100th Anniversary Capital Campaign

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Building our Legacy

Every Student…Every Day

In conjunction with our upcoming 100th Anniversary, we have launched a campaign to raise funds for a new student commons.

100th Anniversary Capital Campaign
The New LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Student Commons

Our Vision

As we prepare to celebrate our 100th Anniversary, now is the time to continue to build our legacy by planning for the future of our school and students. With your help, we seek to build a new student commons/cafeteria and to provide air conditioning in the original classrooms We invite you to join us by supporting this project which will impact every student, every day The commons will provide a space to complement our academic mission In this highly competitive environment for students, we must pursue these projects which were outlined as part of our most recent strategic plan.

Why a Student Commons?

21,800 square-foot Student Commons Cafeteria

The increase space will make it possible to consolidate four lunch periods into two lunch periods, thereby freeing up time during which new electives (e.g., science, technology, math, and engineering) could be offered.

The new facility will provide a safe, welcoming, central space for all students to gather before, during, and after school hours.

Kitchen & Concessions

A new larger modern kitchen, food court, and concession space will allow our staff to provide a greater diversity in offerings – hot and cold, healthy and quick.

The facility will include additional restrooms for students, faculty, and guests.

A new entrance will feature a spacious roundabout pick-up & drop-off area and create an attractive southwest entry for our school building.

Air Conditioning throughout the Original Classrooms

Installing air conditioning in the 36 original classrooms will provide for a better learning environment for every student. Currently 30% of the classrooms are air conditioned. New power required for the student commons will provide sufficient energy to phase in cooling the remaining classrooms.


How You Can Help

We need your help to make the campaign a success:  Make a one-time donation or complete a Donor Intent form now!

Campaign Leadership

The people listed in the left menu have been instrumental in providing the leadership and vision to bring this campaign to fruition.  We are grateful for their wisdom and talent!


Contact Mr. Ed Barrett, Director of Institutional Advancement or Mrs. Jane Lagger, Director of Annual Giving.

Rev. John Merkelis, O.S.A, President
Campaign Chairs
Steve ’79 & Renie Morrissette
Honorary Chairs
Mrs. Dorothy Brown
Deacon Bob & Mrs. Mary Ann Kaminski
At Large
Bruce Burns
Chuck Engvall
Frank & Janet ’66 Jurmann
Beverly Welsch
Committee Chairs
Dr. Michael Burke
Luke & Mary Jo Ivers
Dave & Charlie Kaminski
Bob & Lisa Marth
Rob & Laura Martin
Mike & Mary McHugh
Phill & Joan Meegan
Melissa Sallade ‘96
Kyle Murphy ‘04
Lucy Pomykala ‘68
Phil & Barb Salvador
Marc ’86 & Colleen Senffner
Paul & Margaret Slade
Christian & Meredith Spesia
Ed Barrett
Jane Lagger

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