & Mrs. Norbert Bliley        
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carter        
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Nichols        
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ridgely        
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ross


Dr. & Mrs. Pasquale Accardo        
Mr. James Boehling        
Linda and Dickie Bunce        
Dr. Elizabeth Hanson        
Ms. Sarah Jane Holzgrefe    
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kelleher       
Mr. & Mrs. William O'Connor        
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Pollard   
Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Wagner        
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Wheatley


Ms. Mary-Downes Meyer Amrhein        
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Anderson        
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Barnes        
Mr. & Mrs. John Baron    
Ms. Jennifer Bellaver             
Mr. & Mrs. John Carter        
Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Davis        
Mr. & Mrs. Paul DeGance        
Dominion Foundation        
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hahn      
Mr. & Mrs. Terrance Kerner        
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Laschon      
Mr. Alfred Pollard      
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Mikkelson        
Mr. & Mrs. William Solari      
Mr. Dwight Swanson & Dr. Jennifer Accardo        
Mr. & Mrs. R. Woodruff        
Mr. & Mrs. Roy York        
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Mr/ & Mrs/ Douglas Alexander        
Mr. & Mrs. Ruppert Beirne        
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Buttner        
Mr. & Mrs. John Donner        
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Donohoe        
Mr. & Mrs. William Drummond        
Mr. & Mrs. Samual Graham        
Ms. Theresa Harvey        
Mr. & Mrs. B. Houghton        
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kelleher        
Mr. & Mrs. James Kepler        
Miss Mijung Kim        
Mr. Mark Lange        
Dr. Michael Mariscalco & Dr. Kari Rudinsky        
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Miller     
Nancy R Oswald        
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Peters        
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Priest        
Ms. Frances Reidelbach     
Mr. John Ripp        
Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Sharp        
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Smith              
Mr. Ben Wasson & Ms. Elizabeth Ferguson        
Mr. & Mrs. Tomas Zbell


Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Acosta        
Ms. Stacy Ahyoung        
Mrs. Kellyn Alvarez        
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Anderson        
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Anderson, Jr.        
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Anderson        
Mr. & Mrs. John Anderson        
Anonymous (16)        
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Aryeh        
Mr. Clyde Ash & Ms. Sanisha Bailey        
Mrs. Pamela Autry        
Ms. Lorena Ayala        
Ms. Clara Ayala Garcia        
Mrs. Suzanne Bailey        
Mr. & Mrs. W E Bain        
Mrs. Michele Barlow        
Mr. Roxmel Rodriguez & Mrs. Maria Barrera        
Mrs. Kathleen Burke Barrett        
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L Bayer        
Mr. Alan Bello Marcos & Ms. Bertha Yepez Garcia        
Corey and Annie Benjamin        
Mr. Christopher Bergin        
Mrs. Leticia Bergin        
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bergin        
Mr. & Mrs. Matej Bevc        
Ms. Mengsa Bey        
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Blide        
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Booth        
Mr. & Mrs. Erik Bootsma        
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Boyle        
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Britt        
Mr. & Mrs. Leigh Brown        
Ms. Ann Brunner        
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brunner        
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Burchell        
Mr. & Mrs. Cregg Burns        
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Buthe        
Ms. Marylou Carter        
Mr. & Mrs. Jospeh Carter        
Ms. Carol Cashman        
Mrs. Maria Castro Contreras        
Ms. Coleen Causey        
Miss Elizabeth W Chenery        
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Churchwell, III        
Mrs. Michelle Cisik        
Richard Clary        
Mr. Robert Cleveland & Dr. Elizabeth Bortell        
Ms. Patricia Clover        
Mr. Thomas Cooper        
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cooper        
Mr. & Mrs. Coye Cordle III        
Mr. John Cornelius & Ms. Kerry Taniguchi        
Ms. Angela Costa        
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Creager        
Mr. Jeffrey Cronheim        
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Cruess        
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Cruess        
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Cullen        
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Curtin        
Mr. & Mrs. Charles D'Agostino        
Mr. & Mrs. William D'Agostino        
Mrs. Judith Dart        
Ms. Betty Daugherty        
Mr. & Mrs. George Daugherty        
Mr. & Mrs. John Davis        
Ms. Carrie Dawkins        
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Deaton        
Mrs. Rita Dee        
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dodson        
Mr. & Mrs. Dickman        
Mrs. April DiGirolamo        
Mr. Kevin Doran        
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Doran        
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Douglas        
Mr. Steve Drew        
Mr. Albert & Dr. Katherine Drummond        
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Duffer        
Ms. Judith Dyson        
Dr. Michael Edwards & Ms. Brooke Taylor        
Ms. Cindy Ellis        
Ms. Jenny Ellis & Mr. Tim Holder        
Mr. Jose Enamorado & Ms. Dinabel Ayala        
Mr. & Mrs. Federico Espina        
Mrs. Deyanira Fabian        
Mr. Peter Fagan        
Ms. Evelyn Ferrell        
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Fitzpatrick        
Ms. Melia Flanagan        
Mr. Jeffrey Flanigan        
Ms. Joan Marie Flanigan        
Mrs. Rita Foster        
Mrs. Chritina Foster-Jackson        
Ms. Tracey Friedly        
Mr. & Mrs. WIlliam Fullerton        
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Gallagher        
Mr. Jose Garcia Garzon & Ms. Gloria Guerrero Castaneda        
Gentile Family        
Ms. Sara Gibson & Mr. Cristopher Lane        
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Girayosian        
Dr. Henry Gonner        
Mr. & Mrs. Hector Gonzalez        
Ms. Yuri Gonzalez        
Mr. & Mrs. William Gorman        
Ms. Megan Gorman        
Mr. Dirk Graham        
Mrs. Suzanne Grasberger        
Mr. Christopher Griffin        
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Griffin        
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Grumblatt, Jr.        
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Gutierrez Panameño        
Mr. Luisa Hahn-Tighe        
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hall        
Mr. Albert Hammond & Ms. Adzo Selormey        
Ms. Marie Harbaugh        
Mr. & Mrs. Sergio Harding        
Mr. & Mrs. David Harding        
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hawker        
Mr. Chester Herbert & Mrs. Elizabeth Muldowney        
Mr. & Mrs. Romeo Hernandez        
Mrs. Erin Herrity        
Mrs. Rebecca Hickman        
Ms. Ann H Holzgrefe        
William F. Holzgrefe Jr        
Ms. Ann Honeycutt        
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Horvath        
Ms. Dini Howell        
Mr. & Mrs. John Hughes        
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Hughes        
Pamela & Jim Hughes        
Mr. Samuel Ikenberry        
Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Jackson        
Mrs. Christina Foster-Jackson        
Ms. Maria Jaramillo        
Ms. Michele Jensen        
Joan Jimenez and Bibiana Hernandez        
Mrs. Taneisha Johnson        
Mr. Jason Jones & Ms. Libia Calderon        
Mr. Harold B Kelly        
Mrs. Ann Kirmil        
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Korte        
Daniela Kutchera        
Mr. Joe Kutcher & Ms. Lourdes Garcia        
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lanham        
Mr. David Lara & Ms. Maria Gonzalez        
Denise Lawrence        
Ms.  Marilyn Leahy        
Mrs. Teresa Lehmann        
Dr. Nathan Webb & Dr. Erika Lentini        
Robert & Lindsay Lepore     
Mr. Andrew Lucas        
Mr. & Mrs. William Luck        
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Lumsden-Cook        
Mr. Felipe Luna & Ms. Yesenia Gonzalez        
Ms. Michelle Lynne        
Ms. Christine Malloy        
Ms. Laura Mancini        
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Mangano        
Mr. & Mrs. David Mangano        
Ms. Tracie Marchant        
Ms. Rebekah Martin        
Mr. Raphallel Martinez & Ms. Tanya Holmes        
Mr. & Mrs. Aston McCatty        
Mr. Michael McGee        
Mr. John McGinty        
Mr. & Mrs. Mark McKinley        
Mr. Earl McKnight        
Dr. Robert McMahon        
Mr. Tom Mell        
Ms. Monica Mell        
Mrs. Judith Mendez        
Ms. Monica Flott Menzies        
Mr. & Mrs. Adin Merida        
Mr. & Mrs. Benoit Meyrieux        
Ms. Elizabeth Middleton        
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Mikkelson        
Mr. Calbe Moel & Ms. Juliette O'Berry        
Monte Alban LLC        
Mr. Ivan Acosta & Mrs. Iveth Motenegro        
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Moore        
Betty & Jim Moore        
Misters Rodney & Scott Moubray-Carrico        
Mr. Lizette Mull        
Ms. Kim Nguyen        
Mr. Timothy O'Boyle        
Brendan & Megan O'Boyle        
Mr. & Mrs. John O'Herron        
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph O'Herron        
Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Olson        
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ortiz        
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Panchyshyn        
Mr. Don Paradowski        
Mrs. Mary Parsons        
Mr. Patrick Patton        
Ronnie Payne & Wendy Wood        
Mr. Nelson Pelaez & Ms. Eludvia Luna        
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Peters Jr        
Mr. & Mrs. James Phillips Sr        
Mr. & Mrs. Omar Plummer        
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Poe        
Mr. & Mrs. David Priest        
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Proctor        
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Puccinelli, Sr.        
Mr. Michael Purcell Sr        
Mr. Mauro Quiroz & Mrs. Angelica Lopez        
Mr. & Mrs. David Radford        
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ramos        
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Ramos        
Mr. & Mrs. Joel Rampe        
Ms. Tamara Randolph        
Mr. Rigoberto Reyes & Ms. Vanessa Ascencio        
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Riccobono        
Mr. Vincent Ripp        
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rogers        
Ms. Amber Rollins        
Mr. Thomas Rose        
Mr. & Mrs. James Ruppell        
Ms. Jessica Scott        
Mr. & Mrs. Tomas Sekinger        
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Shea        
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Shea        
Ms. Renee Sheehy        
Mr. John Smith & Mrs. Marsha Raley        
Ms. Jayne M. Smith        
Mr. & Mrs. Walt Smith        
Ms. Catherine Dart Solari        
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Sprinkel        
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Staples        
Mr. Donne Storino        
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Stransky        
Mr. Michael Straus        
Mr. Lawrence Strollo        
Mr. Eric Albert Sund        
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Sundstrom        
Mr. Ruth Taliaferro        
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Thorell        
Mr. arold Krapp & Ms. Michele Thorell        
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Thorell        
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thornton        
Ms. Elizabeth Toomey        
Ms. Ellen Toomey        
Ms. Rose Toomey        
The Toomey Family Charitable Giving Fund        
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Treadwell        
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Tres        
Mr. & Mrs. John Upton        
Mrs. Jennifer Van Boskerck        
Ms. Jennifer Vasquez  Lopez        
Mr. & Mrs. Cedric Villenave        
Mr. Joseph Wallmeyer & Mrs. Jean Peaco-Wallmeyer        
Ms. Elizabeth Walsh        
Mr. John West        
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Wessler        
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Whaley        
Mrs. Barbara Miller Whetstone        
Mr. & Mrs. Dale Winters        
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Wolf        
Ms. Josephine Wood        
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Yesolitis        
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy York        
Ms. Barbara Young        
Mr. Daneil Zantana & Ms. Lilia Lopez Granados        
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Zocco


