THE BISHOP KEVIN W. VANN MARIAN ALLIANCE ENDOWMENT FUND
The Marian Alliance is a consortium of three economically challenged schools in the low income, Hispanic urban areas of Santa Ana. Saint Anne, Saint Joseph, and School of Our Lady are working together to provide the highest level of holistic Catholic education for our children.
School of Our Lady was established in January of 2005 as a result of the merging of Our Lady of Pillar and Our Lady of Immaculate Heart, two existing area schools struggling with enrollment. The school serves families in Santa Ana and other nearby communities and has had increasing enrollment each of the last three years.
The school provides opportunities for students to discover, explore and develop their own God-given potential so they will have a positive effect on society. School of Our Lady promotes the formation of Catholic moral and religious values that will enable students to make Christian choices in an increasingly secular and pluralistic society.
School of Our Lady has pressing needs in technology and covering the cost of iPad feeds for students, updates to their library, new textbooks, new uniforms and playground equipment.
An educational ministry of Saint Anne Parish, the school follows the charism of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac, founder of the Sisters of the Company of Mary. The school engages students in the quest for moral integrity, academic excellence and a Catholic identity which empowers them to work for social justice and prepares them for the challenges of the future.
Saint Anne School has a rich 67 year history of offering an outstanding, holistic, Catholic education to children of the Santa Ana community and the greater Orange County area. Every year, more than 50% of Saint Anne’s graduates will go on to apply for scholarships at Catholic high schools.
Saint Anne has pressing needs for funding for extended care, uniforms, technology, after school sports, and instructional material.
Saint Joseph School was established in 1913 and has strong ties to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange (CSJ) as a member of the CSJ Educational Network. In its 101st year, the school is party Saint Joseph Church and a centerpiece of the surrounding community.
Saint Joseph School is inclusion oriented. The school challenges its students to be in service of others. It seeks to inspire them to realize their potential, and empowers them to strive to academic excellence, becoming responsible for their own learning and accountable as citizens and faithful as Disciples of Christ.
Approximately 70% of students at Saint Joseph currently benefit from financial assistance. Saint Joseph School has pressing needs to build classroom libraries and a school library. Other needs include uniforms, computers for teachers, and coaching fees to continue offering after school sport programs for its students.