The St. Sebastian Parish Foundation has more than 70 named funds, endowments, and scholarships. Behind each one is a commitment to provide financial support for our parish both now and in the future.

Click the link above for a list of funds and endowments sorted by area of impact.
 
 
Please consider a donation to one of the funds listed below, sorted alphabetically. Specify the name of the fund in the message box when making your online donation.
 

The Academy of Culture and Arts Fund

Initiated prior to 2016, the Academy of Culture and Arts Fund was established at The Foundation to support the needs of The Academy of Culture & Arts at St. Sebastian Parish. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Academy of Culture & Arts" in the message box.

Adoration Chapel

Initiated in December 2014, the Adoration Chapel Fund was established to provide St. Sebastian Parish Church with a new Adoration Chapel. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Adoration" in the message box.

Alumni Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in July 2012, the Alumni Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance for St. Sebastian Parish School students. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Alumni Scholarship" in the message box.

Louis H. Amer Education Endowment

Initiated in November 1997, the Louis H. Amer Education Endowment was established to support the educational staff at St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but not be limited to salary, benefits, and/or continuing education. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Amer Endowment" in the message box.

Athletic Booster Club Fund

Initiated in September 1999, the Athletic Booster Club Fund was established to provide St. Sebastian Parish School Athletic Booster Club with a means to support the athletic extra-curricular activities for the school.  These funds will be used to support the athletic activities of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Athletic Boosters Fund" in the message box.

Dr. H. Thomas and Mary Rita Baumgardner Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in February 2002, the Baumgardner Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance as well as support to the educational staff of St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but not be limited to tuition assistance as well as salary and/or benefits for the educational staff.  Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Baumgardner Endowment" in the message box.

Boy Scout Troop #96 Fund

Initiated in November 2007, the Boy Scout Troup #96 Fund is for the function of Boy Scout Troop 96. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Boy Scout Fund" in the message box.

Victor E. Buehrle, Jr. Science Lab Fund

Initiated in August 1998, the Victor E. Buehrle, Jr. Science Lab Fund was established to construct a Science, Biology and Media Lab in St. Sebastian Parish School. In addition, this fund supports the science department activities within the parish school.  Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Science Lab Fund" in the message box.

Mary Ley Burke Scholarship

Initiated in October 2019, the Mary Ley Burke Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance for St. Sebastian Parish School students who appreciate the Catholic values and exceptional academics at our school. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "BURKE Scholarship" in the message box.

Byrider Hall Window Replacement Fund

Initiated in May 2015, the Byrider Window Fund was established to provide the St. Sebastian Parish School’s Byrider Hall with new windows. The school needs to replace five original windows on the west side of the building with glass block windows to aid with security and the south side windows need to be replaced with aluminum clad wood units that will be able to open and increase efficiency. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Byrider Fund" in the message box.

Fr. Charles Byrider Education Endowment

Initiated in 1997, The Fr. Charles Byrider Education Endowment was established to provide assistance to St. Sebastian Parish School to help keep tuition affordable today and in the future.  Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Byrider Endowment" in the message box.

Church Improvement Fund 

Initiated in 2015, The Church Improvement Fund was established to provide funding for restorations to St. Sebastian Parish's church building. In 2017, the parish launched The Cornerstone of our Faith, a capital campaign for the restoration of the church. The money raised for that campaign was deposited in The Church Improvement Fund. The church restoration project was completed in 2018 (in honor of the parish's 90th anniversary), with final disbursements from the Church Improvement Fund for the church restoration work completed in 2019. Currently the Church Improvement Fund provides funding for ongoing restoration projects in our church building. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Church Improvement" in the message box.

Cleary Family Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in July 2000, the Cleary Family Scholarship Endowment was established to support the students and educational staff of St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but is not limited to tuition assistance for the students and salary or benefits for the educational staff. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Cleary Endowment" in the message box.

Hugh Colopy Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in November 2003, the Hugh Colopy Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Colopy Endowment" in the message box.

Meyo Clarke Comunale Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in October 2005, the Meyo Clarke Comunale Scholarship Endowment was established to provide provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Comunale Endowment" in the message box.

Christopher James Consilio Memorial Scholarship

Initiated in September 2020, the Christopher James Consilio Memorial Scholarship was established to provide scholarship aid to a graduate of St. Sebastian Parish School who attends St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Please consider a donation to this scholarship. Specify "Consilio Scholarship” in the message box.

Mary Jo Costigan Teacher's Salary Endowment

Initiated in December 1998, the Mary Jo Costigan Teacher’s Salary Endowment was established to support the educational staff at St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include, but not be limited to, salary, benefits, and continuing education. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Costigan Endowment" in the message box.

