• $37 million
  • $38 million

Always Forward Hits $37 Million!

Since we officially launched the public phase of the Always Forward Capital Campaign in October 2022, the outpouring of support has been outstanding. We have celebrated countless monetary milestones along the way, and the response to this campaign allowed Serra to move forward rapidly in facility and program improvements.

Thank you to the Serra community for coming together in Padre spirit to support this campaign. Your partnership with Serra has resulted in transformative improvements on our campus. The Stinson Center for Learning and Innovation was completed on budget and opened on time in April. To support student academic programming, we hired a director for our Design-Led Innovation program based in the new facility. The campaign further supported the expansion of our student support through the addition of a health and wellness counselor, and we doubled our endowment. We continued upgrading classrooms with new lighting, shades and equipment, dramatically improving the learning environment in time for the new school year. 

We have come a long way! We are proud to announce that we are only $1 million away from achieving our goal of $38 million. We can close this effort quickly with your help. 

This last stretch will be pivotal in the modernization of our campus. We will allocate these dollars for ongoing classroom renovations and improvements to our athletics facilities. A complete renovation of our baseball facility—to include an all weather synthetic turf—is anticipated for construction in summer 2024. 



It’s exciting that we’re nearing the finish line. I am confident that the continued support of our generous Padre community will lead us to achieving our goal and completing the next phase of construction."
Chief Advancement Officer Mike Fadelli '88

Campaign Leadership Team

Honorary Campaign Chairs
Ann and Ken Stinson '60
Tom Brady, Sr.
Greg Regan '91 and Benay Todzo, Co-Chairs
Liana Brady
Jeff Brady
Frank Caufield
Betsy Chung
Ben Coughlin
Brian Dowd
Kevin Flynn '82
Bob Grassilli ‘66
Tammy Kiely
Denise Moriaty
Andrea O’Riordan
Nick Severino
Aida Soto
Jennifer Ullyot

Advisory Board of Regents

Eric Eger, Chair
Aric Agresti ‘98, Vice Chair
Manufou “Fou” Liaiga-Anoa'i
Megan Armando
Jason Coloma
Eric Dooley ‘02
Brian Dowd
Ronnie Fields ‘86
Ralph Ho ‘89
Roxanne Ivory
Tammy Kiely
Pam Lyons
Hanna Malik ‘08
Greg Regan '91
Nick Severino
Aida Soto
Monsignor John Talesfore
Maky Zanganeh

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Campaign Chronicles

We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of our campaign through our Always Forward Campaign Chronicles.

October 18, 2023 - Campaign Chronicles

June 16, 2023 - Campaign Chronicles

March 28 2023 - Campaign Chronicles

December 20, 2022 - Campaign Chronicles

october 21, 2022 - Campaign Chronicles


Always Forward Capital Campaign

Center for Learning and Innovation   $17 million
Classroom Renovation   $4 million
Athletics Facilities Enhancements   $2 million
Endowment and Scholarship
   Financial Aid
   Teacher Support
$12 million
Padre Fund   $3 million
TOTAL   $38 million

Additional Call to Action

Comprehensive renovation of academic wing; classrooms, HVAC, seismic, 
fire suppression, exterior windows and bridge to the Center for Arts and Sciences

$27.5 million



Construction News

October 2023

We are OPEN for learning!

The opening of the Stinson Center for Learning and Innovation is a nod to the years of planning, collaboration and execution by hundreds of members of the Serra community. Donations large and small made to the Always Forward Capital Campaign made the completion of this ambitious $17.5 million project possible. The building was completed while students attended classes on campus full time, which took thoughtful planning to maintain a safe and inspiring learning environment for students.

The 13,000-square-foot learning space, formerly the Zoph Library, was transformed into a state-of-the-art center to support student collaboration, Serra’s Design-led Innovation Program, international student connection and the Serra Global Speaker Series. The new facilities include a design thinking lab, a learning commons, student collaboration rooms, presentation facilities, offices and renovated adult and faculty bathrooms. Critical infrastructure upgrades—including a comprehensive seismic upgrade and HVAC system—were completed. 

