BUILDING ON A LEGACY OF FAITH
Strategic Ministry Priorities

2023

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100 YEARS OF CATHOLIC MINISTRY

In 1923, a small handful of William & Mary students, along with Professor Carlos Castañeda founded the Gibbons Club - the first official Catholic organization at William & Mary. Within a decade of the Club's founding, a chapel had been constructed, and a permanent Catholic presence established. While the name has changed a few times over the past century, and the ministry methods have evolved to meet the needs of each generation, the mission has remained the same: to make God known on the campus of William & Mary.

In 2023, Catholic Campus Ministry at William & Mary will turn 100! As we approach this important milestone, our Staff, Leadership Council, and student leaders, have identified three key priorities, along with specific goals, which will position CCM to enter our second century of ministry stronger than ever: Building Community, Forming Disciples, and Expanding Capacity.

Building community

Our Tribe Catholic community is warm, inviting, and welcoming to all. However, our Catholic Student Center, the hub of our community life, doesn’t currently reflect this! The Center, located in the lower level of St. Bede Parish’s St. John XXIII Building, just steps from campus and adjacent to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, is in need of a significant remodel to meet the needs of our ministry and the students we serve.

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Full Interior Remodel of Student Center

LATE 2021  |  $600,000

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Exterior Upgrades to Student Center

2022  |  $250,000

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FORMING Disciples

At the heart of the Church’s mission of evangelization is the call to discipleship – the daily invitation to follow Christ and be more conformed to him in every aspect of one’s life. This is the essence of Christ’s Great Commission to “go, therefore, and make disciples…”

 

Authentic discipleship encompasses the formation of the whole person, including intellectual formation, spiritual formation, and human formation. Over the next three years, we intend to add or expand programs to address these various aspects.

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INTELLECTUAL: Lecture Series Expansion

2022  |  $10,000/YEAR

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SPIRITUAL:

FOCUS Partnership

2021-2022  |  $70,000/YEAR

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HUMAN:

Mental Health Partnership

2023  |  $15,000/YEAR

EXPANDING CAPACITY

Providing high quality, transformative ministry programs for students requires significant resources – not simply financial resources, but staffing, facilities, volunteer support, strategic partnerships, and more. Currently, our greatest resource shortage is in staff support. To support these various expansion goals, additional staffing is necessary to grow our capacity.

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Campus Ministry Intern

2022  |  $25,000/YEAR

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Additional Campus Ministry Staff

2023  |  $60,000/YEAR

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JOIN THE MISSION!

To accomplish these ambitious goals, we need the help of alumni, parents and family members of students and alumni, members of the Williamsburg Catholic community, and other friends and benefactors.

Please prayerfully consider pledging a sacrificial gift to help Catholic Campus Ministry at William & Mary enter our second century of ministry stronger than ever! Pledges may be made as one-time gifts, or spread over three years, and may be designated toward the program(s) you are most passionate about, specific sponsorship needs, or naming opportunities.

Gifts may be made by check, online via credit card or bank draft, or through gifts of appreciated stock or other securities. Online gifts and pledges are administered through FaithDirect, our ministry's online payment processor. For gifts by check, please fill out the printable pledge form below and send to: Catholic Campus Ministry at William & Mary, ATTN: Development Director, 10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185. For gifts of stock or other securities, or for any other questions, please contact CCM Development Director John Hopke at 757-220-1415, ext. 2207, or jhopke@wmccm.org.

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

The following spaces are available for sponsorship, and will be recognized as "Given By," "In Memory Of," or "In Honor Of," according to the donor's wishes:
 

  • Fellowship Hall - $30,000

  • Outdoor Gathering Plaza - $25,000

  • "The Catacombs" Student Lounge - $15,000

  • Library - $15,000

  • Chaplain Office - $10,000

  • Director Office - $10,000

  • Kitchen - $10,000

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 SPONSORSHIP NEEDS

The following "wish list" items are specific sponsorship needs for which gifts may be earmarked.

STUDENT CENTER NEEDS:

  • Dishwasher - $750

  • Furniture for Library - $500 (X4)

  • Furniture for Small Group Room - $500 (X4)

  • Microwave - $500

  • Refrigerator - $2,500

  • Sound System for Fellowship Hall - $8,000

  • Stove - $1,500

  • TV's for Catacombs and Library - $750 (X2)

  • Upgrade of Data Network / WiFi - $5,000

  • Videoconferencing System - $3,000

PROGRAM EXPANSION NEEDS:

  • Lecture Series: Stipends, Travel, and Hospitality for one event - $1,250 (X8)

  • FOCUS: Support for one week of four-person missionary team on campus - $1,750 (X40)

  • Mental Health: Establish grant fund to support mental healthcare for students - Any Amount!

  • Campus Ministry Intern: One month of housing for intern - $800 (X12)

  • Campus Ministry Intern: Tuition for one grad-school theology class for intern - $1,250 (X4)

COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS
$300/BRICK ($200/BRICK FOR ALUMNI 2017-21)

Catholic Campus Ministry has made a lasting impression in your life, or the life of your loved one. Now your gift can make a lasting impression on our Catholic Campus Ministry Student Center!

Personalize bricks with your, or your loved one's name and class year, a special memory, a scripture reference, or anything else.

COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS COMING SOON!
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CHAPLAINS WALK
$1,000 TO SPONSOR A MARKER IN HONOR OF ONE PAST CHAPLAIN

Each of our beloved Catholic Campus Ministry Chaplains have a special place in our hearts. The Chaplains Walk is a special opportunity to honor these faithful spiritual fathers.

The Chaplains Walk will integrate into the new sidewalk to be created along Bright Street, creating a visual connection between the CCM Student Center and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

CHAPLAINS WALK COMING SOON!