Seagrave Fund

The Father Thomas Seagrave Fund supports students with a demonstrated financial need who exemplify academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Father Seagrave was known for his dedicated work ethic and his incredible generosity. Notably, he would use his own personal resources to pay tuition for students at Catholic schools throughout the years.

Inspired by Father Seagrave’s vision, Riordan has launched The Father Thomas Seagrave Fund – Saber es Poder (Knowledge is Power) to continue his important work of supporting San Francisco students and their families who desire a Catholic education. The fund is modeled after a scholarship currently offered at University of San Francisco.

Although the fund is designed to support Riordan’s strong Latino population, which currently stands at 25 percent, it will be open to all deserving students who need tuition assistance.

Riordan’s goal is to raise $1 million to support ten students per year for the next decade.

Make a Direct Gift to The Seagrave Fund

For more information, please contact Riordan’s Director of Development Mr. Simon Chiu,

In Catholic schools you think about God and Jesus Christ every day and Christian values are taught and modeled every day. I have always regarded that as a blessing in my life that not everyone has. People sacrificed to make it available to me; I have tried over the years to do the same.

Father Seagrave, 2011


The school previously honored Father Seagrave, a 1960 graduate of Riordan, with the 2011 Chaminade Award, the school’s highest honor. The school’s Chapel of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin was renovated and renamed in Father Seagrave’s honor that same year.