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Christ Our Light Capital Campaign

We Did It! A Campaign Match Update

With the help of numerous friends, we secured not one… but TWO incredible matching challenges in just 33 days!! (yes, 33 days to this glorious result!)

We secured the second matching challenge of $250,000 over the last weekend of June… and a good bit more. The response from Friday night to Sunday was exhilarating, with nearly $85,000 of donations and pledges pouring in to get us through this finish line by a good margin.

Drumroll please…

This means we have raised almost $1.8M of the full $2M Phase 2 cost…  AND…

The board has authorized our contractors to stay on site this July so we will have a complete school by the new year!

I am in awe by how much we’ve been able to accomplish together in such a short time.

Hundreds of people near and far answered the call to champion these children through your prayers, efforts to spread the word, and sacrificial donations.

I couldn’t be prouder or more thankful to invest in these children in a big way by creating a full and effective home for their education at Holy Name Heights – where they will be equipped and strengthened to carry the Light of Christ from this hilltop to bless a puzzled world.

So, a few words of special gratitude:

  • Thank you to our remarkable anonymous matching donors who provided us with huge help, encouragement, and motivation to get this done quickly. You were the sparks!
  • Thank you to everyone who gave, and to everyone who prayed, to achieve this magnificent outcome.
  • Thanks be to God, from whom all these blessings came!

Important reminder: there’s still another $200k+ needed to reach 100% of our Phase 2 goal, so it’s not too late to contribute! Please prayerfully consider what you could do to help us this summer.

For today: let’s celebrate this spectacular moment. Let this victory increase our resolve to grow and sustain the powerful impact of Catholic classical education in the heartland of Wisconsin.

Let’s also take time this week to honor the profound blessing of our nation… God bless the USA!

Joe Draves, Development Director

Progress Photos: The New Home of St. Ambrose Academy

Get To Know Our Project

St. Ambrose has been offering high-quality, authentically Catholic education using time-tested methods in south-central Wisconsin for the past two decades. With enrollment doubling since 2020, the need for a new school home is more evident than ever before!

We invite you to learn more about our capital campaign through our campaign page and our Case for Support below.

Thanks to many generous supporters already, our campaign and building renovations are underway but we still have more to raise to create a complete school with the amenities that will best serve our students, faculty, and families for many more decades to come! Thank you for your interest and your support – Come, Holy Spirit!

$500K Matching Challenge for St. Ambrose

Match Announced DateMay 29, 2024
Match End DateJune 17, 2024
Days to Secure Match20
Total Donations$743,165
% of Match149%
# of Donors99
Donation average$7,507
Donation mode$1,000
Donation low$25
Donation High$250,000

$250K Matching Challenge for St. Ambrose

Match Announced DateJune 20, 2024
Match End DateJune 30, 2024
Days to Secure Match11
Total Donations$317,965
% of Match127%
# of Donors133
Donation average$2,515
Donation mode$1,000
Donation low$20
Donation High$60,000

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