The Sacred Heart Fund / Annual Giving - Sacred Heart High School - Waterbury, CT

The Sacred Heart Fund / Annual Giving

The Sacred Heart Fund is the primary way in which our school raises revenues to be used for scholarship assistance, scholarships, and the enhancement of academic, athletic, spiritual, and extra-curricular programs. This assistance is directly attributed to the generosity of The Archdiocese of Hartford, our Alumni, Parents, Parents of Alumni, Grandparents, Faculty, Staff, Businesses, Foundations, and Friends of the Heart. Your support is critical, now more than ever, as our requests for assistance continue, especially during these challenging times.

The Sacred Heart Fund plays a vital role in the lives of our students, faculty and staff. The support of friends makes up over 10% of the school’s operating budget. Gifts to this fund:

  • Support curriculum development and the introduction of new programs and services that are essential to engaging students in the pursuit of knowledge;
  • Expand and upgrade our technology program
  • Ensure that scholarship assistance remains at the heart of the school for students of need; and
  • Perpetuate an environment that emphasizes academic excellence, faith in God, and service to others.

Please be reminded that no gift is ever too small. Your generosity, in any amount, is always welcomed, and your commitment is essential for the continued success of our school’s mission.

The mission of Sacred Heart High School is to educate students of diverse backgrounds in a strong Catholic tradition in order to empower these students to be moral and productive members of society.

Sacred Heart High School:

  • Integrates the teachings of Jesus Christ into every facet of school life.
  • Provides an excellent education for students of all ability levels.
  • Fosters higher order thinking skills and intellectual curiosity to enable students to become life-long learners.
  • Motivates students to fulfill their God – given potential spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially.
  • Challenges students to embrace their call to service within the larger community.
  • Creates a safe and supportive environment to facilitate the learning process.
  • Promotes a strong partnership with parents to enhance the student learning experience.

The administration, faculty, and staff of Sacred Heart High School are dedicated to enabling all of our students to experience the fullness of life that results from the development of individual talents.

The Office of Advancement works diligently with the President of Sacred Heart High School to raise additional funds for students in need of academic scholarship and financial aid. Please consider making a donation before the end of our fiscal year on June 30th.

How to Make a Donation

You may make a donation online. Or if you prefer, print out a gift form and send your donation to the SHHS Advancement Office, 142 South Elm Street, Waterbury, CT 06706.  Make all checks payable to Sacred Heart High School.

If you have a question, please feel free to email Mrs. Eileen Regan, President or Mrs. Karen Ciarleglio, Director of Advancement

Donors to the Annual Fund Appeal included nearly 700 friends of the Heart.

Click here to make a secure, on-line donation to the SHHS Fund.


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The Impact of Your Commitment to the Sacred Heart Fund will truly make a difference in the lives of our wonderful students!

Your gift, when coupled with the generosity of other friends, will assist in providing:

  • Expanded AP course offerings;
  • The installation of new computer aided technology for our Math and Science classes;
  • Expanded student programming and services in the Arts, including theater productions, instrumental music, and choral programs;
  • New computers and classroom printers for the Library Media Center;
  • The awarding of more than $710,000 in scholarship assistance to families;
  • Expanded wireless access points throughout our facility to support our new E-Text and “Bring Your Own Device” programs;
  • The installation of new security cameras and a monitoring system for Alumni Hall;
  • Expanded club offerings for students, including science and technology, chess, and debate; and
  • Enhanced plant & facilities upgrades, including the re-pointing of bricks on the façade of our main building.

It was the four year experience that solidified Dionne’s (and my own) appreciation of how special Sacred Heart High School truly is. SHHS is a place where traditions of excellence are embedded in every facet of the school.
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SHHS will be forever instilled in my heart. The love and the respect between the faculty and students is a bond that is very rare. SHHS has opened its arms to my family, and I am forever grateful.
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The educational background and confidence that our two older children gained at Sacred Heart helped them be successful in their college careers. Their Sacred Heart education prepared them very well to make the transition to college life, both academically and emotionally.
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Guided by a foundation of excellence that is second to none, the Heart is the finest choice for those wishing to pursue a Catholic education. It is a great honor and a privilege that I associate my name with Sacred Heart High School...
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The sense of belonging to The Heart community was immediate and any worries about their transition to high school were immediately put to rest.
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Academic excellence, community involvement, athletics and Christian-based learning all make Sacred Heart High School a top notch school. But what makes Sacred Heart High School a GREAT school is the sense of family one feels the minute a person walks through the door.
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Sacred Heart was more than just my high school, it was my home. Sacred Heart gave me the education and the confidence to thrive and succeed in college, and eventually in my current role at the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce.
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Spirit can be defined as a strong loyalty or dedication. At Sacred Heart, spirit is at the core of all that we do. As a recent graduate, I saw the strength of Spirit at “the Heart” throughout my four years.
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Sacred Heart High School has truly been very instrumental in my life... The values that were instilled in each of us, along with the fine education that I received from dedicated faculty and staff, continue to be meaningful today.
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The school feels like a family. We watch out for each otherand truly care about each other... Come be part of our sacred Heart High School family I know you, too, will be amazed at what our school has to offer!
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Sacred Heart High School is not just a building. It is an investment in life that continues to pay dividends... The Sacred Heart experience is an immersion in a family which will stay with you forever.
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Sacred Heart High School offers students a supportive environment where they can grow and excel in academics, grow in self-confidence, and grow in faith, all of which were so important to our family.
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As we look back, we realize that our years at Sacred Heart not only prepared us to be successful in college, but also set a standard for how to live our lives.
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At Sacred Heart High School, being a student-athlete allowed me to develop leadership skills and instilled in me a passion for success!
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Sacred Heart’s rigorous academic program, combined with its nurturing and spiritual learning environment, provided me with the knowledge, the values, and the social maturity that I needed to be successful in college, in law school, and in my legal career.
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