Planned Giving


In addition to giving to the Annual Fund at Bishop Blanchet, there are many endowments that help to provide tuition assistance for students and their families and support for our outstanding programs as well as our faculty and staff. Blanchet has endowments that have been established by, and named after, individual donors. Last year, over $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to students to help them attend Bishop Blanchet.
You can get more information about many endowments and view our already established endowments below. If you have a question about creating an endowment or would like to give to a specific endowment at BBHS, please use the contact information or link on the side of this page.

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  • What is an endowment?

    An endowment is a gift that provides a source of economic support in perpetuity. When an endowment is established, the money becomes a permanent investment for the school, with the annual income from that investment providing financial resources to support an area of need.
  • Why give to an endowment?

    An endowment offers the opportunity to leave a legacy for future students. Endowments also provide resources for Bishop Blanchet in perpetuity.
  • How can I contribute to an endowment?

    Contributions to endowments can be made with cash, securities, property or other assets.
  • How do I establish an endowment at BBHS?

    If you would like to establish an endowment at Bishop Blanchet, please contact Robert Lukevich ’04, Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Planned Giving at for more information. The minimum contribution to establish an endowment is $50,000.
  • What is a planned gift and how do I become a part of the BBHS Legacy Society?

    Planned gifts are made during a lifetime or a part or tool of estate planning. Planned gifts can gifts of equity, life insurance, real estate, personal property, or cash.

    Making BBHS a part of your estate plans or making a planned gift with BBHS makes you a part of the BBHS Legacy Society. If you have any questions you can contact Robert Lukevich, Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Planned Giving at 206-527-3981 or

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  • Bishop Blanchet General Endowment

    “The Blanchet Fund” or the Bishop Blanchet General Endowment was started in 1980 through the guidance of then Principal Dr. Joe Haggarty. The purpose of the fund was to support Bishop Blanchet High School through the 1980’s and into the future. The fund’s beginnings were tied to a need to help stabilize escalating tuition and help fund needed capital improvements over time at Bishop Blanchet.
    At the time the school consisted of over 1,300 students and the need have a reliable fund upon which to plan for the success of the school was needed. This fund was conceptualized as a supplement to other funding sources like tuition and donations to the school. The fund was originally invested by the Archdiocese of Seattle Investment Committee and now is maintained by the Fulcrum Foundation.
    Because of the existence of this fund, Blanchet has been able to cover planned and unplanned expenses and ensure the continued ability to provide a Catholic education to thousands of students in north Seattle and the greater Seattle area. According to volunteers on the initial campaign, the idea of the endowment was twofold to provide for the current time and remain large enough to be beneficial for a long time.
    Currently, the Endowment has a value 8.3 million dollars and remains available and intact to provide for Blanchet’s future in perpetuity. The Bishop Blanchet General Endowment is an important part of Blanchet’s future success and a testament to the work of our community of leaders and volunteers that had the foresight to create these resources so many years ago.
    The original goals of long term stability and prudent planning are still at the core of the Bishop Blanchet General Endowment. You can make a donation to the Endowment online by clicking on the Donate Here button to the right. Donations will be added to the corpus of the fund and interest earned will be used to cover operating costs, financial aid, academic programs and capital improvements.
  • Dr. Maury Sheridan and Kevin Twohy '71 Speech & Debate Endowment

    The Maury Sheridan and Kevin Twohy Speech & Debate Endowment was created to honor Dr. Maury Sheridan, a fixture at BBHS from 1960 to 1974 who helped to establish the BBHS Speech & Debate program and to honor Kevin Twohy ’71 who was inspired by Dr. Sheridan at BBHS and directly led to Kevin becoming a nationally recognized coach at the high school and collegiate levels of forensics.
    Maury also worked tirelessly to inspire students on stage and in the classroom and had a passion for and commitment to effective communication. Mr. Sheridan, as he was known to his students, brought the best out in every student he reached. He demanded excellence and commitment. He was a teacher, director, mentor, and coach to countless students at Bishop Blanchet. 

