Our Defining Moment
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
At CBA, we are committed to the education of every student. De La Salle’s original vision was to provide a human and Christian education to every young man entrusted to our care. We know that an education of the mind, body, spirit, and heart is essential to the complete formation of a person of faith. Academic excellence is achieved through rigorous standards in a challenging environment. Moral and character development occurs through leadership experiences in a faith-filled environment. We have welcomed the challenge to be this region’s leader in the education of young men and now, we welcome a new challenge: a $5.2 million Capital Campaign that is “Our Defining Moment.”
This is a significant step in securing the future at Christian Brothers Academy. It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that a $1 million gift has been pledged to the campaign. This gift from a generous alumnus will allow us to build a new arts and science wing. The expansion and renovation will result in a state-of-the-art music room, a new science lab, faculty meeting space, and four additional classrooms.
A school’s staying power is determined by its endowment. Additionally, the income generated by our endowment allows us to make a CBA education accessible. One alumnus has generously donated $500,000 exclusively for our scholarship endowment fund.
This is only the beginning. This support has inspired others, and we are very grateful to our CBA family and friends who have stepped up to the challenge. The work for the last six years has been to strengthen the foundation of CBA. Since the implementation of our five-year plan, we have met our enrollment targets, enriched our academic program with increased course offerings, and recruited and retained the highest-quality educators. Despite limited resources, CBA has achieved remarkable things. Today, on solid ground, we are prepared to launch to new heights. This investment in CBA will secure the future for our beloved institution.
It is my hope that you truly see this campaign as “Our Defining Moment.” I hope each of you will look at CBA and consider us worthy of your support. Because of the great number of supportive people in the CBA family, every gift counts. We are in this together, as a Band of Brothers, full of vision and promise for a strong, bright future. I hope you will choose to be part of this Capital Campaign in any way that you can.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
Dr. James Schlegel
Head of School