Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation


Young minds will be inspired like never before in our new academic building, the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation.

The Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation will allow students to learn in collaborative and intrepid ways, giving them the skills to succeed in college and beyond. Carondelet launched its initiative to transform educational programming for young women with curriculum innovation and re-imagining utilization of space.

The Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation opened on November 14, 2019.

Center for Innovation
Goal: $16 million
Raised: $12.1 million

Updated: Dec. 18, 2019

Carondelet Athletics Complex
$14.5M fully funded

$7.5M fully funded


To learn more, contact:
Summer Staino  
Executive Director of Development
925.686.5353 x160


Naming Opportunities

Make your mark at the heart of our campus. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be prominently displayed at the I-Center on donor gratitude monuments and the Media Wall at events. Donor recognition is highlighted at the following levels:

$1,000+ $25,000+
$2,000+ $50,000+
$5,000+ $100,000+


Commitments received before December 31 will be recognized on our monuments in January.

► Naming opportunities brochure
► Multi-year pledge form



Naming Opportunities

The Commons $2,000,000  
Maker Space $1,000,000  
Media Wall $400,000 Committed
"The Kitchen" $250,000 Committed
Floor 2 Mezzanine $150,000  
Promenade - CHS/DLS $150,000  
Studios 1-4 (Floor 1) $150,000  
Studios 5-8 (Floor 2) $100,000  1 Committed 
Floor 2 Lounge $50,000 Committed
North Bridge $50,000 Committed
Terrace (East Courtyard) $50,000 Committed
Arcade $25,000 Committed
Balconies 5-8 (off Floor 2 studios)   $25,000  
Collaboratory (Floor 2 Conf.) $25,000 Committed
Hub (Floor 1 Conf.) $25,000 Committed
Lawn $25,000 Committed
South Bridge $25,000 Committed

►Locations & Details




  • 18,000 sq. ft. designed to maximize interaction and facilitate innovative effective curriculum
  • 8 innovation learning studios with movable glass walls and whiteboard walls to allow for collaboration 
  • Central atrium serves as a gathering space for entire community
  • Interactive media wall to showcase student artwork
  • Cafe for students to meet and relax

Groundbreaking - Oct. 11, 2018

Carondelet celebrated the beginning of construction on the Center for Innovation on October 11, 2018. Hundreds of students, teachers, and friends of the school joined us to mark the historic day! Read story.






The Carondelet Athletics Complex


The new home for Cougar Athletics is now open! Thanks our philanthropic community, our students have a home field advantage for the first time! See more about the CAC.