The President’s Page - October 5, 2015
“…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.”
Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society*
We're Moving Forward!
We’re building, we’re growing, we’re strengthening, we’re including, we’re expanding.
What other exciting vocabulary should we use?
This past Friday the Members of the Cathedral Corporation (that’s Bishop Donald and the nine Pastors) voted unanimously to proceed with Cathedral’s goals #8 and #9 from Master Plan 2018 within a much broader, exciting, and more comprehensive context.
The broader and more comprehensive context – happily welcomed by us – is the inclusion of the E - 6 (that’s early childhood through grade #6 if you’re not up on the lingo) program under the umbrella of our campaign and Catholic Community Schools. It also includes the assumption that this is but the first of many campaigns to come – all aimed at strengthening our Catholic Schools.
We have been working toward this green light go-ahead for more than six years. We’re thrilled.
Now, none of this will work or even come close to working if each of us doesn’t roll up our collective and individual sleeves to work harder and to be more generous than we, as a community, have probably been since 1957 – the culminating year of the capital project which resulted in the signature south (main) classroom building.
In the days, weeks, and months ahead we will send you more detailed information as it becomes available. Though we’ve been working on this for a number of years, we have not wanted to presume anything and have tried neither to put the cart before the horse…nor to count our chickens before they've hatched. With this vote of support and encouragement, we will now move forward immediately to put a tactical plan in place for raising the money, putting the final functional design on the building, and coordinating the remaining essential elements.
Welcome to a new era for Cathedral and the local Catholic elementary schools!
Questions? Just ask.
Michael A. Mullin
*Established in 2009, the Heritage Society is a distinguished group of alumni, parents and friends, who, year after year, set the pace for the Cathedral Fund by making a gift of $1,000 or more. The Heritage Society members' philanthropy accounts for more than 65% of all the Cathedral Fund support making education affordable and accessible for today's students.