January 11th, 2020
Dear Member of the West Catholic Prep Community,
We are writing to share some exciting news with you. A year and a half ago, school leadership began the exploration of a potential sale of the parking lot on the West Catholic Prep property. This has been a thoughtful, and thorough process led by the school’s Board of Directors. We are now working with a commercial real estate firm that will be seeking bids to develop the site. This is great news for the West Catholic Prep community and will further strengthen our institution.
Through an agreement with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Faith in the Future Foundation, all of the net proceeds of any potential sale will benefit our student body and the mission of West Catholic Prep by allowing us to make substantial enhancements to our facility and also significantly increase the size of our endowment. This growth in our endowment will greatly enhance available financial aid and scholarships for students, ensuring we are able to continue to recruit the best and brightest young men and women that will build upon the school’s strong legacy.
We’re grateful to the leadership of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Faith in the Future Foundation for being very supportive throughout this process and making a commitment to ensure that proceeds of any potential sale will be of direct benefit to the school and its mission.
We’re also grateful to the Spruce Hill Community Association and Philadelphia City Council with whom our Board worked closely to receive a zoning variance, significantly increasing the value of prospective development of the parking lot. We plan to work with the firm that will eventually develop the site to secure parking for staff and guests as part of any potential agreement.
Please know that we are appreciative of your support as we get this process underway and we will continue to keep our alumni community updated as we have news to share. We are committed to the long-term success and sustainability of West Catholic Preparatory High School, just like you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch with us directly.
Andrew Brady ’02 Jessica Wolf Dasher
Interim President Board Chairwoman
West Catholic Preparatory High School West Catholic Preparatory High School