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$500,000 endowment aids Manogue faculty and students

By Miriam Hodgman

banner-homeThe Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has made a gift of $500,000 to Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (BMCHS) establishing The Barbara Smith Campbell Student and Faculty Excellence Endowment.

Endowment funds will be focused on the goals of attracting and retaining both excellent faculty and top students, and will honor Campbell’s service as a long-time Trustee of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and dedicated board member and supporter of Bishop Manogue.

Half of the endowment’s annual earnings will be used to fund faculty participation in top professional development and training programs strategically chosen to impact curriculum and invigorate individual departments or grade levels, while the other half will provide merit-based financial aid to students who qualify based on measurable academic achievements.

“Great teachers help create great leaders,” stated Campbell. “Look no further than our governor Brian Sandoval, who is a BMCHS graduate. This gift will provide teacher summer sabbaticals at Yale, Stanford, and other high caliber institutions, and will only add to the student experience.”

Bishop Manogue Principal Rick Harris said that the new endowment will greatly accelerate the achievement of teacher training goals already in place. “Professional development is a top priority for us. The best educators must not only be appreciated and compensated, but also challenged and stimulated. Similarly, the best students have an increasing number of choices for secondary education in our community. The Reynolds Foundation’s generous gift gives those top achievers an added incentive to look at Bishop Manogue.”

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named.

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is a four-year Catholic, co-educational high school in Reno, Nevada. It is the only Catholic high school in northern Nevada, and was established in 1948. It is a separately incorporated non-profit diocesan school operated under the authority of the Diocesan Bishop, Randolph R. Calvo. For information on Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese visit http://dioceseofreno.org/userpages/Catholic.aspx

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