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Mrs. Yvonne Sangiacomo and her late husband, Angelo, who passed away in December 2015, at St. Ignatius Church.
SI President Edward Reese, S.J., announced today that the Sangiacomo family has made a $3 million gift to the Father Sauer Academy, ensuring that SI is well on its way to a successful start to its new middle school venture.
For Mrs. Yvonne Sangiacomo, a former member of SI's Board of Regents, the gift came "because my family and I believe in the Academy and in what it will do to transform the lives of so many children. This brings the two together — our family and SI — to serve the city we love."
For decades, the Sangiacomo family has shaped San Francisco's real estate landscape with myriad development projects. "Thanks to the gift from Yvonne Sangiacomo and her late husband, Angelo, they are also helping us reshape SI," added Fr. Reese.
The Father Sauer Academy, set to open this August, is a full scholarship middle school for boys and girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Sangiacomo family gift will provide $1 million to fund start-up and operational costs and an additional $2 million toward the academy's endowment fund.
"This is a transformative gift that sets the foundation for the Father Sauer Academy," said Fr. Reese. "I thank the Sangiacomo family for their remarkable generosity to SI and faith in the future of this new endeavor — one that will, I hope, shape the lives of so many future young Ignatians."