Announcing New Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center

Kathy was a Carmel Catholic parent, volunteer, and Board member. Kathy’s four sons: Sam '01, Mike '03, Max '06, and Tom '10, were Carmel graduates, as was her husband, Joe. Kathy volunteered at Carmel for many years, including one term as a member of the Carmel Catholic Board of Directors. She loved Carmel Catholic for the great institution it is, and for what the school has done for her family.

Her husband, Joseph M. Nemmers Jr. ‘73, current Chairman of Carmel Catholic’s Board of Directors, donated $1 million on behalf of his family, the largest gift that Carmel Catholic has ever received. Nemmers is a long-time financial supporter of Carmel Catholic High School, as well as Catholic education initiatives in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Arizona.

“Kathy was a positive and optimistic person, and always a warm and gracious host,” said Nemmers. “Naming the new Welcome Center for her is a loving tribute to the welcoming person she was.”

Construction on the Kathy A. Nemmers Welcome Center will begin this month, with completion anticipated by August 2019. It will include a new main entrance to the school, with a pathway to the Mary of Mt. Carmel Garden, a modern lobby and greeting area, a new 2,268 sq.ft. conference center that was previously a deconsecrated chapel, and an outdoor reception area. The Welcome Center will provide new technology and dramatic design to provide a comfortable space for visitors and the Carmel community, all in the spirit of Carmel Catholic. 

Under the watchful eye of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel Catholic continues to accomplish the mission set in motion; developing the whole person in a faith-centered community built on the values of academic excellence and respect. Ongoing support from its constituents is vitally important to ensure that Carmel Catholic will be able to fulfill this mission for years to come.

Contributions made in memory of Kathy will be gratefully accepted to support additional enhancements for the Center.

For more information, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Alana Flatley at (847) 388-3338 or [email protected].