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A Catholic education transforms lives.
Catholic Central is rooted in the Dominican pillars: service, prayer, study, and community. These pillars ground our students in strong Catholic values and instill in them a desire to seek the life God is calling them to lead. With your support, Catholic Central students will become servant leaders living a Christ-centered life. At CC, every gift counts, no matter the size. Your support ensures that we can hire and retain talented and committed educators, provide tuition assistance, and excel in all aspects of a Catholic education, from academics to co-curriculars.

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The Catholic Central Fund

Help us make CC a school dedicated to offering a dynamic, well-rounded Catholic education. The Catholic Central Fund supports the most critical needs of the school, including tuition assistance, mission-centered programming, teaching, and learning.


The Catholic Central Endowment furthers our mission by providing lasting support for scholarships, financial aid, and general use. This fund ensures that Catholic Central has a permanent source of money for our future growth. Help us as we strive to build a strong endowment to ensure our future financial health. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Beth Banta.

Endowed Scholarships

We are proud to offer 41 endowed scholarships: 39 provide tuition assistance for current Catholic Central students and 2 provide scholarships for college-bound Catholic Central seniors. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Beth Banta.

The Mind, Body, Spirit Fund

We want all Catholic Central students to experience everything that our school has to offer, in and out of the classroom. While the Catholic Central Fund offers tuition assistance to those in need, sometimes students’ needs go beyond tuition assistance: a dance ticket, a yearbook, a band trip. To serve some of these needs, we created the Mind, Body, Spirit Fund.

Legacy (Planned giving)

Catholic Central offers creative, easy-to-structure gifts through bequests, retirement plans, gift annuities, charitable trusts, and more. These options allow you to advance the mission of Catholic Central for generations to come. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Catholic Central.


A Catholic Central auction with food, fellowship, and fun with our Catholic Central family. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Catholic Central Fund, which supports tuition assistance, teaching and learning initiatives, and student programming. Save the date for Saturday, October 26, 2024.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sharing your time and talent with Catholic Central makes a big impact on our community. There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including joining the parent organization, participating in Serve-a-thon, assisting at events, and more.

Giving Societies

We thank our donors for their generosity.

Giving Societies are one of the means by which Catholic Central recognizes and thanks donors. Donations of any amount and for any initiative count towards donors’ membership in a Giving Society. Organized by the cumulative giving during the prior fiscal year, each Giving Society has its own array of member benefits.

1906 Society (exclusive to young alumni)

The 1906 Society is open to young alumni (ages 18-39) who give to Catholic Central in a meaningful but manageable way — $19.06 or more annually for alumni ages 18-29, and $19.06 or more per month ($228.72 annually) for alumni in their 30s. Each year, there are a number of on- and off-campus events that give 1906 Society members opportunities to socialize, network, and hear about the latest exciting developments at Catholic Central.

Mary Mother of the Church Legacy Society

The Mary Mother of the Church Legacy Society recognizes those from the Catholic Central community — alumni, friends, faculty, and staff — who have generously made planned gift arrangements to support Catholic Central. If you have named Catholic Central in your will, trust, or estate, please contact Beth Banta at 616.233.5816 or

Catholic central day

Join us Thursday, March 14 - 16, 2024.
Catholic Central Day celebrates CC and generates critical funds that allow us to offer an excellent and affordable Christ-centered education through which students develop their passions and discover their callings. Donations to CC Day support all students and ensure a CC education is excellent and affordable. CC’s commitment to affordability includes offering support to 100% of families by setting tuition $2,000 less than the full cost to educate a student. 44% of families receive and depend upon additional assistance, totaling $1.9M. Donations to Catholic Central Day provide a portion of this support, ensuring we can offer our exceptional education to all families.

A bold vision for mission and ministry

We plan for the future, so generations of students have access to a Catholic Central education.

Our strategic plan — Ignite Our Future: A Bold Vision for Mission and Ministry — was inspired by St. Catherine of Siena, who proclaimed, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” This strategic plan builds on the school’s successful past and will ensure that generations of future students are prepared to be servant leaders for a Christ-centered life.

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