Steady Progress Behind the Scenes

It’s a new year, and we are pleased to report that fundraising efforts for the new school building project are on track and on schedule! The past few months have been focused on meetings to secure funding commitments from private and commercial partners. Those meetings have been encouraging as candidates are now becoming active investors in the project. We anticipate more to come over the next several months. Our first major funding benchmark is coming up in mid-March.

Once the first funding goal is reached, we will be able to begin the process of reaching out to funders across Oregon and writing grant applications. Our team has done extensive research and will be focusing on 20 Trusts and Foundations that are strong candidates to support our project.  At the same time, some of our investors will be invited to participate in an Advisory Board that supports the Development Office to help generate new connections to even more businesses and large-scale private investors.

As you can imagine, all of these steps are significant and take time to process. We will continue to operate behind the scenes in 6-month phases for the next year, each phase reaching broader and wider until we launch a public fundraising campaign in the fall of 2021. In the meantime, we will make sure to keep you informed and updated on our progress. 

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to secure a new chapter for St. Anthony.

Have questions? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Katie Marreel in the Development Office. Email:    Phone: 503-639-4179 ext 122