Cotter Receives Largest Gift in History

Cotter Receives Largest Gift in History Click to Enlarge

Cotter Schools received the largest gift in the schools’ 108-year history. A $15-20 million gift from the Slaggie Family Foundation will construct a state-of-the-art academic building for middle and high school students on the school’s Winona campus.

In addition, the Hiawatha Education Foundation is donating funds to strengthen the family tuition assistance program.

Sister Judith Schaefer, President of Cotter Schools, was full of gratitude and called the donations a testament to the education offered at Cotter.

Mike Slaggie said the gift was a result of the experience his family had a Cotter.

The primary focus of the construction will be a new building at the site of Roger Bacon Hall. The building will feature new classrooms, updated infrastructure, and modern science labs, in addition to a new cafeteria.

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