The Catholic University for the

Creative Arts &

Business Innovation

Connecting Your Legacy to Our Mission

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Why JPCatholic?

A society is strong if it is grounded in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. Our vision is to send determined graduates, who know and love Jesus, to boldly cultivate these virtues in their artistic and innovative professions.

Our mission

 is to form our students with academic excellence and unparalleled creativity in an authentically Catholic community. Our Creative Arts and Business curriculum is underpinned by a rich and deep study of the Humanities in the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Our investors’ extraordinary generosity helps advance this bold vision. If you believe in the power of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness to renew and impact culture for Christ, please consider connecting your legacy with our mission.

Consistent & Sustainable Growth from the Beginning

Annual Undergraduate Enrollment

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Annual Tuition &
Board Revenue

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Cumulative Growth
in Net Assets

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Current Academic Programs

Catholic Identity & Humanities Core

Our commitment to our Catholic identity is paramount. The teachings of Jesus Christ are our foundation, shaping who our students become and preparing them to Impact Culture for Christ. Our core curriculum is rooted in a rigorous study of Sacred Scripture, Catholic theology and philosophy, as well as the great literature, art and music of the Church and of Western Civilization. Our core integrates Scripture with the study of the creative arts and business innovation, thus bringing the light of Christ to their creativity and innovation.

Classes are structured around daily Mass. Catholicism forms the core of the students' day-to-day lives. Confession is offered on campus frequently. Our Blessed Sacrament Chapel provides a constant opportunity for prayer. Rosary is prayed every night at the student housing.

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Strategic Location

Southern California is at the epicenter of the world's largest and most globally in influential Creative Arts industry cluster, allowing us to attract world- class industry veterans as faculty. Seniors have the opportunity to experience the Los Angeles entertainment industry as part of our L.A. internship quarter. The experience involves spending a full quarter living in the Los Angeles area while working in an immersive internship for academic credit.

 

2025 Goals: Campus Growth

Our Campus

Creative Arts Academic Building

JPCatholic has developed a strong competitive position in Creative Arts and Business Innovation. Within this niche, we are broadening our academic focus to build new transformational programs to cultivate creativity, innovation, and design thinking in a collaborative environment.

This 30,000 sq. ft. building, acquired in 2016, will house our rapidly expanding Creative Arts programs. It will include state-of-the-art design and art production spaces with computer labs, sound stages, screening theatre, an acting lab, and a performance stage. It will also include a new library, more faculty offices, and parking.

An open courtyard will foster community so critical to produce artistic excellence, innovation, and the building up of an authentic Catholic community.

Renovate Creative Arts Building - 2025 Goal

300

600

Fall 2020

Target Opening Date

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Student Enrollment

$8M

Cost

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St. Teresa of Calcutta Chapel

In 2016, the extraordinary generosity of many benefactors enabled the purchase of this beautiful 5000 sq. ft. Mediterranean Revival architectural style building, which was built in 1925. Its architect, Louis Gill, is considered one of the greatest architects in San Diego’s history.

The Chapel was named at the request of Terry and Barbara Caster, who were introduced to Mother Teresa in 1988. The Casters began supporting her Mexico ministry and together they built an orphanage and shelter for homeless in Tijuana.

Renovate St. Teresa of Calcutta Chapel - 2025 Goal

Seat

Target Opening Date

Cost

300

Fall 2021

$5M

How can you help?

Support Our Talented Students!

Student scholarship funding is our largest and most critical ongoing  financial need. Over 90% of our students receive institutional financial aid, which is provided by benefactors like you.

Scholarships are critical in bridging the gap between the cost of attendance and other financial aid, and are often the deciding factor on whether a student attends.

Your gift keeps tuition affordable and our education excellent.

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$45,000

Provides 3-year scholarship for a student

$5,000

Provides one-time emergency gap funding

$15,000

Provides 1-year scholarship for a student

$1,000

Contributes to our scholarship fund, helping students with critical need and great ability

You may support these bright students with a gift that is any combination of the following:

  • Annual or endowed
  • Need-based
  • Merit-based
  • Restricted according to criteria you choose

Endow Great Faculty

Faculty are critical to the JPCatholic experience.

The University has been able to attract a remarkably gifted group of scholars and teachers - masters who have written the texts and created masterpieces. Our faculty has high expectations and push our students to great heights. Our distinguished faculty are Christ-centered, drawn to intellectual rigor, academic debate, interdisciplinary idea-sharing and many have national prestige.

JPCatholic's goals are audacious - to provide preeminent graduate and undergraduate education, to gain a national reputation as a first-tier Creative Arts and Business Innovation institution, to prepare graduates to address the critical needs of society and our Church. The goals are well within reach, given reasonable funding.

How can you help?

Endowed a Chair and/or a new program

Provide the funds to attract a distinguished professor to lead an academic department and/or create a new degree program.

Endowed a Professor and/or
a new area of emphasis

Provide the funds to attract a distinguished professor to join the faculty and/or create a new area of emphasis within an existing degree program.

For more information on making a donation, please contact Derry Connolly, President at 858-653-6740 or email DConnolly@jpcatholic.com.

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Naming Opportunities

Please consider the following naming right opportunities or making a gift of any size to help expand our campus nucleus.

Escondido Campus

Investment

School for the Creative Arts

School of Business

Creative Arts Building Film
Studio Complex (130 S Maple)

Academic Building (155 W Grand)

Student Life Center (200 W Grand)

Auditorium /Theatre (TBD)

Library (131 S Broadway)

Business LaunchPad

$5M

$3M

$2M


$1M

$1M

$1M

$1M

$500K

Escondido Campus

Chapel Courtyard (240 S Maple)

Media Post-Production Lab

Large Classroom (155 W Grand)

Ideation Lounge

Edit Suites (2) (155 W Grand)

Small Classroom (3) (155 W Grand)

Sacristy

Confessional (155 W Grand)

Chapel Courtyard - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Investment

$250K

$250K

$100K

$75K

$25K

$25K

$25K

Named

Named

For more information on making a donation, please contact Derry Connolly, President at 858-653-6740 or email DConnolly@jpcatholic.com.

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Online

Make your tax-deductible donation now.

You can also donate online
from your checking account.

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Ways To Give

Personal Check

You can send your personal
check, payable to:

John Paul the Great
Catholic University

220 W. Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

858.653.6740

Talk in Person

For more details on making a
gift for the Chapel, please call:

DERRY CONNOLLY
President
858.653.6740 Ext 1501  DConnolly@jpcatholic.com

JAMIE MARK
Development Officer
858.247.3434
JMark@jpcatholic.com

“Those who perceive in themselves this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocation... feel at the same time the obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it at the service of their neighbor and of humanity as a whole.”

 

Pope St. John Paul II

Letter to Artists

© 2017 John Paul the Great Catholic University

$45,000

Provides 3-year scholarship for a student

$15,000

Provides 1-year scholarship for a student

$5,000

Provides one-time emergency gap funding

$1,000

Contributes to our scholarship fund, helping students with critical need and great ability

You may support these bright students with a gift that is any combination of the following:

  • Annual or endowed
  • Need-based
  • Merit-based
  • Restricted according to criteria you choose