It was with saddened hearts that the Nazareth community announced that Brother Matthew Burke, C.F.X. passed away on November 27 at age 82 of dementia related illness.

In his deserving memory Nazareth Regional High School has formalized the Brother Matthew Burke Scholarship Fund. This is an Annual Scholarship fund open to donations by all. Our commitment is to fund this each year. The goal is to award two equal, $5k scholarships to qualifying juniors annually. Any amounts raised over the awarded scholarships will remain in the Brother Matthew Burke Scholarship Fund for subsequent year funding.

The recipients of this scholarship will display the values and principles that Brother would have supported – based on objective and subjective criteria, including:

  • financial need
  • GPA
  • community/service to others
  • Christian faith
  • strong values including the respect and inclusion of others
  • commitment to action
  • passion for achieving and learning

Thanks to the generosity of some of Brother Matthew’s former students we are off to a great start to hit our goal. With your support, we together can positively impact a young student’s future while continuing to foster the legacy of a great leader, teacher, and principal.

If you would like to donate to the fund to continue Nazareth and Brother Matthew’s shared mission for education, please click the link below.

If you would prefer to send a check, it can be made out to the following:
Nazareth Regional High School (Bro Matthew Burke Fund in the memo section) and sent to:

Nazareth Regional High School
Advancement Office
475 E. 57th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11203

You may also contact the Advancement Office at Nazareth at or calling 718-763-1100 ext. 232.