Christendom College

Benefactor Donates $1 Million for New Chapel

September 25, 2017

An anonymous benefactor recently made a $1 million gift to Christendom College, a generous gift that will help fund the construction of the college’s new Christ the King Chapel.

“This extraordinary gift is a sign of our supporters’ deep love for Christendom College and its important mission,” says Paul Jalsevac, vice president for advancement.  “We are training students to go out and restore all things in Christ, and the new Christ the King Chapel will be an outward sign of our fidelity to the Church and its precedence in the life of the college, as well as the college’s role as the leader in Catholic liberal arts.”

The $1 million dollar gift will go towards the choir loft in the new Christ the King Chapel.

That this gift was made anonymously, says Jalsevac, shows “the deep faithfulness and spirit of generosity that so often leaves us humbled when working with our supporters. Thanks to their generosity and the hard work of the college’s advancement team and the entire college community, we are much closer to achieving our goals for the ‘A Call to Greatness – The Campaign for Christendom.’”

The benefactor made this donation specifically to help fund the chapel’s choir loft, which will serve as a focal point for the college’s sacred music program and will also house a brand new custom-built pipe organ. The new chapel, when complete, will double the seating capacity of the existing chapel and include a commanding 130-foot tall gothic tower and 50+ new stained- glass windows.

The gift raises the total funds raised for the campaign to over $34,000,000, 85% of the campaign’s goal. The ambitious $40 million campaign is helping to raise funds for the new chapel, the college’s endowment, and the annual fund.

To learn more about the Campaign for Christendom, go here.

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