#StepUpOurGame

$193,039
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64% of $300,000 goal
202
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About

The #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign gives Bishop McNamara alumni, families, and fans a chance to directly impact all our athletics programs by raising funds for a weight room, locker rooms, and other needs for Bishop McNamara Athletics. 

Every gift made to the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign contributes to the formation and development of Bishop McNamara student-athletes through providing them with the best facilities and equipment necessary for athletics success.  

#StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign provides several special recognition opportunities for generous supporters of BMHS Athletics including the main gymnasium, perhaps the most used space on campus, as well as our locker rooms and weight room to benefit coaches and student-athletes today and better recruit those for years to come.  Please see below these special recognition opportunities possible through the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign!

Please know that our scholar-athletes are not recipients of the donations, and funds are not earmarked for a specific scholar-athlete's use. All gifts made to the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign are tax-deductible and they go to Bishop McNamara High School and the Athletics Department.  

Your gift to the #StepUpOurGame will make a lasting difference in the lives of our student-athletes and for the future success of Bishop McNamara Athletics.  Please give!

Updates
New Varsity Team Rooms! Naming Opportunities for Varsity Team Room Lockers Still Available!

Thank you to all our generous donors who made these new varsity team rooms possible!  The student-athletes love them and these new spaces would not have been possible without the kindness and commitment of our alumni, parents, business partners, and friends of Bishop McNamara Athletics.  You make a difference!  It is with sincere gratitude that we give thanks to everyone who made these rooms possible!    

There are still varsity team room lockers available to purchase, but they are going fast, so please make sure to secure your varsity team room locker today.  If you know of alumni, family, or friends of Bishop McNamara Athletics who would be interested in this naming opportunity, please be sure to share this campaign them.  Please contact the Advancement Office at (301)-735-8401 at extension 295 or 158 for Ms. Mammano or Dr. Van der Waag to discuss purchasing and payment options.

Go Mustangs!!!

The Advancement Office

1780 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
New Varsity Team Room Lockers Installed


We offer you the chance to name one of the large lockers inside the Varsity Team Rooms to have your name, number, and year of induction into the Hall of Fame or Graduation Year personalized on it, thus leaving a lasting legacy of your achievements at Bishop McNamara. This opportunity is going fast as there are only 60 lockers left. Each personalized locker costs $1000 (20 year guarantee).  
1803 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
Important Announcement: Bishop McNamara Athletics Boosters Locker Room Naming Gift!

We want to thank Bishop McNamara Athletics Boosters who have pledged support to name the remaining locker room. We thank the Bishop McNamara Athletics Boosters who have been and remain outstanding supporters and generous benefactors of Bishop McNamara. We wanted to notify all our supporters of the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign about this lead gift for this named space that will help make the renderings posted on this Campaign website a reality.


With this generous gift from the Bishop McNamara Athletics Boosters, the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign has moved past the $125,000 mark in total gifts with more than 120 total participants.


All four lockers rooms now have been named (Mr. Dan Connelly '77, Mr. Chris Leonard, The Affordable Bus Company, the Rohan & Mammano families, and the Bishop McNamara Athletics Boosters), leaving naming opportunities for the Weight Room and Main Gymnasium, which is the most used space on campus, still remaining! 


Every gift counts toward meeting our $300,000 goal, so please continue to be an advocate for this Campaign by sharing it on social media or through text or email.


Thank you to all our donors who have supported the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign. 


We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  

2033 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
Important Announcement: Rohan & Mammano Locker Room Naming Gift!

We want to thank the Rohan & Mammano families who have pledged support to name one of our locker rooms. We thank the Rohan & Mammano families, who have been and remain, outstanding supporters and generous benefactors of Bishop McNamara. More information about this gift will be provided in the near future regarding all the individual members of these families who gave, but we wanted to notify all our supporters of the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign about this lead gift for this named space that will help make the renderings posted on this Campaign a reality.  


With this generous gift from the Rohan & Mammano families, the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign has moved past the $100,000 mark in total gifts with more than 120 total participants.


