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Faith, Family Spirit, Academic Excellence

The BCS Foundation is dedicated to fostering the continued success and enrichment of the Billings Catholic Schools by providing and increasing an endowment and overseeing all fundraising efforts to ensure long and short term financial stability and support.

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Experience Mayfair

Mayfair began over forty years ago and is the largest annual fundraiser to benefit the Billings Catholic Schools. This premier event in Billings; gala dinner, auction, and carnival, is held the first weekend in May.

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Building On Faith Project

Billings Catholic Schools and the BCS Foundation are pleased to announce plans to construct a new state-of-the-art school on the property.

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Billings Catholic Schools Foundation

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The Foundation was formed in 2005 to serve as the philanthropic arm of the Billings Catholic Schools, to encompass the endowment known as the Billings Area Catholic Education Trust, BACET LLC., and develop and organize special events benefitting the Billings Catholic Schools, like Mayfair and the Annual Giving Campaign. Our fundraising efforts are overseen by a Board of Trustees, managed by the school’s President and the Foundation’s Executive Director.

The formation of the BCS Foundation is a tribute to the vision and mission of the original founders of BACET. In 1973, William Roscoe, Ralph Studer, Jack Tenge, Louis Hall, and Agnes O’Leary started the endowment known as BACET.

Through the collaborative efforts of the BCS Foundation Trustees and the BCS School Board, consistency and support will be provided to all fundraising activities, events, and projects benefiting the schools and students.

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News and Publications

  • Awards 2016

    Jacques, Turley, Pierson and St. Vincent Healthcare recognized at BCS Awards of Excellence

    By MIKE KORDENBROCK mkordenbrock@billingsgazette.com  Updated Feb 4, 2016 At a reception Wednesday after an all-schools Mass and annual awards ceremony, at which four people were recognized for their work with Billings Catholic Schools, one bespectacled face was notably absent. Dr. Craig Pierson, a Central High chemistry teacher and the 2016 Billings Catholic Schools Educator of

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    Fortin Foundation donates $1M to Catholic schools project

    By Matt Hudson mhudson@billingsgazette.com Photos by James Woodcock November 20, 2015 Billings Catholic Schools received a big donation toward its new K-8 school building, which is set to break ground this spring. The Fortin Foundation announced Friday that it’s giving $1 million to the schools for the project. The gift comes as Billings Catholic Schools

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    Final fundraising push is on for new K-8 building for Catholic Schools

    By MATT HUDSON mhudson@billingsgazette.com The next five months will be crunch time for supporters of Billings Catholic Schools as they launch a final fundraising push for a new school building. Administrators hope to break ground in March on an 87,000-square-foot school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, consolidating classes that are now spread over

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    Billings Catholic Schools halfway to $18M goal for new school

    By JORDON NIEDERMEIER jniedermeier@billingsgazette.com Jun 4, 2015 Billings Catholic Schools Foundation hashed out details of the future home of its kindergarten through eighth-grade students following an end-of-school Mass on Thursday. Rita Turley, chair of the foundation’s steering committee for the project, addressed a collection of parents, grandparents and interested community members at St. Bernard Catholic

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