Spencer Gayles
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

Spencer Gayles is the epitome of a well-rounded student. He excels in the academic arena with an all Honors and AP curriculum. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 3.63 GPA. He received full scholarships to LSU and Springhill College and received the Spirit of Auburn Foundation Scholarship. He has chosen to attend LSU where he will march in the Tiger Marching Band.

Spencer is also dedicated to serving the community and living his Catholic faith. He is an active member of the Servants of the Poor, Pro-Life Club and Campus Ministry. He volunteers much of his time to community service. He was recently awarded the Development Office “Jacket Jubilation Meritorious Award” for his countless hours of service which are often done behind-the-scenes for no other reward or recognition other than helping and serving others. He is also a Student Ambassador and is a favorite on the McT Road Shows at his alma mater, St. Ignatius. He is the perfect student to speak on the topic of extracurricular involvement since he is involved in so much at McT!

But the thing Spencer is most passionate about is his music. He plays the violin, the guitar, and saxophone. He is a member of the McT Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphoic Band. He attributes his self-motivation and persistence to his being a self-taught musician. “Regardless of whether it is learning an instrument or climbing the corporate ladder, it is ultimately up to one’s self to decide whether or not success is plausible.” Spencer feels he learned the importance of teamwork and self –discipline through being a part of the McT marching band. He says, “You have to have a lot of trust in your teammates when you have eighty band members walking backwards and anticipating being in the correct spot at the correct time”. He is also a member of the Chamber Singers, utilizing his musical talents in even another medium.

Spencer is a student who can “do it all and do it well”. His dedication to academics, service to others and his music will take him far in life.


Capital Campaign | Annual Fund | FAQ

Annual Fund
When are Annual Fund Gifts Due?
Who is Asked to Participate in the Annual Fund?
How Are Annual Fund Dollars Used?
How Can I Make a Gift?
How can I make a gift with Stock or Other Securities?

What is Jacket Jubilation?

When are Annual Fund Gifts Due?
Annual Fund contributions are solicited in the Fall. They are due by June 30 of each calendar year. The fiscal year for the Annual Fund is July 1- June 30. The costs of an annual fund drive are significant - printing, mailing, record keeping and follow-up. As a result we ask that you respond quickly to help us keep our costs down. Decide what level you want to support the school annually by sending in your donation without prompting.

Who is Asked to Participate in the Annual Fund?
The entire McGill-Toolen community - parents, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents of current students, and friends are all asked to participate in the Annual Fund.

How Are Annual Fund Dollars Used?
Annual Fund revenues are a part of the budgeted operating revenues for teachers' salaries. McGill-Toolen must have these monies to operate. Annual Fund dollars are also used for the Endowment, CHSAAM (Catholic High Schools of Mobile Alumni Association) operating expenses and special projects designated annually by the president.

How Can I Make a Gift?
Solicitations for the Annual Fund are mailed each Fall. You may pledge or make a gift at that time. Gifts may be made in the form of cash, checks, stocks, or other investments. VISA and MASTERCARD are also accepted. Contact the Development Office at (251) 441-0809 for more details or a pledge envelope.

How to make a gift with stock or other securities?
Donating Stock
A. If the stock is in a brokerage or stock account:
1. Contact you broker and indicate the number of shares you are donating to McGill-Toolen.
2. Ask your broker to transfer the securities to the McGill-Toolen account.

DTC: 5198
For Credit: Account 574-04494
Name of: McGill-Toolen Catholic High School
(Merrill Lynch will liquidate the securities and send the proceeds to McGill-Toolen.)

3. Please inform the McGill-Toolen Development Office of the following information
a. Name of stock and the number of shares
b. Your name, address, and telephone number
c. The purpose of the gift, i.e., the campaign to which the gift is earmarked
d. The date of the gift.

To keep track of all gifts, it would be helpful to have a copy for our records so we can anticipate the arrival of the funds, please mail, fax, or email the information to:

Development Office
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School
1501 Old Shell Road
Mobile, Alabama 36604
(251)433-8356 (Fax)

If the gift is in the form of a stock certificate registered in your name
Send the stock certificate(s) plus a signed Stock Power (available at Merrill Lynch or any brokerage house) under separate cover to:

3674 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Ala. 36608
Attn: Hodges Harty III
Phone: (251) 345-0228
(800) 611-4943
Email: chodges_hartyiii@ml.com

The donor's signature must either bend the certificate under separate cover ensures the stock can only be transferred with both documents.
Please call, fax or e-mail the Development Office so we may be expecting the gift.

If you have any questions, you may call Kim Dunne at 251-445-2910 or our broker Hodges Harty III at Merrill Lynch at (251) 345-0228

What is Jacket Jubilation?
Jacket Jubilation is the a silent and live auction event for all alumni, parents and friends of McGill-Toolen. This auction is held March 25, 2010 . For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the Development Office (251) 445-2911.


Kim Dunne
Director of Development
(251) 445-2910

Marian Watts
Alumni Director
(251) 445-2913

Kathy Killion
Foundation Director
(251) 445-2939

Paul Knapstein
Director of Enrollment
(251) 445-2934

Office Manager
(251) 445-2912

Mary Kay Rasp
(251) 445-2911