Thanks to a remarkable challenge gift from an anonymous donor, Northwest Catholic has the opportunity to raise $1 million for the completion of key building projects in honor of its 50th anniversary. But the clock is ticking!
The donor has set up a six-month challenge, which began Apr. 1, during which NWC will seek to raise $500,000 earmarked for three 50th anniversary capital improvement projects. The donor has promised to match each gift, dollar for dollar – thus, NWC can potentially reap a total of $1 million from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“This gift is a terrific way for those who love this school to help achieve these projects and make their donations count even more,” said NWC Principal/Chief Administrator Margaret Williamson. “The 50th anniversary has been an opportunity to celebrate a great school’s history and prepare for its future. We hope that many people will contribute to this effort.”
Donations will go toward the renovation of the Richard Rice Auditorium; the creation of the Rev. Henry C. Frascadore Center for Performance and Achievement; and the reconfiguration of the front of the school, which will include a redesigned egress, a paver walkway, and the Rev. Bradford Colton Memorial Atrium. Renderings of these projects are available at www.northwestcatholic.org/challenge.
Pledges or one-time gifts must be made by September 30, 2012, although pledge payments can be made through December 31, 2014. A matching gift from a donor’s employer could also be applied to the underlying contribution; thus, combined with the Challenge match, a single gift could increase exponentially in value to NWC.
Director of Advancement Patricia Walsh and Advancement Officer Colby Thresher are available to discuss naming opportunities or to answer other questions about this opportunity. They may be reached at 860-236-4221, x138 or x156, respectively, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.