To: Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, EdD, President, DePaul University

DePaul Stadium Naming Rights

We ask that DePaul University donate the proceeds of the naming rights of its future stadium back to Chicago Public Schools. As Chicago taxpayers are helping to fund this stadium, we ask, in the spirit of St. Vincent DePaul, that the university steps up and gives back to the deserving students of Chicago Public Schools.

Why is this important?

In light of the budget crisis in Chicago, we feel it is reasonable to ask for a portion of the money made on this stadium deal to be given back to Chicago Public Schools to help fund our students' education so that someday they will be able to get into a wonderful University, such as DePaul.

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Reasons for signing

  • As a Catholic university, I do not understand how you can take TIF funds and funds from a bank to build a stadium. How does that fulfill your mission as an educational institution?
  • If we want Chicago students to someday play sports at the college level, we need to have a fully funded sports program in the public elementary and high schools so they can learn the skills they need to compete.
  • Money given by the state for this project should be given back to CPS.