The Spartan Fund

The Spartan Fund — formerly known as the Annual Fund — is one of the school's most significant philanthropic initiatives. It enables us to meet the full costs of a De Smet Jesuit education beyond what tuition revenues solely support.

All gifts to The Spartan Fund immediately impact the school's most pressing needs and primarily benefit our current students in all aspects of their educational experience. In addition to supporting our academic, spiritual, technological, athletic, and co-curricular initiatives, gifts to The Spartan Fund also help ensure that the necessary funds are available to provide tuition assistance for our students from families with demonstrated need.

We are all Spartans: students, alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of De Smet Jesuit. Together, we fufill our school’s mission to educate “Men for and With Others.” Your gifts demonstrate your belief in the value of a Jesuit, Catholic education, and affirm the good work we do every day in and out of the classroom to help young men develop not only their minds, but also a personal relationship with God, an understanding of the world around them, and their responsibility to serve.

Many of our programs would not be possible without the contributions of donors like you. Thank you for showing your Spartan pride and support through the Spartan Fund.

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Meet the Team

Bill Rebholz

Bill Rebholz

Class of 1977
VP Institutional Advancement
BS, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
MA, AQUINAS INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY
MBA, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
John Stewart

John Stewart

Class of 1977
Director of Major Gifts
BA, Accounting, University of Missouri-Columbia
Jeff Cernicek

Jeff Cernicek

Class of 1992
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
Shelly Monschein

Shelly Monschein

Database Assistant
BS, University of Missouri-Columbia
Pat Morris

Pat Morris

Class of 2006
Coordinator of Annual Giving Programs, Alumni Relations
BA, Journalism, University of Denver
Anna Oliver

Anna Oliver

Database Coordinator
BA, German Language and Literature, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Tom Sothers

Tom Sothers

Teacher, Spartan Association Moderator, Scholar Bowl Coach
MLA, Washington University
BA, History, St. Louis University
BA, Education, St. Louis University