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Office of Advancement

During the 1999-2000 school year, the DeSales Education Council established an Advancement Department to strengthen the fund raising, marketing and alumni relations efforts at DeSales.

The Advancement staff strives to promote our school's mission and to build a sense of community with our friends and alumni. This helps us to raise the funds needed to keep tuition at an affordable level for all of our students, to maintain and improve our campus, and to provide educational programs the school could not otherwise offer. This is accomplished through our Annual Fund Campaign, fundraising events, solicitation of testamentary and planned gifts, and public and private grant applications.

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of these fundraising efforts. Each year DeSales Catholic School makes an appeal for financial support to all alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, and friends. The DeSales family is very generous in its support of the Annual Fund campaign. To all who give so generously, we say a very heartfelt thank you! Your participation does make a difference and helps ensure the excellence of a DeSales education. Thank you!

The marketing efforts of the Advancement Office allow us to share our mission with our alumni and members of the local community. Publicity and advertising are also used to communicate the benefits of Catholic education and help to keep enrollment strong at DeSales. Class reunions and special events, such as our Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame dinner, work to strengthen the connection with our DeSales High School, Lockport Catholic School and DeSales Catholic School graduates.

If you have questions or comments for the Advancement staff please contact us at (716) 433-6422. Our fax number is (716) 433-4358.

Kim Knuutila  Ext. 407
Director of Marketing and Admissions
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Nicole Fragale  Ext. 406
Advancement Assistant
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DeSales Catholic School LogoDeSales is a regional Catholic elementary school, located in the Town of Lockport NY, within the Diocese of Buffalo. The school is a designated STREAM school, a center of excellence that inspires individual students to reach their greatest potential, both inside and outside the classroom, while providing students with the fundamental building blocks to be innovative, critical-thinkers, and responsible future leaders.