The Howley Foundation

St. Joseph's Prep Receives Additional $12 Million Gift from the Howley Foundation To Provide Scholarships to 60 Students​

The Howley Foundation, led by founders Nick ’70 and Lorie Howley and Executive Director Meg Howley, have announced an additional $12 million gift to expand the successful Howley Scholars Program at St. Joseph’s Prep. The largest gift in school history, this donation will provide scholarships for 60 students across four classes each year and total $20 million.

Thanks to the Howley Foundation, these scholarships will create opportunities for academically talented young men whose families demonstrate financial need to attend the Prep. The recipients are selected through the Prep’s Admissions process.

This is a transformational opportunity for each of those young men and their families

President John Marinacci is extremely grateful for the donation and what it means for Prep students. “This gift is monumental,” he says. “There will be 60 Howley Scholars in the school every year. This is a transformational opportunity for each of those young men and their families, and on this scale, will create a positive impact within communities as well. We are grateful to Nick, Lorie, Meg, and the foundation for their support and proud to partner with them in changing lives.”

The name Nick Howley is well-known to the St. Joseph’s Prep Community. The state-of-the-art Learning Commons created through the For Others Forever Campaign, bears his name and many Prep students have already benefited from being part of the Howley Scholars Program.

Arete Scholar

Michelle and Chris Gangemi ’65 Create New, Premiere Full-tuition Scholarship; First Arete Scholar Named

Allan Trejos-Elizondo ’28 was named the first recipient of the Arete Scholarship, the Prep’s new premiere full-tuition scholarship that Chris Gangemi ’65 and his wife Michelle have established at his beloved alma mater. One student will be selected for a full-tuition scholarship each year as part of the Admissions process, based on academic record, entrance exam scores, recommendations, and interviews with the Admissions Committee.

Allan, a graduate of St. Francis de Sales School, is well known to some in the Prep Community as he has been a participant for several years in the Prep Scholars Program (formerly Inn Dwelling).

Congratulations to Allan and his wonderful family on this well-deserved scholarship and thank you to Chris and Michelle for their desire to support Prep students in such an impressive way.

To learn more about the Michelle and Chris Gangemi and the Arete Scholarship, click here.