The Bellarmine Fund
The Bellarmine Fund provides essential resources, beyond tuition, which are critical to the operation of the school and our ability to provide outstanding academic and co-curricular programs. Unrestricted gifts contributed to The Bellarmine Fund support and advance educational opportunities for our students in a variety of programs, including athletics, visual and performing arts, speech and debate, robotics, campus ministry, and transformative immersion journeys. In short, The Bellarmine Fund is essential to providing each student with a unique "Bellarmine experience."
Direct Tuition Assistance Fund
Bellarmine is deeply committed to educating qualified students, regardless of the financial circumstances of their families. Our need-based Tuition Assistance Program continues to play a vital role in maintaining the school's cultural and socio-economic diversity. In academic year 2022-2023, with approximately 25 percent of our students receiving tuition assistance, Bellarmine's Tuition Assistance budget is nearly $6 million. Donations designated each year to the Direct Tuition Assistance Fund help meet the need of our students and their families.
When you make a leadership gift through Annual Giving, you help create exceptional experiences for today's Bellarmine students. Annual donors who give most generously are recognized at the following levels:
- President's Club $2,500-4,999
- Board of Fellows $5,000-9,999
- Chancellor's Circle $10,000+
The benefits of giving at these levels includes invitations to special recognition events during the year, plus inclusion in Bellarmine's Annual Report of Giving.
Jim Harville '63 Memorial Speech & Debate Endowment
The Jim Harville '63 Memorial Speech & Debate Endowment has been established to honor Jim's dedication and commitment to the Speech and Debate program at Bellarmine. If you would like to make a contribution to honor Mr. Harville, please click here.
All proceeds from this Endowment Fund will benefit the Speech & Debate program.
The Steve Pinkston Endowment
The Steve Pinkston Endowment supports and promotes faculty diversity at Bellarmine. To read more about this larger initiative, please click here.
To make a gift to the Pinkston Endowment, please click here
. All proceeds from this Endowment Fund will benefit the Pinkston Fellowship program.
Every Gift Makes a Difference
Bellarmine's exemplary quality of education is made possible largely by the financial support received beyond the cost of tuition, which only covers a portion of the full cost of education. Supporting Bellarmine helps us create an inclusive and diverse environment, deliver the Bellarmine experience, and continue to expand and deepen offerings.
Whether making an unrestricted donation to The Bellarmine Fund, helping fill the gap between tuition and the actual cost of education; contributing to the Direct Tuition Assistance Fund, providing tuition assistance to nearly one in every four of our students; or remembering Bellarmine in your estate planning, securing the future of our school for generations to come; please know that a gift at any level truly makes a difference.
Bellarmine College Preparatory is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax identification number is 94-1160938. Your gift is tax deductible.