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Ten Reasons to Give to CCHS!
Reason #1: Academic Excellence!
The success of our students and graduates is rooted in a culture of Academic Excellence that fosters scholarship and intellectual curiosity. Students benefit from a distinguished faculty and a rigorous curriculum that includes 23 AP Classes and a dual enrollment program for college credit with Syracuse University. Our graduates matriculate at some of the finest colleges and universities in the world - nearly 100% advance to higher education!

Reason #2: Raider Athletics!
Raider student-athletes bring home championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride - a proud tradition of excellence. Most recently, the Girls Soccer Team's 2016 Perfect Season (23 - 0) and State Championshiop. Prior to that, the Football Team won the 2013 Division 1 State Championship and the Girls Basketball Team won the 2013 Division 1 State ChampionshipNearly half of our student body participate in athletics, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.

Reason #3: The Arts!
The Fine & Performing Arts at CCHS continue to grow and flourish like never before - Theatre GuildCentral Harmony; the Concert, Jazz, & Pep Bandsthe Concert Choirthe Museum of Raider Art, Visions Literary Magazine... students have so many opportunties to develop their artistic passions and talents while enriching the school community!

Reason #4: We Are Marist!
Many of the things that make CCHS outstanding are rooted in our Marist and Catholic ideals – the family atmosphere, the respect and care for others, the love for each individual student, Campus Ministry, and the commitment to service - the very heart of the CCHS experience!

Reason #5: Amazing Faculty & Staff!
Actually, this could be Reasons 1 through 125! We have so many teachers that are making a difference each and every day in the lives of our students. Many of our teachers & staff have been here for years, and many have recently arrived and quickly embraced the mission of CCHS.

Reason #6: Technology!
Technology is an important part of life at CCHS - it's integrated across the curriculum to provide the best possible learning experience for students, whether it's the implementation of a state-of-the-art, cross-campus technology infrastructure and wireless network, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, or the introduction of iPads in the classroom, our students are prepared to succeed in a digital world!

Reason #7: Continuous Improvement!
School leadership is commited to the continuous improvement of the CCHS Experience! Whether it's the ongoing upgrades and enhancements to school facilities or the many new programs and courses, including expanded AP Course offerings, dual enrollment, Mandarin Chinese, the aforementioned arts programs, Virtual High School, our new & more effective daily class schedule, or the continued implementation of technology, Central Catholic will continue to improve and flourish!

Reason #8: An Awesome Mission!
CCHS has fulfilled our mission in the heart of Lawrence for over 75 years - our commitment to Lawrence, to diversity, to opportunity, to excellence, to the least favored, to Marist ideals! A mission that is illustrated by all of the reasons listed on this page. As a result, with your help, we continue to make the world a better place, one great kid at a time!

Reason #9: A Thriving School!
For all of the reasons listed above, Central Catholic is thriving - 1,350 students in the heart of Lawrence. In the fall of 2014, we welcomed our second largest class in history – the talented, spirited, diverse class of 2018, a class that is continuing the tradition of Raider excellence!

Reason #10: The Final Product – Our Alumni!
People filled with the Raider Spirit and rooted in Marist ideals, people who are committed to making the world a better place!

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Why Give?
Remember me? Central Catholic...
Annual Giving
2016 Soccer State Champion Rings
The Montagne Project
Planned Giving
Raider Day of Giving
Recent Graduate Giving Program
The President’s Circle
A Huge CCHS Victory!
Because of You...
Any size contribution makes a difference.
  • Did you know only 6% of our alumni give back to Central??
  • The national average for alumni giving is 15%?
  • Our alumni participation rates can help us win grants and improve the status of CCHS, which helps with college acceptance and alumni resumes!

Reminder: a company matching gift can sometimes double or even triple the impact of your donation.
The Advancement Team
Mr. David Erwin
Chief Advancement Officer
978-682-0260 ext. 656

Mr. David M. DeFillippo
Director of Communications
978-682-0260 ext. 680
Grad Year: 1966

Mrs. Jennifer 'Jen' Plouffe
Director of Special Events & Programs
978-682-0260 ext. 638

Mrs. Tammy Stott
Data Analyst/Office Manager
978-682-0260 ext. 635

Ms. Kassandra 'Kassie' Infante
Alumni Relations Associate
978-682-0260 ext. 632

Mr. Charles 'Chuck' G. Putney
Website Project & Content Manager
978-682-0260 ex. 633
Grad Year: 1994