It’s an exciting time to be on campus and to witness these improvements for our students.
Stinson Center for Learning and Innovation
Serra President Barry Thornton, Ed.D.

Our Case for Support


Stinson Center for Learning and Innovation

A look back . . . but always forward!

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Stinson Center for Learning and Innovation

Design-Led Innovation

The new Design-Led Innovation center provides a home for the design thinking room and Serra’s design led innovation program, where global student collaboration, creative thinking and inspirational problem solving is the curriculum for the day. In its sixth year, the program is the envy of the region. Using design-thinking principles, students create a culminating project in Solutions for the Common Good. 

The new Design Led Innovation Lab provides students a dedicated space to create, think and brainstorm. This space will inspire and fuel student imagination and collaboration. It is a space where students learn and recognize that they can make a difference with their academic contributions. 

Students in the Creative Solutions class presented Ted ED talks with the Nagoya International School in Nagoya, Japan. Serra also partnered with Parklands College in South Africa. For the final presentation, guests were invited from all over the world and  19 different countries were represented. 

Serra Global extends this reach with speakers who inspire Padres to see beyond the walls, with the only limitation being their imagination. Speakers have included Brett Kopf, Co-founder of Remind, which as been described as the most successful educational technology app in history; Azure Grimes from Libraries Without Borders; Lex Gillette, a globally recognized Paralympic track and field athlete for Team USA; and Carey Nachenberg, who spoke about autonomous vehicles and the complexity of science and business.

These programs will leverage professional expertise and an innovative spirit that will support and ensure an exceptional educational experience for our Padres and will catapult Serra into a leadership position in the country.  

New Director of Design Led Innovation Rushton Hurley


thank you to our Lead Investors

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Janet and Frank Abbott Jr.
Kay and Clyde E. Beffa, Jr. '63
Lawrence Bielstein USAF ‘54
Liana and Jeff Brady
Galynn and Thomas Brady Sr.
Amy and Frank Caufield
Elizabeth and Peter Y. Chung
Annie Luetkemeyer and Ben Coughlin
Jodie and John DeFoe ‘91
Jackie and Sanjay Devgan
Steve Difu ‘60
Jacquelyn and Rick Disney
Beth and Brian Dowd
Vicki and Greg Eckert
Katherine and James Egbert
Alyese and Kyle Enright
Michael Fadelli ‘88
Nancy Lieberman and Keith Flaun
Robin Fox
Pam Frisella
The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation
Robert J. Grassilli '66
Sarah and Patrick Gibbs
Nancy and James Gogan
Calla and Will Griffith
Rekha Hemrajani and Sanjay Popli
Alison and Ralph Ho Jr. ‘89
Nancy and Robert Holister
Rev. Stephen Howell ‘63
Yulan Wu and Kevin Huang
Gary Isoardi 70
June and James Jordan
Tammy and Thomas Kiely
Kelly and Kent Kockos
Kathy Lavezzo
Sara and Giovanni Leoni
Libby and Ronald Longinotti ‘72
Patty and Bryant Macy
Sally Mellinger
Joseph F. Millett ‘59
Denise and Mark Moriarty
Caroline and Daryoush Mortazavi
Sanjiv and Sujata Narayan
Larry Nibbi
Andrea and Tim O’Riordan
Edward G. Ottoboni '59
Valerie and Jim Powers
Barbara and Paul Regan '64
Jamie and Greg Regan '91
Richard Reich ‘61
Theresa and Stephen Rutledge
Branislava and Dario Sekelj
Laura and Nicholas A. Severino
Marie-Jose and Erhaan Shaikh
Teri and Pat Shaughnessy
Susie Campbell and John Sheputis
The Silk Family
Aida and Lou Soto
Elle and Paul H. Stephens '63
Ann and Kenneth E. Stinson '60
Katie and John Storey
Juliane and Robert J. Sullivan
Benay and Mark Todzo
Jennifer and Ted Ullyot
Michael Verdone ‘72
Kelly Chen and Dong Wei
Charles T. Wentworth ‘60
Maky Zanganeh


Project Support

If you would like to invest in our campaign, please contact:
Chief Advancement Officer Mike Fadelli ‘88, or by phone at 650.345.8207, ext. 6154.