    Kevin “2E” Twohy was drawn to speech and debate when he first arrived as a freshman at BBHS. Kevin contributed to the production of the school annual, wrote regular sports columns for the MITER, and served as a team manager for varsity baseball, football, and basketball and found time to participate in the annual school spring musical directed by Dr. Sheridan. Kevin continued to be involved in speech and debate after high school serving as Coach Twohy at Jesuit HS in New Orleans, Carroll College in Helena, MT, and Diablo Valley Junior College.

    This Endowment serves to honor both Maury and Kevin and their love of Bishop Blanchet and its Community. It will also endeavor to fund and preserve the Speech & Debate program at BBHS for the next 60 years and beyond giving current and future BBHS students the same opportunities that Maury helped to provide and Kevin experienced while a student at Blanchet.

  • Bishop Blanchet Alumni Endowment

    The Bishop Blanchet High School Alumni Endowment was established to ensure all students have access to a BBHS education - helping them unlock a future of limitless potential. Gifts to the Endowment support tuition assistance of students with high levels of demonstrated need.

  • BBHS Inspiring Through Experience Endowment

    The BBHS Inspiring Through Experience Endowment will fund extraordinary, life-changing experiences annually for Bishop Blanchet faculty and staff members, offering professional growth for them and academic enrichment for our students and our entire Community. This enrichment will come in the form of grants from the Endowment that seek to make experiential learning more accessible for those that are directly involved in shaping our BBHS Community.

    A key part of this Endowment program takes place after the recipient returns to Blanchet. Upon return faculty or staff members will be required to present and incorporate their personal and professional enrichment in the form of a curriculum shared at a Faculty/Staff Meeting and possibly with students and the broader community. The Endowment seeks to utilize their experiences to further the mission of Bishop Blanchet to inspire transformation around the world.

    This Endowment was created thanks to the 2022 Bear Country Auction Fund-A-Need. At the event over $230,000 was raised to initially fund experiences. The first experiences will be awarded in late 2022.
  • Laura Boyd '89 Memorial Endowment

    This Laura Boyd ’89 Memorial Endowment was created in memory of Laura Catherine Boyd, Class of 1989, by her mother Anne Wickstrand.
    Laura, was the beneficiary of Catholic education, attending Assumption St. Bridget School where she participated actively in CYO athletics, Bishop Blanchet High School and Seattle University. Laura joined her Wickstrand cousins at Bishop Blanchet, participating in both varsity basketball and slow-pitch softball under the legendary coaching of Terry Wilkinson. Laura was a valuable team member and made lifelong friends through her participation in athletics. Her teammate and dear friend Val Buono-Spannaus ’88 described Laura as hard-working, smart, hilarious, dedicated, inspirational, loyal, beautiful and with a heart of gold. Laura and Val even painted their basketball shoes Blanchet gold and green!

    Coach Wilkinson commented that Laura was a hard worker, enjoyed her teammates, was always upbeat around them, was full of smiles, and that the girls had fun with each other. The BBHS Girls Basketball team went to the State Championship in 1989 and Laura was named the most inspirational player on the team.
    It is the wish of her mother that future young, female students, in need of tuition support, have the positive experience of being active at Bishop Blanchet by participating in athletics, while remaining focused on academic success.
    Click Here to Donate to the Laura Boyd ’89 Memorial Endowment
  • Chris Connors Memorial Endowment

    On November 17, 2014, the Bishop Blanchet community lost Chris Connors; a beloved faculty member, alumnus, coach, and fixture in the Bishop Blanchet community. On the one year anniversary of Chris’s passing the Connors family and Bishop Blanchet created the Chris Connors Memorial Endowment. Scholarships given from the funds created by this endowment will be awarded based on need and merit to students wishing to continue their Catholic education at Bishop Blanchet High School.

    The creation of the Chris Connors Memorial Endowment and the types of students it will assist are specific to Chris’s wishes discussed before his passing. It was Chris’s desire that whenever possible recipients should be students from single parent families or students from families that have experienced the loss of a parent. Chris hoped that with the aid of a scholarship that recipients would be able to find strength and support from the school community, much like he did as a student and as a faculty member.

