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Central Catholic Breaks Ground for STEM Building & Announces Campaign

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Central Catholic High School held a Ceremonial

Groundbreaking for their new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) building on

Wednesday, December 3, 2014. The area’s only all-boys high school also took this opportunity to

publicly announce its $27 million capital campaign, The Campaign for Central Catholic:

Together in Faith, Scholarship, and Service.

The event began with a special program for Central’s 870 students and invited guests in the

McGonigle Theater on Central Catholic’s campus, located at 4720 Fifth Avenue, Oakland. The

ceremony then moved to the STEM building site, located along South Neville Street.

The STEM building, designed by Stantec Architecture, will be constructed by P.J. Dick, and funded

through The Campaign for Central Catholic: Together in Faith, Scholarship, and Service .

Campaign chair, John Staley, IV, Central Catholic alumnus, alumni parent, and grandparent, has led

the campaign since the silent phase began in 2013. The funds being raised are for three main

components: the STEM building ($12 M), tuition assistance ($10 M), and renovations to the original

1927 classroom building ($5 M).

The campaign is the first since the school opened in 1927 and the STEM building is the first new

building since Alumni Hall (the school’s gymnasium) was constructed in the 1970s. Construction is

scheduled to begin in late January, with a completion date of August 2016.

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