Covington Catholic Class of 1949 Responds to Challenge in Request for Scholarship Fund
It started when a member of the Class of 1949 anonymously contributed $50,000 toward a scholarship fund in the name of his class.
The gift was given with the hope that remaining members of his class that graduated 65 years ago would participate in honor of their reunion.
The school's advancement director, Sue Finke asked the class to "consider the education, friendships, and values obtained and experiences had because you were able to attend Covington Catholic High School. This scholarship gives you the opportunity to give back and hopefully help a student receive the benefits you once did."
Upon hearing of this generous gift, Dennis Doyle, a friend of the school, challenged the remaining sixteen members of the class by committing an additional matching gift of $25,000. That would build the scholarship to $100,000.