At an all-school Mass on Friday, Principal Robert Lees announced to the student body, faculty, staff and invited guests that the school has received an inspirational $100,000 gift from a graduate of Tampa Catholic who desires to remain anonymous.
Moved by the generosity of Bishop Gregory Parkes’ recent $500,000 challenge gift, the alumnus expressed that...“It is our family’s privilege to participate in Bishop Parkes’ challenge gift to Tampa Catholic. God blessed me with a Catholic Education at TC that instilled Faith, Excellence & Family. Since 1962, Tampa has been able to count on Tampa Catholic to provide a Catholic education for all those who desire it. It is my prayer that more alumni will embrace and support that mission through this challenge gift campaign. Let’s support TC so we continue to develop successful Christian leaders of our business community for decades to come.”
In sharing news of the gift with those attending the Mass, Principal Lees acknowledged that the gift is evidence of the great love that alumni have for Tampa Catholic. “I am so grateful for the number of alumni who have stepped forward in support of our mission. This is the second gift of this amount and another of many heartfelt gifts that we have received from alumni, parents and friends this school year. It is truly an exciting time in the school’s history and a great time to be a Tampa Catholic Crusader.”
This gift is the latest in a series of impactful gifts to Tampa Catholic that over the past year have made possible plans for expanded programs, new facilities, and enhanced opportunities for TC students and families.
If you are inspired by the generosity of others or motivated to make a gift toward matching Bishop Parkes’ $500,000 Challenge Gift, please contact Principal Lees directly. We are most grateful for your support of TC at this defining moment for the school.
$500,000 Challenge Gift Offered by Bishop Gregory Parkes
Bishop Parkes’ gift is the latest in a series of impactful gifts to Tampa Catholic that over the past year have made possible plans for expanded programs, new facilities, and enhanced opportunities for TC students and families. This Challenge Gift follows a similar $500,000 challenge made by Lydia and John Oliva that was matched in full in December after a $50,000 gift was received from an anonymous donor representing the latest in a handful of donors who have stepped-up to match the Oliva gift over the past six months.