St. Ursula Academy recently received a gift from the estate of Tom and Alice Falvey, parents of an SUA alumna, Anne Falvey ’85. The Falveys provided more than $1.7 million to advance Catholic education, specifying that SUA and the other gift recipient, St. Francis de Sales School, use the gift in areas such as promoting instruction and providing scholarships. The donation is one of the largest gifts to Catholic education in northwest Ohio and will be divided evenly between the two schools.
The Falveys believed in assisting students with tuition scholarships at a single-gender Catholic school; in addition, they wanted to aid Catholic institutions with attracting and retaining top talent in teaching and administration.
Josh Yecke, Director of Advancement at SUA, said, “The Falveys are impacting students as learners and our faculty and staff as educators—the intersection of the two being their passion. The entire SUA community moves forward because of Tom and Alice's generosity.” SUA will use the gift for professional development for educators related to social-emotional learning, to fund continuing education for theology teachers, to create a Future Educators Scholarship, and to provide membership in the National Coalition of Girls Schools.
Learn more about planned giving or other ways to support girls at SUA by contacting Josh Yecke at email@example.com or 419-329-2277.