4th Annual Day of Giving – April 4, 2019

Thank You to All Who Helped Us Surpass Our Day of Giving Goals!

Thanks to the support of current students, parents, alumni, faculty members, and friends, Kellenberg Memorial’s 4th Annual Day of Giving was a huge success!  We are incredibly pleased to report that $151,961 was contributed by 1,270 donors in total.  This by far surpassed the overall goals of $87,000 and 1,000 donors for the day!  Thank you for your continued support of Kellenberg. If you didn’t get a chance to show your support on the Day of Giving, you can still show your support for the Shepherd’s Fund any time of the year by donating here.

What is a Day of Giving?

  • Kellenberg Memorial’s Day of Giving is a 24-hour push for support to bolster the Shepherd’s Fund, which is comprised of annual unrestricted funds that afford our school the opportunity to strengthen a variety of initiatives that directly affect all of our programs each day. Support of the Shepherd’s Fund plays an important role in maintaining Kellenberg Memorial’s modest annual tuition, which is among the lowest on Long Island.

How do I participate in the Day of Giving?

  • There are many ways to participate in Kellenberg Memorial’s Day of Giving. You may make a gift in honor of a teacher or coach who has had a great impact on your life, or you may choose to display your Firebird alumni pride by including your class year in your gift amount (for example, a graduate of the Class of 2012 may choose to give $20.12, $200.12, or even a monthly gift of $12!). In many cases, you may even be able to double your impact, as there are over 500 companies across the country that will match their employees’ gifts to elementary and secondary schools. Many companies will match gifts at a greater than one-to-one ratio! Check with your personnel department for more details. Gifts can be made online or via mail (see details below).

Some Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Day of Giving?

  • Kellenberg Memorial’s Day of Giving is a 24-hour push for support to bolster the Shepherd’s Fund, which is comprised of annual unrestricted funds that afford our school the opportunity to strengthen a variety of initiatives that directly affect all of our programs each day. Support of the Shepherd’s Fund plays an important role in maintaining Kellenberg Memorial’s modest annual tuition, which is among the lowest on Long Island.

How do I participate in the Day of Giving?

  • There are many ways to participate in Kellenberg Memorial’s Day of Giving. You may make a gift in honor of a teacher or coach who has had a great impact on your life, or you may choose to display your Firebird alumni pride by including your class year in your gift amount (for example, a graduate of the Class of 2012 may choose to give $20.12, $200.12, or even a monthly gift of $12!). In many cases, you may even be able to double your impact, as there are over 500 companies across the country that will match their employees’ gifts to elementary and secondary schools. Many companies will match gifts at a greater than one-to-one ratio! Check with your personnel department for more details. Gifts can be made online or via mail (see details below).

Is it safe to make a gift online?

  • Yes, it is safe and easy to make a gift online. Online payments on behalf of Kellenberg Memorial are processed by Mobile Cause. Every piece of user data held by MobileCause is guarded by 100% PCI compliant systems. From Mobile Cause’s online donation forms to their live call center operators, your data is protected by the highest standard for credit-debit card security on the web.

Can I make my gift by mail?

  • Yes. To make a gift by mail, simply send a check made payable to KMHS to:
    Office of Advancement
    Kellenberg Memorial High School
    1400 Glenn Curtiss Blvd.
    Uniondale, NY 11553

Where does my gift go?

  • Your gift goes to the Shepherd’s Fund, Kellenberg Memorial’s annual unrestricted fund. The Shepherd’s Fund plays a critical role in strengthening a variety of initiatives each day, including the following:
    • Scholarship Support – Kellenberg Memorial is able to provide academic scholarships and financial assistance, as well as continue to regulate rising tuition costs;
    • Technology Enhancements – Technology and classroom resources are enhanced on a regular basis, including the recent transition of the entire student body to using the iPad on a 1:1 basis;
    • Robust Extracurricular Offerings – Students have the ability to participate in a broad range of co-curricular activities, extracurricular activities, interscholastic activities, and athletic teams without any additional cost after tuition;
    • Faculty Enrichment – Faculty members take part in continual, relevant professional development workshops and programs;
    • Capital Improvement Projects – As our school community continues to grow, our building and facilities, which recently celebrated 50 years (formerly Maria Regina Diocesan High School and St. Agnes Cathedral High School), are continually undergoing renewal and renovation.

