Marian Middle School Raises $83,500 at Fifth Annual Women’s Event
Marian Middle School, St. Louis’ only all-girl middle school, raised $83,500 at its Fifth Annual “Girls Night Out” Women’s Event on October 17, 2012. The scholarship fund-raiser set out to help finance the sizable tuition gaps for each of the school’s more than 70 economically-disadvantaged students. The event was held at the Starlight Room atop the Chase Park Plaza and featured Debbie Monterrey of NewsRadio 1120 KMOX as emcee. More than 325 women business and civic leaders attended.
The money raised funds the gap between the $12,000 per student educational cost and Marian’s $400 annual tuition for each student. With 140 alums since the school opened in 2000, 32 graduates are now in college. The vast majority attend a St. Louis college-prep high school following graduation from Marian Middle School.
Event chair was Susan Conrad of EICON Properties.
Marian Middle School educates 20 students each in grades five through eight. It was founded in 1999 by the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The school opened in 2000 and, drawing students from 21 are zip codes, operates as a NativityMiguel school, with young girls committing to an intensive 10-month, 10-hour daily schedule to prepare for college-prep high schools. Students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership and life skills that take them successfully into the next chapter of their academic career.
More is online at www.marianmiddleschool.org.