In Memory of Ann Ahyoung     
        Stacy Ahyoung     
In Memory of Samantha Caroline Chapman     
       Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Chapman   
In Memory of Joseph & Virginia Dart     
       Catherine Dart Solari     
In Memory of Joanne D'Aria     
       Mr. Luciano D'Aria     
       Mr. & Mrs. Jay Burchell    
In Memory of Margie Gott     
       Ms. Regina Alexander     
       Mr. & Mrs. Allen Blide     
       Miss Elizabet Chenery     
       Mr. & Mrs. Jospeh Curtin     
       Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Duffer     
       Ms. Joan Marie Flanigan     
       Mr. Jefferey Flanigan     
       Mr. & Mrs. John Hughes     
       Ms. Michele Jensen     
       Mrs. Ann Kirmil     
       Ms. Marilyn Leahy     
       Mr. & Mrs. Earl McKnight     
       Mr. Lawrence Strollo     
       Ms. Elizabeth Walsh     
In Memory of Eleanor Lenz     
       Mary Martino     
In Memory of Dr. Michael O. McMunn     
       Mr. & Mrs. Tony McMunn   
In Memory of Helen Chambers Toomey     
       Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Bayer     
       Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Boyle     
       Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Curtin     
       Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dickman     
       Mr. Peter Fagan     
       Mr. & Mrs. Peter Gallagher     
       Ms. Ann Honeycutt     
       Ms. Anne Lyne     
       Mr. Timothy O'Boyle     
       Brendan & Megan O'Boyle     
       Mr. Don Paradowski     
       Mr. Patrick Patton     
       Ronnie Payne and Wendy Woods     
       Mr. & Mrs. Mark Puccinelli, Sr.     
       Mr. & Mrs. Dana Roussy     
       Ms. Elizabeth Toomey     
       Ms. Ellen Toomey     
       Ms. Rose Toomey     
       Mr. & Mrs. Robert Toomey     
       The Toomey Family Charitable Giving Fund     
       Ms. Josephine Wood   

In Honor of Virginia & James Baron  
        Mr& Mrs. John Baron  
In Honor of Sahyun Bey     
        Alvina Thornton     
In Honor of Michelle Cisik     
        Michael Rogers     
In Honor of Jack & Harlan Donner     
        Mr. & Mrs. Walt Smith     
In Honor of Mattie Graham     
        Ms. Dini Howell     
In Honor of Luca Moore     
        Jim Moore     
In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rose     
        Tomas Rose     
In Honor of Mr. C. Scott Thorell     
        Mr. & Mrs. Sean Thorell     
In Honor of Augustine Tourangeau     
        Mr. & Mrs. Dale Winters   

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