1 Club Boulevard, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 781-898-3117 | Fax: 617-812-2432
The Saint-Louis de Gonzague Alumni Foundation (SLGAFI) has been established to help the Alma Mater in Haiti and Alumni in the US.
The Foundation brings alumni together for friendship, discussions on issues of common interests and the promotion of a spirit of camaraderie aimed at promoting an atmosphere of cooperation and enhancing the achievements of all alumni.
The Foundation maintains a close contact with its Alma Mater in Haiti and, where possible, assists the Brothers in their various needs and programs.
To that end, the Foundation provides scholarships for needy promising students. In 2004, a Scholarship Endowment Fund was established.
The Foundation also contributes funds for appropriate projects. In all cases, strict guidelines of control and disbursement are followed.
To achieve its mission, SLGAFI relies on the large body of Alumni living in the United States of America and elsewhere abroad as well as on Friends and Corporate Donors.
While helping SLGAFI achieve its mission, the Alumni will find a unique opportunity not only to reconnect with former classmates but most importantly to network across different generations.
Some 2000+ alumni of SLG have the opportunity to give back to their Alma Mater in whatever manner they want through a reliable channel.
From funding grants in a specific area of interest, to awarding students scholarships to attend SLG or to attend university, the Foundation exists to provide those who went to SLG at some point in their schooling, the opportunity to be a part of a promising and more successful future for the Alma Mater.
The first message from the electronic mailing list run by Brother Charles Coutard, then Principal at Institution Saint-Louis de Gonzague (SLG), was the "wake up call" for many alumni living outside of Haiti. Everyone was happily surprised to read from the school. The concept of having an organized body of SLG alumni living abroad was proposed by Erwin Lerebours within the interactive "Forum des Anciens de SLG" (SLG Alumni Forum) that he had coincidentally set up a short time prior to an alumni retreat held in Haiti in March 2002.
It soon became obvious that many individuals strongly wished to reconnect for a good cause. This noble idea materialized maturely into a registered non-profit organization. The first meeting was held on May 31, 2002. Shortly thereafter, the legal registrations were promptly filed : "The Saint Louis de Gonzague Alumni Foundation" and "La Fondation des Anciens Saint-Louisiens du Canada" were born. These foundations functioned seamlessly for some time but later had to focus on their respective needs and specific strategies in order to remain efficient.
Thanks to the sustained commitment of many Alumni, today, the dream is alive and SLGAFI is stronger than ever with two (2) major Funds held and managed by Merrill Lynch:
- The SLGAFI Scholarship Fund
- The The SLGAFI SLG Reconstruction Fund
[Brother Joseph Bellanger, current Principal at Institution Saint-Louis de Gonzague, publishes a bi-weekly newsletter ("Eduquer Ensemble") that is disseminated to Alumni and Fiends throughout the world via email.]
As a 501c (3) organization registered in the US since 2002, SLGAFI complies with American legislation for receiving and disbursing donations from third parties.
The Foundation is administered by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
Board of Advisors
Fund Raising Committee
Board of Trustees
- Scholarships to students in Haiti (25 given to date)
- Online Auction (raised $4000)
- Writing Contests for the student body in Haiti (3 winners with monetary prizes)
- Miami 2004 Convention
(The largest gathering of SLG Alumni - A 3-day event at the Miami Biscayne Bay Marriott)
- Assistance in reconstruction of roof of "Ecole de Lauture" in Jacmel, Haiti (roof destroyed after hurricane last year)
- Mentor-Mentee Program (one-to-one)
[one will be starting at the Master level in a US University for the 2010 summer session]
The SLGAFI Scholarship FundThis Fund was established thanks to seed money donated by Mr. Frantz Cartright - Class of 1964 - currently serving as Trustee.
At the Miami 2004 Convention, he announced his pledge for $10,000 toward the establishment of an endowment fund for scholarships, with a goal of $250,000. The donation was received in 2004 to formally establish the SLGAFI Scholarship Fund.
The SLGAFI Scholarship Endowment Fund is separate from the other financial assets of the Foundation and is managed by Merrill Lynch.
For a specific contribution to the SLGAFI Scholarship Fund, please mail a check to the order of SLG Alumni Foundation to.
1 Club Boulevard
West Orange, NJ 07052
The SLGAFI SLG Reconstruction Fund
The January 12, 2010 Earthquake has destroyed all the landmarks in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – including both campuses of Institution Saint-Louis de Gonzague, Ecole Jean Marie Guilloux and the administrative offices of the F.I.C (Freres de l'Instruction Chretienne) in Haiti in Petion-Ville (Juvenat / La Mennais). Alumni from all over the world have expressed their strong desire to help rebuild their Alma Mater.Contributions to that fund are expected from various sources:
In order to foster the participation of alumni living abroad, particularly in the United States, the SLGAFI has established the "SLGAFI SLG Reconstruction Fund".
The initial goal is to raise $1 million to contribute specifically to the reconstruction effort of the Institution Saint Louis de Gonzague destroyed during the Earthquake. This fund is held in a dedicated escrow account at Merrill Lynch.
- Alumni and Friends
Many Alumni as well as many Friends have contributed to the Reconstruction Fund. Please donate online securely by credit card. Your donation will appear as "SLG Alumni Foundation" on your statement. If you or your friends wish to donate by check, please make it payable to "SLG Alumni Foundation" and mail it to 1 Club Boulevard, West Orange, NJ 07052.
- Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Efforts are also being structured to contact major charitable organizations as well as corporate donors.
Please visit the donation page to make YOUR contribution to the SLGAFI Reconstruction Fund.
- Alumni and Friends
The Saint-Louis de Gonzague Alumni Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit corporation registered in Massachusetts, USA (Identification Number: 000819849) and with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service - United States Dept of Treasury).