Early development efforts for St. Wendelin Schools began in 1985, when a group of concerned supporters challenged the community to consider the future of St. Wendelin Schools.
The goal of this group was to insure that the quality Catholic education offered at St. Wendelin Schools would be continued into the next century.
The goal in 1986 was to build an endowment fund and use the earnings from investments to fund tuition grants and other educational needs. A Development Office was established to determine and implement various strategies to provide monies for this endowment fund, called the St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.
Besides promoting awareness of the Schools Educational Foundation and soliciting the involvement of the wider community, the Development Department maintains our alumni database and at times, under distinctly different auspices, promotes Parish ventures as well.