Something wonderful is happening at Bishop Ward High School! I am pleased to announce The St. Joseph Campaign for Bishop Ward – Build. Repair. Sustain. Through this campaign, we will renovate our facilities to ensure our students have access to state-of-the-art classroom and technology, address critical infrastructure repairs and facility improvements across our campus, and grow our endowment to keep Bishop Ward accessible to those who desire a strong, Catholic education.

Since 1908, Bishop Ward has been a “beacon of light on the hill” for an ever-changing and diverse community. As the only Catholic high school in Wyandotte County, Bishop Ward serves a vital role in our archdiocese. Today, I invite you to join me, our dedicated faculty and staff and our Board of Trustees, in supporting this extraordinary effort to build, repair and sustain Bishop Ward.

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Jay Dunlap, President


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Campaign Leadership

Jay Dunlap

Bob ’69 and Denise ’71 Beaman
Marianne and Bill Dunn, Jr.

Honorary Chairs
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
David and Barbara Dehaemers
Bob ’65 and Jane ’66 Druten
Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr.
Msgr. Michael Mullen ‘54
Msgr. Stuart W. Swetland

Campaign Cabinet
Damian ’96 and Malinda Brandenburg
John ’64 and Laura ’65 Caulfield
Pat ’65 and Rosie Crilly
Mike Forsythe ‘66
Craig ’72 and Karen ’72 Gaffney
Maureen Mahoney ‘74
Bill Maloney
Bill ’69 and Mary ’70 Moon
Jim ’64 and Linda ’65 Pearson
Paul Rodriguez ‘75

Alumni Ambassador Chair
Greg Duggins ‘83

Development Counsel
Steier Group

Campaign Prayer

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus and spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray for the Bishop Ward High School family, its students, families, faculty, staff, alumni and benefactors. Join us in asking God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to empower us to build, repair and sustain Bishop Ward High School, thereby bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to future generations in the urban core of Kansas City, Kansas. 

 In Nazareth, hidden from the world, Jesus grew, and the love that saves all humanity took shape. Grant that we, too, might grow in that love through faith and service. St. Joseph, may we work as you did in faith, hope and charity, and may the needs of our Bishop Ward family be met as the needs of the Holy Family were met by your work and the grace of God. May the Lord grant success to this campaign. We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Contact Us.

For questions, or for more information, please contact Kerry Stein, Director of Advancement, at kstein@wardhigh.org or 913.229.3819