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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 (restricted), 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 and re-envision our outdoor space to help serve 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. Today we have relaunched our campaign and have directed all campaign giving to helping us raise the $300,000 we need to renovate our much-loved and well-worn playground space.

Centennial Campaign

Please join us in taking care of our beloved St. Benedict and ensuring its vitality for the next century. All funding received now will go directly to the Campaign to fund our $300,000 playground renovation described below. 

$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. (This remainder will be funded after the playground monies have been achieved.)

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 January 5, 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. Dietrich Berling           
Mr. & Mrs. Norbert Bliley                  
Mr. Frank D. Carpin         
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Carter            
Mr. & Mrs. Nickolas Coile         
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hahn          
Dr. Michael Mariscalco & Dr. Kari Rudinsky   
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Nichols             
Mr. Alfred E. Pollard                 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ramos 
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Ridgely                  
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ross


Dr. & Mrs. Pasquale Accardo                  
Mr. James Boehling                  
Linda and Dickie Bunce                         
Drs. Chiedozie Nicholas Eke and Chinelo Eke    
COL Mike & Mrs. Flanagan USA RETD                   
Dr. Elizabeth Hanson                  
Ms. Sarah Jane Holzgrefe              
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kelleher            
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Miller           
Mr. & Mrs. William O'Connor                            
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                       
Mrs. Kathy Buttner                   
Mr. & Mrs. John Carter                  
Colin & Olivia Cowardin's Didi & Poppy  
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Crawford 
Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Davis                  
Mr. & Mrs. Paul DeGance        
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Dodson        
Dominion Foundation                  
Mr. & Mrs. Dick Hickman                
Mr. Bill Gentile & Mrs. Irene Taliaferro              
Maria-Paula Jaramillo & Pablo Ospina    
Mr. & Mrs. Terrance Kerner                  
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Laschon                               
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Mangano                 
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Mikkelson                  
Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Moehl    
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Moore   
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pearson   
Mr. Alfred Pollard                 
Susan Ruppel                   
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Salvia                   
Mr. Paul Shibley               
Mr. & Mrs. William Solari                
Mr. Dwight Swanson & Dr. Jennifer Accardo                  
Mr. & Mrs. James Wessler                  
Mr. & Mrs. R. Woodruff            
Mr. & Mrs. Roy York                  
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Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Alexander                                
Mr. & Mrs. Ruppert Beirne                                          
Mr. & Mrs. John Donner                  
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Donohoe                  
Mr. & Mrs. William Drummond                  
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Graham                  
Ms. Theresa Harvey                  
J.J. & C.B. Higbee                 
Mr. & Mrs. B. Houghton                                   
Mr. & Mrs. James Kepler                  
Miss Mijung Kim                  
Mr. Mark Lange                               
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Miller              
Mr. & Mrs. J. Kevin Muldowney              
Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Olson                    
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)                  
Krista Arnold              
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Aryeh                  
Mr. Clyde Ash & Ms. Sanisha Bailey                  
Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Autry                  
Ms. Lorena Ayala                  
Ms. Clara Ayala Garcia                  
Mrs. Suzanne Bailey                  
Mr. & Mrs. W E Bain                  
Mrs. Michele Barlow                  
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Barnes                  
Julie Baron                  
Mr. Roxmel Rodriguez & Mrs. Maria Barrera                  
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L Bayer                  
Mr. Alan Bello Marcos & Ms. Bertha Yepez Garcia                  
Corey and Annie Benjamin                  
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Benedetti                  
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. Kathleen Callegari             
Ms. Marylou Carter           
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carter                
Mr. & Mrs. Hershel 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                  
Jane Cook                  
Mr. Thomas Cooper                  
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cooper                  
Mr. & Mrs. Coye Cordle III                  
Mr. John Cornelius & Ms. Kerry Taniguchi                  
Ms. Angela Costa                               
Ms. Alice Costello                              
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                  
Mr. Luciano D'Aria                
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. 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. Jose Fernandez               
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Fitzpatrick                  
Ms. Melia Flanagan                  
Mr. Jeffrey Flanigan                  
Ms. Joan Marie Flanigan                  
Mr. Adam Fordham
Mrs. Rita Foster
Mrs. Christina Foster-Jackson                  
Ms. Tracey Friedly                  
The Friend Family                  
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 Giragosian                                 
Dr. Henry Gonner                  
Mr. & Mrs. Hector Gonzalez                  
Ms. Yuri Gonzalez                  
Mr. & Mrs. William Gorman                  
Ms. Megan Gorman                  
Linda Gragnani                  
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             
Leonardo B. Hahn                 
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                  
Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Jewett                
Ms. Michele Jensen                  
Joan Jimenez and Bibiana Hernandez                  
Mrs. Taneisha Johnson                  
Mr. Jason Jones & Ms. Libia Calderon                  
Mr. Joe Kelleher               
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. Elizabeth Magee                
Ms. Laura Mancini                  
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Mangano                                   
Ms. Tracie Marchant                  
Ms. Rebekah Martin                  
Ms. Jayne Martin                  
Mr. Raphallel Martinez & Ms. Tanya Holmes                  
Mr. & Mrs. Aston McCatty                  
Mr. Michael McGee                  
Mr. John McGinty                  
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew McAuliffe             
Mr. & Mrs. Mark McKinley                  
Mr. Earl McKnight                  
Dr. Robert McMahon                  
Dr. Eugene McVey                  
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. & Mrs. Colby Miller                
Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Moehl             
Monte Alban LLC                  
Mr. Ivan Acosta & Mrs. Iveth Montenegro                  
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moehl    
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Moore                  
Betty & Jim Moore                  
Morgan-Novelli Family Trust
Rodney & Scott Moubray-Carrico                  
Lizette Mull             
Robert & Catherine Murphy             
The Murphy Family                 
Geoff & Julie Newman            
Ms. Kim Nguyen                  
Mr. Timothy O'Boyle                  
Brendan & Megan O'Boyle                  
Mr. & Mrs. John O'Herron                  
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph O'Herron                             
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ortiz                  
Mr. Mark Orzolek                  
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. Jose Ramos                  
Mr. & Mrs. Joel Rampe                  
Ms. Tamara Randolph                  
Mr. Thomas Reckholder                 
Mr. Rigoberto Reyes & Ms. Vanessa Ascencio                  
Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Reid                 
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Riccobono                  
Mr. Vincent Ripp                  
Mr. John Ripp                  
Ms. Lauren Robertson                 
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                  
Kaye Sigmon                  
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                  
The Stadolnik Family                 
Lillian Stadolnik                  
Mr. Donne Storino                  
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Stokes                  
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Stransky                  
Mr. Michael Strauss                  
Mr. Lawrence Strollo                  
Mr. Eric Albert Sund                  
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Sundstrom                  
Ruth Taliaferro                  
Ms. Shelley Tetley                
Mrs. Angela Thompson    
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Thorell                  
Mr. Harold 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. Brian Wingfield                 
Doreen Wiseman               
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Wolf                  
Ms. Josephine Wood                  
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Yesolitis                  
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy York                  
Ms. Barbara Young                  
Mrs. Patricia Younkins               
Mr. Daneil Zantana & Ms. Lilia Lopez Granados                  
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Zocco                
The Zullo Family


