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Malden Catholic students welcome news of $15 million capital campaign

Posted by boston.com  November 6, 2013 10:00 AM

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Students recently welcomed Malden Catholic benefactors Jim Donovan and Joe O'Donnell '62, who spoke about the school's $15 plan for modernization and reserves. Left to Right are: Jared Bernis (Melrose), Brandon Swarts (Topsfield), Jim Donovan and Joe O'Donnell '62, Michael Endicott (Medford) and Dan Perito (Malden).


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Joe O'Donnell, a 1962 graduate of Malden Catholic High School, and school benefactor Jim Donovan, recently spoke to students about The Essential Malden Catholic Campaign, a $15 million fundraising effort for  campus modernization, including a new science wing and learning commons, and a strategic operating reserve fund.

Already, alumni, friends and members of the Malden Catholic community are supporting this initiative with time, expertise and financial resources.  O'Donnell and his family made a $5 million gift to the Essential Malden Catholic Campaign, the largest donation ever received in the history of Malden Catholic.

"Malden Catholic makes a real difference in the lives of students," said O'Donnell. "For more than eighty years, the school has turned local boys into hardworking young men of character and commitment. The people and communities north of Boston need this school. Malden Catholic is local, its mission is important, and it is worthy of a sustainable future. Now is the time for others to join in supporting the Essential Campaign."

"Given the real difference Malden Catholic has made in the lives of thousands of young men like yourselves," Donovan explained to students, "it is critical we help make Malden Catholic into a 21st century model of educational excellence.  Generations to come deserve this opportunity."

About Malden Catholic
For more than eighty years, Malden Catholic High School has maintained a tradition of leading students to achieve academic excellence in a Catholic, familial atmosphere. Annually, 99 percent of Malden Catholic graduates attend college. The Class of 2013 applied to 238 colleges and universities distributed across forty states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Graduates last year received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $19 million. Recognized for its dedicated faculty, challenging curriculum, spiritual guidance, social outreach, and championship caliber athletic programs, Malden Catholic educates young men from more than 40 communities surrounding Boston. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Further information on the school may be found at www.maldencatholic.org

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