Irish Impact 2022/23

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Cathedral students wrote the following prayer in honor of Our Lady, the Patroness of Cathedral High School, and the beautiful Our Lady of the Hill area in the Innovation Center. Our Lady of the Hill Prayer cards are available in the Innovation Center.

Our Lady of the Hill, thank you for Cathedral High School. As you look over our students and educators, give us the wisdom to educate hearts and minds. As we come up the Hill each day, guide us to bring Christ to the world just as you gave us your son for our salvation. Let us open our hearts and say yes as you did when the angel appeared to you. Give us the competence to see and the courage to act. Through you, our beloved eternal mother, may we keep faith in our family, studies, and dear old Cathedral. And may we spread your love to the rest of the world.

L I V I N G H O L Y C R O S S VA L U E S S I N C E 1 9 1 8 For more than 100 years, Cathedral High School has been educating young people through a philosophy based on the revolutionary concepts of Holy Cross founder Basil Moreau.

MISSION Cathedral, a premier Catholic high school in the Holy Cross tradition, transforms the hearts and minds of a diverse group of students to have the competence to see and the courage to act.

HOLY CROSS CORE VALUES Divine Providence: We believe in God and all that God has planned for our future Hope: Trust in God’s power and goodness Family: The spirit that binds our minds and hearts in joys and sorrows Inclusiveness and Diversity: The call to be welcoming to people of all backgrounds and faiths Option for the Poor: The choice to put the needs of society’s most poor and vulnerable first among all social concerns Educating Hearts and Minds: The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart Zeal: Making God known, loved, and served Excellence: Striving to act to the best of our ability to be better people Integrity: Becoming more Christ-like in our words and deeds

96% 100% 67%

of students attend the voluntary senior retreat

begin and end the day with prayer

of the student body is Catholic



of community service each class performs by graduation 1

“Cathedral truly nurtured my imagination in terms of who I can be and the imprint I can make on this world.” -MacKenzie Isaac ‘16 University of Notre Dame ‘20 2022 Rhodes Scholar


G R E AT N E S S I S C A L L I N G A TRADITION OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE We believe every child has the potential for greatness, and our exceptional educators challenge them to greatness every day. The result? Whether you enter Cathedral in the 9th percentile on the High School Placement Test or the 99th percentile, you’ll exceed your goals on the Hill. Personal greatness, whatever that may look like, is what Cathedral wants for you. We know it’s out there; we’ve seen it over and over again. We’re passionate about helping you find and achieve it.


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Instruction levels, plus our Learning Resource Center and the renowned Language Support Program for students with diagnosed learning differences

Academy appointments in the past nine years


AP Classes, including AP Capstone featuring AP Seminar, AP research courses

Students received National Merit recognition in 2022


Dualcredit classes

J-Term Instead of attending their regular classes, students are able to explore varied interests and courses for the first two weeks of January.


“All my classes at Cathedral helped me develop a strong work ethic. My teachers instilled the proper practices to be a successful student.” - Audrey Teasley ’18 Cornell University ‘22 Currently enrolled in the Computational Neuroscience PhD Program at Boston University



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We push, strive, plan, grow, and show up for each other at Cathedral because we know an important truth: Greatness is Calling.

Involved in Arts, Activities,

Clubs and Athletics

Average GPA of Student Athletes

State Championships

1 CORE Program Companions on the Road to Excellence freshmen through seniors collaborate on leadership opportunities



35% Students of color


1,133 students impacted

by the Cathedral

experience Five areas of diversity: geographic, educational, religious, ethnic, socioeconomic

Counties represented







Zip codes represented


167 Grade schools represented across all four grades (includes high school transfers)







EMPOWERING GREATNESS We educate hearts as well as minds. This means we strive to endow every graduate with the ability to perceive what actions are needed to make the world a better place and the strength to bring about those changes. We thank our generous donors for embracing the opportunity to build a better Cathedral and for actively contributing their time, energy, and financial resources to make the Cathedral experience the best it can be for students from all walks of life.

