Advancing Cardinal
Hayes High School

Beginning in 2009, Cardinal Hayes was made an independent school from the Archdiocese. While the Archdiocese remains committed to the success of CHHS, they are unable to provide the kind of financial support they once did. With this backdrop, we announce: Forever Hayes, The Comprehensive Campaign for Cardinal Hayes High School.


Diminishing Support

Hayes can no longer count on Archdiocese support for operations.

The Forever Hayes Campaign seeks five-year pledged investments for our
endowment, financial assistance for students, investments in our faculty and


Please refer to the Gift Chart and Ways of Giving below to see how easy it can be to ensure the permanence, prosperity and excellence of  Cardinal Hayes High School.

Once you have decided on your gift, please fill out the Forever Hayes Campaign Pledge Form/Letter of Intent, along with any first payment, so that we are able to keep our records accurate and send reminders as you have indicated or if you are making a gift online today please select the section Yes, I am joining the Forever Hayes Campaign and pledge to make this contribution on an annual basis for the next 5 years.

Five-Year Gift Chart

Five-Year Gift Chart

Forever Hayes looks to address
four major funding priorities.

  • Cardinal & Gold Endowment Fund The endowment helps us remain financially healthy and viable and provide our students with enriching experiences.

    & GOld Fund

    Since 1992, Cardinal Hayes High School has understood the critical importance of having a solvent endowment fund to protect it from future uncertainties and to provide support to the school. The Cardinal and Gold Fund, the general endowment for Hayes, helps to offset the widening operating deficit and allow tuition to remain low.

  • Financial Assistance for Students A healthy and viable school with great teachers, facilities and available financial assistance attracts the best students.

    In Students

    Recruitment and retention of top students is of highest priority to Hayes. The number one reason for students not coming to Hayes is the amount of financial aid available per student.

    Nearly $2.3 million in financial aid was awarded to Hayes students during the 2014-2015 academic year, but the need for financial aid is significantly greater than the School and Cardinal and Gold’s ability to provide. Hayes looks to enhance its ability to give assistance to needy students to enroll and remain at Hayes.

  • Faculty Development & Retention A healthy and viable school attracts great teachers who are looking for career development and advancement.

    in faculty

    Forever Hayes would like to provide continuing education, professional development, and certification in the teachers’ fields of study. By making this investment, we will be able to provide rewarding careers for our most valuable resource – our teachers.

    a need for degrees

    Cardinal Hayes High School needs more instructors with master’s degrees.

    The strength of an academic institution rests most heavily on the strength and leadership of its educators. Hayes has tremendously talented and committed faculty, but the number of certificate and master’s degree holding teachers is about half that of public school peers.

    Cardinal Hayes is committed to attracting and retaining the best teachers and providing opportunities for their development and advancement.

  • Capital Investments Excellent facilities help attract top students, teachers, and parents who wish to send their young men to Hayes.


    The announcement in 2009 that all Archdiocesan high schools would become independent entities with their own governing bodies forever changed the relationship between CHHS and the Archdiocese. While the Archdiocese owns the physical plant and is responsible for its upkeep, any improvements must be made by the school. Through Forever Hayes, we look to provide the best and most relevant learning environment for this and future generations of students.

    • Upgraded technology, including Smart Boards in
      classrooms and laptops for students
    • Upgrades to the science and computer labs
    • Modernization of the music room and equipment
    • Renovations to the gym including equipment
      rooms, offices, locker rooms, gym floor, and
      weight and workout rooms
    • Renovation of the cafeteria, faculty lounge, and
      guidance area located on the lower level

Ways to Give