SOARING Capital Campaign

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Our Goals - New Lab

Our Goals - Lab Work

Our Goals - New Stairwell

The SOARING Capital Campaign will address as many needs as possible during the five-year pledge period by focusing on the urgent facility improvements at Wahlert Catholic High School.

Holy Family’s leadership has adopted a phased approach in structuring our campaign goals. Our goals include vital elements to meet our educational and infrastructure needs, and, with your investment in Holy Family’s mission, we are sure to celebrate reaching these important milestones together.

OUR VISION TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WILL:

  • Utilize natural lighting, improve air quality and acoustics
  • Plans call for adding glass to interior and exterior walls to improve natural lighting
  • Air condition the entire facility
  • Enhance the fine arts areas with soundproofing

OUR VISION TO IMPROVE THE LONG-TERM FINANCIAL STABILITY WILL:

  • Advance the goal of building enrollment
  • Replace outdated mechanical, electrical and plumbing to be more energy efficient and reduce operation costs for utilities, maintenance and food service with an updated kitchen
  • Boilers that currently heat the building are original equipment, so plans call for a new mechanical system for heating and air conditioning

OUR VISION TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL APPEARANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE CAMPUS WILL:

  • Create an attractive physical building that is pleasing to look at and equal to our community peers to boost enrollment
  • Plans call for replacing the exterior siding with block and brick to give the school a pleasing, modern look and increase energy efficiency. The roof is also in need of repair and replacement
  • Plans call for numerous improvements to the classrooms and performing arts areas by upgrading science labs, improving sound isolation between choir and band areas, and painting and modernizing the classrooms
  • Address safety and hazardous materials issues throughout the facility
  • Plans call for upgrading interior electrical service, modernizing restrooms, adding fire sprinklers and removing hazardous materials as necessary
  • Improve traffic flow and accessibility to all parts of the building
  • Plans call for a three-story central staircase to improve access to all levels on the east and west wings of the school

CELEBRATION GOAL: $10 MILLION TOTAL

Reaching the Celebration Goal will:

  • Resurface the building’s siding with brick and block and begin roof repair
  • Upgrade the heating system
  • Upgrade interior electrical service, add fire sprinklers, modernize plumbing and remove hazardous materials

Our Goals - New Siding

CHALLENGE GOAL: $14 MILLION TOTAL

An additional $4 million will achieve the Challenge Goal to:

  • Resurface the building’s siding with brick and block and continue roof repair
  • Upgrade the heating system and add air conditioning
  • Upgrade interior electrical service, add fire sprinklers, modernize plumbing and remove hazardous materials
  • Provide limited renovations to chapel, classrooms, science labs, restrooms and kitchen

TRANSFORMATIONAL GOAL: $17 MILLION TOTAL

An additional $3 million will achieve the Transformational Goal to:

  • Resurface the building’s siding with brick and block and complete roof repair and replacement
  • Upgrade the heating system and add air conditioning
  • Upgrade interior electrical service, add fire sprinklers, modernize plumbing and remove hazardous materials
  • Complete full-scale renovations to chapel, classrooms, science labs, restrooms and kitchen and improve natural lighting
  • Add three-story central staircase

As additional funds are secured, additional educational needs will be addressed. Further needs include:

  • Scholarship Endowment
  • Tuition Assistance Endowment

Kari Nickol
Director of 
Institutional Advancement
(563) 582-5456, Ext. 284
knickol@holyfamilydbq.org

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Holy Family Catholic Schools

2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456