$2.8 Million in Tuition Assistance


of Cathedral students receive tuition assistance


$55 million in scholarships and awards earned by the Class of 2022

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college acceptance

Scholar/Athletes from the Class of 2022 continuing their athletic careers in college


alumni playing collegiate or professional sports

W H E R E T H E C AT H E D R A L J O U R N E Y I S TA K I N G THE CLASS OF 2022 Arizona State University Auburn University Aurora University Ball State University Belmont University Bryant University Bucknell University Butler University Charleston Southern University Clark Atlanta University Clemson University College of Wooster Colorado State University Cornell University DePauw University Eastern Kentucky University Elmhurst University Florida Atlantic University Fordham University Fort Lewis College George Washington University Georgia Institute of Technology Hampton University Holy Cross College Indiana State University Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Ivy Tech Community College Lawrence University Loyola University Chicago Marian University Mercyhurst University Merrimack College Miami University-Oxford Michigan State University Montana State University Murray State University North Carolina A & T State University North Central College North Park University Northwestern University Oakland University Ohio State University Ohio University Princeton University

Purdue University-Fort Wayne Purdue University-West Lafayette Rhodes College Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Edward’s University Saint Louis University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary’s College Savannah College of Art & Design - SCAD St. Charles Community College The College of Wooster The University of Findlay The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of Tampa United States Naval Academy University of Arizona University of Chicago University of Cincinnati University of Dayton University of Evansville University of Indianapolis University of Iowa University of Kentucky University of Missouri University of Nebraska University of Notre Dame University of South Carolina University of Southern Indiana University of Tampa University of Toledo University of Virginia Valparaiso University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wabash College Western Michigan University Wittenberg University Xavier University In the past five years, Cathedral graduates have also attended the following schools: Brown University Harvard University University of California - Los Angeles United States Military Academy Vanderbilt, and many others! 9


CATHEDRAL’S VISION Cathedral will be the Catholic high school of the future, providing the best possible education for the individual student with a firm foundation in Holy Cross values. The Innovation Center is a symbol of what is to come and a marker of Cathedral’s academic preeminence in Indianapolis. Our premier facility puts Cathedral at the forefront of education with a space that promotes interdisciplinary learning and exploration and captivates our students with an enhanced academic approach to STEM. In accordance with our vision to be the Catholic high school of the future, Cathedral’s Innovation Center uniquely positions us to educate students in transformational ways unlike any other school in the area.

Cathedral is looking forward to the opening of Johnny Mac’s Coffeehouse during the 2022-23 school year. The shop will offer Cathedral business and entrepreneurship students hands-on experience. Being built in the A.K. Shiel Student Life Center, Johnny Mac’s Coffeehouse is named in memory of John McCormick ’90.


Cathedral’s new broadcast network, Irish Connection, has a new home in Cathedral’s former library and boardroom. The larger, renovated space gives students interested in print, broadcast, and photojournalism an opportunity to create and collaborate in one space.






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Investment Impact

4,895 Total number of donors

Cathedral Fund:


Restricted funds:


Events and Sponsorship:


The Cathedral Fund supports every facet of a student’s experience from professional development for teachers, scholarships and awards, and new academic initiatives to theater, music, club, and sports activities to maintaining our beautiful and historic campus.

Restricted funds are contributions received for a specific purpose designated by the donor.

Luck of the Leprechaun Student Raffle:

Funds raised to support a combination of tuition assistance along with clubs, sports, and charities of the students’ choice.


Grand Total:




OUR 2021-2022 FINANCIALS Endowment—our investments

Grade: A+ Bond

Where invested: Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) Return: 11.73% annually over the last 3 years

Cathedral High School’s total operating expenses were $22.3 million. Here are how the funds were invested, utilized, and raised. Cathedral has a six-person investment committee that meets quarterly.

Where invested: Winthrop Capital Management Return: 2.75% over the last 3 years


Short-term Reserves - our “savings” account Pre-funded tuition Deferred maintenance

Amount saved: $4,425,240

Total Reserves

Bond Issue

Endowment Pre-funded Tuition

$23,397,509 $881,583

Deferred Maintenance


Bond Issue


Funding the

Cathedral Experience 2022-2023

What are we funding? • • • •

Academic and faculty initiatives Arts Athletics Facility maintenance and enhancement

• Spirituality and service • Technology • Tuition assistance • Shamrock Scholars • General Cathedral aid

Shamrock Scholars

A unique tuition-assistance program in which donors are matched with an individual student on the basis of interest, background, or need. Shamrock Scholars supporters sometimes want to develop a relationship with their student or can remain anonymous.

Advancement / Fundraising Total $2,700,000

$24 million

Cathedral Fund $1,940,000

Events $600,000

Operating Budget Tuition & Fees ($19,230,625) Endowment Draw ($762,330) Annual Fundraising ($2,700,000)

Student Fundraiser $160,000

Other ($1,307,045)

Ways to Give Cash and pledges

Sponsorship of events and programs

Recurring gifts


Gifts of real estate and stock

Rewards programs


Matching gifts


Planned gifts