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The Centennial Fund for Saint Benedict Catholic School


Serving God’s Beautiful Children

Saint Benedict Catholic School (SBCS) is Richmond’s oldest parochial school, founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia in 1919. Throughout our rich history, SBCS has brought together RVA’s children, from different backgrounds and neighborhoods, to learn – united as God's beautiful children. Today our school continues that vital mission, serving approximately 200 students each year in a wonderful, small-school community with just one class per grade (JK-8). Our families come to us from over 20 area zip codes making us a destination school. We are sought after for our faithful Catholic culture, our challenging Classical curriculum, and our supportive community.  A love of God, a love of learning and a love of service are core to a St. Benedict education.

Stewarding our Past, Ensuring Our Future

As SBCS marks its 100th Anniversary, we seek to enrich this wonderful institution that has served so many families in our greater Richmond community. The purpose of The Centennial Fund is to responsibly steward our century-old school building and property by completing essential capital improvements today.  These projects will preserve and enhance this Richmond landmark so that it may continue to provide children with a wholesome, Christ-filled education that fosters a love of God, a love of learning, and a love of service for decades to come. Key to this campaign will be:

  • Replacing Our Aged HVAC System - $700,000
  • Maximizing Our Outdoor Urban Campus - $200,000
  • Community Spaces, Annual Fund and Stewardship - $100,000

To date we have raised

$136,379.98 in gifts and pledges

as of October 16, 2020

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 Fund.  Join in funding essential capital improvements as Saint Benedict School begins its second century of service to Richmond.

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 online, in our Annual Report and in our Commemorative Centennial Booklet at our 2020 Gala. 

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 October 16, 2020


Anonymous (1)


Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ward
Mrs. Madelyn Stumpf


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


Ms. Mary-Downes Meyer Amrhein
Mr. James Boehling
Linda and Dickie Bunce
Ms. Sarah Jane Holzgrefe
Ms. Anne McEvoy
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Pollard
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Wheatley


Dr. & Mrs. Pasquale Accardo
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Barnes
Mr. Dietric Berling
Dominion Foundation
Mr. Dwight Swanson & Dr. Jennifer Accardo
Mr. & Mrs. Roy York


Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Anderson
Mr. & Mrs. Ruppert Beirne
Ms. Jennifer Bellaver
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Crawford
Mr. & Mrs. William Drummond
Ms. Theresa Harvey
Mr. & Mrs. B. Houghton
Mr. Mark Lange
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Priest
Mr. Anthony Smith
Mr. Ben Wasson & Ms. Elizabeth Ferguson


Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Acosta
Ms. Stacy Ahyoung
Mrs. Kellyn Alvarez
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Anderson
Mr. & Mrs. John Anderson
Anonymous (11)
Mr. Clyde Ash & Ms. Sanisha Bailey
Mrs. Pamela Autry
Mrs. Suzanne Bailey
Mr. & Mrs. W E Bain
Mrs. Michele Barlow
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bauer
Mr. Alan Bello Marcos & Ms. Bertha Yepez Garcia
Corey and Annie Benjamin
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Bergin
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bergin
Mr. & Mrs. Matej Bevc
Ms. Mengsa Bey
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Blide
Mr. & Mrs. Norbert Bliley
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Booth
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Britt
Mr. & Mrs. Leigh Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brunner
Ms. Ann Brunner
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Burchell
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Buttner
Ms. Marylou Carter
Ms. Carol Cashman
Mrs. Maria Castro Contreras
Ms. Coleen Causey
Miss Elizabeth W Chenery
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Churchwell, III
Mrs. Michelle Cisik
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Cullen
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Clark
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
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Creager
Mr. Jeffrey Cronheim
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Cruess
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Curtin
Mr. & Mrs. Charles D'Agostino
Mr. & Mrs. William D'Agostino
Mrs. Judith Dart
Mr. & Mrs. John Davis
Ms. Maura Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Deaton
Mrs. April DiGirolamo
Mr. & Mrs. John Donner
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Donohoe
Mr. Kevin Doran
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Douglas
Mr. Steve Drew
Mr. Albert & Dr. Katherine Drummond
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Duffer
Ms. Judith Dyson
Mr. Michael Edwards & Ms. Brooke Taylor
Ms. Cindy Ellis
Mr. Jose Enamorado & Ms. Dinabel Ayala
Mr. & Mrs. Federico Espina
Mrs. Deyanira Fabian
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fawls
Ms. Evelyn Ferrell
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Fitzpatrick
Ms. Melia Flanagan
Mr. Jeffrey Flanigan
Ms. Joan Marie Flanigan
Mr. Jose Garcia Garzon & Ms. Gloria Guerrero Castaneda
Ms. Yuri Gonzalez
Mr. & Mrs. William Gorman
Ms. Megan Gorman
Mr. Dirk Graham
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Graham
Mr. Christopher Griffin
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Grumblatt, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Gutierrez Panameño
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hall
Mr. Albert Hammond & Ms. Adzo Selormey
Dr. Elizabeth Hanson
Mr. & Mrs. Sergio Harding
Mr. & Mrs. David Harding
Mr. Chester Herbert & Mrs. Elizabeth Muldowney
Mrs. Erin Herrity
Mrs. Rebecca Hickman
Ms. Ann H Holzgrefe
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Horvath
Ms. Dini Howell
Mr. & Mrs. John Hughes
Mr. Samuel Ikenberry
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. & Mrs. Joseph Kelleher
Mr. Harold B Kelly
Mr. & Mrs. James Kepler
Miss Mijung Kim
Mrs. Ann Kirmil
Mr. Earl McKnight
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lanham
Mr. David Lara & Ms. Maria Gonzalez
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Laschon
Ms.  Marilyn Leahy
Mrs. Teresa Lehmann
Ms. Jennifer Vasquez  Lopez
Mr. & Mrs. William Luck
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Lumsden-Cook
Mr. Felipe Luna & Ms. Yesenia Gonzalez
Ms. Laura Mancini
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Mangano
Mr. & Mrs. David Mangano
Ms. Tracie Marchant
Mr. Raphallel Martinez & Ms. Tanya Holmes
Mr. & Mrs. Aston McCatty
Mr. & Mrs. Mark McKinley
Mr. Robert McMahon
Mr. Tom Mell
Ms. Monica Mell
Mrs. Judith Mendez
Ms. Monica Flott Menzies
Mr. & Mrs. Adin Merida
Mr. & Mrs. Benoit Meyrieux
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Mikkelson
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Mikkelson
Monte Alban LLC
Misters Rodney & Scott Moubray-Carrico
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Anderson Jr
Ms. Kim Nguyen
Mr. & Mrs. John O'Herron
Mr.. & Mrs. Jeremy Olson
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Panchyshyn
Mrs. Mary Parsons
Mr. Nelson Pelaez & Ms. Eludvia Luna
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Peters Jr
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Peters
Mr. & Mrs. James Phillips Sr
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Poe
Mr. & Mrs. David Priest
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Proctor
Mr. Michael Purcell Sr
Mr. Mauro Quiroz & Mrs. Angelica Lopez
Mr. & Mrs. David Radford
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Ramos
Mr. & Mrs. Joel Rampe
Ms. Tamara Randolph
Mr. Rigoberto Reyes & Ms. Vanessa Ascencio
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Riccobono
Ms. Amber Rollins
Mr. Thomas Rose
Ms. Jessica Scott
Mr. & Mrs. Tomas Sekinger
Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Sharp
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Shea
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Shea
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Sigmon
Mr. John Smith & Mrs. Marsha Raley
Mr. & Mrs. Walt Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Staples
Mr. Lawrence Strollo
Mr. Eric Albert Sund
Ms. Tara Swartfager
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Thorell
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Treadwell
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Tres
Mr. & Mrs. John Upton
Mrs. Jennifer Van Boskerck
Mr. & Mrs. Cedric Villenave
Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Wagner
Mr. Joseph Wallmeyer & Mrs. Jean Peaco-Wallmeyer
Ms. Elizabeth Walsh
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Whaley
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. Dale Winters
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Wolf
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy York
Ms. Barbara Young
Mr. Daneil Zantana & Ms. Lilia Lopez Granados


In Honor of Jack & Harlan Donner

Mr. & Mrs. Walt Smith

In Memory of Margie Gott

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 Honor of Mattie Graham

Ms. Dini Howell

In Memory of

Ann & Bernard G. Meyer, Sr.

In Honor of

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rose

In Honor of Mr. C. Scott Thorell

Mr. & Mrs. Sean Thorell

In Honor of Augustine Tourangeau

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Winters

In Memory of

Brooks and Ann Williams

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