Strengthen the Legacy Capital Campaign 2023

A Historical Campaign for Monsignor Farrell

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Strengthen the Legacy

of Monsignor Farrell High School

We are immensely grateful for the generosity of our alumni and Monsignor Farrell families that have made so many transformative advancements possible. With the solid foundation of God and community, our Faithful Men can look forward to very bright futures as leaders in their communities, careers, and families. I am prayerful that all of you will be inspired by the growth of your alma mater and the achievements of your younger brothers and join us in elevating Monsignor Farrell High School to even greater heights.

Louis R. Tobacco '90
President, Monsignor Farrell High School

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Our Plan

Establish a sound and sustainable operational foundation by driving significant enrollment growth and implementing reasonable tuition increases, to be accomplished through investment in the facility, programs, and an endowment fund to support tuition assistance initiatives.

Our Progress

Over $4.5 million has been invested into the facility, technology, and programs in just over two years, resulting in modern science labs, a renovated library into a collaborative study environment, a state-of-the-art strength and wellness center, and a business and finance lab equipped with Bloomberg terminals.

Significant increases in enrollment have accompanied the investments demonstrated by the classes of 2025 and 2026 being, in total, 44% larger than the previous two classes as incoming student enrollment saw increases of 13% and 18% in the past two years. The class of 2026 was the largest incoming class in over 10 years, and the meaningful growth in total enrollment is expected to continue with the class of 2027!  All of this being accomplished while maintaining Monsignor Farrell’s standard of academic excellence.

The combination of higher enrollment and tuition increases has put us on track to significantly “narrow the gap” between the cost of educating each student and tuition charged.

We Need Your Support

Whether it is a leadership pledge, a one-time gift of cash or stock, or a recurring gift of a modest amount monthly or quarterly, every dollar donated to support Monsignor Farrell High School will help us elevate the educational offering, drive enrollment, and enable us to make sure the opportunity of a Monsignor Farrell education is available to all deserving and promising young men.

Ways to Help

  • One-Time or Recurring Gift

Give a one-time or monthly, quarterly, or annually recurring gift by credit card.  If you prefer, you can also use the donation form to give a gift by credit card or check.  One-time or recurring gifts can be made in any amount. 

To give your gift by check, please download the donation form.  Please make checks out to the Vir Fidelis Fund.

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  • Give the Gift of Stock

Please email John Cusick ‘88, Director of Development, for instructions.

  • Make a Leadership Pledge

Leadership gifts can be made annually or quarterly over 5 years.  

The Leadership Levels are:

• Vir Fidelis Club ($1m)

• Monsignor Farrell Club ($500k) • Chairman’s Club ($250k) • President’s Club ($125k)

• Principal’s Club ($100k)  • Lions Club ($50k) • Gold Club ($25k)

• Maroon Club ($10k) • The Cornerstone Club ($5k) • Elective (Any Amount > $5k)

Your Donations at Work

​The 5-year, $12 million “Strengthen the Legacy” capital campaign is transforming Monsignor Farrell High School with investments in new technology, facility modernization, endowment building, and scholarship.

 “It is a very exciting time here at Monsignor Farrell. The incredible support we have received from our alumni and parent donors has allowed us to make significant investments in our faithful men - the students of Monsignor Farrell High School.”  - Lou Tobacco '90, President

Pictured below are projects completed between 2020 - 2022.  The Business & Finance Institute (top left), the Performance & Wellness Center (top right), the Brother Henry S. Wright Learning Commons (middle left), the renovation of three science labs & suites (middle right, bottom left), and the lease of Lenovo Dual Laptop/Tablets for all students and faculty (bottom right).

Donations to the campaign have also allowed us to add the latest SMART Board technology and whiteboards to all classrooms and renovate and modernize all student restrooms.

The Brother Henry S. Wright Learning Commons

Awarded for Outstanding Design - Interior Renovation by

Designed by architect Dave Businelli '83 of Studio 16 Architecture, the 3,600 sq. ft. Brother Henry S. Wright Learning Commons was built in the footprint of the old library and has received numerous awards for its design.

Completed in September 2020, the learning commons offers comfortable furniture for both individual and group study, modular furnishings that allow faculty, staff, and students to customize the environment to suit their needs, access to research networks, SMART Board technology, as well as the NanaWall folding glass partitions that allow the learning commons to be converted into one large space, or broken down into smaller rooms.

The learning commons, named in memory of beloved long-time faculty member Brother Henry S. Wright, is also home to our Writing Studio and Center for Learning and Academic Wellness.

It is also the site for many guest lectures, including our Visiting Professor Lecture Series, conferences, and meetings, both in-person and virtual.

The Performance & Wellness Center

Monsignor Farrell High School officially opened our new Performance & Wellness Center on Friday, April 29th, 2021.

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The Business & Finance Institute

The First of Its Kind at Any High School on Staten Island

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New Science/STEM Labs and Suites 

All new state-of-the-art biology, chemistry, and earth science/physics labs and suites provide our faithful men with the tools they need to succeed.  This equipment includes our own water testing facility (part of our new marine biology society) and the Anatomage virtual dissection table (pictured above), which is used by top medical schools across the country.