Father Jack Wessling Memorial Gifts
In February, 2021 our beloved Father Jack Wessling passed away. Fr. Jack had been at Ursuline Academy for over 40 years, serving as our priest and Philosophy teacher. But he was more than our spiritual guide, he was our number one fan. Fr. Jack was omnipresent in the Ursuline community--at Mass, in the front row at each musical and performance, on the sidelines cheering us on, and there for a chat as he pushed his cart through the halls of UA. Fr. Jack believed in Ursuline women, and supported each young woman in all of her endeavors.
Two funds have been established in Father Jack's name over the years:
- Father Jack Wessling Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2011 to celebrate Fr. Jack's 80th birthday, this fund provides tuition scholarships for Ursuline students. This fund is endowed and each year provides a tuition scholarship to a worth student.
- Father Jack Wessling Memorial Assistance Fund: Established in February 2021 with Jack's passing, this new assistance fund has been created to assist families with fees and expenses not covered by tuition such as uniform and athletic fees, retreat fees, club fees, and expenses related to community service programs. We believe that every young woman should be able to participate fully in the UA experience, regardless of expense, just as Fr. Jack did.
Thank you for considering a gift in Father Jack's memory to one of his Ursuline funds. You can choose which fund you would like to contribute to below under "Designation". All gifts will celebrate Fr. Jack and his enduring legacy on Ursuline women.