For generations, the parishes of St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s and St. Croix Catholic School have faithfully served the needs of the St. Croix Valley in the areas of both faith and education. In a time when our culture is in great need of change, it is critical that our faith community strengthen its resolve to serve as a place of hope. At the end of 2018, our parishes and school conducted a feasibility study to gather community members’ input on areas of greatest need.
The Legacy of Faith capital campaign for our parishes and school aims to build three funds critical to our future:
1. The Preservation Funds
– support long-term needs at St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s, to restore the existing structures, make improvements, and honor the historic nature of these sanctuaries.
2. The SCCS Endowment Fund
– provides an investment fund that grows through investment returns and continued donations, while helping us fund the school in the long term.
3. The SCCS Strategic Fund
– provides immediate funding outside of annual budget for strategic initiatives, ensuring educational excellence and enrollment growth.
Collectively, these funds will allow us to be more strategic in leveraging our stewardship and more effective in our evangelization efforts. Half of a donor's gift will be allocated to the Preservation Fund of the donor's home parish and half to the school’s needs. Of the portion directed to the school, the first $300,000 collected will support the SCCS Strategic Fund, with remaining school proceeds supporting the SCCS Endowment Fund