May 13, 2019
The Class of 1969 Lenti Legacy Scholarship Match Campaign
Dear Lenti Legacy Scholarship Supporter,
As you may or may not know a member of the class of 1969 has pledged a $25,000 donation to Mount Carmel as a matching incentive to benefit the Lenti Legacy Scholarship. To date over $5,000.00 has been raised as a match to benefit the scholarship.
The scholarship was a brainchild of a group of classmates of Frank who met with him shortly after he was removed as head football coach.
We wanted to be able to give back to the students of Mount Carmel so the scholarship seemed to be the best way. Two events took place last year that were the impetus for starting the Lenti Legacy Scholarship. We were able to raise enough money to begin offering a $2,500 scholarship for an incoming freshman beginning with 2019-2020 school year.
Students had to submit an online application which was reviewed by the scholarship selection committee. The applicants had to show financial need as well as write an essay explaining why
they wanted to attend Mount Carmel as well as how they planned to give back to the school after graduation. From the over 35 applicants, the selection committee narrowed them down to two worthy candidates. It was the decision of the committee to split the scholarship and award financial aid to both finalists, Dennis Furlong and Charles Toland. Each will receive a partial scholarship for their four years at Mount Carmel.
It is the committees hope that the class of ’69 and Lenti supporters will continue to support the scholarship through their donations to the fund.
We need your individual contributions to the scholarship in order to accomplish keeping the scholarship alive. Should we meet our goal of raising $25,000 for the scholarship we will be able to create a firm financial base to continue to be able to award the scholarship in perpetuity on a yearly basis.
But your support doesn’t stop here. We will have to continue to raise money for the scholarship going forward. The scholarship will be awarding $10,000 per year beginning with the 2023 school year. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $15,000 per year to support and grow the scholarship funds. This can be accomplished through our support and the support of other alumni, family and friends.
We ask to please give whatever you are able. We are hoping that each of you contributes a minimum of $100.00 between now and the end of the year. Giving more would be greatly appreciated. You can donate by going to the Mount Carmel High School website at:
Please be sure to select “other” under the Designation section. You must type in The Lenti Legacy Scholarship under the “other” designation section or your donation will not go to the scholarship fund.
Donation: $100 $300 $500 $1000 $2500 Other
Lenti Legacy Scholarship
If you wish to donate by check please make your check payable to Mount Carmel High School.
You must include Lenti Legacy Scholarship on the memo line on your check. If you don’t your donation will not go to the scholarship fund.
Mail your check to:
Mount Carmel High School
c/o Adrienne McArdle
Director of Annual Giving; Scholarship
6410 South Dante Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Please contact Adrienne McArdle at 773-324-1020 Ext. 226 if you have any questions.
Before making a donation, please read the adjacent letter for instructions to make the donation so that it is allocated to the Lenti Legacy Scholarship Fund.
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