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Tax Credit Scholarship Continues to Grow



Tax Credit Scholarship Continues to Grow

The challenges for Catholic schools continue across the country. U.S. Catholic school enrollment reached its peak during the early 1960’s when there were more than 5.2 million students in almost 13,000 schools across the nation. Since that time, the Catholic Church in the U.S. has lost nearly half (48%) of its schools and has suffered a 63% […]

2016 Blue Knight Auction a Success!



2016 Blue Knight Auction a Success!

Another Blue Knight Auction is in the books. Wow, what a year! The generosity of our community continues to amaze me!!! Thank you!!! I have heard from many of you who were in attendance, and we appreciate your feedback. There were many changes that went into this year’s auction. Change is not always easy, but […]

23rd Annual BKA Updates and Changes



23rd Annual BKA Updates and Changes

I look forward to seeing everyone at our 23rd annual Lafayette Bank & Trust A Great Gatsby Knight Blue Knight Auction! Our schools are thriving due to all of you. The Blue Knight Auction is a premiere event designed to support tuition reduction so that all families who desire a quality Catholic education have the […]

Welcome Natalie and Emily!



Welcome Natalie and Emily!

Back in August, I wrote about several changes taking place in the Advancement Office. Since that blog, changes have continued and progress has been made to keep our office moving forward. In September, Natalie Stevens joined our team as the Development Database and Alumni Relations Administrator. Natalie spent the last 4 years working for Franciscan St. Elizabeth […]

Your Support Made a Difference in 2015!



Your Support Made a Difference in 2015!

When your job and performance are measured by numbers, you do not always sleep well. Our current and future generations of men and women who do and will grace the halls of our four schools rely on our department to be successful. Through a lot of prayer and some restless nights, the Advancement Office is beyond […]

Thank You Congress



Thank You Congress

  I do not think our congressmen and women hear this often, but THANK YOU!!! On Friday, the President signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 into law. Among its provisions was a permanent renewal of the charitable IRA rollover opportunity for donors who are past age 70-1/2. Since it’s inception in 2006, the IRA […]

Spirit Fund Update



Spirit Fund Update

We had 2 nights this week of successful calls for the 2016 Spirit Annual Fund. Through these calls and other pledges and gifts, we have raised approximately $134,885 so far, which is 40% of our total $330,000 goal. THANK YOU to everyone who has made a pledge or gift and to everyone who helped make […]

Come Downtown, Click & Vote



Come Downtown, Click & Vote

Our St. Mary school Girl Scout troop needs your help! They are competing in the Greater Lafayette Commerce Window Wonderland this weekend. Twenty downtown Lafayette business storefronts have been decorated for Christmas by student teams. The St. Mary’s troop adopted Pete’s Diner at 601 Main Street.  The Greater Lafayette Commerce is doing a contest and the […]

Operation Babylift



Operation Babylift

With November quickly coming to a close I would like to say thank you to all veterans and military personnel and their families currently serving. As we gather with family and friends throughout the holiday season and give thanks to God for our many blessings, let us remember one of our own and pray for […]

“The GAP”



“The GAP”

Prior to accepting the position of Advancement Director for LCSS, I served on the finance committee of the Board of Directors. During that time, I learned a lot about the system’s budgeting process and the impact that tuition increases had on the budget, and selfishly, I would reflect on how tuition increases would impact my […]