Meet the Vice President of Advancement


Thank you for visiting Duchesne Academy online. The Development Department at Duchesne is a team comprised of passionate individuals who demonstrate a visible commitment to advancing the mission of Sacred Heart education in Omaha for many years to come. We hope our website will make it simple and convenient to learn about the many ways you can support Duchesne.

The philanthropic support of our generous benefactors including current and past parents, alumnae and friends has played a critical role in helping the school thrive well into the 21st century. From a gift to the annual fund to a multi-year pledge to a capital effort, we rely greatly on the generosity of our loyal community. Below is an overview of the many opportunities that exist to financially support Duchesne Academy:

Annual Appeal – helps support the operating costs of maintaining our historic building in addition to providing much needed financial support to students who would not otherwise be able to attend Duchesne

Parent Drive – covers the gap that exists between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of an education at Duchesne

Major Gifts – sometimes considered anchor gifts, major gifts are often accompanied by naming opportunities and have the potential to make a significant, transformational impact on Duchesne in addition to securing its future

Philippine Duchesne Heritage Society – offers a wonderful opportunity to secure the future of Duchesne by including the school in your long-range financial plans

Scholarships – assists students who meet financial and/or academic requirements

Sophie Society – supports an endowed fund to secure the stability and growth of faculty salaries so we may continue to attract and retain the most superb and innovative educators

Whatever the size of your gift or however you choose to give, your generosity will make a lasting impact. Duchesne is pleased to offer online giving — a fast, convenient, user-friendly way to make an online donation to your beloved school. Thank you for supporting Duchesne Academy.

Katie Risch Bakhit A94
Vice President of Advancement