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90 Seconds with Matt – Driven by Mission



90 Seconds with Matt – Driven by Mission

I enjoy working on the craft of writing but thought it was time to embrace video communication. It can be more precise, faster and more human. Welcome to my first 90 Seconds with Matt as we continue to explore what drives the Lafayette Catholic School System (LCSS). Please leave feedback or suggestions. Hopefully, you find this communication useful. Thank […]

Stolen 1964 CC Class Ring Goes Viral



Stolen 1964 CC Class Ring Goes Viral

Sandra (Wulff) Chambers, class of 1964, does not have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or an email account, but she found herself in the viral world of social media fame this late October. Someone recently broke into her offsite storage unit near her home in Colorado Springs. Sandra and her husband, Leslie, had not bothered to report […]

10 Ways CC Alumni Can Help



10 Ways CC Alumni Can Help

I am often asked, “How can I help?” It is such a humbling experience, because I know the Lafayette Catholic School System would not be what it is today without the commitment of so many who have given back.  As we continue to prepare for “The Comeback”, the first annual alumni weekend starting September 23rd, we wrote […]

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 […]