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Support ILS Through Giving

"Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference"

-Kathy Calvin, President / CEO of the United Nations Foundation

The Advancement Office helps advance the mission and vision of ILS through fundraising and engagement. We do this by building and nurturing relationships with alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, friends of ILS and the community to help transform the lives of our students.


Our team supports the academic, extra-curricular and capital needs of the school. These goals are accomplished through The Fund for ILS, the Building on the Legacy project (currently in Phase I and II), signature events throughout the year, mentorship opportunities and other initiatives. Parent volunteers and activities are also coordinated through this department in conjunction with our Home & School Association.

Meet the Team

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Director of Advancement 


305-854-2334 ext. 2211

Colette Varese
Carmen Grosso

Alumni Liaison


305-854-2334 ext. 2210

Diaset Cabrera

Associate Director of Advancement


305-854-2334 ext. 2139

Cristina Brito

Public Relations Coordinator


305-854-2334 ext. 2142

Paola Nebot

Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events

305-854-2334 ext. 2254

Stewardship Coordinator

305-854-2334 ext. 2131

Barbara Branas

Ways to Give



The Fund for ILS is Immaculata-La Salle High School’s annual giving campaign.

The Fund for ILS adds to the general fund of the school’s budget to help improve facilities, purchase state-of-the-art equipment, upgrade technology and recruit and retain outstanding faculty – all ensuring the continuation of educational excellence for our Royal Lion students.


The Fund for ILS is the school’s program for unrestricted annual giving. It is the vehicle by which alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends of ILS provide financial support to help keep Immaculata-La Salle strong. A contribution to The Fund for ILS truly impacts every aspect of our school.


By making your gift today, you are helping Immaculata-La Salle stay faithful to its mission and continue building tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.


For more information about The Fund for ILS contact the Advancement Office at 305-854-2334 ext. 2139 or ext. 2211. You can also contact the Advancement Office by email at



For over 60 years, Immaculata - La Salle High School, our school by the Bay, has transformed the lives of the young people who have graced its classrooms, hallways, and athletic fields. From the vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Christian Brothers, to the courage of Monsignor Bryan Walsh, to the commitment of the Salesians of Don Bosco, God’s providential love has been our guiding light.


Today, as we strive to provide a well-rounded educational experience to all students, not only must we teach within the classrooms, but we must also model love, collaboration, commitment, and sacrifice through our athletic programs and teams. To accomplish these goals, we must give our students every advantage and opportunity to level the playing field.


So many of our alumni share their own stories of how ILS coaches and their participation in athletics have molded them into who they are today. To ensure the same opportunities are made available to our current and future students, we have embarked on our "Building on the Legacy" with the first two phases focused on the expansion of our Athletic Facilities. The Project will change the landscape of our historic campus and position us for unprecedented growth. 

This aspiring initiative provides home grandstands with modernized press box, public restrooms and concessions. The project will encompass a multipurpose athletic field to host our football, soccer,  baseball, softball, lacrosse and ennis teams. In addition, we will add a field house with locker rooms, a state of the art training and rehabilitation facility, coaches' offices and a strength training room.


Immaculata-La Salle is growing and we must grow with it. This project will expand our athletic facilities, nurturing a culture of championship-level competition and success.


For more information about the Building on the Legacy project and naming right opportunities, contact the Advancement Office at 305-854-2334 ext. 2139 or ext. 2211. You can also contact the Advancement Office by email at


GROSSO / PARSONS CLUB OF 100 for $1,000

The Grosso/Parsons Club honors two legendary ILS coaches; Carmen Grosso and Van Parsons. While working at ILS, both coaches helped provide tuition assistance to student athletes in need. To continue that legacy, the Grosso / Parsons Club of 100 for $1,000 focuses on former student athletes to give $1,000 annually to support the next generation at ILS. 


Membership would require a contribution of $1,000 annually, to support Tuition Assistance. Your gift(s) will provide the unique opportunity to support ILS in perpetuity in the name of Coach Carmen Grosso and Coach Van Parsons for Athletic Programs.

As part of your membership, a custom shirt will be provided to identify you as a member.


For more information about the Grosso/Parsons Club, contact the Advancement Office at 305-854-2334 ext. 2139 or ext. 2211. You can also contact the Advancement Office by email at



Tuition Assistance helps provide qualified students, who may not have the financial resources to attend ILS, the unique opportunity of receiving a Catholic education in an environment that fosters love, community and belonging. Thanks to the generosity of our donors throughout the past 60+ years, tuition assistance has allowed thousands of students to be a part of the ILS family.


In general, tuition at ILS is kept competitive with other private schools in the area. Tuition increases only occur, year over year, to cover the operational expenses of the school. 

The Salesian Sisters commit themselves to evangelizing the youth through education. ILS provides a quality Catholic education to all of our students regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. Because of this, we depend on the generosity of our donors to help with Tuition Assistance.



Using publicly traded stock to make a gift to Immaculata - La Salle can be a very tax-savvy method of giving, especially if the stock has appreciated in value since you acquired it. Giving appreciated stock saves you tax dollars in two ways.

• First, you will receive an income-tax deduction for the current value of the stock. This value is the average of the high and low price on the transfer date.
• Second, you avoid paying the tax on the capital gain of the stock.



It is possible to donate works of art, paintings, stamp and coin collections, rare books and documents, antiques, and other personal property to Immaculata - La Salle. To explore this option, as well as enjoy tax deduction benefits, please contact a member of the Advancement Office at 305.854.2334 ext. 2139 or 2211 or email



Planned gifts and endowed scholarships are excellent ways to support Immaculata - La Salle now or in the future. To explore this option, as well as enjoy tax deduction benefits, please contact a member of the Advancement Office at 305.854.2334 ext. 2139 or 2211 or email



Restricted gifts are designated by a donor for a specific purpose. For instance, these gifts can support tuition assistance, athletics, academics, STEAM programs, etc. To explore this option, as well as enjoy tax deduction benefits, please contact a member of the Advancement Office at 305.854.2334 ext. 2139 or 2211 or email



Preserve and commemorate your ILS memory by personalizing a memory brick! Support ILS and make a minimum donation of $250 to add a brick to the front of the cafeteria. Leave a message to celebrate a milestone, a class reunion, honor a classmate or family, or post an inspirational message for the ILS community. All proceeds of the Legacy Brick Project will go towards Tuition Assistance. To add your message to a brick, please call Cristina Brito at 305-854-2334 ext. 2110 or email



Download the RoundUp App and support us by donating your change to ILS. RoundUp App is a donation app that makes it easy for donors across the country to find and give to the nonprofits and causes they support. With access to RoundUp, you can make a big change that fits your budget. 


Simply join RoundUp and select Immaculata-La Salle High School as your charity.



ILS is blessed with the support of our parents, alumni, parents of alumni, families, and friends. We host various events for the school community with the support and talent of individuals and local businesses. Alumni, families, and friends are invited to volunteer or donate monetarily or in-kind to these events.

If you are interested in volunteering as a current parent, please contact Kelly Gold at If you are interested in volunteering as an alumni, or parent of an alumni, please contact



We are always looking to expand the opportunities for students at ILS to connect with mentors in various fields of study. For mentorship opportunities at ILS, please follow the below link and take a quick survey. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Shaw, Dean of STEAM, at



Be a part of the Orchid Project to benefit the Pedro Pan Scholarship Fund. Dedicate an orchid on Immaculata-La Salle High School’s campus, in your name or in tribute to your loved ones, with an annual donation of $250.

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