Gonzaga College SJ, in Ireland, needed to fund critical investments in its facilities, so they launched a €20 million fundraising initiative. CCS was brought on to assist in the second phase of the campaign, and was able to help Gonzaga exceed its goal on time.

Based in: Dublin, Ireland

Sector: Primary and Secondary Education

Key Elements

  • Gonzaga College SJ has partnered with CCS for nearly four decades.
  • The College undertook a €20 million campaign to raise funds for campus enhancement and refurbishment, as well as an enhanced teaching and learning environment.
  • CCS also assisted with the recruitment and training of an in-house Development Manager.

Our Partnership

Founded in 1951, Gonzaga College SJ, a Jesuit college for boys, is one of Ireland’s pre-eminent secondary schools. CCS has worked with Gonzaga on successful fundraising campaigns since the 1970s, most recently supporting the College to accelerate and complete its €20 million program of enhancement.  

CCS came aboard during phase two of the campaign, working closely with College leadership and recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers.  With an emphasis on six- and seven-figure pledges, Gonzaga exceeded its Phase II €6 million goal on time, securing support from parents and alumni across the globe.

For a further 18 months, CCS continued to provide guidance to Gonzaga, enabling the College to progress its outreach to the parent body and past pupils – raising an additional €2 million – whilst simultaneously assisting in the recruitment of, and hand over to, an in-house Development Manager.  CCS is also pleased to have provided Gonzaga with insight on donor recognition communications, cultivation and stewardship activities.

Gonzaga College has benefitted from the longstanding relationship with CCS for nearly 4 decades. This partnership has enabled us to enhance the everyday learning experience for our pupils, as well as develop the growth and abilities of our teacher base.

Fiachra Etchingham, Director of Finance, Gonzaga College SJ

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