Almighty and eternal God, as we begin The Next Act campaign bless our efforts. Help each of us to give generously from the heart by using our time, talent, and treasure. Grant us the grace to see the potential that lies on the horizon, while we strive to build an even better future for Skutt Catholic students of tomorrow. Help us bring a hope-filled future into the reality of today; and give us the strength to make a difference in the lives of generations to come.
Through Christ the giver of all good gifts,
by Patrick Fenner SJ ’16
The Performing Arts Center will be known as the Monsignor James E. Gilg Performing Arts Center.
Performances will take place on the John and Michaela Blazek Stage.
Theatricals (sound, lights, curtains) will be named in memory of Benjamin H. Ryan.
The lobby will be named in honor of Archbishop George J. Lucas.
*Click on the links above to see videos of James E. Gilg, John and Michaela Blazek, and Jayme and Hugh Ryan sharing their stories.
On Monday, April 10, Skutt Catholic leaders and supporters gathered for an official groundbreaking for the school’s new performing arts center. So far, $5.6 million of the $10 million fundraising goal has been met as part of the school’s The Next Act capital campaign. Other components of the effort include classroom upgrades, endowment growth and renovations of Moylan Field.
Learn all about the project and campaign progress below.
We are excited to share an update on The Next Act, a comprehensive $10 million capital campaign. As of January 1, benefactors had already committed close to $7.5 million. Thanks to the success of the $1 Million Match Challenge, we are now up to more than $9.1 million. But we still need your support to make this dream a reality!
A performing arts center has been in the master plan since the school began in 1993. Last school year we celebrated Skutt Catholic’s 30th year and announced that this goal will come to fruition.
Please join us to complete The Next Act and MAKE A DIFFERENCE for SkyHawks for years to come.
Jeremy J. Moore
The main objective to The Next Act calls for a 425 seat auditorium featuring state of the art acoustics, and an expanded performance area complete with professional lighting and sound. This addition will also serve as a gathering space for Masses, educational opportunities and special community events.
An extensive renovation project began as part of the Soar Campaign, bringing a new branded look to the inside of the school, with many classrooms receiving modern, collaborative furniture. The Next Act will provide funding to upgrade the remaining classroom furnishings, displaying our SkyHawk identity and Catholic faith throughout the building.
The addition of artificial turf on Moylan Field over 11 years ago has provided a consistent playing field, able to withstand all climatic conditions, for many activities and sporting events. With The Next Act campaign, Moylan Field will receive a new, thicker and longer turf surface as well as a renovation. By moving the long and triple jump areas to the east side of the visitors’ bleachers, the turf area will be expanded.
Celebrate your commitment to The Next Act when you put your name on one of the seats in Skutt Catholic’s new performing arts center.
An engraved plate with your name will be installed when you commit to support the SkyHawk Fund and The Next Act campaign with a donation of $40 per month for three years. That is a total donation of $1,440.
Contact President Jeremy Moore at email@example.com or 402.333.0818 to learn more or to set up a visit. Look for additional information in upcoming communications.