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Calvert Hall Announces $2,300,000 Creighton Family Legacy Gift

Calvert Hall College High School is pleased to announce Jack '66, David '68, Mark '70, and Scott '74 Creighton along with their sisters Corinne “Kim” Creighton and Mary Alice (Mike ’65) Lears have together created a new restricted planned gift fund to benefit the school. 
In addition to creating the Jack and Corinne “Chummy” Creighton Family Scholarship in honor of their parent’s sacrifice and commitment to providing their children a Catholic education, the commitment will provide substantial funding to the Arthur “Reds” Hucht ’35 Scholarship; establish the Creighton Family Aquatics Endowment to support the Cardinal swimming and water polo programs; the R. Scott Creighton ’74 Fund for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and will fund the establishment of two Endowed Fund for Teaching Chairs: The Mary Alice (Creighton) Lears Chair in Physical Education Excellence and the David M. Creighton ’68 Chair in Mathematics Excellence.  David spent ten years as a member of the Calvert Hall Mathematics department and continues to coach in the Cardinal lacrosse program and Mary Alice has dedicated 30 years as faculty member and administrator at the Calvert School in Baltimore.
Brother John Kane, FSC, Ed.D., shared,We are honored that Creighton Family have chosen to leave such a legacy with Calvert Hall. We believe that each young man that has the potential to succeed at Calvert Hall should be allotted the opportunity to experience a Catholic Lasallian education.  The Creighton Family are helping further that vision.” 
As 1966, 1968, 1970, and 1974 graduates of The Hall, each Creighton brother was involved in multiple activities at Calvert Hall. David was an accomplished football and lacrosse player while Jack, Mark and Scott made waves in the pool under legendary coach Arthur “Reds” Hucht ’35. Jack was involved in Varsity and Spirit Club while David participated in Intramurals, Student Council and Varsity Club. Mark followed his brothers by joining the Varsity Club and was also inducted into the National Honor Society. Scott was also inducted into the National Honor Society while also being a member of the Student Council, The Hall, Chemistry Club, Dramatics, and Intramurals.
Scott Creighton commented, “On behalf of my brothers and sisters, we are delighted to make this gift to recognize and honor both our parents, as well as the faculty members and coaches, who helped shape our lives. From an early age, our parents deeply believed in a rigorous education, and we are indebted to their sacrifices and vision to ensure that we had.  We are grateful and blessed for these life lessons from which we still benefit.”
Calvert Hall now has over 100 named scholarships. The Creighton Family commitment represents the largest gift to date and the fourth 7-figure gift to Calvert Hall during Hall 175: The Campaign for Calvert Hall. The gift also helps Calvert Hall cross the $18 million mark in gifts and pledges toward our $28 million campaign goal.
About The Creighton Family Scholarship  
Honoring the importance they placed on a quality catholic education and the sacrifices they made to provide that opportunity for their children, the Jack and Corinne “Chummy” Creighton Family Scholarship is created to provide need-based tuition support to students with identified leadership potential who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their academic and extra-curricular activities at Calvert Hall.
With their four sons attending Calvert Hall: John “Jack” ’66, David ’68, Mark ’70 and Scott ’74 and daughters Corrine “Kim” attending Notre Dame Prep and Mary Alice at Towson Catholic, Jack and Chummy placed a premium on education and the foundation it would provide for their children, the rest of their lives.