Three of the lockers rooms now have been named (Mr. Dan Connelly '77 and Mr. Chris Leonard, The Affordable Bus Company), leaving one locker room naming opportunity remaining.  Naming opportunities for the Weight Room and Main Gymnasium, which is the most used space on campus, still remain! Please continue to be an advocate for this Campaign by sharing it on social media or through text or email.


Thank you to all our donors who have supported the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign.    


We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  

2034 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
#StepUpOurGame Giving Tuesday Results

Thank you to everyone who has given thus far to the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign.  Our Giving Tuesday efforts were a tremendous success as we raised more than $8000 over the course of the day and more than 80 of our more than 120 donors who have given to this Campaign kindly supported our efforts on Giving Tuesday.  We have now raised over $73,000 for this Campaign.  The generosity of the Bishop McNamara community is tremendous and your willingness to give makes a real difference.  Thank you!


Please continue to support the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign by posting it on social media (Facebook or Twitter) or texting or emailing it to another potential supporter of this Campaign as we advance together toward our $300,000 goal.


Additional naming opportunities remain for two locker rooms, weight room, and the main gymnasium!  Please see the Campaign website for more information about these naming opportunities.


Again, we thank you for your support of the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign!

Thank you for helping us to turn this vision into a reality and thank you for your support of Bishop McNamara High School! 


2053 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
#StepUpOurGame Giving Tuesday Update

Thank you to everyone who has given thus far to the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign.  The generosity of the Bishop McNamara community is tremendous and your willingness to give makes a real difference.  Thank you!


We want to thank individually Mr. Dan Connelly of the Class of 77, also current BMHS Board Member, and Mr. Chris Leonard, CEO of The Affordable Bus Company, who have each made $25,000 naming gifts for locker rooms.  These lead gifts for these named spaces will help make the renderings posted on this Campaign a reality.  Thank you! 


We've passed the 100 donor mark during the online phase of the Campaign and we've raised close to $8000 since we publicly launched the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign on Thursday, November 15.  


The vast majority of donors have given in the last twenty four hours, making this Giving Tuesday one to remember here at BMHS!  But, it's not over yet!


Please continue to support the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign by posting it on social media (Facebook or Twitter) or texting or emailing it to another potential supporter of this Campaign.


Additional naming opportunities remain for two locker rooms, weight room, and the main gymnasium!


Again, we thank you for your support of the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign and thank you for your support of Bishop McNamara High School!

2054 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
Rendering of Weight Room

2068 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
Rendering of Weight Room

2068 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
Rendering of Varsity Locker Room

2081 days ago by Robert Van der Waag
Athletics Facilities Special Recognition Opportunities

#StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign provides several special recognition opportunities for generous supporters of BMHS Athletics including the main gymnasium, perhaps the most used space on campus, as well as our locker rooms, and weight room to benefit coaches and student-athletes today and better recruit those for years to come.  Listed below are the special recognition opportunities possible through the #StepUpOurGame Giving Campaign!

Athletic Facilities
 Gymnasium$1,000,000(in perpetuity)
 Annual Sponsorship (5 yr. min)$100,000per year
 Weight Room$100,000(1 available)
 Locker Rooms$25,000(All 4 Named)
2081 days ago by Robert Van der Waag

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20232$1,500
202215$2,240
202115$2,636
202011$3,450
201912$1,055
20185$575
20172$1,240
20161$50
20151$50
20141$1,001
20134$3,025
20112$1,050
20101$1,000
20097$3,400
20072$250
20061$50
20052$2,000
19982$2,000
19972$2,000
19954$2,750
19943$3,000
19924$2,100
19913$2,025
19902$2,000
198913$2,790
19884$4,000
19863$2,500
19859$3,550
19842$2,000
19832$30
19822$2,000
19811$100
19801$50
19794$2,150
19771$25,000
19743$2,050
19722$2,000
19692$2,000
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Gradhat icon40%Alumni
Book icon5%Students
Parent icon30%Parents
Suitcase icon14%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon4%Friends
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