Please help us meet the $25,000 Chesterton Challenge!
We are thrilled to announce that Chesterton Academy has been awarded a $25,000 challenge grant from the family foundation of Richard M. Schulze, founder of Best Buy Corporation. Through this generous grant, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation will match all eligible gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Eligible gifts include gifts received from new donors or the amount of new gifts that are over and above the largest previous gift received from an existing donor.
All gifts received through the Challenge will go towards student scholarships and tuition assistance in coming academic year, and will help us continue to offer an outstanding, Christ-centered high school education affordable for all families. Learn more about the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation' support of Chesterton Academy.
About the Chesterton Challenge - The “Challenge for Chesterton Academy” was originated by Mr. Andrew Redleaf, founder and CEO of Whitebox Advisors. In 2010, Mr. Redleaf awarded the first of five $75,000 challenge grants to help Chesterton Academy continue to provide a rigorous, classical education at a price working- and middle-class families can afford. Mr. Redleaf made his fifth and final challenge grant in the spring of 2014. He remains a great champion of Chesterton Academy and happily testifies to the good works of the school and the effectiveness and efficiency with which we use donor dollars. Learn more about Andrew Redleaf's support for Chesterton Academy and the legacy of the Chesterton Academy.
In 2015, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation continued the legacy of the Chesterton Challenge with matching grants totaling $50,000 (learn more). Proceeds from the annual Chesterton Challenge underwrite student scholarships and tuition assistance, and help the school continue to provide an outstanding, classical high school education affordable for all families.