B.J. Stupak Memorial Foundation donates to Holy Name High School

The high school will open in fall of 2021.
Holy Name High School receives donation
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 6:24 PM EST
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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - Holy Name High School (HNHS) is the recipient of a $50,000 donation made by the BJ Stupak Memorial Fund. Established in 2000 by Congressman Bart and Laurie Stupak, The BJ Stupak Memorial Fund is a donor-designated fund held within the M&M Area Community Foundation. Since its inception, the BJ Fund has provided over $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout the Upper Peninsula.

After the announcement by Bishop John F. Doerfler that Holy Name High School will re-open in Fall 2021, the BJ Stupak Memorial Fund donated $50,000 to the HNHS Tuition Angel Endowment Fund within the U.P. Catholic Foundation.

The Stupaks would like to encourage other donors to give to HNHS as well.

“We would like to keep the momentum going,” Laurie said. “Therefore, the BJ Stupak Memorial Fund is offering a match challenge of up to an additional $50,000 to individuals, families, businesses, and foundations willing to join us in this effort.”

Specifically, the BJ Stupak Memorial Fund will match dollar for dollar up to an additional $50,000 for a total donation of $100,000. Qualifying donations must be new gifts of $1,000 or more, or raised through special fundraising events designated for this challenge. Gifts will be accepted now through Sept. 30, 2021. Qualifying donations eligible for the match may be made to any of the three Holy Name High School endowment funds: Crusader Loyalty Fund, Tuition Angel Fund, or Crusader College Scholarship Fund.

Joseph Carlson, principal of Holy Name Catholic School, is extremely thankful to the Stupaks for their generosity.

“We are extremely grateful to Bart and Laurie Stupak for their belief in our vision for Holy Name High School,” Carlson said. “I appreciate their support and am amazed how God has called Laurie, a student who was at Holy Name High School when it closed, to now be a big part of its reopening!”

For more information on how you can support HNHS, click here.

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