Campaign Overview

Throughout the decades, visionary leaders such as Father Kohler, Monsignor Passeno, and Monsignor Thome have worked to build a foundation for excellence in Catholic education – one that has served us well until today.

Now, some of our facilities no longer meet the demands of the day. The time has come to once again make a significant investment in our Catholic schools.

The “Our Faith, Our Future, Our Time” capital campaign was formally launched in 2015.  The purpose is to fund a 10-year facilities improvement plan.  Ultimately, $20 million will need to be invested in two primary projects:

  • Construction of a new, Preschool through 5th Grade facility at the Immaculate Conception Campus
  • Remodeling of the St. Francis High School Campus

Fifty investors have already committed more than $5 million to the “Our Faith, Our Future, Our Time”  campaign.  Over 60 volunteers are actively working on a variety of committees.  This is an exciting time in the history of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools!

If you have an interest in becoming a partner in this vital effort – with your financial support, your prayers, or your expertise –  please contact the Director of Advancement, Wayne Mueller at (231) 995-8428 (business) or 231-313-0381 (cell) or

About our Schools

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools (GTACS) is a parochial school system and a ministry of five local parishes: Christ the KingImmaculate ConceptionSt. FrancisSt. Joseph and St. Patrick along with the Diocese of Gaylord.

These five parishes sacrifice greatly on behalf of our students and our schools so that, in combination with the parish and the family, we can form young hearts and minds for discipleship. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our five parishes, the Catholic community, and faithful citizens in our region and beyond.