Philanthropy is derived from the Greek words philos, meaning “love,” and anthropos, meaning “humankind.” Quite literally, philanthropy means, “love of humankind.” Its meaning seems almost laughably archaic or naïve in our society today.
Fenwick High School’s mission, guided by Dominican Catholic values, is to inspire excellence and educate each student to lead, achieve and serve. We provide a multi-disciplinary, liberal arts-based education, grounded in the four pillars of Dominican spirituality (prayer, study, community, preaching), which emphasizes moral theology, critical thinking and respect for the natural scientific world. It is an essential mission. The Institutional Advancement Department (IAD) exists to advance this mission.
IAD does this by focusing on activities that are external to Fenwick’s core educational mission, but are vital to the long-term strength and vigor of a private, Catholic high school: marketing communications
, alumni relations
, honors and awards
Philanthropy plays a critical role in furthering the 93-year history of Fenwick and strengthening the school for its second century. IAD seeks philanthropic support from the entire Fenwick community to help fund annual operating expenses, capital improvements, tuition assistance and endowment.
Fenwick’s primary philanthropic priority is to provide our students and families the financial support – and other resources (programs, facilities, etc.) - they need to come to Fenwick, to stay at Fenwick, to provide a first class educational opportunity for the students of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
We can only do this with your help. As you review your giving opportunities, please consider supporting Fenwick students. You will change their lives, and in doing so, will help to create a future where “love of humankind” isn’t so archaic.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Institutional Advancement Department so that our team may assist you. Thank you for making Fenwick one of your philanthropic priorities.