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The BE more Campaign

Every Gift.
Every Blazer.
Every Day.

Realize the power of a gift. You hold the key. What doors will you unlock?

Generosity comes in many forms, and it's often the best way for you to support important causes that mean most to you. When you give to Marquette Catholic High School, you help make a difference today and for future generations of Blazers to come.

BE more

The BE more Campaign
On October 1st, 2018, Marquette Catholic launched its BE more Campaign. Marquette Catholic High School's development program foundation is the BE more Campaign. This is the single most important source of unrestricted funds available for advancement.

BE more Campaign contributions are designated for our general operating budget with two goals:

  • To provide ongoing financial support that helps Marquette hire and retain the best teachers, update our facilities, and sustain an enriching, high-quality, faith-based, academic experience for every student
  • To fund new, yearly opportunities that enhance the student experience, including capital improvements, funding for new technology, teacher professional development, and special activity programming

BE more Campaign gifts are the fastest way to directly impact every student! They support all areas of school life and are used the same year as they are received.

The goal of the BE more Campaign, which runs from June 30th, 2018 to June 30th, 2019, is $1,000,000.

Donations are fully tax-deductible and can be paid with cash, check, credit card and/or stock transfers. Pledges can be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

Every gift counts. You hold the key to help Marquette students BE more. What doors will you unlock?

The Match
Most Reverend Bishop Donald J. Hying and the Diocese of Gary have magnanimously offered to match funds raised through BE more Campaign contributions, over a 5-year period, up to $500,000. In the third year of this campaign, we need to secure $300,000 in gifts to receive the full match from the Diocese. Can you imagine the advancements we will be able to make with $600,000? We need your help. Please give today!


BE more Campaign Donor List

Marquette Catholic High School would like to thank the following donors for their support and thoughtful donations. (Donors listed are as of December 1 2018.)

Greg Ambrose
Elizabeth (Mens) Armstrong
Kathleen Arvin
Lt. Col. Suzanne (Cosimano) Awalt USAF (Ret.)
Kathleen (Salmon) Beeler
Lawrence Black
Amanda Boyd
Bill & Karen Breen
John Brennan
Katherine (Flory) Brill
Leonard J. & Irene Brown Foundation
Randall & Meredithe Carnes
Brad & Katie Collignon
Amy (Pizarek) Crane
Robert & Diane Daum (in memory of John Crakes)
John Fettig
Luanne Fettig
Jim & Anita Freels
Larry Gagnon
Bob Gidley
Linda Dolan & Nick Gossert (in memory of John Crakes)
Tom & Marilyn Gotsch
James Grabovac
Andrew & Doreen Groen
Cynthia Hahn
Meghan Harte
Allyson Headd
Cecil & Karen Herbsleb (in memory of John Crakes)
John & Linda Hewett (in memory of John Crakes)
Danielle (Radtke) Hoener
Jill (Cammett) and Brad Houston
Debbie (Brown) Hyndman
Joe Jokantas
Jerry & Nita Johnson (in memory of John Crakes)
Michael &Toshia Joseph
Mary (Felton) Kaszynski
Pete Klaeser
Shirley (Beaver) Kurtzhals
Carl & Judy Kush (in memory of John Crakes)
LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity
Jacqueline (Rist) Leach
Dianne (McClure) Lindenmeyer
James Lindou
Eddie & Roman Lopez
Allison (Mantei) Mack
Tim & Mary Kay (Kintzele) Mark
Kathleen Mantei (in memory of Walter Quinlan)
John & Susan Marovich
Marilyn Mather (in memory or John Crakes)
Roger & Mary McMeans (in memory of John Crakes)
Colleen (Salmon) Meyer
Jim & Cindi Oliver (in memory of John Crakes)
Bernard Panfil
Carol (Boris) & Marvin Pozdol
Pat & Patsy Prorok
Robert Przbylinski
John Putchaven
Queen of All Saints Knights of Columbus
Jennifer Quinlan
Tom Retseck
Sakich Family
Craig Salak
Rachel (Zink) Sayre
Rick & Darlene Saum (in memory of John Crakes)
Ray Schulte
Pete Shikany
Danielle (Oberle) Sleight
Herman & Jacqueline Smith (in memory of John Crakes)
Larry & Kathy Smith (in memory of John Crakes)
Steve Smith (in memory of John Crakes)
Paul & Irene Steinhiser (in memory of Thomas Stahoviak)
Fred Stielow
Helenann (Hemphill) Tressmer
Dean & Lois Upton (in memory of John Crakes)
Rose-Anne Vminski (in memory of John Crakes)
Jan (Rudnick) Wagner
Tracy Wagner
James White
Frank & Mollie Wiegand
Jonathan Zink

Your gift does "double duty" due to the generous match provided by Bishop Hying and the Diocese of Gary. If you have not had the opportunity to make your donation, please consider joining our list of donors and donate today. Please help us keep inspiring and educating our young adults.

Marquette Athletics Corporate Partners

Marquette Athletics would like to extend its gratitude to the following corporate partners. Our student-athletes benefit greatly from their generosity.

Gold Partners ($600 or more)

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute
Poston & Son Plumbing
SEI Solutions, LLC
Value Flooring
Walsh & Kelly

Blue Partners ($300)

Coastal Valley Water Company
El Cantarito
Great Deals on Wheels
Harbour Trust
LaPorte County Appraisal Service
Micky Gallas Properties
Nativity School
Poston & Son Plumbing


If you or your business is interested in teaming up with Marquette Athletics, please contact assistant director of athletics Brad Collignon to learn about benefits.

Important Dates

  • 9/7 - President's Fall Mum Sale
  • 10/1 BE More Campaign Launched
  • 11/27 - Giving Tuesday
  • December 2018 (Specific date TBA) - Around the World
  • 1/28 - 2/1 - Student Fundraiser
  • Spring 2019 (Specific date TBA) - Love Blue, Give Gold Gala
  • 5/20 - Marquette Mulligan