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Dear Alumni, Families and Friends,

Welcome to the Development Office of St. Thomas More School.  The members of the Development Office Team are excited to be a part of the St. Tom's Family.  Our purpose is to foster the advancement of the mission, vision and values of St. Thomas More School through securing philanthropic support, communications, enrollment management and engagement of external constituencies.
In order to be competitive, to provide state-of-the-art amenities and to keep our tuition affordable, we need your help!  Our goal is to form a partnership of alumni, parents, donors, families and friends to raise the necessary funds to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.  I encourage you to become an active participant.   Every donation, large or small, participation in one of our events or volunteering your services will make a difference.  There are many opportunities to become involved and we hope that you will join us in our journey to achieve excellence!
For information on how to make a contribution to the Annual Fund, scholarship programs or to participate in one of our events or other development efforts, please contact Amanda Herbst at 219-836-9151 ext. 342 or   
I look forward to meeting or speaking with each one of you!
Karen Leluga
Development Director

Strategies for Accomplishing the Mission

Establish and nurture strong relationships with existing and potential donors while encouraging philanthropy that will allow St. Thomas More School to continuously “educate the whole child in the values of Jesus and Mary.”
  • Demonstrate our case and invite the greater community to further our mission.
  • Continuously work to identify new funding sources in line with the school’s goals.
  • Work closely with current stakeholders to cultivate relationships that will generate major gifts from diverse sources, in accordance with the school’s vision.
  • Continually maintain contact with St. Thomas More School alumni.
  • Continue to develop and implement enrollment management strategies designed to achieve the optimal recruitment, retention and graduation rates of students.

Vision of the Development Office

The development office will be a model of exceptional service in cultivation and stewardship of current and future stakeholders.