December 10, 2013 // Local

Bishop Dwenger launches capital campaign

Bishop Dwenger High School chaplain Father Jacob Meyer offers a reflection before blessing bottles of holy water and prayer cards for students and guests at a Dec. 5 prayer service where the Golden Traditions Capital Campaign was introduced.

FORT WAYNE — As Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne celebrates its 50th year, the administration announced the Golden Traditions Capital Campaign to raise $7.25 million for improvements to the school. The major components of the plans include: renovation of their current gymnasium; construction of a multi-purpose facility; upgrades to their 36 original classrooms; and the construction of a new chapel.

The school hosted a Holy Ground Prayer Service to formally introduce the Golden Traditions Campaign to its student body of 1,040 and their parents on Dec. 5.

Principal Jason Schiffli said, “We believe that change is a good thing and it is so exciting to be involved in preparing our school for the next 50 years!”

The school’s chaplain, Father Jacob Meyer, blessed small bottles of holy water and prayer cards for the students and guests. They will all be invited to bring the holy water back to the school to bless the building and students as each phase of the project is completed.

The renovations and construction will begin in March of 2014 and all phases plan to be completed by the fall of 2016. The school is very pleased with the response and commitments received from the Bishop Dwenger community.

Development Director Katie Burns said, “Although the investment seems daunting, we are confident that our Bishop Dwenger family will continue to be generous in their support of our school. Our family and friends understand that these improvements will ensure that we produce generations of Citizens of Two Worlds (the school’s vision), well into the future.”


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