Dayspring Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Initiated in May 2009, the Dayspring Opportunity Scholarship Fund was established to provide tuition assistance for minority students attending St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this scholarship. Specify "Dayspring Scholarship" in the message box.

James E. and Yvonne Dietrich Family Endowment

Initiated in October 2014, the James E. and Yvonne Dietrich Family Endowment was established to provide teacher enrichment at St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Dietrich Endowment" in the message box.

Franklin K. & Delores H. Dietzler Education Endowment 

Initiated in January 2015, the Franklin K. & Delores H. Dietzler Education Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Dietzler Endowment" in the message box.

Fickes Family Clergy Enrichment Endowment

Initiated in December 2011, the Fickes Clergy Enrichment Endowment was established to provide necessary funds for hospitality at St. Sebastian Parish to be used at the pastor's discretion. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Fickes Endowment" in the message box.

The Denise Maroon Finley Memorial Scholarship

Initiated in 2019, The Denise Maroon Finley Memorial Scholarship was established by The Finley Family in memory of Denise Maroon Finley (Class of 1965, 3rd grade teacher at St. Sebastian Parish School for 23 years, and alumni parent). The purpose of the scholarship is to open opportunities for 8th grade students who need financial assistance in order to attend Archbishop Hoban High School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Finley Scholarship" in the message box.

Foley Family Adult Religious Education Endowment

Initiated in November 1996, the Foley Family Adult Religious Education Endowment was established to support any approved program or service for the religious education of the adult members of St. Sebastian Parish Church. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Foley Endowment" in the message box.

Lynn Frey-Steward Organ Scholarship Fund

Initiated in 2017, the intent of this scholarship is to provide funding for organ lessons for those interested in studying the wonder and beauty of playing the organ. The scholarship is for grade-school age (K-8) parishioners of St. Sebastian Parish Church as well as current students of St. Sebastian Parish School. This fund was created in 2017 in honor of Lynn Frey-Steward’s 50th anniversary of being an organist. Please consider a donation to this scholarship. Specify "Lynn Frey-Steward Organ Scholarship" in the message box.

Gerstenmaier Family Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in May 2011, the Gerstenmaier Family Scholarship Endowment was established to provide scholarship aid to graduates of St. Sebastian Parish School who attends Walsh Jesuit High School. This is for a freshman year only scholarship. Please consider a donation to this scholarship. Specify "Gerstenmaier Scholarship" in the message box.

GOAL (Graves O'Neill Academic Leaders) Endowment 

Initiated in December 1998, the GOAL (Graves O’Neill Academic Leaders) was established to be an educational endowment for St. Sebastian Parish School students who demonstrate leadership qualities or are striving to adopt leadership qualities in their school, community and home life.  While financial need is not a criteria, it will be taken into account. Please consider a donation to this scholarship. Specify "GOAL Scholarship" in the message box.

Eugene D. & Marie T. Graham Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in 2006, the Graham Scholarship Endowment, in honor of Reverend William D. Karg, was established to support the students and educational staff of St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but is not limited to tuition assistance for the students and salary or benefits for the educational staff. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Graham Endowment" in the message box.

Grounds Crew Flower Fund

Initiated in May 2004, the St. Sebastian Parish Church Grounds Crew Flower Fund was established to provide funds for flowers and related grounds supplies for St. Sebastian Parish Church. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Grounds Crew Flower Fund" in the message box.

Helen Barry Hamlin Library Fund

Initiated in February 1999, the Helen Barry Hamlin Library Fund was established to support the St. Sebastian Parish School library. It is intended to be used for purchasing books and related library materials. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Hamlin Library Fund" in the message box.

Alberta Hensley Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in December 2007, the Alberta Hensley Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to St. Sebastian Parish School students. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Hensley Endowment" in the message box.

Hank and Eileen Hudson Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in November 2001, the Hank & Eileen Hudson Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to St. Sebastian Parish School students. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Hudson Endowment" in the message box.

Paul & Patricia Hummel Bereavement Endowment

Initiated in December 1997, the Hummel Bereavement Endowment was established to support the bereavement needs of the parish. This could include but not be limited to counseling, support groups, funeral needs and luncheons. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Hummel Bereavement" in the message box.

Fr. William D. Karg Faith Formation Fund

Initiated in November 2010, the Fr. William D. Karg Faith Formation Fund was established to support faith formation, evangelization and adult religious education in order to help people grow in faith. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Faith Formation Fund" in the message box.

John and Joan Kelley Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in February 2010, the John and Joan Kelley Scholarship Foundation was established to provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School.  Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Kelley Endowment" in the message box.

Dr. Carl E. Krill, Sr. Family Endowment

Initiated in May of 2005, the Dr. Carl E. Krill Family Endowment was established to support the students and educational staff of St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but is not limited to tuition assistance for the students and salary or benefits for the educational staff. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Krill Endowment" in the message box.

