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Announcement of Plans to Build

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Watch the video above to see renderings of plans to BUILD THE HILL!

A Message from President Mike Brennan

In last fall’s Passages Magazine, I was honored to share the news that Holy Family was moving forward with a capital campaign designed to both restructure our mortgage debt and significantly upgrade our competitive outdoor playing field and surrounding area.

Today, I am excited to announce and share my deepest appreciation and gratitude to the members of our community who have already pledged gifts totaling $4 million toward our $6.5 million campaign goal. Their contributions have allowed us to move forward with two significant components of this campaign.

The first—restructuring our debt—occurred after 18 months of discussion and negotiations with multiple lenders. In July 2022, with capital from the campaign and confidence in our school’s trajectory, Holy Family successfully refinanced its mortgage through a wonderful relationship with HomeTown Bank. The refinancing was the culmination of a strengthened financial position, multiple years of consistent enrollment growth, careful stewardship of resources, and creative partnerships with municipalities, including the City of Victoria. This new financial paradigm reduces our annual debt servicing obligations by half and allows increased investments in our educational programming, personnel, facilities, and, above all, the student experience.

In addition, campaign pledges and proceeds are at a point where Holy Family can prudently move ahead with designing and implementing a better user experience for our teams, including soccer, football, lacrosse, track & field, and dance. On Monday, October 24, 2022, we will break ground on the first phase of the stadium project—installing a synthetic turf field and resurfacing the running track. If all goes as planned, our athletes will be running and playing on these new surfaces in the fall of 2023!

Refinancing our debt and installing a turf playing field are long-held dreams of the Holy Family community. However, the second phase of this capital campaign extends beyond a new playing surface and encompasses a dramatically enhanced fan and spectator experience.

When the additional $2.5 million in campaign funds are raised, we will BUILD THE HILL with stadium bleacher seating, permanent bathroom facilities, a community plaza, admissions gates, and expanded concessions. At the completion of this incredible project, Fire Fans will enjoy a facility that is much more accessible and comfortable.

On behalf of the Holy Family Board of Directors and our development team, I would like to invite you to support the second phase of this campaign to BUILD THE HILL. Together, we can create an outdoor complex for Fire students and fans to enjoy for years to come.

Please contact me (brennanm@hfchs.org) or Chief Development Officer Jack Kelly (kellyj@hfchs.org) to make your pledge to the campaign or with any questions regarding this project. We’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers…GO FIRE!