Platform for Excellence Campaign

Planning for Our Future

Our Campaign Goal

$25 Million by 2025

Through a careful combination of immediate capital investments and critical long-term endowments, Platform for Excellence represents a strategic approach to planning for our future. Please consider a five-year pledge to help address today’s needs and fulfill tomorrow’s aspirations.

Platform for Excellence will impact every facet of the organization from students to teachers, arts to athletics, our faith to the physical sciences – and everything in between.


Our strategic plan is organized into five key platforms presented in the acronym CRAFT (Catholicity, Recruitment & Retention, Academics & Activities, Facilities, and Talent).

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this historic achievement!
Campaign gifts are still welcome and appreciated. Gifts received above and beyond our goal will be invested to further strengthen our Platform for Excellence endowment funds. Thank you for your support!

How will my gift make an impact?

Learn More About Our Strategic Platforms

Select a platform below to expand:

Our Endowment Goal:  $1 Million

Transformative Encounters with Christ

As a Catholic school system, our mission  Forming disciples of Jesus Christ through Catholic educational excellence – quite literally means we represent the future of the global Church. This is an important job, and it is one our educators do not take lightly.  

Holy Family Catholic Schools, by God’s grace and in partnership with families and parishes, empowers students to generously live an integrated life-long and joy-filled faith through comprehensive Catholic formation and meaningful sacramental experiences.

Key Catholic faith formation initiatives:

  • Develop a personalized religion curriculum that provides a comprehensive foundation in the Catholic faith and inspires students to identify their calling and live their life in communion with the Church.
  • Establish a campus ministry fund to support student-driven missionary work surrounding the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
  • Sequence local, national and global service offerings K-12.
  • Partner with local pastors to implement faith educational programming for faculty to support faith-rich curriculum and experiences.
Recruitment & Retention
Academics & Activities

Determining Your Campaign Gift

How Much Can I Afford to Pledge?

While every act of charity represents s uniquely motivated and prayerful decision, considering your gift amount as a percentage of your annual household earnings and overall charitable giving can be a helpful approach to budgeting your five-year campaign contribution. Consider pledging one percent of your annual earnings each year for the course of the five-year campaign.

As an example: A family with a household income of $200,000 might consider a gift of $2,000 per year for a total gift of $10,000 in five years. Use the calculator on the right to help determine a pledge that fits your budget.

Your Annual Income

Suggested Contribution

1% Annual Pledge:
Total gift over five years:

Gift Clubs

Platform $5 - $999 Advocate $50,000 - $74,999
Patron $1,000 - $2,499 Builder $75,000 - $99,999
Friend $2,500 - $4,999 Catalyst $100,000 – $249,999
Guardian $5,000 – $9,999 Eagle $250,000 – $499,999
Diplomat $10,000 – $24,999 Golden Eagle $500,000 – $999,999
Ambassador $25,000 – $49,999 Excellence $1 million or more

Budgeting Your Gift

$100,000 $55 $769 $1,667 $5,000 $10,000 $20,000
$75,000 $41 $577 $1,250 $3,750 $7,500 $15,000
$50,000 $27 $385 $833 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000
$25,000 $14 $192 $417 $1,250 $2,500 $5,000
$20,000 $11 $154 $333 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000
$15,000 $8.21 $115 $250 $750 $1,500 $3,000
$10,000 $5.47 $77 $167 $500 $1,000 $2,000
$7,500 $4.10 $58 $125 $375 $750 $1,500
$5,000 $2.73 $38 $83 $250 $500 $1,000
$2,500 $1.36 $19 $42 $125 $250 $500
$1,500 $0.82 $12 $25 $75 $150 $300

Ways to Give

While we encourage families to consider an annual pledge for the course of the five-year campaign, we also welcome and appreciate one-time gifts. Every contribution brings us closer to our goal!

  • Cash, check, EFT, or credit card
  • Securities – stocks, bonds and mutual funds
  • Real estate
  • Planned gifts
  • Life insurance
  • Company match

Consider making a commemorative gift to honor a loved one or someone who has made an impact in your life.


Contact the Holy Family Advancement Office at 563-582-5456 to discuss your gift, or make your contribution using the form below. Thank you!

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With Sincere Thanks to Our Campaign Leadership:


David and Amy Becker
Greg ‘76 and Connie (Moes ‘76) Burbach


Brian Kane ‘75, School Board Chair
Phil Bormann, Chief Administrator
Bob Noel ‘95, Director of Institutional Advancement


Rob and Leann McDonald
Mark ‘81 and Maureen (Lynch ‘81) Molo
Chris and Nancy (Meyers ‘85) Patrick
Mike ‘71 and Sally Portzen
Kevin and Valorie (Vance ‘78) Schmitt
Mike ‘73 and Susan Steele
Dan '91 and Aimee (Haas '93) Walsh

Would you like to learn more?

We would love to have the opportunity to send you some materials and schedule a personal meeting or phone call to discuss how your charitable efforts might align with our vision. 

Contact Bob Noel '95
Director of Institutional Advancement