What’s the goal of the Day of Giving?

  • The goal of the Day of Giving is to inspire the Kellenberg Memorial community to come together in support of the Shepherd’s Fund on April 4, 2019. Live programming throughout the day highlights current students, parents, clubs, athletic teams, alumni, and Future Firebirds in an effort to show the direct positive impact the Shepherd’s Fund has on the day-to-day operation and continued growth of the school.

Why is the Day of Giving it important?

  • The Day of Giving is important because it allows Kellenberg Memorial to bolster the Shepherd’s Fund in an efficient way which utilizes the talents of the school community, while at the same time garnering enthusiasm and appreciation for the philanthropic process among the student body.

Still have questions?

Contact the Office of Advancement at (516) 292-0200 x245 or [email protected].

Since 1987, Kellenberg Memorial High School has been providing an unparalleled, Catholic education of the heart and mind in the Marianist tradition. We consistently hear gratifying feedback from our alumni community that a Kellenberg Memorial education is an important stepping stone which readies students for not only the academic rigors of higher education, but also provides them with a strong spiritual foundation, fully developing their relationships with Jesus and the broader Catholic community.

The Kellenberg Memorial community is a uniquely generous one which constantly gives freely of time, talent, and treasure. One of the most effective ways of supporting our mission is making a gift to the Shepherd’s Fund, which is comprised of annual unrestricted funds that afford our school the opportunity to strengthen a variety of initiatives that directly affect all of our programs each day. Your support of the Shepherd’s Fund plays an important role in maintaining Kellenberg Memorial’s modest annual tuition, which is among the lowest on Long Island.

We are grateful to all who make Kellenberg Memorial a philanthropic priority. Your generosity supports an education of the heart and mind, preparing our students to lead exemplary lives of faith, citizenship, and professional excellence. If you would like additional information about giving to Kellenberg Memorial, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Denise Miles
Director of Advancement
(516) 292-0200 x245
[email protected]

2018 – 2020 SKOPOS Committee Members
Shepherd’s Fund Volunteer
​Leadership Committee

Chairpeople
Jim & Eileen Liddy

Mike & Laura Archbold
Jeff Byrnes
Joseph & Juliana Dompkowski
Kevin & Rosemary Dugal
James & Theresa Finnerty
Douglas & Janine Fischer
Jim & Debbie Graham ’75
Brendan Hall ’96
Dave & Donna Hutchinson
Larry & June Keller
Tom ’78 & Nancy Mulkeen
Tom & Daphne Mullally
Glenn ’90 & Syndee O’Kane
Michael & Judith Porcari
Michael & Karen Simons
Bobby ’01 & Peggy (Ranieri) ’03 York

Contact Us

Mrs. Denise Miles 
​Director of Advancement 
​(516) 292-0200 x245
[email protected]

Mr. Thomas Huggard
Director of Alumni
(516) 292-0200 x375
[email protected]

Mrs. Beth Campbell
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
(516) 292-0200 x396
[email protected]

Mrs. Jennifer (O’Neill) Cantone ’89
​Assistant Director for the Annual Fund
(516) 292-0200 x326
[email protected]

Mrs. Karen Simons
Director of Capital Campaign
(516) 292-0200 x320
[email protected]



Mrs. Erin (Byrne) Cicalese ’98
Assistant Director for Communications
(516) 292-0200 x399
[email protected]

Mr. Kevin A’Hearn ’83
Assistant Alumni Moderator
(516) 292-0200 x237
[email protected]

Mr. Christopher Alfalla ’94
Assistant Alumni Moderator
(516) 292-0200 x206
[email protected]

Mrs. Marcella (Fernandez) Fiore ’09
Assistant Alumni Moderator
(516) 292-0200
[email protected]