Capital Campaign

“Build the Dream, Guard the Legacy” is The Guardian Catholic Schools’ $9 million capital campaign that will combine two critical, high-impact North Jacksonville schools into one location.

St. Pius V and Holy Rosary Catholic Schools, of the Diocese of St. Augustine, currently provide Pre-K3 through eighth grade students, regardless of their financial situation or religious preference, with the skills, confidence and love of learning that have more than 90 percent of them going on to graduate high school.

However, with historic buildings and infrastructure more than 60 years old, the mission of these schools is in jeopardy. A new, single, cost-effective location will allow us to expand enrollment and offer modern facilities for STEM, arts, music and physical education.

We’re looking for donors, partners and investors who want to be part of “building the dream and guarding the legacy,” to help deserving students in reaching their fullest potential.

We are excited to announce an amazing opportunity: an anonymous donor has committed to a challenge grant to match all donations up to $500,000! This is a fantastic opportunity to double your gift and double your impact. Please consider a pledge to our campaign — it will be doubly appreciated!

Let Our Students Know You Believe In Them, Too — Donate Today!

For more information, call Mervin Denny, Executive Director of Advancement, at 904.765.1920 or email

News About the Campaign

Anonymous donor announces challenge grant to match all donations up to $500,000

The Guardian Catholic Schools launches $9 million capital campaign to “Build The Dream, Guard The Legacy”

Campaign Chairs

Honorary Campaign Chair – Robert T. Shircliff
Campaign Chair – Ronald Townsend


Current Campaign Donations

$9 million