Members of the McDonell High School Foundation Board of Directors are volunteers who have a vested interest in the vitality of the school system. Many members are Alumni of McDonell and have family members who are intricately connected wtih the schools, whether through employment or enrolled as students.
Board members attend semi-annual meetings, review investment performance, set distribution policy, and determine marketing plans. All community members are welcome to get involved with the Foundation and related activites. Please contact a board member for more information.
|Name, Grad Year||Position||Parish|
|Mary Rose (Bell) Willi '71(Parent of McDonell graduates; current grandparent of MACS students)||President||St. Charles|
|Rusty Volk (Parent of McDonell graduates)||Vice President||Holy Ghost|
|Mike Stoffel '86 (Current parent of MACS students)||Secretary/Treasurer||St. Peter|
|Chuck Frenette '67 (Parent of McDonell graduates)||Director||Holy Ghost|
|Jack Stelter '70 (Parent of McDonell graduates; current grandparent of MACS students)||Director||Holy Cross|
|Dave Wogernese (Parent of McDonell graduates)||Director|
|Tom Davis '81 (Parent of McDonell graduates)||Director||Notre Dame|
|Jeff Zander (Parent of McDonell graduates)||Director||St. Charles|
|Jeanne (Quigley) Boisvert '68||Director||Holy Cross|
|Rolly Endres '96 (Current parent of MACS students)||Director||Notre Dame|
Gifts to the McDonell High School Foundation can be made in various forms - cash, stock, securities, estates, donor trusts, and life insurance poilicies with the beneficiary as the McDonell High School Foundation.
The policy of the McDonell High School Foundation is to distribute 5% of the market value of all assets to McDonell Central Catholic High School each year. However, the Board of Directors has ultimate authority and flexibility to determine annual gifting levels to McDonell with the fiduciary responsibility of maintaining the corpus of foundation assets.
McDonell alumni and friends are a critical component of the ongoing success of Catholic education in Chippewa Falls. Your support of one or more of the newly-established Archangel Funds will help our Catholic schools to continue producing graduates who surpass local, state and national education standards!
For 100 years, our Chippewa Falls Catholic schools were staffed entirely by religious. Since these teachers were paid subsistence wages, the financial burden to the schools was minimal. As the number of religious declined, the burden of paying salaries increased dramatically. The challenge today is to attract high-quality teachers and to retain them with just wages.
The establishment of the Saint Gabriel the Archangel Fund is an outgrowth of the McDonell High School Foundation board's mission to build financial support for the challenges McDonell faces, including faculty salaries. Earnings from this fund are designated specifically for the enhancement of teachers' salaries. Academic excellence cannot be achieved without excellent teachers, and excellent teachers who devote their lives to a faith-based education deserve a just wage.
The newest facility in our Catholic school system is over 50 years old. Much has changed for both students and faculty in those 5 decades. In particular, the need to update and maintain our aging facilities to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our students, staff, and volunteers is ongoing. The administration of our supporting parishes and schools alike understand that the physical surroundings are an important component of high-quality Catholic education. Unfortunately, parish subsidies and student tuition cover only a portion of our operational costs, leaving scantly funding for facility upgrades.
The Saint Michael the Archangel Fund will provide the means for constructing, expanding, or renovating facilities to help promote academic excellence and the dynamic practice of our Faith. This fund will help to ensure that spaces are adequately-sized, and that they are safe and meet the needs of the students and faculty.
Our Catholic schools view technology as a key to life-long learning. We believe that the proficient knowledge and use of technology is an essential tool for helping students to make the transition from the educational environment to the competitive world, while increasing their ability to function in, and contribute to, a technology-rich society. It is our desire that our students will have the ability to exercise responsible, digital citizenship which reflects the moral teachings of our Catholic Faith within the context of our curriculum.
The Saint Raphael the Archangel Fund will provide for adequate technical support for technology, ongoing upgrades to curriculum and staff development, for the seamless integration of technology into learning and teaching.
Thank you for your support!McDonell High School Foundation Board of Directors