Archbishop Spalding High School proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. We also completed a strategic goal: the renovation of the school’s 1966 auditorium into a state-of-the art Performing Arts Theater that will strengthen and expand both academic and extracurricular programming.
 
We now find ourselves at a critical juncture. Do we stand still or do we ask the bold question- what is next? Our world is defined by constant change and Archbishop Spalding cannot afford to think that what we have done is enough to secure our future.
 
Since late summer 2017, the school has engaged stakeholders and posed the “what next” question. Over 800 friends shared their perspectives that informed and shaped the Board of Directors’ decision to embark on a multi-phase capital campaign that will continue programmatic growth and a focus on growing the school’s endowment.
 
The Time Is Now: The Campaign for Archbishop Spalding High school provides a blueprint for strategic growth. Yes, bricks and mortar are a part of this campaign, but its focus is what we teach and how we teach it. We are preparing students for college majors and jobs that don’t look like they used to, especially in the engineering sector. We are tasked with providing space that supports learning, teamwork, and critical questioning.
 
We must also focus efforts to grow the school’s endowment so that it provides an alternative revenue stream for tuition assistance, professional education for faculty and capital expenses.
 
I invite you to learn more about the school’s plans. I ask that you make Archbishop Spalding High School a giving priority. And, I ask that you pray for us as we do for you.


Kathleen K. Mahar 
President

Campaign Priorities

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  • ClearEdge Innovation Center

    Creation of the ClearEdge Innovation Center to house the Project Lead the Way Engineering and Cybersecurity Programs.  Construction will include 3 new classrooms and the Edward St. John Foundation Maker Space totaling 6,300+ square feet.  The design will be state-of-the-art engineering classroom technology and allow for creative, hands-on learning.
  • Renovation of Music Wing

    Once the engineering classes relocate to the Innovation Center the performing arts program will re-claim that space.  All four classrooms in the Performing Arts Center wing will be renovated with appropriate sizing, storage and acoustic outfitting to accomodate the program's growth and excellence.
  • Endowment Investment

    The school's endowment will grow with an investment of $500,000.  This will provide  general operating budget relief to support the tuition assistance and merit-based scholarships each year and ensure the long-term financial health of Spalding.

Campaign Leadership

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  • Honorary Chair

    Arcchbishop William E. Lori
  • Campaign Co-Chairs

    Christy Puglisi '85
    Jerry & Karen Schepers
  • Campaign Cabinet Members

    Patricia Baldwin ‘79
    Jason ’05 & Tara Bisciotti
    Amy Brunner
    David & Rosie Donahower
    Michael & Carol Drum
    Jimmy ‘97 and Kelsey Foster
    Brya Freeland ‘11
    Phil & Meri Gibbs
    David & Barbara Harding
    Beth Hough
    Steve & Sharon Kelly ’79 & ‘79
    Christopher Laidley ’06
    Frank & Angela Lucente ’83
    Jeffrey & Michele Matton
    Joseph & Ruth Mensch
    John & Mary Richardson
    Ray & Nickie Zancan
  • Board of Directors

    Thomas Fichtner – Chair
    Kathleen Deppe, ‘82 - Vice-Chair
    Sharon Houst Bogdan, ‘74
    Timothy Brackney, ‘03
    Ryan Collins, ‘99
    John Coppola, ‘95
    Barbara Harding
    Cindy Haworth
    Robert Kalas
    Steve Kelly, Jr. '99
    Chris Laidley ‘06
    Dan LeDuc
    Julie McHale
    Jim Moran
    Kevin Niemeyer, ‘03
    Christy Puglisi, ‘85
    Mary Ellen Russell
    Nabil Sheikh ‘87
    Rev. Thomas Ryan
  • Administration & Faculty

    Amy Cannon, Principal
    Shannon Gilligan Barlieb '94, CFO
    Kathy Mahar, President
    Jennifer Weissmueller, Director of Advancement

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  • Campaign Prayer

    Good and gracious God, we thank You for the community we know as Archbishop Spalding High School. We believe that You have called each of us to serve in Your name to support these students today and tomorrow.

    The time is now to continue to build on our foundation for the future so that we will continue to grow in, give witness to and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    We pray that You will bless our labors. Inspire each of us to realize that this sacrificial work is in Your honor and the service of your people. May our commitment to and support of this campaign bear much fruit both now and in the future.