Salvadoran Children of the Poor Education Foundation

Cornerstone Campaign

Help S.C.O.P.E. Build the Foundation!


By contributing to the Cornerstone Fund, you are helping to ensure that Santa Luisa School will provide for years to come a solid Catholic education to a target enrollment of 500 children of the poorest of the poor in San Salvador. The operating budget of Santa Luisa includes administrative salaries, school supplies, utilities, two meals a day for each child, medical/care/immunizations for each child, uniforms and textbooks. The annual operating budget of the Santa Luisa School is approximately $30,000 US Dollars. 

Sister Milagro, the principal of the Santa Luisa, is only able to raise $8,000 annually in tuition. The annual interest SCOPE earns on its principal investments helps bridge this critical budget shortfall necessary to educate all of the students. Sister Milagro seeks to collect $25 per student in tuition from their families. This would generate just over $14,000 in revenue, or nearly half of the operating budget of the school. In reality, she is only able to collect less than $14 per student per year. Many families can not afford even this amount. A school store offers snacks and supplies to the students and helps generate a small amount of additional revenue. The actual cost of educating a student annually at Santa Luisa is almost $60 US Dollars. Our goal is to build a $500,000 Cornerstone Fund. SCOPE welcomes donors of all giving levels. Every gift helps. Thank you.


A Call to Prayer
(Matthew 25)

May these words of Jesus inspire us in our love for the children of El Salvador (emphasis in bold by SCOPE).

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit upon His glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before Him. And He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer Him and say, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?” And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Then He will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. “For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.” Then they will answer and say, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?” He will answer them, “Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me. And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

Major Developers & Contributors

Join them by building the Cornerstone Fund

  • William Howard
  • Jack & Monica McMullan
  • Thomas Sprows
  • Rev. Karl Bissinger
  • Doug and Madge Holcomb
  • Lisa Burns
  • Anthony Talerico
  • Mark O’Rourke
  • Daniel & Meagan Costello
  • KC Sabatino
    Foundation Builder
  • TAP Pharmaceuticals
    Foundation Builder
  • Rev. Patrick Peach
  • Church of the Immaculate Conception Parishioners (in Gratitude to the service of Rev. Matthew Buening)
  • Rev. Karl Bissinger
  • Audrey Bagliani
  • Anonymous donor
  • Rev. Brendan G. Lally, S.J.
    Foundation Builder, scores of gifts given in his name upon the founding of the SCOPE Fund celebrating his 25th & 30th Anniversaries as a Jesuit Priest in 2002 and 2007
  • Matthew O’Rourke
    Foundation Builder
  • Mr. & Mrs. Morgan
  • Patrick Sullivan
  • Anonymous donor
  • Loise Walk, M.D.
  • Joseph P. Smith III
  • Scranton Jesuit Community
  • A Private Benefactor


The S.C.O.P.E. Foundation is incorporated as a public charity in the Commonwealth of Virgina.