Rooted. Growing. Thriving.

The Campaign for
Cardinal Spellman High School

Spellman’s 2017 Strategic Plan, Rooted in Tradition, Prepared for the Future, lays out the case for the next decade by articulating two major objectives for the growth of Cardinal Spellman High School, namely, for all our sports teams to be competing on campus in the foreseeable future as well recommitting our school to access and affordability through the growth of our endowed scholarship fund. Supported by our board, alumni and passionate donors we are very excited to launch the Campaign for Cardinal Spellman High School: Rooted. Growing. Thriving. This campaign is a celebration of where we have been, our roots, and a recognition of the challenges we currently face in order to continue to grow, and finally it is a declaration of a bright future ahead!

Spellman’s current athletic fields were installed almost 60 years ago for Spellman’s first ever football team. Now, our sports fields are host to more than 30 competitive athletic teams. A countless number of student athletes have stepped foot on this same field to play football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and baseball. In addition to games played, commencement, pep rallies and alumni activities all take place on the field and surrounding grounds. Practically speaking, Spellman remains the very last of our Catholic Central League colleagues with a natural grass field. A new turf field would help Spellman better compete with other schools that have turf facilities while simultaneously preparing our athletes who may want to compete on the collegiate level.

Our approach will allow us to sequence and implement plan initiatives as we secure philanthropic support from the school community and beyond. As important as facility improvements are, funding them throughout the success of the campaign will allow the operating budget to remain centered on even greater institutional priorities: student access and learning opportunities. The Rooted. Growing. Thriving Campaign for Spellman is much more than a campaign. It is a strategic approach to building an ever-stronger Spellman legacy for generations to come.

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