Grand Island Catholic School

Development Foundation Mission
Growing Giving Hearts, One Person, One Gift at a Time

The Grand Island Central Catholic Development Foundation serves as the financial investment arm of Central Catholic Schools. Through this body we grow our school’s long-term financial stability while always keeping in mind the goal of providing a Catholic education available to all. The foundation properly invests annual gifts from families, parish, alumni, and community members to generate sustainable earnings for our school. The foundation’s board of trustees oversees both the endowed and non-endowed funds reserved for the school as well as annual contributions for the operating budget.

Our Mission

The mission of Grand Island Central Catholic Development Foundation is to promote the understanding and support of the school’s mission among all constituents and obtain charitable gifts for Central Catholic Schools through friends and fundraising.

Impacting the Future

The Central Catholic Development Foundation is committed to making an impact in students’ lives by providing a Catholic-centered academic environment. To continue to accomplish this, we need your involvement and support for the long-term vitality of Grand Island Central Catholic.

The Grand Island Central Catholic Development Foundation provides on-going financial support for:

  • School improvements
  • Teacher salaries
  • Tuition support

Through the generosity of individuals, families, and businesses, GICC’s future remains strong but is in need of continued financial assistance. Help us make a difference in a child’s life by donating and/or volunteering today. Your contributions and involvement do make a difference!

Foundation Executive Director

Brenda Branstiter

The Grand Island Central Catholic Foundation welcomes Brenda Branstiter as their new Executive Director. Brenda most recently was the executive director of Leadership Tomorrow. She has experience working with nonprofit organizations, conducting annual campaigns, and facilitating fundraising events. She also worked at the Nebraska Department of Labor.

Brenda and her husband, Tim, have three children. 

Development Foundation

Development Foundation

Brenda Branstiter

Brenda Branstiter
Executive Director
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Stephen Cassada

Stephen Cassada
Marketing Coordinator
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Betty Wagner

Betty Wagner
Executive Assistant
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SiAra Rasmussen

SiAra Rasmussen
Program Assistant
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Board of Trustees

Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt

Steve Ryan

Mike Kalvoda
Vice President

Dawn Taylor

Mike Schuster

Matthew Maser
Past President

Jackie Gellatly

Randy Gleason

Katie Goering

Dr. Jennifer King

David Ostdiek

Sue Pirnie

Carey Reilly

Father Charles Torpey

Scott Weyers

Lisa Willman


Central Catholic Schools Administration

Greg Logsdon
Diocesan Superintendent

Steve Osborn
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Kristen Klein
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Howard Schumann
Activities Director
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