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.
The Annual Appeal is CK's program of unrestricted giving that sustains the school and is vital to maintaining CK's tradition of excellence. The fund enhances resources for student scholarships and tuition loan funds for families in need. The interest earned on donations to the Annual Appeal are reinvested into several different areas - 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 to maintain moderate tuition levels for students and families who may not otherwise be able to afford a CK Catholic education.
CK Scholarship Fund donations are designated entirely to support scholarships given to current CK students. Christ the King High School has a long tradition of providing tuition assistance to both students with outstanding academic ability and to dedicated, high performing students with financial need who might otherwise be unable to attend CK. .
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
Memorial Donations are a lasting way to honor the memory of a loved one. Gifts given in memory of a special person are acknowledged to the donor as well as to the honoree's family. Each year in November, on The Feast of Christ the King, CK celebrates the lives and honors the memory of all deceased alumni, faculty, staff and friends. All are invited to join us for the annual Memorial Mass and complimentary refreshment.
Constance Maltese Art Scholarship
Constance Del Vecchio Maltese, a renowned painter and artist, and wife of CK Board of Trustees Chairman, Serphin R. Maltese, passed away on December 7, 2018. A scholarship fund has been created in her honor to be awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in artistic endeavors as well as academics.
Clare Droesch Scholarship Fund
Clare Droesch, Class of '01 and 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 CK.
Carolyn Fostel Scholarship Fund
Carolyn Fostel, Class of '66, established a scholarship fund at CK before her death on December 15, 2011 from a rare, incurable blood disorder. Carolyn loved her alma mater and requested that donations in her name to the Carolyn Fostel Scholarship Fund.
Richard Hartman Scholarship Fund
One of the most beloved CK teachers, 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, he 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 memory of Bernie Helldorfer, Class of '73, a long time dedicated member of the CK Board of Trustees. Bernie attained his J.D. in 1980 and after succeeding in corporate law, he dedicated his career to teaching law at St. John's University.. Bernie founded the Mock Trial Team at the College of Professional Studies and throughout 24 years of competition led his team to 21 National Finals, 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
Established in memory of Thomas Ognibene who served as Vice Chairman and Counsel of the Board of Trustees of Christ the King High School for over three decades. A former City Councilman, Tom was a U.S. Army Veteran who received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1974. Tom is remembered for his big personality, as well as his love for golf and support of the annual CK Golf Classic. He was inducted posthumously into CK's Hall of Fame in 2017.