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Advancement/Development Office

The Office of Advancement/Development at Gloucester Catholic High School is responsible for the development and maintenance of the ongoing comprehensive program of advancement of the school.

These efforts encompass alumni affairs, communications and marketing, publications, web site, student recruitment and retention, fund raising, major gifts, volunteers and support organizations, the annual fund, and capital campaigns.

The efforts are designed to promote understanding, acceptance and support among the various publics (alumni, parents, alumni parents, students, prospective students and families, parishes, businesses, foundations and friends) for the mission of Gloucester Catholic High School.

The Advancement Office exists to enhance the image of Gloucester Catholic High School, communicate the mission and objectives of the school, and obtain the financial support necessary to ensure a strong and vibrant future.


Advancement/Development Staff

Contact us anytime if you have questions about Gloucester Catholic or would like to make a donation to the school:

 Joseph Calabro
Executive Director of Development
(856) 456-4400, Ext. 226 (office)


Gus A. Ostrum
Director of Advancement
(856) 456-4400, Ext. 218 (office)
(609) 969-9114 (cell)


Kathy Coghlan
Assistant Director of Advancement
(856) 456-4400, Ext. 223


Patrick Murphy
Director of Alumni Relations
(856) 456-4400, Ext. 219


Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to Gloucester Catholic High School. The generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends has a tangible and direct impact on the work of GCHS’s faculty and students.

All gifts are made through a secure server. All gifts generate an e-mail confirmation as well as a gift receipt through the mail.

Other ways to give to Gloucester Catholic include:

1. Make a gift by calling (856) 456-4400, Extension 218

2. Mail a check

3. Make a gift of securities

4. Check with your Company’s corporate matching gifts program

5. Establish planned gifts through the School

Gloucester Catholic High School

Office of Advancement

333 Ridgeway Street

Gloucester City, NJ 08030

All gifts are tax deductible! For more information on how to make gifts described above, please contact Gus Ostrum, Director of Advancement, at (609) 969-9114 or email him at gostrum@gchsrams.org.


Annual Alumni Appeal

Gloucester Catholic’s Annual Alumni Appeal supports scholarships and student activities for current and incoming students. Sponsored by the GCHS Alumni Association, Annual Alumni Appeal raises funds for scholarships that are generously supported by our active alumni and friends of Gloucester Catholic.

Last year, contributions from GCHS alumni provided scholarships for more than 40 students.  The Alumni Association also provides financial aid for students in need and assumes the cost of leasing a school bus.   The generous spirit of alumni and friends has kept our Ram Pride alive and well in supporting these worthwhile activities

The giving levels at GCHS have been established as follows:


RAM                                        Up to $99

MAROON                               $100 to $199

GOLD                                      $200 to $499

MSGR. LUCITT                       $500 to $749

DIAMOND                              $749 and over

FOUNDER’S SOCIETY          $1,000 to $2,499

LEADERSHIP SOCIETY        $2,500 to $4,999

PRINCIPAL’S CLUB              $5,000 to $9,999

PLATINUM LEVEL                $10,000 and over


For more information on how to start a scholarship fund or to give to the Annual Appeals Campaign, please contact: Patrick Murphy, Director of Alumni Relations at pmurphy@gchsrams.org or (856) 456-4400, Ext. 219


Special Events

Gloucester Catholic staff and the GC Alumni Association hold several annual events that attract interest from all over our regional area! Your support of these events help raise funds for important projects and events that take place here at Gloucester Catholic. These events include:


  • Annual Basket Auction (held each February)
  • Scott Kaplan Memorial Swim Meet (held each May)
  • Father Sullivan Alumni Golf Tournament (held each June)
  • Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament (held each July)
  • Rams on the Edge (held each October)
  • Annual Browning Ross/Bob Kupcha Memorial Race (held each October)


For more information on how to support these events, please contact Gus Ostrum, Director of Advancement, at (609) 969-9114 or email him at gostrum@gchsrams.org.


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