Northwest Catholic High School was offered an extraordinary opportunity last spring: raise $500K in gifts and pledges for NWC’s 50th Anniversary Projects between April 1 and Sept. 30 and an anonymous benefactor would match those gifts in full.
Now the results of NWC’s $500K Challenge are final. As of the Sept. 30 deadline, $543K in gifts and pledges for NWC’s 50th Anniversary Projects has been received! And all of those gifts and pledges will be matched due to the generosity of the school’s anonymous Challenge Gift donor and two additional donors who stepped forward to match the amount raised over $500K.
“We are incredibly gratified at the response to the Challenge Gift opportunity and the wonderful generosity of the donors who are matching the gifts,” Principal/Chief Administrator Margaret Williamson said. “The occasion of the very special 50th Anniversary has allowed our alumni and extended community to come together to celebrate the success of Northwest Catholic and ensure that it will continue to educate students for many years to come.”
Two 50th Anniversary Projects remain: the interior renovation of the Richard Rice Auditorium and the creation of the Rev. Henry C. Frascadore Center for Performance and Achievement. The Rev. Bradford Colton Memorial Atrium and the installation of new sound and lighting systems in the Rice Auditorium were completed over the summer of 2012.
Gifts and pledges to help fund the remaining 50th Anniversary Projects are still welcome and appreciated, though they will no longer be eligible for the Challenge Gift match. Northwest Catholic Director of Advancement Patricia Walsh and Advancement Officer Colby Thresher can be contacted for more information at 860-236-4221 x138 or 156.
Since 1961, Northwest Catholic’s mission has been to educate the whole person: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Enrollment for the Class of ’17 is now under way, and prospective students are invited to the Open House at NWC on Nov. 11, 2012. For more information, contact Maryann Lacouture (860-236-4221, x140 or email@example.com).