The Viator Foundation


Excellence is synonymous with everything that Saint Viator strives to provide our current students. Our 15,000+ alumni are walking examples of the Excellence that is Saint Viator. For over 55 years, under the guidance of the Clerics of St. Viator, the school has strived, as stated in our mission statement, to be “...a Catholic, college-preparatory community called to provide religious formation and an academic program of excellence to the young men and women of the northwest suburbs of Chicago."”

We know that each student—like you—is a unique individual with different talents and passions, and strives for excellence in different ways. This year, our Viator Foundation Annual Appeal is focused on this. Fund Your Passion allows you to direct your generosity to the area where you have the most passion and the assurance that you are changing a student’s life.

Make your gift today.

Funding areas:

  • General Fund - Unrestricted gifts to the Viator Foundation allow the school to use your donation to satisfy a variety of needs for our young Lions.
  • Tuition Assistance – The Saint Viator experience is one that can change the life of a young adult, and we don’t want a family’s financial position to stand in the way of that. Thus, each year Saint Viator High school provides over $1.5 million in grants and scholarships to those families that are in need.
  • Technology - Saint Viator, a 2015-2017 and 2017-2019 Apple Distinguished School, prides itself on being a leader in technology that will prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond. This use of technology has opened up opportunities to expand the school’s entire curriculum as well supporting new initiatives in collaborative learning.
  • Faculty Development - Each student that walks our halls is taught not only subject matter that will allow them to succeed, but they are also taught to be a lifelong learner. Our faculty is no different. The expectation from the school’s administration is that our faculty will continue their education, and strive to be the best that they can be for our students. In order to support our dedicated faculty, the school makes monies available for them for continuing education.
  • Athletics - The Saint Viator High School Athletic Department is student-centered in its approach, while promoting the importance of working as a team. Each student-athlete is challenged to develop his/her skills to his/her fullest potential while promoting the Viatorian values of character, confidence and personal integrity. The costs of maintaining a first class program for each of our 27 programs continue to rise.
  • Fine Arts - Saint Viator offers a full complement of Fine Arts courses that encourage students to explore music, theater and visual arts. Thanks to the generosity of many alumni and past parents, we have been able to provide renovated facilities in the last few years, resulting in more students enrolling in Fine Arts classes. Included in this are full four-year curriculums offered in music and visual arts. In addition, co-curricular actives provide over 300 students additional experiences in the Fine Arts.

Make your gift today.

Levels of Support

    • Fr. Louis Querbes Society: $25,000 and above
    • President's Society: $10,000-$24,999
    • Principal's Society: $5,000-$9,999
    • Lion's Society: $1,000-$4,999
    • Blue & White Society: $500-$999
    • Friends of Saint Viator: up to $499

Lifetime Founders

We are blessed to have a core group of alumni, past parents and friends who, over the course of their relationship with Saint Viator, have made gifts totaling $100,000 or more. It is through your years of dedication to Saint Viator that you have helped us build and transform our school.

Saint Viator Young Alumni Society

We are pleased to invite our young alumni within ten years of graduation into Saint Viator’s Young Alumni Chapter. Our Young Alumni Chapter extends recent graduates opportunities to:

      • Network with successful alumni
      • Gain professional mentors
      • Pass the Lion Legacy on to current and future students

Levels of Support

    • Young Alum President's Society: $1,000-$2,499
    • Young Alum Principal's Society: $500-$999
    • Young Alum Lion Society: $250-$499
    • Young Alum Blue & White Society: $100-$249
    • Young Alum Friends of Saint Viator: up to $99


Be the Difference in a Future Lion's Life - Fund your passion!

We look forward to our next 50 years of excellence in education. We are committed to building upon our strong foundation in preparing young men and women for college and for life. Every gift makes a difference. It is only through your partnership and continued stewardship that Saint Viator High School will remain a leader in Catholic education and fulfill our Viatorian mission.


Make a gift or pledge payment today



Fund Your Passion Podcast

Questions? Contact:

Tom Ramsden
Vice President,
847-392-4050, ext. 286