Cristo Rey Charleston Feasibility Study Suspended
The Cristo Rey Charleston Feasibility Study has been working to determine the need for, and sustainability of, a future Cristo Rey school in the Diocese of Charleston since December 2018. The Feasibility Study examines demographic data, educational opportunity, religious, philanthropic, business, and community support, and other relevant market information.
After two years of tireless effort, and much consideration, the Cristo Rey Charleston Feasibility Study is suspending operations for a period of twenty-four months, or until circumstances make a successful Feasibility Study more probable. While we remain convinced of the need for a Cristo Rey high school in the Diocese of Charleston, the delayed passage of school choice legislation, and the challenges of meeting Feasibility Study benchmarks in the COVID-19 impacted climate have demonstrated that a school is not viable at this time.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Bishop Guglielmone and the Diocese of Charleston, and our dedicated volunteers, donors, and thought-partners for their support of our effort to bring the transformative opportunity of Cristo Rey to the families of the Diocese of Charleston. We will continue to communicate with leaders in the Charleston community regarding opportunities for relaunching a Study in the future, and deeply appreciate your support and prayers.
We thank you for your support of Cristo Rey. All remaining funds will be maintained by Cristo Rey Charleston during the suspension period for their original intended purpose. However, no additional donations will be accepted during the suspension period. If the Feasibility Study does not resume by the end of the two year period, Cristo Rey Charleston will be dissolved and the funds remaining at that time will be distributed to one or more charitable organizations in accordance with the IRS rules governing Cristo Rey Charleston’s 501(c)(3) classification.
Chair, Cristo Rey Feasibility Study