Matching Challenge Met for Cathedral Capital Campaign
ST. CLOUD -- The fundraising campaign at St. Cloud Cathedral achieved a big goal recently. Director of the Capital Campaign Marit Ortega says a $500,000 challenge match from the Coborn Family Foundation has been met. In fact, they actually collected over $615,000 in new gifts.
It puts their total amount raised so far at nearly $12.4 million, which is still more than $5.6 million away from their goal.
Ortega says they're still out there knocking on a lot of doors.
The next 90 days we plan on hitting as many people as we can get. We've done a lot of the direct mass mailing appeals, so the Cathedral community is fully aware of what we're up to. So right now it's really focusing on the one-on-one visits.
She says they won't start construction until they hit that goal.
The Capital Campaign is for a new building that will house the engineering, visual arts, and science classes as well as a chapel and the administrative offices. It will be built on the site of the current parking lot between the gym building and the 1938 building.