St. John Neumann Education Trust

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St. John Neumann Education Trust

What is the St. John Neumann Education Trust?

John Nepomucene Neumann CSsR was a Catholic priest from Bohemia. He immigrated to the United States in 1836, where he was ordained and later joined the Redemptorist order and became the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia (1852–1860). While Bishop of Philadelphia, Neumann founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States. Canonized in 1977, he is the first United States bishop (and to date the only male citizen) to be canonized.

The St. John Neumann Education Trust Fund was established in August 2017 from a combination of generous donations, and other trusts, including the 1986 Catholic Schools Education Fund, dedicated to the advancement of Catholic education in the state of NH. This trust is for the general benefit of NH Catholic Schools, as well as providing financial assistance to students desiring a Catholic education. This year, an advisory committee has been formed to help increase the value of the trust in order to support even more students throughout the state, as well as administer the distribution of available funds.

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Your Support Makes a Difference

One of the strategic priorities of Bishop Libasci’s vision for the Church in New Hampshire is to provide our schools with a stable financial foundation. To help fulfill this vision, we are inviting you to join us in our efforts to build this Trust Fund to ensure the continued growth and success of Catholic Education in New Hampshire. Please help us make Catholic education affordable, accessible, and available to all children in all corners of this wonderful state. Your contribution, no matter the size, can help us achieve this goal. Thanks in advance for your support of the St. John Neumann Education Trust Fund.


Encourage: Encourage those you know who support Catholic Schools in the state of New Hampshire to consider such a contribution or other involvement.


The Diocesan Finance Committee and the Bishop approved the following disbursements for the St. John Neumann Educational Trust.  

Fall 2020

A total of $90,000 was distributed to the following schools:

St. Patrick Academy, Portsmouth
Bishop Brady High School, Concord
Holy Family Academy, Manchester
Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Keene
Salve Regina Academy, Gorham
Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua
Holy Trinity Catholic School, Laconia
St. John Regional School, Concord

Fall 2019

A total of $60,000 was distributed to the following schools:

St. Mary Academy, Dover
Salve Regina Academy, Gorham
St. John Regional School, Concord
St. Joseph Regional School, Keene 

Spring 2019

The first awards were distributed in the Spring of 2019. A total of $200,000 was distributed to the following schools:

Infant Jesus School, Nashua
St. Thomas Aquinas School, Derry
John Paul II Academy, Claremont
Cardinal Lacroix Academy, Manchester
Holy Trinity School, Laconia
St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School, Manchester
Bishop Brady High School, Concord
Trinity High School, Manchester