ST. JOSEPH — Anchored by matching gifts from two local families, the Lake Michigan Catholic School Fund has raised $800,000 for endowments to provide tuition scholarships and instructional support for teachers, according to a news release.

In May, LMC graduate Mary Caryl (DaDan) McEvoy and her husband, Paul, pledged to match up to $250,000 for endowed student tuition scholarships. Tony and Jackie Monte, both graduates of LMC, focused their matching gift of up to $150,000 on creating an endowment for instructional support in conjunction with the new Sam and Connie Monte Global Trading and Finance Lab.