Ms. Cerna’s gift substantially closes the gap needed to reach the $1 million Save QPHS goal. Combined with gifts totaling about $475,000 already raised by over 750 individuals and businesses as well as the recent $250,000 commitment from Tom Klein '80, President and CEO of Sabre Corporation, Ms. Cerna’s gift effectively means that the school need only raise about $275,000 by June 30.
“It is my sincere hope that by honoring my parents and sharing my story, fellow alumni and friends of QPHS and Catholic education will also give in solidarity and in grateful recognition of their parents who sacrificed to provide them with a quality Catholic education,” said Cerna.
QPHS Receives Historic $250,000 Gift from Alumnus Tom Klein '80
Given in honor of QPHS's dedicated teachers, Mr. Klein's $250,000 gift - the largest-ever gift to the school - is part of the $1 million Save QPHS campaign. His gift is deliberatively structured to support both the school's immediate needs and long-term success. A majority of the gift - $150,000 - will immediately contribute toward the $1 million campaign once $850,000 has been raised. The remainder of the gift - $100,000 - will be earmarked to support the school beyond the 2016-2017 school year.
"I encourage all alumni and friends of Queen of Peace High School to... give generously to the Save QPHS campaign,” said Klein.
Naming & Sponsorship Opportunities
Honor a friend or loved one by naming a special place on the QPHS Campus for them. Your generous gift will go toward the Save QPHS campaign, and toward improving the facilities for future students.
Commemorative pavers are also available. Your customized message will be engraved, and the paver will be laid at the entrance to the school. Your gift will lay the foundation for the future.
Anthony Riposta, Esq. '70 & Randy Pearce, Esq. '78
Distinguished alumni Anthony Riposta, Esq. ’70 and Randy Pearce, Esq. ’78 are calling on fellow alumni and friends of Queen of Peace High School to join the QPHS 200 Club. Membership in the Club is open to alumni and friends who donate or raise $5,000 or more to help Save QPHS. Donors who contribute $5,000 or more are automatically enrolled as a member and recognized on the QPHS website. Please consider becoming a member today! You can donate at www.qphs.org/saveqphs.