Our Alumni Love the Challenge!
The goal of the Alumni Giving Challenge is to increase philanthropic participation for Gross Catholic. What better time to do that than homecoming week, when alumni come together to celebrate their affinity for their alma mater. We challenge all graduating classes to a friendly competition to see which class can achieve the highest giving percentage. In 2022 we challenged each class to reach at least 22% participation.
How to Win
The class with the largest percent of participation is declared the “winner” of the Alumni Giving Challenge. The winning class is recognized on the alumni page of our website, on social media and additionally, in the Fall Dux Esto magazine. ALSO the class composite (located in the entrance school) is adorned with the first place ribbon during the following school year!
The Class of 2003 are the 2022 (and 2021) champions! Previous winners are the class of 1999 (2x’s) and the class of 2000.
Support of Alumni is Key
Alumni support is a key factor in the success and growth of Gross Catholic High School. Importantly, not only is alumni giving a “vote of support” in one’s alma mater. It also impacts the amount of financial support we are able to offer our current students. Therefore, our goal is to continue to increase our overall giving percentage. How? By encouraging new alumni donors to give to our annual fund, through monthly, quarterly or annual gifts.
When you contribute to Gross Catholic High School, you make a HUGE impact! Through generous donations from our alumni, we can offset the difference between the true cost of education and the actual tuition our families pay. Filling this tuition gap creates the opportunity to continue to foster growth. Fostering growth especially for students whose families may not be able to afford the cost of a quality education otherwise.
Each year we challenge all graduating classes to a friendly competition to see which class can achieve the highest giving percentage. Participation is the goal of this campaign. It must be remembered that every gift has an impact and supports the mission of the school. We challenge alumni to give a monthly reoccurring gift that represents the number of years since you have graduated. For example, if you graduated in 2010, consider giving $10 a month. Or if you are a member of the first graduating class in 1972, consider donating a dollar for every year since you graduated.
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.