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STA Endowment Fund

The St. Thomas the Apostle School Endowment Fund provides financial assistance as needed for special projects at St. Thomas the Apostle School.  Only the earned income from the Fund is used for school support.  In effect, the endowment is a permanent resource for the school that will continue for many years!

Contributions to the Endowment are accepted at any time and are tax deductible.  A committee of parishioners supervises the activities of the Fund and decides on the distribution of an annual gift.  Previous gifts have included new draperies for the school stage, audio system updates, rugs for the music and kindergarten rooms, computers and a laminator.

The Endowment Fund welcomes the involvement of individuals interested in promoting Catholic education at St. Thomas the Apostle and encourages them to submit their names for membership on the committee.

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staef-1a[1]Commemorative Bricks

St. Thomas the Apostle faith community has long been called “God’s people in extraordinary variety.” We are a wonderful parish where some of our members have worshiped for decades, while others are short-term visitors who may only stay with us for a few months or years while they study or work in Chicago’s historic Hyde Park. Many architecture buffs make STA a destination to participate in the frequently scheduled tours of our church named in the National Register of Historic Buildings. Since 1886, this very special parish has also been blessed to have a fantastic parish school, educating God’s children in extraordinary variety in academics and in faith formation.

It is truly an honor to be a part of this special parish, and you can leave a permanent marker of your time here by purchasing a commemorative brick for one of our two brick walkways. Your engraved brick can commemorate a special event, honor a loved one, or celebrate a wedding, baptism, anniversary, graduation or other family milestone. The brick can be engraved with your name or that of someone you wish to honor, such as a special teacher, professor, or classmate. All net proceeds benefit the STA School Endowment Fund.

If you are interested in ordering a commemorative brick, then you may get an order form from Lisa Couch in the Parish Office or you may place your order online here. Please make checks out to: St. Thomas the Apostle School Endowment Fund.

For more information contact Lisa Couch in the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Office at 773-324-2626, or, Endowment Fund Committee Chair, Mary Kaess at 773-924-6097 or mkkaess@sbcglobal.net.

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