MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT:

Dear Lake Catholic Alumni, Family, and Friends,

This Vision 2020 update represents both great progress and great ideas for the future. We have made great progress in just the short time since the Vision 2020 strategic plan was unveiled.

New technology, including Chromebooks for each student and lightning fast wi-fi to maximize the experience in the classroom. Renovations, including stunning new science labs which showcase the best practices for teaching and learning. New security, lighting, and outdoor improvements. The Zappitelli Family Strength and Conditioning Complex, a state-of-the-art facility which invites students as well as faculty and alumni to enjoy and benefit from daily.

Newly endowed scholarships to help students attend Lake Catholic, including scholarships dedicated to need, to service, and to the foundation built for us by the Ursuline sisters who have served Lake Catholic.

Yet, much remains to accomplish, and you can be a part of this next phase of growth and strength of mission at Lake Catholic. Having received input from faculty, alumni, parents, and students, we know that we must now look to renovations in both the performing arts and fine arts wings of the building. New classroom furnishings, additional technology, more efficient storage and other improvements will bring new energy to these areas that have been so crucial in the lives of our scholars.

Additional areas of focus include, renovations in common areas such as the gym, cafeteria, and atrium, which will benefit all students and also improve the sense of welcome and hospitality that we extend to our family and our visitors. And continued growth in our endowment through the addition of new scholarships and the growth of existing ones will assure that students now and in the future who want to attend Lake Catholic will be supported financially in their efforts to do so.

What follows will be the results of our work together to implement these plans. We invite you to join us. We welcome your continued support and input. We embrace every student who seeks an education at Lake Catholic. We follow our mission, and it has led us to you: to our alumni, to our families, to our students, to our Catholic faith.

We move ahead with the confidence that our journey together will make for a better Lake Catholic and ultimately for a better world.

With Gratitude,

Tony Giannell
Director of Advancement