The donation will transform the first floor of Villa's main building into the Chase and Cole Fischer STEM Wing. It will provide state-of-the-art science labs, interactive science and engineering classrooms, and countless opportunities for students and faculty.
The family said in a statement, “We are honored to announce our commitment to funding the Villa Madonna Academy STEM wing in loving memory of our two cherished sons, Chase and Cole Fischer. Our family believes that education is the cornerstone of a brighter future for all, and this project will stand as a testament to the enduring impact of our sons’ lives. We pledge our unwavering support to provide a nurturing environment where generations of students can learn, grow, and thrive. Through this endeavor, we hope to honor Chase and Cole, celebrating their lives by offering countless opportunities for others.”
Villa Madonna Academy Executive Director Pamela McQueen said, “This gift is a lasting tribute to honor the memories of Chase and Cole and the impact they had on our community. The Fischer family’s generosity will energize Villa’s goal to achieve even greater excellence in teaching and innovation in STEM fields for current and future generations of Villa students. Villa Madonna Academy, with its legacy of academic excellence and commitment to service, will continue to serve the Greater Cincinnati area by providing an unmatched education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition.”
The capital campaign continues as Villa works toward four fundraising goals. Phase one is the renovation of Villa's Center Building. When the work is complete in 2024, the building will house Villa Madonna Academy Elementary School (grades K-6) and Villa Madonna Montessori. Phase two is the creation of the Chase and Cole Fischer STEM Wing. Phases three and four will provide funding for student and faculty support and additional building upgrades.
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