Annual Crusade / Go Big Give
The mission of the Central Catholic Development Foundation is to foster and support the Central Catholic educational system. We generate financial support that benefits students, staff, facilities, & the educational goals of Central Catholic Schools.
Your Gift. Our Impact
Now, more than ever, we want to make sure that the education and faith formation of students is not placed in jeopardy due to financial struggles as a result of the recent global and national crisis. Your donation will fund:
~Chromebook laptops - the first year of a three-year lease for students 6-12th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. Great schools need great tools!
~Tuition Assistance Scholarships - The COVID-19 crisis brings additional urgency to the need for tuition assistance scholarships, as many of our students and their families are facing great uncertainty and significant financial challenges amidst the pandemic. Your support of scholarships speaks to the heart of our mission - helping young people take on the world through access to a Catholic education.
Your donation will help sustain Central Catholic Schools through these challenging times, and will benefit every student and staff member at Grand Island Central Catholic. Thank you for your generous support!
The Knight Auction & Dinner
“A Winter’s Knight” is our 2020 Knight theme! Thanks to Sarah Labrie for designing the logo!
Also thank you to our 2020 Chairs - Kayla & Chad Chrastil, Jean & Mike Hamik, and Kellie & Scott Weyers!
Save the Date for Friday November 20th, 2020!
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1
The Knight Under the Sea was a night to remember for our GICC and Grand Island community. Co-Chairs Greg & Lisa Rerucha and Dr. Steve & Karla Schneider did an amazing job bringing this Knight together! About 500 guests came to enjoy the elegant, fun-filled evening. There were triple layer cakes as centerpieces, gorgeous flowers everywhere, starfish placed on the tables and walls, jellyfish hanging from the chandelier, and aqua and sand colors incorporated throughout the décor. It was a magical underwater paradise! Guests enjoyed a live band, craft beer, a starfish game and of course, our silent and live auctions.
It was a record breaking year as we raised over $335,000! Thank you to all who attended the event, donated auction items or cash, and to all the volunteers who worked countless hours to help make this event possible. We are thankful for the continued support of Dinsdale Automotive, and Kim & Tom Dinsdale, who donated a 2019 Chevy Silverado pick-up for the event. A drawing was also held for a new Jet Ski and trailer donated by Mike & Jean Hamik and Tri City Cycle Works. We are also grateful to our corporate sponsors, many whom have been with us since the beginning. This year’s Fund-an-Item was a renovation of the school’s Little Theater which will include replacing the original theater seats from the 1950’s! Thank you to everyone who supported The Knight Under the Sea and we look forward to seeing all of you next year!
Each fall our Crusader supporters meet on the course for a fun round of golf and fellowship! Your entry includes green fees, cart, range balls, flag prizes, beverages on golf course, and dinner following tournament. Reserve your spot for this year's event on Friday August 21st, 2020 at Riverside Golf Course!. We look forward to seeing you there and supporting our Crusaders!