Established 1997


The Hayden Catholic High School Foundation was founded in 1997 to receive a gift from the estate of Jack Caldwell of approximately $1.5 million to Hayden Catholic High School.  The purpose of the Foundation is to provide student financial assistance, meet special needs, and support the general operation of the school.

Become a Member of the Jack Caldwell Society

The Hayden Catholic High School Foundation Board recognized Mr. Caldwell’s gift in 1999 by establishing the Jack Caldwell Society for donors who have made provisions to include Hayden Catholic High School in their estate plans.  Total distributions from the Hayden Foundation to Hayden Catholic since 1998 will exceed $2.3 million before the end of 2014.  The well-managed assets of the Foundation have continued to provide annual support for the high school, as many friends of Hayden have contributed over the past decade.

The Hayden Catholic High School Hall of Fame

The Foundation Board operates under the general oversight of the Hayden Catholic High School Board of Trustees, and is responsible for creating and implementing investment and distribution policies.  The Foundation has also recently pledged sponsorship of the Hayden Catholic High School Hall of Fame, which will recognize awardees in the areas of Alumni Achievement, Staff Achievement, Student Activity Achievement, and Contributor.

The Hayden Catholic High School Foundation Family Scholarship Program

Encouraged by the success of earlier scholarship programs set up by the Sabatini Family, the Morrisey Family, the Buhler Family, and the Tom and Helen Schwartz Foundation, the Foundation Board established the Family Scholarship Program in 2007.  This program allows donors to perpetually recognize their family with an endowed scholarship that benefits deserving Hayden students with financial need.  Additionally, several graduating classes have established endowed scholarships in honor of their class.  (Please see “Scholarship Funds” in this Development category).

If you would like to learn more about the Jack Caldwell Society, the Family Scholarship Program, or the Hayden Catholic High School Foundation, please contact the Presidents office at 785.272.5210 Extension 111.