    Chris Connors loved his family and he loved Blanchet. Chris’s family hopes the creation of this endowment will serve as a way to fulfill Chris’s wishes and to create a lasting impact for future students at Bishop Blanchet High School.

    Make a Gift to the Chris Connors Memorial Endowment
  • Harry V. Purpur Memorial Scholarship Endowment

    Harry Purpur was a graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School from the Class of 1961. Additionally, Harry worked as a teacher and administrator in Catholic education for nearly fifty years. In addition to spending twenty of those years at BBHS, Harry also served as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Seattle and the Diocese of Orlando.

    Harry passed away in October of 2017 and this endowment serves as one way to honor Harry's commitment to Catholic education. This fund will serve to provide scholarships to students at Bishop Blanchet that experience difficulty in meeting the cost of tuition at BBHS.

    If you are interested in honoring Harry by making a donation, please know that anyone can make a gift to the Harry V. Purpur Memorial Scholarship Endowment. All gifts made are 100% tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching gifts. All gifts to this endowment will be used specifically for the purpose of growing the Harry V. Purpur Memorial Scholarship Endowment. If you have any questions you can contact Robert Lukevich, the Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Planned Giving at

    Make a gift to the Harry V. Purpur Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Mo Mershon Truth & Courage Enduring Drama Endowment

    “My greatest joy was to watch students grow and develop into successful actors.” Mo Merhson.
    When Mo came to BBHS in 2000 she wanted every student who walked through the doors of the theatre classroom to be successful and have confidence in their talents. She believes deeply in the virtues of courage and truthfulness in drama and in life. Mo Mershon spent 17 years as the Drama Director at BBHS. Blanchet has been known for its arts program for the duration of its existence and Mo took the program to new heights during her tenure.
    Upon her retirement as the Drama Director at Bishop Blanchet made possible by the Wiljanen Family the Mo Mershon Truth & Courage Enduring Drama Endowment was created.
    In addition to Mo’s work, the foundation of BBHS Drama was laid by Dr. Maury Sheridan. Maury worked with students for many years at Blanchet as a teacher, coach, director and motivator of young people. The Truth & Courage Enduring Drama Endowment is a continuation of Maury’s legacy and represents Mo’s commitment to foster a love of education and of all things theatre and to provide for the future of Drama at Blanchet.
    Gifts to this endowment are restricted to drama related needs like production costs, stipends, theatre enhancement or equipment purchases. Thank you for your support!

    Make a Gift to the Mo Mershon Truth & Courage Enduring Drama Endowment
  • Jim Pinsoneault Beyond the Classroom Endowment

  • Michael Ufer Program for Academic Success Endowment

  • Fr. Gordon Douglas Scholarship Endowment

  • Joseph R. and Margaret M. Haggerty Endowed Education Fund

  • The Kevin, Linda & Henry '09 Wold Scholarship Endowment

  • Combined Memorial Endowments

    Brabant Scholarship Endowment
    Brinck-Sauvage Scholarship Endowment
    Forbush Scholarship Endowment
    Gill Scholarship Endowment
    Fr. James Healy Scholarship Endowment
    Arlene Popovich Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Marilyn Rey Sherman Faculty/Staff Appreciation Award
    Sheehan Scholarship
    Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Luke W. Little Memorial Scholarship

  • Janet Martin Memorial Scholarship Endowment

  • Roy A. and Edda M. Roberts Scholarship Endowment

  • Dr. William Watson ’72 Scholarship


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  • Photo of Robert Lukevich '04

    Robert Lukevich '04 

    Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Planned Giving

You Can Help

How can you help Bishop Blanchet High School meet the challenge of maintaining economic diversity and world-class academic programs?

  • Contribute to the Bishop Blanchet General Endowment Fund.
  • Give a gift to an existing endowment.
  • Establish a new named endowment.
  • Make a planned gift to BBHS and become a member of our Legacy Society.

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Seattle, WA 98103

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Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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