Thank you for your interest in the Cornerstone Campaign.
While the campaign just officially launched this fall, it is the product of over two years’ worth of work. In 2018, St. Peter School hired MTFA architects to lead a master planning process for the future of our facilities. Many of you provided feedback during that process, which resulted in a Master Plan calling for: the construction of a large multi-purpose space capable of accommodating the entire school community, additional class- and resource- rooms, a new, welcoming entrance, and ADA accessibility. A copy of the Master Plan is linked at the right.
Once we had identified the community’s priorities, MTFA helped us estimate project costs, which will total approximately $9 million. For more information on project costs, please see the Frequently Asked Questions linked at the right.
Cognizant that we can’t fund the project relying solely on the $2 million the school has saved through prudent financial management (even combined with the $1 million pledged to the school by St. Peter’s Church), we hired Greater Mission (fundraising consultants for Catholic institutions) to conduct a feasibility study estimating what a capital campaign might raise. Greater Mission’s analysis indicates that we should be able to raise approximately $2 million in gifts and five-year pledges from the school community. Greater Mission’s feasibility study is linked at the right.
With the Master Plan and Feasibility Study complete, we sought and received permission from the Archdiocese of Washington to launch the Cornerstone Campaign. Our goal with this campaign is to raise $1.2 million from current school families. For more information on the project’s fundraising goals, please see the Frequently Asked Questions linked at the right.
Fundraising is underway, and we are grateful to the families who already have pledged their support. Principal Clay has called on some of you individually to discuss becoming early leaders of this project, and others of you have been invited to receptions to discuss the project. Many more of you will hear from us in the coming weeks.
We hope each school family will consider a meaningful gift to this effort, and we want you to have all the information you need as you prayerfully consider this request. If we’ve left something out here that is important to you, please know that it was inadvertent. We want to be completely transparent regarding this project. To that end, we welcome your feedback and questions. Please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.