Giving and Support

Gifts and support from generous donors make the work of Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School possible.

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Principal: Matthew J. Torano

Grade Levels: 9-12

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Giving & Support

At Cristo Rey Tampa, financial and in-kind support is vital to our mission. We are thankful for the outpouring of community support given to our students and faculty. As we just sent off our third graduating class, we continue to establish traditions and pave the way for future Cristo Rey Tampa students. We are building a school that provides students the opportunity to grow academically and spiritually as they prepare to enter college.

It is through the generosity of friends like you that we can educate and provide opportunities to young men and women who are committed to hard work, serving others, and reaching their full potential. Please join us in our efforts to transform the lives of these amazing students.

Thank you for your interest in Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School and supporting our programs. Please contact the Development Office at 813-537-2419 if you would like to learn more.

Terri Parnell-Longphee
Director of Development

Ways You Can Give

Joe Tomaino Future Leaders Fund
Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins La Familia Fund
Helps students and their families with basic need requirements including, but not limited to, uniform assistance, student meals, family food or housing assistance, and transportation to and from school.
Technology Fund

Provides funds to cover technological devices for students and teachers, and the introduction of a Technology Lab.

Scholarship Fund

Provides need-based scholarship assistance for students including any tuition gaps from Step Up For Students Scholarships or their family’s contribution.


Annual Scholarships


Funds restricted through the annual appeal for annual scholarships are expended during the academic year in which the funds are given.


Temporary Scholarships


A temporary scholarship is a fund awaiting permanency. A gift restricted to create such a fund is segregated from other revenue pending permanency.


Permanent Scholarships


A permanent scholarship is an endowed fund. An endowed scholarship fund provides a predictable source of funding in perpetuity and will always memorialize or honor the name(s) placed on it. A donor has the option of funding the scholarship over a three period. The basic plan underlying an endowed fund is simple. The principal of the fund is never spent. It is invested and the earnings are used to fulfill the purpose(s) for which the fund was created.


We can provide information about funding alternatives (cash, marketable securities, planned gifts); the process involved in creating an endowment (agreement terms); naming options (your own, a loved one, a business); and donor benefits (personal satisfaction, reports, interaction with scholarship recipients, donor recognition society).


Our current scholarship program includes five scholarships in permanent status.


Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins Scholarship Fund (2016)

Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins Catholic Student Scholarship Fund (2017)

Rita Lorraine Lockhart Scholarship (2018)

Rose V. Spano Scholarship Fund  (2017)

St. Peter Claver Scholarship Fund (2016)

The Panther Scholarship Fund by the Panega Family  (2021)

If you would like to contribute to an existing scholarship or create a new scholarship, please contact Terri Parnell-Longphee, Director of Development at or (813) 537-2419.


Workforce Development Fund
Provides funding towards the costs of transporting students to and from the workplace, training materials needed for student professional development, and other workforce development needs. Also included in this fund are donations of Nonprofit Corporate Work Study jobs for one or more students.

Planned Giving Society

Giving and Support

Passionate about education, Richard Gonzmart launches Cristo Rey Tampa’s Planned Giving Society with his legacy gift to the high school.

“My mother taught me the value of giving and the value of education. Education is a window to another world and a door to another life. My family and I are pleased to support our communities that have been so supportive of our restaurants and us,” said Richard Gonzmart.
Planned giving is a type of charitable giving that allows you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, family, and financial goals. You do not need to be the president of the Columbia Restaurant Group to make a difference through planned giving. The truth is, everyone can make a difference by making a gift of charity. Here are a few simple ways you can change a life:


This is the most popular planned giving option as there is no limit on the amount of an estate tax deduction and you will preserve your assets during your lifetime. You and your lawyer can discuss whether to allocate a specific amount, a portion after specific requests are made or contingent on factors outlined in your will.

Retirement plan/Life insurance policy

Receive a charitable deduction by donating your paid life insurance policy or naming Cristo Rey Tampa as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, revocable trusts, commercial insurance and retirement plans.

IRA Charitable Rollover

70 1/2 or Older? A very popular option is an IRA Charitable Rollover.  The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President on December 18, 2015, made this option available. Charitable minded taxpayers have enthusiastically embraced the IRA charitable rollover as an opportunity to transfer up to $100,000 each year to charity without being treated as a taxable distribution.

We are happy to work with you and your financial adviser to find the planned gift that will help you accomplish your goals and support students to achieve their dreams. If you are interested in learning more about the Cristo Rey Tampa Planned Giving Society, please contact Terri Parnell-Longphee, Director of Development, at 813-537-2419 or

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Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is a 501(c)3 organization, and your contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

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Location: Mary Help of Christians Center
6400 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, Florida 33610

Telephone: (813) 621-8300

Fax: (813) 433-5249


School Hours: M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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