Lansing, MI – Lansing Catholic High School has announced “Vision 20/20,” a multi-year, multi-phase fundraising campaign. When completed, Vision 20/20 will add to the Lansing Catholic campus, a new athletic stadium, relocate and update additional athletic fields, build a new performance gymnasium, build a new main entrance and lobby area, renovate the school library, update the cafeteria, and support academic programs including tuition assistance, the Kairos retreat program, mission trips, and teacher salaries.
Phase 1, entitled Vision 20/20: It’s Time to Bring them Home is now underway. This first phase is a $5 million dollar campaign that will build the athletic stadium, relocate and update additional athletic fields, and support academic programs.
According to school officials, Phase 1 will be broken into two parts. Part 1 will include an athletic stadium with a synthetic turf field for football, soccer and lacrosse, an 8-lane track, home bleachers, a press box, and lights. In addition, funds will be raised to support tuition assistance, the school’s Kairos retreat program, mission trips, and teacher salaries.
Part 2 will complete the athletic stadium with additional seats for home bleachers, visitor bleachers, a concessions/restroom building, and an athletic storage building. This phase will also include relocating and updating the baseball field, softball field, and soccer field.
According to Campaign Chairs and Lansing Catholic alumni Patrick and Jennifer Gillespie, this is such an incredible opportunity for this school.
“We are excited to be leading this effort and we look forward to helping Lansing Catholic continue to excel – now and for future generations. These athletic fields have been talked about for so many years and are now going to be a reality. It is time to bring all of our Cougar teams home, ” says Pat and Jennifer Gillespie.
Lansing Catholic President and alum Tom Maloney and members of the President’s Big Ten Committee have already raised over $2.1 million in the silent phase of the capital campaign and will begin the public phase for the balance of the support needed to complete Phase I.
“I am humbled and inspired by the great response we have already received for our Vision 20/20 campaign,” says President, Tom Maloney. “It is time that we bring all of our sports teams back home. The time is now to secure our future, to ensure that we will continue our tradition of success, and continue our tradition of excellence in forming faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. It is a bold step that will position our Lansing Catholic High School community to thrive now, in the year 2020 and beyond. The time to act is now.”
Gifts will be solicited in all categories from alumni, parents, grandparents and the community beginning in February 2016. Phase 1 of the Vision 20/20 Campaign will conclude in the spring of 2017. Gifts can be paid in full or pledged over a three-year period.
Lansing Catholic High School, located at 501 Marshall Street, opened its doors in the fall of 1963 as Msgr. John A. Gabriels High School. In 1970 the school merged with Msgr. John O’Rafferty High School to become Lansing Catholic High School. This year there are 540 students enrolled at Lansing Catholic.
For more information about the Vision 20/20 Campaign, contact Lansing Catholic High School’s Development Office at (517) 267-2114.