Faith.Family.Future! Capital Campaign at BMHS

A 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign for Bishop McNamara High School


Dear Alumni, Parents, Friends and Benefactors,

We are delighted to welcome you to the Faith. Family. Future! Capital Campaign for Bishop McNamara High School!  It is a tremendous honor to serve as co-chairs of the Campaign Steering Committee and it is truly a privilege to share these exciting and transformational plans with you.  

We are pleased to report that the first half of Phase 1 of the Faith. Family. Future! Capital Campaign is complete. The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Andy Mona 82 Student Center at Bishop McNamara was held on September 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The successful completion of this bustling center of student life adds momentum at this important juncture in the Campaign, as we turn our focus to the second half of Phase 1.

As we look forward to the next 50 years of providing our students with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum centered on educational excellence, combined with access to a comprehensive range of athletics, activities and the development of the whole person in the Catholic tradition of the Brothers of Holy Cross, we are seeking partners like you to help us realize this vision for the future of Bishop McNamara.

Enclosed please find an overview of each of the three areas of focus for the Faith. Family. Future! Capital Campaign over the next two years of the campaign.   These initiatives are designed to:

  • Develop tomorrow’s innovators by building on highly successful programs and providing training and exploration of cutting-edge technologies
  • Provide scholarships for low income high caliber students who will thrive at Bishop McNamara if given the opportunity to attend
  • Create safe, new and updated spaces for the student community to gather, collaborate, study and discover

Through these initiatives, we will significantly enhance not only the student experience, but also our ability to continue to attract the finest students  population.  The Faith. Family. Future! Capital Campaign seeks to raise the following funds to achieve these critically important objectives:

La Reine Science & Innovation Center, $10Million
Endowed Scholarships, $2.5Million
Campus Improvements, Building Modernization and The Holy Cross Courtyard, $2.5Million

Bishop McNamara has had a profound impact on both of our lives and on the lives of every young person who has come to call  Bishop McNamara home. Please join us in supporting this landmark effort to create an even better future for students today and for generations to come.  Together, we can do what no one of us can do alone.  

Please feel free to contact us anytime at or or to call the Campaign Office at 301-735-8401, ext. 171.

With gratitude,

Dr. G. Scott Drew ‘79 & Mrs. Pam Drew
The Honorable John & Mrs. Heather Gossart 

Co-Chairs, Faith. Family. Future! Campaign Steering Committee 

Please watch our Faith.Family.Future! Capital Campaign Video

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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