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Goal: $18 Million


The Campaign for Cathedral Giving Options

*Cathedral High School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and your gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by law.  Our IRS nonprofit tax ID # is: 41-0705763.

This historic building project will be the first new building added to the Cathedral campus in over 50 years, and is long over-due. Our total fundraising goal is $18 million, of which we currently have $6.4 million left to raise. We thank you for prayerfully considering a gift that is generous within your means.  Keep in mind that gifts may be stretched over time; we have many leadership gifts arriving with 3 to 5 year payment plans, some even longer.  Click on one of the following links to make a gift or commitment today:

More Ways to Give:

For these types of gifts, it is very helpful for us if you alert us of your giving plans so that we can make sure your gift goes towards The Campaign for Cathedral.  Contact Marit Ortega, Director of The Campaign for Cathedral, at (320) 257-2121 or email.

  1. Leave The Campaign for Cathedral in your will.

  2. Transfer public/private stock shares.  Instruct your broker to deliver free to Wells Fargo Advisors for the account of Cathedral High School, account #8377-0782-DTC 0141, located at 400 South 1st Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301. Our account representative is Charles A. Murray IV: (320) 259-3165, email. Be sure to transfer the actual shares of stock for maximum tax advantage - DON'T SELL THE SHARES FIRST.

  3. Donate Real Estate.  The Minnesota Real Estate Foundation is an organization that is set up exclusively for gifts of real estate in the state of Minnesota.  Once you gift your real estate, The Minnesota Real Estate Foundation will take care of selling it for you and proceeds will go to nonprofit(s) of your choice. By taking the deduction upon the time of the gift, this allows you to avoid the capital gains tax on the appreciation and qualifies you for federal income tax charitable deduction. More information at:, or by contacting:
    • Steve Joule, CEO Community Giving: email, (320) 253-4380
    • David Werschay, Chair of Real Estate Giving: email, (320) 493-1288
  4. Transfer money from an IRA - tax free.  If you are at least 70½ years old, consider an IRA rollover gift!  Here are some specifics:
    • You are limited to a total of $100,000 per year, per person, and distributions can be made from more than one IRA. So, a couple with separate IRAs can give a total of $200,000/year.

    • Tax-free gifts must be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs – not from pension plans, stock option plans, or 401 (k) plans.

    • A donor must be age 70½ or older at the time the gift is made. If one spouse is at least 70 ½ and not the other, the one who is at least 70 ½ may still make up to a $100,000 gift each year.

    • IRA withdrawals and gifts must go directly to the charity from the IRA plan administrator. This is very important; if the money touches your hands (or any account) for even an instant, the provisions of the law no longer apply and you could be hit hard for penalties and/or taxes.

    • The IRA distribution to charity is not included in your income, but you will not receive an additional tax deduction for the gift; the IRS benefit is it never hits your 1099, W-2, or other categories of income.

    • Rollover gifts to charity will count favorably toward the IRA’s annual Minimum Required Distribution requirements.

    • Rollover gifts must be outright gifts to charity – you may not use them to create a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, donor advised fund, or other deferred gift.

    • As with anything Congress does, this law allowing Tax-free IRA rollover gifts might change at any time.

Help us say thank you to Lynn Grewing.

Lynn Grewing has left Cathedral High School after 18 years, 17 of which she was the longest serving principal in Cathedral’s history. Lynn has been an exemplary mentor, role model, and friend to so many and she will be missed.  Lynn is happy with the legacy she is leaving at Cathedral High School, but there is one thing she had wished to see to completion that isn’t quite finished yet: The Campaign for Cathedral. She plans on volunteering with the fundraising committee this coming year to help turn this dream into reality. In Lynn’s words, “It simply must happen.”

In lieu of a party or personal gifts, she has given us her blessing to collect gifts in her honor to benefit The Campaign for Cathedral.

Please join us in saying thank you to Lynn for her years of dedication and service to Cathedral High School, and the countless students that were blessed by her presence here.

Special thanks to those listed below, and to all not listed who wished to remain anonymous, for your gifts and/or kind notes for Lynn Grewing.  We've notified her of your thoughtfulness!

