Carmel Catholic receives largest donation in school history

 
Submitted by Carmel Catholic High School Communications Team
Updated 1/30/2019 1:48 PM
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  • The Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center at Carmel Catholic High School is expected to be completed by August 2019. It will include a new main entrance to the school.

    The Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center at Carmel Catholic High School is expected to be completed by August 2019. It will include a new main entrance to the school. Courtesy of Carmel Catholic High School

Carmel Catholic High School leadership has announced that it has received its largest donation in school history, which will allow the school to soon begin construction on a new Welcome Center, named in memory of Kathy A. Nemmers (1955-2016).

Kathy Nemmers was a Carmel Catholic parent, volunteer, and board member. Her four sons -- Sam, '01; Mike, '03; Max, '06; and Tom, '10 -- were Carmel graduates, as was her husband, Joe '73. She volunteered at Carmel for many years, including one term as a member of the Carmel Catholic board of directors.

Her husband, Joseph M. Nemmers Jr., current chairman of Carmel Catholic's board of directors, donated $1 million on behalf of his family. Nemmers is a longtime financial supporter of Carmel Catholic High School, as well as Catholic education initiatives in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Arizona.

"Kathy was a positive and optimistic person, and always a warm and gracious host," Nemmers said. "Naming the new Welcome Center for her is a loving tribute to the welcoming person she was."

Construction on the Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center is anticipated to be completed by August 2019. It will include a new main entrance to the school, with a pathway to the Mary of Mt. Carmel Garden, a modern lobby and greeting area, a new 2,268-square-foot conference center that was previously a deconsecrated chapel, and an outdoor reception area.

The Welcome Center will provide new technology and dramatic design to provide a comfortable space for visitors and the Carmel community, all in the spirit of Carmel Catholic.

Carmel Catholic's mission is to develop the whole person in a faith-centered community built on the values of academic excellence and respect. Ongoing support from its constituents is vitally important to ensure that Carmel Catholic will be able to fulfill this mission for years to come.

Contributions made in memory of Kathy Nemmers will be gratefully accepted to support additional enhancements for the center.

For more information, contact Chief Advancement Officer Alana Flatley at (847) 388-3338 or aflatley@carmelhs.org.

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