Pacelli Village Project

About the Project

In 2021 a small group of school parents, administrators, and parish members put together a master plan for the outdoor space at Cardinal Pacelli School. The working plan was coined the “Pacelli Village” project.

This plan includes a new outdoor learning area, a turf playfield, upgraded playground, and a large hard-surface area for basketball and other activities.

Fundraising Efforts

The projected budget to complete the project is approximately $750,000.  We’ve been able to secure pledge commitments totally approximately $600,000.  Fundraising efforts involved a school-wide campaign with approximately 70% of families participating, bourbon raffles, out-of-uniform days, and a contribution from the Athletic Commission.

Project Timing

Phase 1 of the project will begin in winter of 2022. This includes excavation of the site, installing perimeter retaining walls, removing the learning trailer, installing the turf field, and new playground equipment.

Phase 2 will begin after we secure the balance of funding. That includes installing the hard-surface play area, outdoor learning center, landscaping, and protection barriers.

What We Need

$150,000!!!  The Archdiocese of Cincinnati requires us to have all funding secured before construction begins. If we can close the $150,000 funding gap, we can complete both Phase 1 and Phase 2 this winter/spring. 

Interested in Learning More or Supporting the Project?

Contact Rachel Worley, Business Manager, ( in the parish office, Ryan Rybolt (, or Patrick Shiels (    


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A special thanks all who have supported the project and to the design/construction committee who will deliver this meaningful enhancement to our school: Scott Lovdal, Brian Albanese, Tim Bayer, & Perry Frey.

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