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a dva n c em en t

An update for

FALL 2016

JIM BURKE ’86 and I are pleased to serve as the co-chairs of the Advancing the Mission campaign. As the title suggests, this capital campaign is very important in advancing the mission of CHS. Let me give you a brief update on the campaign. The purpose of this phase of the campaign is to replace the current Student Union. It was built in the early 1970’s to accommodate approximately 400 students. The new Student Center will have 31,000 square feet to meet the demands of today’s enrollment which currently stands at 1,154 students. The new Student Center will not only serve as a dining hall, but will include Campus Ministry offices, a new faculty workroom, an IT help desk and common areas for students. Throughout the last 15 months, we have been in the Leadership phase of the campaign with a working goal of approximately $6 million. As of today, more than $3 million has been committed to the campaign by generous donors and there are a number of proposals still outstanding. A significant highlight of the campaign is the 100 percent support of the CHS faculty — a testament of their belief in the importance of the campaign to advance the mission of CHS. Their generosity serves

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as a great example for others to support this initiative. In visiting with our alumni, we have heard wonderful stories of how CHS inspired and prepared them during a transformational time in their lives. They were able to leverage their CHS experience into successful lives and are now willing to share some of the fruits of this success with CHS. I personally can attest to the tremendous impact my CHS education had on my values, faith life and business success. As co-chair, I ask for your continued prayers for the success of the campaign. In the future, we will make a general appeal in support of this campaign. At that time, we will urge you to prayerfully consider making a gift to CHS that is right for you and your family. Every gift will assist us in Advancing the Mission of CHS for the benefit of our students and the entire CHS community, not only for today, but for decades to come. Thank you for your support of Catholic High School.

Jerry Jolly ’70 Campaign Co-Chair

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