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Capital Campaign Renovations Begin with Window Replacement Project

Capital Campaign Renovations Begin with Window Replacement Project

Thanks to generous support from alumni and donors, Bishop Carroll is launching a top priority renovations project. Glass Erectors of Dubois has been contracted for the first phase of a facilities improvement campaign to replace the windows on the west side of the school building. 
Jerry Stephens, Chairman of the Capital Campaign Committee, has been working closely with CEO Lynn Weber and BC's facilities staff on the project.
"The first phase goal is $1 million. We have a little more than $500,000 in pledge commitments and payments fulfilled to complete this portion of the windows," Stephens said. "The west side of the building, which alumni and students know as the 200 wing, receives the brunt of the weather and is a priority area for the campaign. While some of the original windows remain, temporary improvements were made in the past in certain spots. We are excited to get started on a more permanent solution."
Weber shared that the windows will be energy efficient and include an operable component, letting natural light and fresh air into the building, while also maintaining heat during the winter. The windows also aesthetically match the architecture of the school.
"This project is long overdue and I am thrilled that it's getting started. Along with the board of trustees and our faculty and staff, I am grateful for the dedication and commitment from our loyal alumni, donors and friends," Weber said.
According to Stephens, phase one will also include renovations to the facade at the front of the building; the addition of upgraded security features throughout the building; and new windows throughout the facility. Currently three additional phases are planned, but Stephens said plans and the timeline are intentionally flexible to accommodate funding.
"We are delighted with the response we've received so far from alumni and friends of BC," he said. "We received a generous matching gift from an anonymous alumnus along with other significant pledges and gifts. As the fundraising piece moves forward the committee will work with the board and the administration to make decisions about next steps for renovations."
As the campaign moves into a public stage, Stephens said the strong BC alumni network will play a key role.
"Bishop Carroll has graduated generations of students and our alumni are dedicated to its continued success," he said. "We are seeking alumni representatives from individual classes to assist in our efforts to engage as many graduates as possible and to reach the strong base of supporters in our local parishes and the community." Weber adds, "We are committed to putting our faith in the future by investing in our facility to better serve our students for many years to come." Anyone interested in getting involved as a volunteer can contact Lynn Weber at Bishop Carroll at 814-472-7500 and they will be directed to a member of the campaign committee.

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