​March 2, 2018

arrupe jesuit high school named beneficiary of chfa’s 2018 david w. herlinger golf tournament

Megan Herrera​, 303.297.7407​​​​​​​​​​

(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) has named Arrupe Jesuit High School as the beneficiary of its 2018 David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament. Arrupe is a co-educational, college preparatory school serving economically disadvantaged students living in Denver's underserved neighborhoods. The average household income for an Arrupe Jesuit family of four is $37,000, and 81 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

"Since 2003, Arrupe Jesuit has worked with extraordinary students and we are proud to provide these students access to the type of formative education that every family wants for their children. This commitment to serve the metro area's most underserved communities is rooted in our mission. We are honored that CHFA shares in that commitment, and we look forward to celebrating our partnership on July 24th!" said Arrupe's Principal, Michael O'Hagan.

At Arrupe Jesuit, the majority of student tuition is supported by philanthropy and the school's Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). For the past 13 years, CHFA has partnered with Arrupe's CWSP by hiring students to intern at CHFA so they may gain professional experience while pursuing their education.

CHFA hosts an annual golf tournament to benefit a local nonprofit whose work coincides with CHFA's mission of affordable housing and community development. The event is named in memory of CHFA's former Executive Director David W. Herlinger, who passed away in 2012. It serves as a reminder of his passion for the game of golf, and for helping nonprofit organizations whose work supports affordable housing in Colorado.

This year's event will be held on Tuesday, July 24, at Fossil Trace Golf Course in Golden. For more information about the golf tournament, please visit www.chfainfo.com/golf.

About CHFA
CHFA strengthens Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. Created in 1973, CHFA invests in loans to low- and moderate-income homebuyers through our network of participating lenders, and makes loans to affordable multifamily rental housing developers and small and medium sized businesses. CHFA also provides education and technical assistance about affordable housing and economic development. CHFA is a self-sustaining public enterprise. CHFA issued debt is not the obligation of the state. For more information about CHFA please visit www.chfainfo.com, call its Denver office at 1.800.877.chfa (2432), or its Western Slope office at 1.800.877.8450.

About Arrupe Jesuit High School
Arrupe Jesuit High School is a co-educational, college preparatory school sponsored by the Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province. Arrupe Jesuit serves economically disadvantaged students from Denver's inner-city neighborhoods. By enhancing the human, intellectual, and spiritual capacities of its students through a rigorous, innovative, and affordable college preparatory education, Arrupe Jesuit offers hope for a brighter future to some of Denver's neediest youth. Arrupe Jesuit's goal is to empower graduates who will continue their education and return as leaders in their communities. Arrupe Jesuit is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCACASI) and is a member of both the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) and the Cristo Rey Network.



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