A Catholic, college preparatory high school located in beautiful Sonoma County.


About the Campaign



The Cardinal Newman campus and community were forever changed on the evening of October 8, 2017, when the Tubbs Fire swept through the school campus, scorching and demolishing over a third of the campus.

It was clear that in order to begin rebuilding, a major Capital Campaign was needed, and quickly. Master site planning meetings were conducted and plans were discussed and designed for a new campus. Partners in Mission, a campaign consulting firm out of Boston, was contracted in the summer of 2018 to help run a Feasibility Study for the rebuild of the campus. Results of this study were presented to the administration during the Fall of 2018, with results identifying the construction of a new two-story classroom building and the replacement of the grass at the stadium with all-weather turf as the top two priorities for our community. Following a close second was the construction of a Student Union which would house a new library, media center, study rooms, classroom space, indoor/outdoor eating areas and would serve the needs of our students. 

Cardinal Newman High School has launched A Call To Lead capital campaign for the campus rebuild projects following the October 2017 Sonoma County Wildfires.

$38 Million Campaign



CAMPAIGN ELEMENTS: Updates as of October 2019

Renovate the North Classroom Building damaged by the fires - (FUNDED & COMPLETE)

The North Classroom Building renovations have been fully funded and completed and classes resumed in the new structure for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Install All Weather Turf Surface at Stadium Field - $1,750,000 (FUNDED & COMPLETE)

The renovation of the Stadium Field including the all-weather turf surface has been fully funded and project construction completed with sports competitions resuming on the field on September 27, 2019.

Build a New 2-story Classroom Building - $19 Million (FUNDED)

The new Two-Story Classroom building is fully funded through A Call to Lead Capital Campaign. The projects estimated timeline is as follows:

  • Submit contract plans for permits to the county Fall 2019
  • Ground Breaking to begin Spring/Summer 2020
  • Completion of the new building is planned for the start of the 2021-2022 school year

Build a Student Life Center - $16 Million

The construction of a new Student Union will allow for the replacement of several structures that were lost in the wildfires. This building will include a library, media center, group study rooms, classrooms spaces, college and career counseling offices, a kitchen and indoor/outdoor eating areas. 

A significant and transforming challenge gift has been committed to this project. A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, has committed $11,000,000 towards the $16,000,000 project, with a challenge that our school community raise the remaining $5,000,000 by June 2021. 

Endowment - $500,000

Fund raising efforts continue for our Endowment efforts.

Annual Fund - $750,000

Fund raising efforts continue for our Annual Fund efforts

If you are interested in participating in A Call To Lead, please contact Interim President Linda Norman at norman@cardinalnewman.org or Director of Advancement Terri Derr at derr@cardinalnewman.org. Thank you!