Why We Give: George Cassard ’56

Posted October 5, 2015 / Last updated February 24, 2016

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Surrounded by his family, George Cassard holds a plaque recognizing his generosity in establishing a fully endowed scholarship, The George J. Cassard III ’56 Family Scholarship.

When I was at Jesuit in the 1950s, a classmate shared with me that his family was not financially able to pay the $150 tuition. The generosity of a benefactor made it possible for a young man whose family could not afford the tuition to receive a Jesuit education. That kindness was just one of the many important lessons I learned during my days at Carrollton & Banks.

My gift of $100,000 helps build Jesuit’s Endowment, which is used to give current and future Blue Jays the same opportunity that I and my classmates had from the Class of 1956. Students at Jesuit come from all walks of life and that is one of the school’s strengths. I am honored to be a part of that commitment.

— George Cassard ’56

Mr. Cassard, the son of George Cassard, Jr. ’25, spent 11 years as a vice-president of credit analysis at the Whitney Bank. Prior to that he worked as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury which serves to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and thrift institutions. Mr. Cassard is an active member of his alumni Class of 1956.

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Benefactors who notify Jesuit that they have included the school in their will become members of the Maisounabe Society. For more information about planned giving at Jesuit, contact Tom Bagwill, who is Jesuit’s director of institutional advancement, at (504) 483-3841.

Read more stories from Jesuit alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and friends about why they serve, the reasons they give, and how Jesuit has impacted their lives on the “Our Stories” page.