Spartan Fund

What is the Spartan Fund?

The Spartan Fund, the annual giving program at De Smet Jesuit, enriches every facet of the Spartan Student experience.  Your generosity to the Spartan Fund advances our mission and provides transformative student experiences.

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Parent Annual Giving

De Smet Jesuit asks each family to prayerfully consider filling the tuition gap, which is the difference between the cost to educate a student and the actual tuition charged. For this school year, that amount is $3,400 per student.

Funds raised beyond tuition provide game-changing programs and facility improvements. These gifts directly impact the areas of greatest need, which include

  • Classroom upgrades
  • Facility improvements
  • Advanced technology
  • Faith formation
  • The Arts
  • Athletics

Please help us reach 100% parent participation this school year.

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Maroon and white circle with The Spartan Fund, AMDG lettering around rim and a spartan head in the center.

Your Spartan Fund gifts in action . . .

Meet the Team

Jeff Cernicek

Jeff Cernicek

Class of 1992
Senior Director of Development
BS, Marketing/Advertising, Missouri State University
Debbie Higgins

Debbie Higgins

Director of Communications
BA, English Writing & English Literature, Saint Mary's College
Christine Chapo

Christine Chapo

Spartan Fund Director
Communications, University of Kansas
Becky Lane

Becky Lane

Director of Special Events
BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas
CPR/AED Certified, Mercy Hospital
Shelly Monschein

Shelly Monschein

Development Services and Stewardship Coordinator
BS, University of Missouri-Columbia
Pat Morris

Pat Morris

Class of 2006
Director of Alumni Engagement
MBA, Business Administration, Washington University
BA, Journalism, University of Denver
Michael Talken

Michael Talken

Director of Data Systems and Learning
MS, Educational Technology, University of Missouri, St. Louis
BS, Biology, Rockhurst University
BA, Political Science, Education, Rockhurst University