St. Philomena School receives $500,000 gift to establish Campus Ministry endowment


PORTSMOUTH — Saint Philomena School of the Sacred Heart is starting its next chapter with extraordinary momentum. John Bohan, chair of the Board of Trustees and Brian Cordeiro, head of school, announced that the school received its largest single donor gift in school history in the amount of $525,000 to establish the St. John Paul II Endowment for Campus Ministry.
The past parent donor family, who wishes to remain anonymous, presented the school with a generous gift to anchor the school’s future as an institution committed to making our mission and Catholic faith visible, vibrant and long-lasting.
The Saint John Paul II Endowment for Campus Ministry establishes the restricted fund at Saint Philomena School to financially support the employment of a Catholic Campus Minister committed to helping students, staff and families grow in faith through spirituality, service and companionship.
The campus minister promotes the mission of the school and culture of building “the civilization of love.” This is an exceptional opportunity for the school to provide students with new ways to engage in active service experiences on and off campus, peer ministry, and opportunities to grow in and through God’s love. As we strive to live out the Goals & Criteria of our Sacred Heart identity, we know our campus minister will serve our students, faculty and families well and keep us focused on the lost, the lonely and the least.