St. Thomas Aquinas Announces "Legacy of Light: Renaissance" Capital Campaign

On Friday, October 8, 2021, St. Thomas Aquinas High School officially announced its Legacy of Light: Renaissance Capital Campaign, charting its future course as the New Hampshire School of Excellence for the Seacoast and beyond.

The school’s original 2020 “Legacy of Light” campaign was appropriately paused during the COVID-19 global pandemic while all resources and energy were redirected toward the school’s strategic re-opening plan. The “Renaissance” signifies a refocus toward the campaign’s original plans and a continuation of St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s commitment to build upon past efforts to secure future successes.

“Today, we share this great news with the entire St. Thomas Aquinas High School community,” remarked Dan S. Soller, President of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. “Through hard work and tireless dedication during the quiet phase of our campaign, STA has been able to raise almost $5,000,000 (71% of our total goal) in pledged commitments.  Now entering our public phase, this phase has an added significance with a challenge matching grant.  Should we raise $1,000,000 dollars, we will be matched $1,000,000.  Although this has been a very successful campaign thus far, we need the support of many to reach our ambitious goals and match the commitment of our STA founders to ensure a St. Thomas Aquinas education is available to future generations of Saints.”  

St. Thomas Aquinas High School recently completed a reaccreditation and strategic planning process involving school leaders and stakeholders that carefully considered the needs and challenges that St. Thomas Aquinas faces as we look to the future. “Our Campaign incorporates our strategic goals and articulates a bold vision that will position St. Thomas Aquinas High School among New England’s premier Catholic schools,” said Paul Nadeau, STA Alumnus and Campaign Chair.  “It seeks to raise funds necessary to preserve and enhance STA’s reputation of being a leader in Catholic education.”

Funds raised by the campaign will be directed toward improving several key areas: Academic and Scholastic Excellence, Ministry and Mission, Athletics and the Arts, and the overall Campus and Facilities.

“Our theme this year is ‘Truth, Unity, and Peace,’” said President Soller. “As we move forward in our valiant efforts, I ask that the community keep St. Thomas in the forefront of their prayers.” To learn more about the “Legacy of Light: Renaissance Campaign”, please visit our Capital Campaign webpage.