Holy Name High School (HNHS) in Escanaba is the recipient of a $50,000 donation made by the BJ Stupak Memorial Fund. Established in 2000 by Congressman Bart and Laurie Stupak, The BJ Stupak Memorial Fund is a donor-designated fund held within the M&M Area Community Foundation. Since its inception, the BJ Fund has provided over $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout the Upper Peninsula.
After the announcement by Bishop John F. Doerfler that Holy Name High School will re-open in Fall 2021, the BJ Stupak Memorial Fund donated $50,000 to the HNHS Tuition Angel Endowment Fund within the U.P. Catholic Foundation.
The BJ Stupak Memorial Fund is also offering a match challenge of up to an additional $50,000, matching donations from other sources.
Laurie Stupak, a former mayor of Menominee, is an Escanaba native who attended Holy Name High School from 1969 through 1971. She would have graduated in 1973, but the original HNHS closed before she reached her senior year. The Stupaks, recently moved back to the Escanaba area.