Donor Family Fund
Regina Polinski Memorial Fund / Regina’s Kids
The Regina’s Kids program, funded through The Regina Polinski Fund by the generosity of the Polinski family, was established as a way to perpetuate the selfless acts of service that exemplified Regina Polinski’s life.
Regina’s Kids was created to help instill that benevolence into the community at large, starting with the students of St. Peter’s Parish.
Members of Regina’s Kids will be encouraged and inspired to take a proactive approach to helping others. They won’t wait for someone to ask them for help, the students will watch for opportunities great or small, where they can make a difference in someone’s life. A burden or challenge does not have to be large to be recognized and diminished.
In addition to service opportunities, the Regina’s Kids Memorial Scholarship is awarded to three students annually. Two students: one elementary, one high-school underclassman registered in the program receive a tuition scholarship. A graduating senior in the program is awarded a scholarship towards their freshman year of college.
Named Endowed Scholarships
Anonymous Tuition Scholarship
Provides tuition assistance to students at St. Peter’s. The donor of this named scholarship wishes to remain anonymous until their death.
Richard Dillon ’48 Building Trades and Engineering Scholarship
Established by Richard Dillon ’48, who spent his career in the building trade industry, provides scholarships to graduating seniors with plans to entering the building trades or related field.
Sammy Tridico Memorial Scholarship
Established by Todd and Judy Tridico in memory of their son Sammy, this scholarship provides need-based scholarships to students in the Montessori program to help ensure a successful start for our preschool children.
Capt. Christopher Britton ’94 Memorial Scholarship
Established by Terry and Barbara Britton in honor of their son Christopher and provides scholarships to a graduating senior(s) who are planning on attending John Carroll University and separate need-based scholarship is awarded to a student at St. Peter’s.
Landree Rennpage ’03 Memorial Scholarship
Named in honor of Landree Rennpage ’03 who died in 2016, provides scholarships to students from St. Mary of the Snows Parish who wish to attend St. Peter’s High School.
Donor Named Funds
Class of 1985 Fund
The Class of 1985 fund provides financial assistance to teachers seeking assistance with professional development coursework and certification.
Chambers Art & Music Fund
Established by Mike & Carol Chambers, this fund provides support to both the elementary and high school music and fine art programs with assistance in purchasing classroom supplies.
Donald R. Castle Memorial Fund for English
This fund was established in honor of Donald Castle, who taught English at St. Peter’s High School and also spent many years as the head coach of the wrestling program. Don was married to Judy Castle (King) ’64, alumna, and longtime English and Drama teacher at St. Peter’s High School.
Elementary School Music Fund
Created by an anonymous donor, this fund provides specific assistance to support music programs at the elementary level.
Paul Malaska Building & Grounds Fund
Paul Malaska was a lifetime parishioner and volunteered thousands of hours to oversee the upkeep of the parish buildings and grounds. This fund was established by his family to carry on his legacy of taking care of St. Peter’s maintenance needs.
Sister Bernard Marie Campbell Chair of Science
This fund was established to support the high school science programs in honor of long-time chemistry and physics teacher Sister Bernie.
Sister Paula Bignert ’43 Library Fund
Established in honor of Sister Paula Bingert when returned to Joliet after 37 years of service to St. Peter’s as a librarian and parish historian. This fund provides support to the school libraries and parish/school archive room.