Mr. and Mrs. James M Lyons, Sr. Family Endowment

Initiated in December 2006, the Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lyons, Sr. Family Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Lyons Endowment" in the message box.

McFarland Education Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in April 2000, the McFarland Educational Scholarship Endowment was established to support the students and educational staff of St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but is not limited to tuition assistance for the students and salary or benefits for the educational staff. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "McFarland Endowment" in the message box.

Music Endowment

Initiated in 2005, the Music Endowment was established to support the music and choir needs of St. Sebastian Parish. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Music Endowment" in the message box.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) Fund

Initiated in October 2016, the NFP Scholarship was established to increase awareness of the Natural Family Planning (NFP) concept and to help couples enroll in Natural Family Planning classes.

M.G. O'Neil Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in December 2007, the M. G. O’Neil Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "MG O'Neil Endowment" in the message box.

Wm. J. O'Neil Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in January 1999, the Wm. J. O’Neil Scholarship was established to provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Wm O'Neil Endowment" in the message box.

Organ Fund

Initiated in February 2011, the Organ Fund was established to provide funds for the replacement of the organ for St. Sebastian Parish.  The fund now funds the repair and maintenance for the organ. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Organ Fund" in the message box.

Esther Simonetti Owen Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in May 2006, the Esther Simonetti Owen Scholarship Endowment was established to support the students and the educational staff of St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but not be limited to tuition assistance and salary or benefits for the educational staff. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Owen Endowment" in the message box.

Catherine Paparella Memorial Fund

Initiated in October 2016, the Catherine Paparella Memorial Fund was established in memory of Catherine and to honor her involvement with St. Sebastian Parish. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Paparella Fund" in the message box.

Deacon Terry Peacock Memorial Scholarship Fund

Initiated in November, 2020, the Deacon Terry Peacock Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide tuition assistance for families of St. Sebastian Parish School students. Deacon Peacock, who passed away on November 04, 2020, was a cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to many, as well as a beloved teacher and deacon. He was a fixture at St. Sebastian Parish for over 30 years, where he especially loved working with the school children and the Mass servers. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "PEACOCK Scholarship" in the message box.

James M. Pier, Sr. Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in December 2007, the James M. Pier, Sr. Scholarship Endowment was established to support the students and educational staff of St. Sebastian Parish School. This could include but not be limited to tuition assistance for the students and salary or benefits for the educational staff. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Pier Endowment" in the message box.

Mary Jane Hudak Roberts Math Endowment

Initiated in August 2012, the Mary Jane Hudak Roberts Mathematics Endowment was established to provide St. Sebastian Parish School with money to be specifically used for the Mathematics curriculum. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Math Endowment" in the message box.

Sanctuary Society Fund

Initiated in February 2008, the Sanctuary Society Fund was established to provide the Sanctuary Society with a means to accumulate funds. The funds will be used to support the needs of the sanctuary of St. Sebastian Parish Church. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Sanctuary Society Fund" in the message box.

Lewis & Kathleen Seikel Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in December 1996, the Seikel Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to students of St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Seikel Endowment" in the message box.

Seminarian Scholarship Fund

Initiated in August 2007, the Seminarian Scholarship Fund was established to be an education fund for those studying to become a priest. It may include but is not limited to students from St. Sebastian School. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Seminarian Scholarship" in the message box.

Frances L. Sharp Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in December 1998, the Fran Sharp Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to a St. Sebastian School student that demonstrates financial need. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Sharp Endowment" in the message box.

Sheeks Family Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in April 2008, the Sheeks Family Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to a St. Sebastian School Student that demonstrates financial need. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Sheeks Endowment" in the message box.

Social Ministry Fund

Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Socials" in the message box.

Spectacular Arts & Cultural Enrichment Fund

Initiated in January 2013, the Arts & Cultural Enrichment Fund was established to grow and house the portion of the funds raised at the 2012 September Spectacular which are specifically designated to support the needs of the school’s arts and cultural programming and after school programming.  These include, but are not limited to, the school band, art series, and etc.  The programs provided for under this fund are defined by the School Principal. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Arts & Culture Fund" in the message box.

Spectacular Garden Fund

Initiated in January 2013, the September Spectacular Garden Fund was established to grow and house the portion of the funds raised at the 2011 September Spectacular which are specifically designated to support the needs of the school’s outdoor learning garden, Sebastian’s Garden. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "SS Garden Fund" in the message box.

Spectacular General Fund

Initiated in January 2013, this fund supports the school and classroom needs with funds raised from the live and silent auction of the St. Sebastian Spectacular. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Spectacular General Fund" in the message box.

