$100,000 Helps Launch Chris Beaty ‘00 Endowed Memorial Tuition Fund


Cathedral High School is honored to announce the Chris Beaty '00 Endowed Memorial Tuition Fund. Thanks to countless donors' generosity, $100,000 has been donated to the fund in honor of Chris's memory and his legacy of helping others.

Chris was a 2000 graduate of Cathedral High School and part of three state championship football teams. He went on to play football for four years at Indiana University. Chris returned to Indianapolis, where his infectious personality and sharp business promotion skills earned him the nickname, Mr. Indianapolis. He was the epitome of lifelong connections and recognized at an early age the importance of building relationships. He had friends from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Chris's smile was his currency, and he made everyone feel as though they were the most important person in the room. He was a doer, not a talker, and was always looking to lift up others. 

"Chris was an amazing young man who always made things happen, no matter the odds," says Debra Beaty-Cooper, Chris's mom. "He would be so happy to know this tuition grant is making a Cathedral education possible for a student who may think attending Cathedral is impossible."

Every four years, one student will be selected to receive a tuition assistance grant from the Chris Beaty '00 Endowed Memorial Tuition Fund. The recipient will be chosen from a pool of freshmen applicants, with primary consideration given to inner-city African American students who embody Cathedral's Holy Cross Values. Secondary consideration will be given to students interested in entrepreneurship. Also, as part of the criteria, the student must participate in at least one extracurricular activity, in addition to athletics, and maintain Cathedral's Christian Service requirements.

Through this grant, we hope to honor his memory by allowing future generations of students access to Cathedral and ultimately, follow in Chris's footsteps by living a life full of zeal and humility.

To find out more about the grant's requirements or to make a donation, please contact Executive Vice President for Advancement Nicole (Farrell) Beasley '98 at nbeasley@gocathedral.com.