St. John Vianney High School

Final Results Vianney's Alumni Giving Challenge



CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 1989 which came in with 34 gifts on the final day of the Alumni Giving Challenge to win a Class Happy Hour for their class.

In all, 1,277 donors made gifts to help us raise a total of $30,830.01 for the Griffin Fund ($28,613.25) and for Vianney Scholarships ($2,216.76).

The 1,277 donors is an all-time high for alumni participation in the Griffin Fund!



Our Top 10 Classes for 2017 Alumni Giving Challenge:

1. Class of 1989 with 46 gifts

2. Class of 1981 with 43 gifts

3. Class of 1971 with 41 gifts

4. Class of 1977 with 25 gifts

5. (tie) Classes of 1973 and 1977 with 25 gifts

6. Class of 1964 with 21 gifts

7. (tie) Classes of 1982 and 1967 with 18 gifts

8. Class of 1978 with 16 gifts

9. (tie) Classes of 1968 and 1980 with 15 gifts

10. (tie) Classes of 1985 and 1987 with 13 gifts.


Why did Vianney host the Alumni Giving Challenge?

Alumni support is a key factor in the success and growth of St. John Vianney High School.  Not only is alumni giving percentage a “vote of support” in one’s alma mater, it impacts the amount of financial support  foundations and major donors provide Vianney.  At Vianney, class giving, as a matter of participation, has lagged behind many of our peer schools, however last fiscal year Vianney had more alumni donors than any year in the past thanks to our loyal alumni leaders.


Where do the gifts go?

For this campaign, we were asking alumni to make an investment in St. John Vianney High School through the Griffin Fund.  The Griffin Fund ensures that Vianney students are offered the best education at a top-notch institution. However, if you would like to invest in one of our scholarship funds, you can designate your gift by selecting that fund under Donate Now.


How do I make a gift to Vianney outside of the Alumni Giving Challenge?

1.) Donate securely online at this link:

2.) Write a check to St. John Vianney High School and mail it to:

 Alumni Giving Challenge

1311 S. Kirkwood Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63122


3.) Contact Pete Cerone, Director of Advancement, at  (314) 965-4853 ext. 118 or by e-mail


All gifts will be published as part of our Annual Report this Fall.


So what does the winning class “win”?

Foremost, you get the satisfaction of supporting the young men who currently attend your alma mater.  But the winning class will be invited to a special class happy hour, Time & Location determined by the winning class.  There will also be Daily Prizes throughout the Alumni Giving Challenge.


If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Pete Cerone ’93, Director of Advancement, at (314) 965-4853 ext. 118 or send him an e-mail at