St. Gabriel Fund

Initiated in 2020, the St. Gabriel Fund was established to support the live-streaming as well as the recording and broadcasting needs of St. Sebastian Parish.  This could include (but not be limited to) the purchase of technology-based equipment (cameras, controllers, cables, tablets, connectors and associated application software) as well as licensing fees. St. Gabriel, the Archangel, was selected as the name for this fund since St. Gabriel serves as a messenger for God and is the patron saint of messengers, telecommunication workers, and postal workers. It was St. Gabriel who “broadcasted” to Mary that she would become the mother of the Son of God.

BACKGROUND: During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of 2020 and due to the “stay at home” orders by the Governor and the Diocese of Cleveland, Fr. John Valencheck (Pastor of St. Sebastian Parish) initiated a “stay connected” communication effort with the parish members. This included a daily Angelus letter that was communicated via email as well as daily mass online and other “virtual” parish events (Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Organ Concerts, etc.) in order to help parish members and interested parties stay connected with their faith and parish.

Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "St. Gabriel Fund" in the message box.

St. Sebastian Development Fund

Initiated in December 1998, The St. Sebastian Development Fund was established to support the St. Sebastian Parish, School and Foundation Development Department’s activities. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Development Fund" in the message box.

St. Sebastian School Fund

Initiated in November 1997, the St. Sebastian School Fund was established to support the capital requirements of the school. It is not intended to be used for operating expenses. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "School Fund" in the message box.

St. Sebastian School Employee Spectacular Fund

Initiated in November 2019, the St. Sebastian School Employee Spectacular Fund was established to encourage and promote St. Sebastian Parish School’s employee participation in the annual St. Sebastian Spectacular. Please consider a donation to this endowment. Specify "Employee Spectacular Fund" in the message box.

Stiller Family Scholarship Endowment 

Initiated in October 2014, the Stiller Family Scholarship Endowment was established to provide general financial aid to the students in need who attend St. Sebastian Parish School. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Stiller Endowment" in the message box.

Jay and Marilyn Stitz Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in December 2015, the Jay and Marilyn Stitz Scholarship Endowment was established to provide financial aid in the form of tuition assistance to students with financial need who attend St. Sebastian Parish School.

Terrier Family Scholarship

Initiated in November, 2020, the Terrier Family Scholarship was established by interested alumni and parishioners to assist our parish school families when financial needs arise due to difficult circumstances (i.e. loss of job, health issues, death in family, etc.).  This scholarship will be provided to St. Sebastian Parish School students with first priority given to 8th-grade students who might otherwise be forced to withdraw from their final year due to financial issues. Please consider a donation to this scholarship. Specify "TERRIER FAMILY Scholarship" in the message box.

John L. and Nellie A. Tormey Rectory Restoration Fund

Initiated in August 2006, the John L. Tormey Restoration Fund was established to renovate the St. Sebastian Church Rectory. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Restoration Fund" in the message box.

John A. Trecaso Scholarship Fund

Initiated in June 2016, the John A. Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship aid to a graduate of St. Sebastian Parish School who attends St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. This is for a freshman year only scholarship. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Trecaso Fund" in the message box.

Unrestricted Gifts for the Areas of Greatest Need

Initiated in 1971, The Unrestricted Fund was established to provide funding for the parish's greatest need. Please consider making a donation to this fund. Specify "Unrestricted" in the message box.

Vocational Health & Wellness Fund

Initiated in March 2013, the Vocational Health and Wellness Fund was established to provide assistance for priests, deacons, seminarians, and religious orders serving St. Sebastian Parish and St. Sebastian Parish School.  This may include, but not be limited to, medical bills and a retirement stipend. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Vocational Health Fund" in the message box.

William and Mildred Walzer Education Endowment

Initiated in December 2005, the William and Mildred Education Endowment was established to support the educational needs of St. Sebastian School. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Walzer Endowment" in the message box.

Richard & Carroll Weber Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in April 2000, the Richard & Carroll Weber Scholarship Endowment was established to support the students and educational staff of St. Sebastian School. This could include, but not be limited to, scholarships for the students and salary or benefits for the educational staff. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Weber Endowment" in the message box.

James R. and Marie T. White School Library Endowment

Initiated in August 2017, the James R. and Marie T. White School Library Endowment was established to support the library at St. Sebastian School.

Victor and Maralyn Yanko Family Scholarship Endowment

Initiated in December 1998, the Yanko Family Scholarship Endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to a St. Sebastian School student that demonstrates financial need. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Yanko Endowment" in the message box.

Zwisler Hall Plaza Grounds Fund

Initiated in November 2007, the Zwisler Hall Plaza Grounds Fund was established to renovate and improve the grounds around Zwisler Hall. Please consider a donation to this fund. Specify "Zwisler Hall Plaza Fund" in the message box.