29th Annual Ignatian Challenge Award Tribute Dinner

Honouring Mr. Mark Chipman '78

St. Paul’s High School is pleased to announce Mr. Mark Chipman ‘78 as the 2024 Ignatian Challenge Award recipient for this year’s 29th Annual Tribute Dinner on November 12, 2024.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I share with you that my friend and classmate from 1978, Mark Chipman, is the Ignatian Challenge Award recipient for 2024,” states Kevin Booth ’78, President of St. Paul’s High School. “As an alumnus, Mark Chipman ’78 exemplifies the Jesuit ideal of being ‘a man for others.’ His unwavering commitment to compassionate service and leadership in our community is inspiring. Mark’s service to others is a testament to the Ignatian principles of finding God in all things and striving for magis—the deep desire to do more for the Greater Glory of God (AMDG). Embodying the humility, generosity, and integrity that we all aspire to, Mark has been a model of Ignatian ingenuity and innovation. We are honoured to celebrate his remarkable contributions to our community and beyond.”

Read the full announcement here.

Proceeds from the Tribute Dinner support the St. Paul's High School Bursary Fund.

Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to honouring our award winners, this event brings together over 800 alumni, parents and friends of St. Paul’s for an evening of celebration and friendship while raising money for the bursary funds. Various contribution levels are available. For your support, you will receive:

Priority Seating at the Event | Passes to the VIP Reception | Recognition in Marketing Materials including St. Paul's website | Acknowledgement in the St. Paul's Annual Giving Report (viewed by more than 7,000 people) | 

In the 2023-24 school year, one in five students, who could not otherwise afford to attend St. Paul’s High School, received tuition assistance totalling over $720,000. 

The Ignatian Challenge Award

The Ignatian Challenge Award recognizes individuals within our community who embrace the ideals of St. Ignatius Loyola and who reflect the characteristics and qualities inherent in a Jesuit education at St. Paul's High School. Award recipients, through their leadership and commitment to service, become examples for our students of a lived faith and philosophy of becoming men and women for others. The award is bestowed annually at the St. Paul's High School Tribute Dinner.

Your Support Changes Lives

Make a difference in the lives of students at St. Paul's High School and join us in celebrating the example of community leadership provided by this year's honouree.

The proceeds of the annual Tribute Dinner support the bursary program, an essential aspect of a Jesuit education, ensuring accessibility to all qualified applicants. 

Your support of the annual Tribute Dinner is essential for us to meet our challenge of not turning away any qualified student for financial reasons.

Please contact Ms. Kerri Moore, (204) 831-2325, to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor of the Ignatian Challenge Award Tribute Dinner.


Kerri Moore

Head of Advancement & Special Projects
(204) 831-2325