Join the Flaget Alumni Association
Dear Flaget Alumnus and Friends:
2020 was a very trying year for our country and we have felt the impact of the COVID-19 Virus on our luncheons as well as our membership. To comply with Federal Guidelines and State mandates we have been unable to hold our monthly luncheons. On a positive note, we were able to host our annual golf scramble and successfully raised over $25,000 for our annual charitable donations.
Our January 2021 membership has dropped to 860 in part due to the increasing number of deaths of our classmates and the impact of the COVID-19 Virus. Our membership for 2020 was 941, and for 2019 was 950. We all need to recruit new members of our association. Ask your classmates to join. Membership is open to anyone. Ask your children to join to keep the memory of Flaget alive.
In 2004 we established The Flaget Endowment Fund for Catholic Education with the goal of achieving $1,000,000 and distributing scholarships for education at Catholic Institutions. We attained our goal in 2015 began giving $5,000 scholarships to the area Catholic High Schools. Thus far we have distributed $355,000 for scholarships including $60,000 we distributed in 2020. The value of the Endowment Fund on 1 January 2021 was $1,463,181.63. We feel that this is the best way to preserve the name and legacy of our school. Please consider a donation to our Endowment Fund.
In 2020 we were also able to continue our annual donations to charitable organizations. Our charity committee determined 23 charities to receive our donations and the Board authorized $29,000 for distribution. The success of our charitable contribution program is based upon our annual golf scramble which is our primary fund-raising activity.
Our Flaget Museum was rededicated several years ago. If you haven’t visited, it’s well worth your time. The museum is located in Xaverian Hall on the St. Xavier High School campus and is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. (Note: the museum is currently closed due to State COVID-19 mandates).
We are continually searching for our alumni with whom we have lost contact and have narrowed the list to 8 which is listed on this website and in the winter 2020 issue of Smoke Signals. Please contact us if you have address information of these missing classmates.
Currently we have had to place a hold on our monthly luncheons due to State COVID-19 mandates. We are closely monitoring the situation and hope to restart the monthly luncheons, including the free luncheons in July and December. Please check the website for updates to our monthly luncheon schedule.
MEMBERSHIP: Our 2021 membership year began in January. Annual dues are only $20, and membership is open to all graduates and friends of Flaget. Here’s what you get: monthly meetings at the Elks Lodge featuring dynamic speakers and friends from the good old days; free lunches in July and December; two issues of our highly-acclaimed Smoke Signals newsletter; meeting reminder cards and special events like golf scrambles.
To join the Flaget Alumni Association forward your Name, Class or Friend, Address, Phone number, email
Address along with your annual $20 dues to: Flaget Alumni Association P O Box 36558 Louisville, KY.
The Flaget Alumni Association established the Flaget
Alumni Scholar Fund in 2004 to provide tuition assistance to needy
students at the Catholic High Schools in the Louisville area.
The fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Louisville.
Donations may be made payable to Flaget Alumni Association and sent to:
Flaget Alumni Association
P O Box 36558
Louisville, KY 40233-6558
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