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The Department of Development fosters relationships with families, alumni, and friends to advance the mission and growth of all five campuses within the Rochester Catholic Schools system. The contributions of our community are essential to support the exceptional, faith-filled education provided by our teachers and staff and ensure the success of each and every student.


You Help Shape the Future of Our Students

I am excited to be part of the Rochester Catholic Schools system where our youth are supported in an exceptional learning environment that encourages holistic growth and academic achievement. It is my intention to capture the passion of individuals and companies with a desire to help shape the future by gifts to RCS that continue the legacy of an excellent Catholic education.

My passion to meet the goals within this role is great, and I will need everyone’s help to achieve them! Mother Teresa said it best, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”  

I look forward to working together with you as RCS embraces change and growth for the future of our students!

Lori Lonergan Brennan
Director of Development
(507) 361-6302


RCS Fund for Academic Excellence

Through the dedication of our community, $272,345 has been given to launch the new RCS Fund for Academic Excellence. This fund provides our teachers and staff with enhanced compensation and advanced degree opportunities. 

You are invited to make a gift to the RCS Fund for Academic Excellence and give a special shout-out to an educator. When you donate, the name of the teacher or staff member will be included on our Celebrate Our Educators webpage.  


School-Based Initiatives

You can make a gift directly to any of our five schools providing essential funding for school-based programs and initiatives such as:

  • Curriculum updates.
  • Resources for learning differentiation.
  • Interactive flat panel classroom displays.
  • Other learning environment enhancements.
  • Marketing initiatives for the continued growth of our schools.


Immediate Tuition Assistance

One of the most immediate ways to impact the lives of our students is to make a gift of tuition assistance. Tuition assistance provides critical support needed today to provide an exceptional Catholic education empowering the social, academic, and spiritual growth of students in preschool - grade 12.


Scholarships & Endowments

As part of our goal to ensure that a Catholic education is affordable and accessible for our families, Lourdes Foundation, along with Rochester Catholic Schools, has established more than 140 scholarships for students in grades K-12.

If you would like to donate to a scholarship or start a new one, please contact us. Visit the Scholarships & Endowments webpage to see a list of current scholarships.


The Department of Development supports the RCS Strategic Plan pillars of mission-achieving financial performance and active stakeholder engagement. We are excited to partner with a community that is inspired to help us build and maintain a financially sustainable business model.

View Strategic Plan


Department of Development
1710 Industrial Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 424-1817

Lori Lonergan Brennan
Director of Development
(507) 361-6302