BUFFALO, N.Y. — An anonymous donor has given Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School here the largest single contribution in the school’s 63-year history — $500,000.
The gift will allow the school to maintain financial stability while achieving long-term strategic objectives, including enhancing student programs and services, said Thomas Sullivan, president and CEO, in the Sept. 17 announcement.
“Friends and alumni are grateful for the solid Franciscan Catholic education they received at Bishop Timon,” said alumnus Gregory Jakubowicz, OFM, a member of the school’s board of trustees. He added “Holy Name Province has much to be proud of with the legacy that the’ve left at Timon.”
James Rzad, chair of the Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School board of trustees, said, “We are especially grateful for this gift since it will provide us with the ability to leverage other leadership commitments to fund future initiatives that we believe will position Timon for generations to come. We are confident that this gift will fortify our mission of serving current and future students in Buffalo and all of Western New York.”
The motto of the school, where many Province friars taught over years, is “Strong in mind, strong in character, strong in faith.