Bishop Luers High School We Are The Light Of The World

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Please Create A Marquee
Advancement » Endowment Funds

Endowment Funds

The following endowments have been set up through the Catholic Community Foundation to support Bishop Luers High now and into our future. If you are interested in making a donation to an existing endowment or establish a new one, please contact Louise Jackson at 260-456-1261, Ext. 3142 or


Bishop Luers High School Fund - Proceeds from this fund are used for general operating support of Bishop Luers.

Robert/Irene Bangert Memorial Fund - This fund was created by a bequest and is to be used to pay tuition for children to attend a Catholic school, reserved for Bishop Luers High School and St. John the Baptist (Fort Wayne). 

Bishop John M. D’Arcy High School Financial Assistance Fund - Bishop Luers High School - This fund was created by Our Sunday Visitor in honor of Bishop John M. D’Arcy’s Golden Jubilee as a priest. It shall be used for the purpose to provide financial aid for tuition of needy students from Bishop Luers High School. 

Father Florentine/Joe Rayes Memorial Scholarship - This endowment was established by the Bishop Luers High School Alumni Department to be used as an annual scholarship for qualified students.

Father Fred Link, OFM, Franciscan Spirit Scholarship Fund - Income from this fund provides scholarships for students to attend Bishop Luers High School.

John F. Gaughan Scholarship Fund - Income from this fund provides scholarships for students to attend Bishop Luers High School.

William Newell Fund – Bishop Luers High School - This fund provides support for tuition assistance for needy students at Bishop Luers High School. 


Bishop Luers High School FCSS Scholarship - The Foundation for Catholic Secondary Schools of Fort Wayne, Inc., created this fund to provide scholarships to students needing financial assistance to attend Bishop Luers High School. The FCSS’s history of supporting the Catholic high schools of Fort Wayne includes the 1985 “Campaign for Excellence,” which raises money to provide student aid, retain teachers and facilitate educational changes.  

Jerome E. Bowers Scholarship - Established in 2000 by Marie A. Bowers in memory of her son, Jerome, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969. This scholarship illustrates Marie’s deep-felt faith, and provides assistance to those in financial need.

Mary Louise (Weezie) Doermer Scholarship - The Doermer Family Foundation, Inc., instituted this scholarship in 2000. It is intended to aid students who wish to attend Bishop Luers and was established to honor the memory of Mrs. Doermer.

Richard J. Hire Family Scholarship - This fund was established in 2000 by Charles Hire and his family to honor his father, Richard. It provided tuition assistance to students who wish to attend Bishop Luers High School.

Hope Scholarship - In 1997, a young Fort Wayne couple established the Hope Scholarship to support the Catholic teachers within the Diocese of Fort Wayne. The fund is used to provide educational equipment and scholarships for students requiring financial aid to attend Benoit Academy, St. Jude Elementary School, or Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers high schools. In 2008, after Benoit Academy closed, the funds have been distributed to St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. 

Jim and Sandi Shank Scholarship - This scholarship is to help those students who need financial aid to attend Bishop Luers High School. It was established in 2000 by Jim and Sandi Shank.