Covington Catholic Reaches Fundraising Goal, Will Begin Capital Projects
Covington Catholic High School is about to embark on a bunch of work at its Park Hills campus.
The school announced this week that it has reached phase one of its campaign goal, and has received approval from the Diocese of Covington to begin initial steps of the construction process.
Cov Cath raised $7.6 million through the support of private donors, including Dr. Tony Zembrodt, a 1961 graduate, who donated $100,000 in June as a "matching gift".
The overall “Bright Minds…Bright Future: A Blueprint for Success” campaign has been organized into two phases.
The Phase I scope includes the Yung Family Tennis Complex (already completed and dedicated in April, 2016); new academic facilities to house the STEM program, drama and music classes; a new 180-person class room auditorium; an upgraded athletic stadium with new turf (turf installed in August, 2015), lights, new bleachers, press box and stadium infrastructure; a south campus building addition with many benefits including flexible expansion of the cafeteria space as a “student center” and for various gatherings; growth of the school endowment; and lots of parking and infrastructure improvements.
Phase II of the overall campus master plan will include gymnasium renovations and a new multipurpose gymnasium, requiring an additional $2.8 million.
The school has set this projected timeline for the Phase I projects: stadium renovations, including lights, will begin after the fall sports season sends; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program, cafeteria expansion/student space, and alumni/advancement additions will begin in the spring of 2017.
All new gifts will be applied to phase two.