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Advancing the Mission of Father Ryan High School

The goal of the Father Ryan Advancement Department is to create opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff through philanthropy.

We recognize the importance of a Catholic school education, as it allows for growth and transformation spiritually, academically, and personally. We are grateful for the Father Ryan community and invite you to learn more about ways to become part of our tradition of giving.

Support Father Ryan High School

Father Ryan needs your support to ensure the future of our school. Ways in which our community of alumni, parents,
grandparents, friends, faculty, and staff can support Father Ryan are below.

Learn More About Father Ryan Annual Fund
Learn More About Named Scholarships and Other Restricted Gifts
Learn More About Honorariums and Memorials
Learn More About Planned Giving


Interested in learning more about how your company can support Father Ryan through sponsorships of special events? Please contact Brooke Reusch, Director of Advancement, at or 615-269-7926.

Brick Campaign making up Jerusalem Cross in Giacosa Stadium

Brick Campaign

Want to purchase a brick located in the Jim Carell Alumni Athletic Complex?

Create a lasting impression for someone special by purchasing a personalized brick in support of the Jim Carell Alumni Athletic Complex. Opened in 2009, the complex is a resource for the Father Ryan community in all seasons with Football games, Relay for Life, Summer Camps, and more.

Engraved bricks are used to create a Memorial Jerusalem SEARCH Cross monument inside Giacosa Stadium.

Elliston Place Brick ($500): Bricks from the Elliston Place campus are used to create the Jerusalem SEARCH Cross.

Brick Paver ($250): Pavers make up the background of the Jerusalem SEARCH Cross.

Builder's Row ($1,000): Special bricks are used to construct the Builder's Row on the main foundation wall of Giacosa Stadium.

Honor a friend, teacher, or alumnus by creating your own message to be engraved on any of these bricks. Your message can include up to three lines with 14 characters, including spaces, per line. 

Download Brick Campaign Order Form


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Meet the Advancement Team

Brooke Reusch Father Ryan Director of Advancement

Brooke Reusch

Director of Advancement

Sara Atwood Father Ryan Alumni Engagement and Outreach Manager

Sara Atwood '04

Alumni Engagement & Outreach Manager

Angie Coffey Father Ryan Annual Fund Manager

Angie Coffey '95

Annual Fund Manager

Caroline Graham Father Ryan Advancement Events Manager

Caroline Graham

Advancement Events Manager

Cara Hunter Father Ryan Director of Communications

Cara Hunter

Director of Communications

Dani Trent Father Ryan Advancement Data Services Manager

Dani Trent '07

Advancement Data Services Manager

Eryn Whalen Father Ryan Digital Marketing Coordinator

Eryn Whalen '18

Digital Marketing Coordinator