Tom and Sally Allen
Michael and Carol Anderson
Kristin '93 and Jeremy Alinder
Robert and Sharon Asselin
Mike '66 and Judy '67 Bastien
Brad, Jane, Kelly '09 and Amy '12 Bechtold
Joe and Helen Bettendorf
Viola Blonigen
Dr. Aaron Boatz
Kevin '68 and Sue Borgert
Michael Sliter and Tina Bowatz-Sliter
Lance and Sara Bukowski
Chris and Sue Burt and family
Richard and Kay Chmielewski
Barry J. Coughlin, M.D.
Edith Daniels '56
Rhonda and Steven Danielson and family
Nancy '84 and Todd Deaton
Lindsey (Seifert) Dixon '02 and Kevin Dixon
Wanda Koshiol Dockendorf '70
Andy and Kathy Doom
Chris '05 and Erin Edelbrock
David Eizenhoefer '52
Gerry '69 and JoAnn Feld
Cristian and Camelia Florea
Don Forcier '52 and Marilyn Deville Forcier
Ray '47 and Laurel '57 Galarneault
Dave '76 and Mary Gruenes
Len and Harriet Gustin
Diane Hageman and John Stemper
Kelly & Laura Halverson
Noelle L. (Ross) Hanson '89 and Dave Hanson
Dave and Elaine Hinman
Alice Hinnenkamp '79
Eileen Feddema Iburg '49
Mike and Sue Iten
Erin Januschka '11
Jenna Januschka '13
Chris and Kelly Johnson
Jim and Carol Jones
Dorothy Kenefick
Bishop Donald Kettler
Jeff and Patty Knapek
Peter '72 and Nancy Koenig
Al and Judy Koepp
Angela Helfter Korsmo '57
Wally Kosel '41
Lester '74 and Martha Koshiol
Louis '72 and Susan Kost
Laraway Financial Advisors, Inc. Charitable Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation
Jim '56 and Ruth '60 Larson
Bruce and Deb Latterell
Patricia Laue '51
Fr. Vince Lieser
Paul and Joan Lombardi
Jeff and Michele Meyer
Madelyn Meyer '17
Laura '73 and Mike Murphy
Mike and Donna Nathe
Dennis '51 and Evie O'Donnell
Ralph Opatz
Claudia Peden
Bob Peffer '43
Pat '68 Perrier-Loesch and Jeff Loesch
Elizabeth Petheo '97 and Andrew Kent
Marilee and Craig Petroske Johnson
David '05 and Shannan '05 Puchalla
Geoff and Bernie Quist
Kathleen Regnier
Bill Reilly '66
Vince and Sheila Reineke
Jeanne Reiter '71
Marty and Karen Reker
Fr. LeRoy Scheierl
Jan '84 and John Schnettler
Geri Schwab '50
Daniel '70 and Ginger Sis
Jean and Steve Sperl
Stephanie '10 and Adam Sperl
Mariah Sperl '14
Amanda Sperl '07
Scott '73 and Renotta Stainbrook
Roger Stegura '65
Mary Ann Stephany (Schulte) '59
Jan Schaefer Strommen '72
Ann '72 and Rick Swanson - St. Cloud Window, Inc.
Elizabeth Thell '16
Steve Tomczik '86 and Erin O'Toole-Tomczik
Kate Tomczik '18
Zack Tomczik '15
Jerry and Ione Torborg
Michael Vadnie and Mary Jo Kilkelly
Lorraine Sobieck VanHale Wagner '43
Jan (Klett) '77 and Terry Ward
Don and Sylvia Weeres
Susan Weisbrich '67
Bob '66 and Penny '66 White
Ron '74 and Katia Wieber
Diane '67 and Bill Winscher
Judy Woods '61
Jean '68 and Terry Yager
Mary '72 and Mike Zyvoloski

Don't see your name above?  Email us and let us know we have permission to publish your name acknowledging your gift!

For more information, contact Marit Ortega, Director of The Campaign for Cathedral, at 320-257-2121 or Email.