Ongoing 4500Forever Campaign Honored with Prestigious Fundraiser Award

St. Thomas has been selected among the 2015 honorees by the Houston Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for the ongoing 4500Forever capital campaign which received distinction in the category of Outstanding Fundraising Program, More Than $2 Million. 4500Forever continues to be the most ambitious financial effort in the school’s 115-year history, anchored by [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:02+00:00November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

St. Thomas Celebrates Supreme Philanthropy of Dona and Al Clay ’61

“Without being overly dramatic, Dona and Al Clay have assured the future of St. Thomas.  In 50 years, in 100 years, in 150 years, it’s appropriate that their names will be known.” -- Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB, St. Thomas President -- Al Clay ‘61 relished the time which allowed for a deeper appreciation of the [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:02+00:00May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Milestone Leadership Gift Results in Naming of Clay-Storey Hall

As St. Thomas closes the $60 million bid on a monumental land acquisition, the Basilian Fathers announced the largest capital gift in the school’s 114-year history. Dona and Al Clay `61 donated  $10 million to the 4500Forever capital campaign, the remarkable generosity resulting in the naming of Clay-Storey Hall on the St. Thomas main campus, [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:03+00:00December 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Historic Leadership Gift Results in Honor for Jane and Bill Joplin ’54

To honor Jane and Bill Joplin ‘54 for the largest leadership gift in the school’s 114-year history, the Basilian Fathers and the St. Thomas Board of Directors are proud to announce the naming of the expanded St. Thomas footprint as the Jane and Bill Joplin Campus. The Joplins recently provided an extraordinary $6 million donation [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:03+00:00December 12th, 2014|0 Comments

4500Forever Receives Significant Donor Gift from Basilian Fathers

The boldest capital campaign in the 114-year history of St. Thomas has received an unprecedented boost from the Basilian Fathers of Toronto. In addition, the Basilian Fathers of STH are committing their own significant contribution to the 4500Forever fundraiser. Rev. George T. Smith, CSB, the Superior General of the Congregation of St. Basil since 2004, [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:03+00:00November 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Joplin ’54 Revealed as Mysterious $6 Million Donor to 4500Forever

For nearly two months his identity was a mystery but never his unquestioned commitment to ensure the all-encompassing future excellence of his Alma Mater. And now there is a face and a name to the driving force behind the No Substitute For Victory Challenge, thrusting the most ambitious capital campaign in the 114-year history of [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:03+00:00November 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Mystery Alumni Donor Declares $6 Million Challenge for 4500Forever

He is a man highly regarded not only for his sharp business mind but also for his deep devotion to his Alma Mater. He temporarily remains in the shadows after emphatically emerging as the catalyst to invigorate the most ambitious capital campaign in the 114-year history of his school. He is an anonymous alumni-donor whose [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:03+00:00September 24th, 2014|0 Comments

4500Forever Capital Campaign Reaches $30 Million Milestone

The most ambitious capital campaign in St. Thomas history reaches a multi-million dollar threshold but hardly a crescendo. The 4500Forever fundraising arm to purchase the adjacent property from HISD and secure a vibrant St. Thomas future at the current 4500 Memorial Dr. address has crossed the $30 million mark, an unprecedented amount in the school’s [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:03+00:00August 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien Delivers ‘Authentic’ Testimony for 4500Forever

President Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB knew immediately the dynamic presence of his featured guest to the latest 4500Forever Community Event would spark enthusiasm. But what Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien delivered measured beyond celebrity endorsement and struck to the cord of the 4500Forever capital campaign. “The unanimous reaction is he’s so authentic,” Fr. Storey [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:03+00:00June 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien to Lead 4500Forever Community Event

Bill O’Brien’s meteoric rise through football’s elite coaching ranks is a testament to his relentless energy, tenacious self-confidence and fiery pride. Characteristics which make him the perfect match to keynote the upcoming 4500Forever Community Event at St. Thomas. In one of his first public appearances since becoming the Houston Texans head coach, O’Brien will deliver [...]

2020-01-23T09:52:04+00:00May 15th, 2014|0 Comments
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