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We are the Good Soil Capital Campaign

3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Matthew 13:3-8

Statistics tell us that when high school students graduate, many will fall away from their faith. These young men and women are the “seed.” As young adults, many will seek out their faith again once their circle of responsibility grows with work, marriage, and children. When they reach this point in their life, Roger Bacon will be the "good soil" which will support their faith journey.

We are excited to introduce the “We are the Good Soil” campaign for Roger Bacon High School. As we approach our 100th anniversary, it is a campaign with a vision solidly fixed on our next 100 years. More importantly, it is an effort to enhance the student experience and provide the “good soil” that will form the foundation of our students into the future.

This is an ambitious campaign to be sure, but as Pope Francis exhorts us: “Don’t be scared – dare to have fabulous plans. I encourage you to not be afraid to dream, to have great ideals, to be builders of hope.” We have fabulous plans, and they revolve around two objectives – the construction of an atrium with a 160-seat chapel and an enhancement of student opportunities funded through our Endowment. These objectives, which include the first dedicated chapel in Roger Bacon’s history, reflect the importance of our Franciscan charism and our Catholic faith. To achieve these goals, we have set out to raise $10 million.

Investment in and support of this campaign will immediately impact our need for increased student safety and allow expansion opportunities throughout our school. The new atrium permits us to have a designated visitor entrance during school hours which limits visitor access to student areas. The addition of a dedicated chapel will help reinforce our Catholic and Franciscan charism. Relocating administration will provide for additional classrooms as well as student opportunities with the reimagining of our Student Services Program.

This campaign, while ambitious, will put an exclamation point on our first 100 years and lay the foundation for the next century. Your support will directly impact students across a wide spectrum of activities and needs. This campaign does not define what we are, but rather who we are!

We thank you for your interest in supporting us and your prayers as we embark on this endeavor. Feel free to explore the links to the right to learn more about our fabulous plans.

If you are interested in supporting us, please click here to give online by selecting "We are the Good Soil Campaign" under Donation Type.

If you are interested in making a pledge, the pledge form is available here.

Please contact our Advancement Director, Brandon Spaeth '11 with any questions at or call 513-641-1313.