On the fundraising front, school officials plan to reach out to alumni for contributions while also spreading the word to them about the St. Augustine’s upcoming anniversary.
“(We’re) trying to tie it all in together with the centennial,” O’Dea said. “We’re working slowly to get our alumni database up to par so we can start inviting them for the centennial happenings.”
Gori said the school eventually hopes to cover the remainder of costs with a loan from the Archdiocese.
“They’ve been watching the fundraising as it has been going on, and they’re pleased with what they see because it’s an indication of the strong, enthusiastic support there is here for the project,” he said.