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Beautiful Past, Bold Future

On May 6, 2019, Director of Schools Richard Dioli announced the successful completion of our Beautiful Past, Bold Future campaign for Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.

We are deeply humbled and forever grateful to our entire school family for the consistent and generous support given to Sacred Heart, and for the clear endorsement of our extraordinary education. Thank you!

About Our Campaign

Thriving in many dimensions, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is fully committed to the continual development of our hallmark transformative education for students in preschool - grade 12. SHS educates to the highest moral standards, while being open to new curricular ideas, evolving instructional models, and emerging technologies.

To this end, and continuing to cultivate an education that is robust, rigorous, and relevant for all students, the school is currently engaged in an ambitious campaign, Beautiful Past, Bold Future,  which will result in significant investment in our people and in our facilities.

Campaign initiatives encompass:

  1. Capital projects, leading to the completion of our campus master plan; and 

  2. A strengthened endowment, providing a permanent, predictable, and growing source of revenue to support faculty and staff excellence and student access and assistance.

Get Involved

List of 4 items.

  • Campaign Leadership

    Shami Ravi
    Chair, Board of Trustees
    Parent of SHS students, GR 4, 9 
    Devon Briger
    Chair, Beautiful Past, Bold Future Campaign
    Parent of SHS students, GR 8, 10, 12,
    Parent of Alumnus, SHS '18

    Maryan Ackley
    Past Chair, Board of Trustees
    Parent of Alumni, SHS ’14, SHS ’16

    Richard A. Dioli
    Director of Schools


    Kristen Garlinghouse
    Parent of SHS students, GR 6, 8, 10

    Molly Gibbons (SHP '86)
    Parent of SHS student, GR 9, 10

    Catherine Harvey
    Parent of Alumni, SHS ’13, SHS ’16

    Gary Kirkham
    Parent of SHS students, GR 10, 12
    Parent of Alumnus, SHS ’17

    Thomas Laffont
    Parent of SHS student, GR PS, 2

    Liz Muir
    Parent of SHS student, GR 9
    Parent of Alumna, SHS ’16

    Peter Munzig
    Parent of SHS students, GR 1, 4

    Azarmeen Pavri
    Parent of SHS students, GR 3, 5, 10

    Paul Rydberg
    Parent of SHS students, GR 7, 10, 11

    Paul Sallaberry
    Parent of Alumni, SHS ’07, SHS ’09, SHS ’12

    David Schneider
    Parent of SHS students, GR 10, 12

    Elaine Shen
    Parent of SHS students, GR 4, 8

    Alison Van Dyke
    Parent of SHS students, GR 5, 10, 12
  • Learn More

    Should you wish to discuss any specific aspects of the campaign, please contact a member of the Campaign Leadership, a Campaign Volunteer, or Carly Bianco in the SHS Advancement Office. Carly may reached at cbianco@shschools.org or 650.454.8481.

    Throughout the school year, there will be opportunities to virtually tour the new new building under construction, to see the new updates to McGanney Sports Center, and to learn about the progress of our fundraising campaign. Stay tuned for more, and please make sure we have your most current contact information on file by updating your profile in our SHS Parent Portal.

    For periodic campaign updates, please follow @SHSAtherton on 
    Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Campaign social media hashtag are #SHSbeautifulpast and #SHSboldfuture.
  • Support Our Campaign

    You can support the campaign now by:
    • Inviting and welcoming conversation with members of the Campaign Leadership and the Campaign Cabinet.

    • Earnestly considering your gift to the campaign and how your participation reflects the strong history of philanthropy at Sacred Heart and encourages others to support this important effort.

    • Thinking about how a multi-year pledge (a gift paid over a three to five year period) may be a good fit for your family.
  • Ways to Give

    Many past and current families—all deeply grateful for our beautiful past and passionately committed to our bold future—have generously pledged their early support to this campaign. In honor of our long and storied history of philanthropy and the enduring vitality of our community, we invite you to be a part of this extraordinary effort to secure the future of our school.

    SHS gratefully and graciously accepts all gifts to the Beautiful Past, Bold Future campaign. Each and every gift—no matter the amount—is a personal decision and reflects an appreciation of our shared history, a commitment to growth and development of our current and future students, and a strong belief in the Goals and Criteria set forth by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. 

    Your gift may be made in a number of convenient ways.

    Send or deliver to Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027, Attention: SHS Advancement. (Checks payable to SHS, Atherton)

    Give online at www.shschools.org/giveonline or call 650.473.4003 for assistance.

    Contact Genette Yogi (650.473.4086 or gyogi@shschools.org) for personal attention and wire instructions.

    A multi-year pledge (up to five years) allows for a more substantial commitment paid over a longer period of time. Please contact Carly Bianco (650.454.8481 or cbianco@shschools.org) for personal attention and advice.

    If your employer has a matching charitable gift program, you may be able to increase your personal gift through a corporate match. Please ask your employer for a matching gift form or instructions, notify Genette Yogi (650.473.4086 or gyogi@shschools.org) of a pending corporate match.

    If you have any questions about how to make your gift or would like information about available naming opportunities, please contact Carly Bianco (650.454.8481 or cbianco@shschools.org).

    Gifts to the Beautiful Past, Bold Future campaign are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We encourage you to consult your tax adviser for advice.

Construction Timeline

Where Scholarship and Values Matter
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12