There are many opportunities available to you for giving at Christ the King HS.
All provide critical support to the education provided at CK.
Donations are fully tax-deductible.
CK Annual Appeal
The Annual Appeal Fund provides essential support for all educational needs at CK, in particular to enhance resources for student scholarships and to create a Tuition Loan Fund. Interest earned on donations to this account are reinvested into several different funds - 25% are reinvested into the Scholarship Fund, 25% are reinvested into the Endowment Fund and 25% are reinvested into Capital Improvements. The remaining 25% is reinvested
Constance DelVecchio Maltese, a renowned painter and artist, and wife of CK Board of Trustees Chairman, Serphin R. Maltese, passed away on December 7, 2018. To honor her life, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Constance Maltese Art Scholarship.
Clare Droesch Scholarship Fund
Clare Droesch, Class of 2001, CK 2015 Hall of Fame Member, was an all-city star basketball player. Claire was diagnosed with metatastic stage four breast cancer in 2011 and fought a courageous, inspiring battle. During the toughest time of her life, she returned to CK as assistant coach of the girls Varsity team. Clare requested that any donations in her honor be made to her alma mater CK.
Carolyn Fostel Scholarship Fund
Carolyn Fostel, Class of 1966, established a scholarship fund in her name before her death on December 15, 2011 from a rare and incurable blood disorder. Carolyn loved her alma mater and she requested that donations be made in her name to the Carolyn Fostel Scholarship Fund.
Richard Hartman Scholarship Fund
One of the most beloved teachers at Christ the King High School, Richie Hartman, was a faculty member from 2004 until his death in 2015. A graduate of New York Law School, Richie devoted the later years of his life to teaching. A gregarious math savant, Richie devoted his time outside of the classroom to coaching the CK Math team and leading them to multiple years as #1 in the state of New York. Richard Hartman was posthumously inducted into the CK Hall of Fame in 2016.
Bernard Helldorfer, Esq. Scholarship Fund
Established in loving memory of Bernie Helldorfer, Class of 1973 who was a member of the Board of Trustees of Christ the King High School. Bernie attained his J.D. in 1980 and after succeeding in corporate law, he dedicated his career to teaching. He founded the Mock Trial Team at the College of Professional Studies as an academic activity for undergraduates. In 24 years of competition, his team made it to the National Finals 21 time, finishing as the #2 team in the USA in 2000. Bernie was inducted into the CK Hall of Fame in 1987.
William J. McInerney '01 Scholarship Fund
Scholarship fund established in memory of William J. McInerney '01. A scholarship is awarded annually toward the senior year tuition of a CK junior who embodies the spirit and dedication of Will McInerney.
Thomas Ognibene Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund established in memory of Thomas Ognibene, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Christ the King High School. A former City Councilman in the borough of Queens, Tom was a U.S. Army Veteran who went on to receive his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1974. Tom Ognibene was dedicated to the students and parents of CK, serving as Board counsel for more than two decades. Remembered for his enormous personality, as well as his love for golf, Tom was one of the founders of the annual CK Alumni & Friends Golf Classic. He was inducted posthumously into CK's Hall of Fame in 2017.
CK Endowment Fund
The CK Endowment Fund provides long-term support for the mission of Christ the King. The Endowment Fund is never spent - only the interest earnings are utilized each year. The majority of the interest earned is used to help keep the overall cost of tuition down. The balance of the interest is reinvested. Gifts to the Endowment Fund continue to help CK for many years to come.