Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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Br. Kevin Adelante Fund

Br. Kevin Adelante Fund

Named after former president Br. Kevin Handibode, the Br. Kevin Adelante Fund provides tuition assistance to qualified students whose families lack the financial resources for enrollment. The Fund helps make a Columbus education more accessible to a diverse and talented student body.  

By donating to the Br. Kevin Adelante Fund, you will be helping families who value a Marist Catholic Education but without assistance would not be able to send their sons to Columbus. There are strict guidelines in place to evaluate and approve families for the financial aid.

Donations can be made either in a single gift or through a pledge of four years in the following categories: St. Marcellin Champagnat Society ($12,500 yearly/total gift of $50,000;  covers the tuition for a student to attend Columbus all 4 years), Marist Brothers Society ($6,250 yearly/total gift of $25,000; covers half of the tuition for a student to attend Columbus all 4 years), Brother Francois Society ($2,500 yearly/total gift of $10,000), La Valla Society ($1,250 yearly/total gift of $5,000).  
Single gifts can also be made to the Fund through our established 100 @ $1,000 and 1,000 @ $100 Clubs.  Other donations that do not fall within the above mentioned categories are also accepted and greatly appreciated.

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About Br. Kevin Handibode

Since 1966, Br. Kevin Handibode has served Christopher Columbus High School in many capacities to include teacher, dean of discipline, basketball coach, athletic director, development director, and principal. For 18 years, he served as school president, a position he stepped down from in July 2019. Today, he continues his service to Columbus in the development program, a program he started in 1980.

Devoted to the Marist principles of forming young people as good Christians and good citizens, Br. Kevin is well known for his constant outreach and care for the young, especially for his efforts to provide educational opportunities to students of various economic levels.

Often referred to as “Mr. Columbus,” Br. Kevin is a hero to the thousands of young men whose lives he has helped to shape. The Br. Kevin Adelante Fund, launched in 2019 as Br. Kevin retired from the role of president, helps his legacy live on at Columbus.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.