Jacklyn & Miguel Bezos '63 Historic Gift

It is with gratitude and excitement that Salesianum announces an historic $12,000,000 gift from Jacklyn and Miguel Bezos ’63 to the Salesianum School Endowment. $10,000,000 of the gift will be used immediately to establish the Rev. James P. Byrne, OSFS Memorial Scholarship, which will fund 24 full-need students.  In addition to receiving a full-tuition scholarship, Fr. Byrne Scholars will also receive funding for the incidental expenses that so often form barriers for underserved students, including books, retreats, service trips, AP test fees, prom tickets, etc.

This extraordinary gift is one of the largest ever to a Catholic high school; and more importantly, it will enable Salesianum to radically advance its mission to provide access to students regardless of their financial situation. Saint Francis de Sales said “Those who have made great progress will constantly press ahead, never for a moment thinking they have reached their goal.”  With this in mind, Jackie and Mike are also matching commitments of $100,000 or more to the endowment over the next three years - up to $2,000,000 - seeking to inspire others to provide access and opportunity to Salesianum by creating scholarships of their own.

We invite you to learn more about Fr. Byrne, the timeless and powerful story of Casa de Sales, and the newly formed scholarship by visiting the blue tabs situated to the right of this page. V+J