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Support an Aquinas Student

Support an Aquinas Student Program

The Support an Aquinas Student program was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill on the belief that it is the moral responsibility of our school, students, families and all community stakeholders to provide young women a quality Catholic education. Every student deserves the opportunity to pursue success, yet the reality is access and resources are not equally available.

Aquinas' students are beating overwhelming odds. Over 100% of our recent graduates went on to higher education. The Class of 2019 earned in excess of 12.5 million dollars in college scholarships and grants. There are many promising young women who want to come to Aquinas but their families cannot afford the tuition. The following profiles are testimonials of your generosity. 

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Dr. Mary Anne Evangelist- Former SAS Recipient, current SAS Donor and AHS Board Chair

In 1960 - through the generosity of my parish as a sponsor - I received a gift that would be one of the most valuable in my life - the gift of an Aquinas education.  There are no words that could adequately portray the impact that opportunity had and continues to have on my life.  "Educating and inspiring young women for a lifetime of faith, learning and compassionate action for a more just world” directly translates, for me, into paying it forward for those who came after. As soon as I was able, I began to participate in the Support a Student program and while I know that any assistance has been gratefully received by these young women over the years, there is even greater reward in being faithful to the lessons of the Aquinas mission.


Leslie Limardo- Former SAS Recipient, current AHS Library Media Supervisor 
In 1989, my world looked bleak. My sister and I would be entering Aquinas together. However, at that time my older brother was attending Cardinal Hayes High School, and my younger sister was attending Catholic elementary school. After my father’s passing a few years earlier, our home's financial situation was tight.  It seemed like public school was my only option. I remember walking through the halls of Aquinas during an open house, falling in love, and hoping my sister and I would be joining our friends at this fantastic school. It just didn't seem possible. Then we received a phone call that changed everything. A Support an Aquinas Student donor agreed to sponsor our journey. My years at Aquinas were terrific and the generosity of that sponsor made it all possible.
As Cathleen Hackett Horne ’53, one of the first SAS sponsors says: “There is a compelling need to make the excellent educational opportunities of Aquinas available to young women of the Bronx today.  I feel privileged to play a part in doing so.”
Please consider pledging a gift which will make a real difference in one person’s life. You will know your sponsored student by name.  Donors and recipients will work together and grow together.