About Us...

Some of our past and present board members came together informally to reconnect and share memories of our 25 years. http://www.roundaboutmadison.com/Inside%20Pages/Archived%20Articles/2011/08_11Shawe.html

Through your generosity, since 2004 Friends has contributed $2,000,000 to our schools in all areas with special emphasis on the following:

Technology Academic Enhancements

Student Tuition Assistance

Literacy Enrichment Program

Extra-Curricular Support Fund

Cafeteria Furniture

Pope John Reading Program

State of the Art Library for each School

Science Lab Improvements

Friends also has invested over $4,000,000 in a professionally managed principal endowment helping to insure the future of Catholic education in Jefferson County.


Each year Friends of Shawe and Pope John Schools, Inc. requests a Mass for the friends and relatives of individuals who have been remembered with a donation to Friends. We honor all who have left memorials to Friends through the years, especially those memorialized during the past year.


Knowledge, values and ideals are the most enduring gifts one can pass on to the next generation. Planned Giving provides an opportunity to give a gift to Friends of Shawe and Pope John Schools, Inc. that forever perpetuates this mission of our Catholic Schools with a bequest in your will, trust or other estate planning.

You can help insure the future of Shawe Memorial Junior/Senior High School and PopeJohnXXIII Elementary School by making a legacy gift with estate planning.

Estate planning through Planned Giving with Friends will bring you together with others who share your passion for our schools and the preservation of Catholic values. Estate planning techniques include a bequest, insurance policy, IRA, annuity or trust.

If you have already made plans to remember Friends, we want you to know how very much we appreciate you. Please let us know. If you do not already have Friends in your estate planning, we hope you will partner with us as we work to preserve the future of Prince of Peace Schools.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuxFs8ALqfA

Friends of Shawe and Pope John Schools, Inc. exists for the sole purpose of providing long-term financial support for Shawe Memorial Junior / Senior High School and Pope John XXIII Elementary School. This is only accomplished through the generous support of our donors. Just as gifts to Friends can be made in a variety of ways, gifts to Friends can be used in a variety of ways.