Ignatius Jesuit Centre director of operations Lisa Calzonetti and executive director Rev. Roger Yaworski at the Loyola House. The spiritual retreat facility is the subject of a major fundraising campaign aimed at renovating and upgrading a building that has hosted over 65,000. The $5-million Sacred Ground Capital Campaign is also focused on planting a forest that will be enjoyed as a contemplative destination for generations to come.
Ignatius Jesuit Centre director of operations Lisa Calzonetti and executive director Rev. Roger Yaworski at the Loyola House.
Lisa Calzonetti, the director of operations at Ignatius, said the Sacred Ground Campaign is running behind schedule, and should be closer to $2 million at this point.
To date, a large donor with a major gift has not come forward.
and Yaworski hope that will change.
They would welcome a large corporate donation.
"We're not at all disheartened or discouraged," Calzonetti
"If anything, we are working even harder."
said a recent $100,000 gift came in from outside of Guelph, and outside of the Roman Catholic community.
"They just believed so strongly in our organization and what we do," she
"There is a definite grounding here," said Calzonetti