Our Alumni are up for the Challenge!
The Alumni Giving Challenge provides an opportunity to all 9,000+ of our fellow Cougar alumni to support Gross Catholic. You, our fellow Cougars, make this one of our most successful fundraising efforts every year! We are grateful for each and every one of our alumni. We challenge all graduating classes to a friendly competition to see which class can support the most students by financially sharing in their experience at Gross Catholic.
We met our 2023 goal of $50,000! Special thanks to everyone who participated. We can’t wait for 2024!
Previous Winners and How to Win
- 2023: Class of 2003
- 2022: Class of 2003
- 2021: Class of 2003
- 2021 Spring Challenge: Class of 1999
- 2020: Class of 2000
- 2019: Class of 1999
Our 2023 goal: raise 50,000 for 50 student scholarships. Knowing that class sizes are all different, in order to be fair, the class with the largest percent of participation will be declared the “winner” of the Alumni Giving Challenge. The winning class is recognized on the alumni page of our website and on social media. Also, the class composite (located in the entrance school) is adorned with the first-place ribbon during the following school year! The winning class has the honor to award a scholarship to a student. Representatives of the winning class will have the opportunity to be involved in selecting the scholarship recipient.
Why Your Support Matters
Alumni participation plays a significant role in many areas. Gross Catholic Alumni in particular have the power to make essential and lasting impacts on our school. Your support is influential, and inspiring, and provides countless opportunities for our current students.
How You Can Make a Difference
We know how much our Cougar community loves and values their education and experience at Gross Catholic. You are able to share that love and gratitude by translating it financially. You are giving the gift to offset the difference between the true cost of education and the actual tuition that our families pay.
- Every Gift Counts – Regardless of the size, your gift contributes to the overall goal. Any type of participation will greatly benefit our students. All gifts add up to make a difference!
- Giving Consistently is Important – 80% of our current students rely on financial assistance. With enrollment up 18%, we are beyond optimistic about what the future holds and grateful for your imperative support.
- Refer a student to Gross Catholic– Word of mouth is important- talk us up! Family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers – we would love to welcome them to our school!
- Attend an Event – There are various events and happenings throughout the year! The Homecoming tailgate party, annual golf outing, ‘Sip & Sing’ Bingo night, class reunions, athletic events, robotics competitions, drama performances, musical concerts, and our annual CeleBration evening, please join us!
About Gross Catholic
Gross Catholic, a co-educational, college preparatory high school in Bellevue, NE, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in the Marianist tradition in 1968. The school motto Dux Esto (“Be a Leader”) is at the core of its extraordinary mission, innovative spirit, and fundamental values. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education. The spirit of Christian service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Gross Catholic’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty, staff, and coaches who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious domestic and international universities and service academies. Together with families and alumni, Gross Catholic forges relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary, principled leaders of the world.
To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.