In Memory of Ann Ahyoung       
        Stacy Ahyoung       
In Memory of Carol & Jack Beirne      
       Mr. & Mrs. Ruppert Beirne       
In Memory of LCDR. Jack C. Bolander       
      Gigi & Grandad     
In Memory of Bernard Joseph and Susan Kayellen Bujnak      
      Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ward 
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 Mr. Michael Hahn       
      Mrs. Luisa Hahn         
In Memory of Maria T. Kelleher    
    The Costello Family   
    Mr. Joseph Kelleher          
In Memory of Eleanor Lenz       
     Mary Martino       
In Memory of the Great Grandparents of the Mariscalco Children  
In Memory of Dr. Michael O. McMunn       
       Mr. & Mrs. Tony McMunn     
In Memory of Sandstorm & Velcruxsse Families    
       Mr. & Mrs. Fred Sundstrom 
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 Memory of Ann and Brooks Williams 
      Ms. Jayne Martin
In Memory of Elizabeth Wright
     Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hickman

In Honor of Virginia & James Baron    
        Mr. & Mrs. John Baron    
In Honor of Jack, Ana, Eirene, Zoe, Ben & Theo Bauer
       J.J. & C.B. Higbee    
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 & James Moore       
        Jim Moore       
In Honor of Tice Murphy        
        Mr. & Mrs. Keith Witt        
In Honor of Chip Reid       
       Trevor & Andrea Reid       
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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