Our fundraisers provide for many things in our school and parish that we could otherwise not afford. Over the years, the themes have changed but the message has always remained the same: “For the Love of Our Children.” Our chair people, their committees, volunteers and all of our wonderful donors are called to action for one reason - the love of our children. We have been blessed with outstanding support throughout the history of St. Gregory and we continue to need the support of everyone. The Walk-a-thon, Grand Auction and Annual Golf Tournament are the foundation of our fundraising. We pray for the continuing success of our school, we pray for the fulfillment of our children’s dreams, and we pray for the positive impact they have in our changing world. Much effort and support surrounds these events, and, as you would expect, it takes months of preparation from many people – but we are the Crusaders and we know that all of our efforts are worth it!
OUR FUNDRAISERS EVENTS
St. Gregory the Great Walk-a-thon has been a school tradition since 1992. This fundraiser event allows the children to make a visible contribution to their school while having fun. The Walk-a-thon encourages all families to be part of our wonderful community while raising funds to improve their school. These funds were used for different improvements to our school.
Enhancements include: state of the art computer equipment, library renovation, playground equipment, security system, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab upgrades and much more. The Walk-a-thon also contributes to the S.T.E.P Scholarship Fund. This fund helps our teachers to continue their advanced degrees.
What to Expect
Every year a group of wonderful volunteers work together on every aspect of this event. On Kick Off Day each family receives a packet with instructions on how to go about collecting donations. We accept donations online. Families will also be able to print and mail sponsor sheets with a bar code specific to their student. There are many incentives and prizes associated with full
participation when reaching their goal by the due dates. Included in your packet is information about the many different Underwriting Opportunities available for you to contribute in support of this event. For each $10.00 of Walk-a-thon underwriting donation you receive 1 hour towards your yearly family service hour expectation. On the Day of the Event, students and participating family members walk around a circuit in the school parking lot and enjoy a fun day full of different activities. Volunteers are the most integral part of our success. Be part of it!
St. Gregory the Great Grand Auction has been a school tradition since 1993. This fundraiser event allows the parents of our school as well as our parish members to mingle and party at a dinner auction while having the opportunity to raise funds for our school and parish. These improvements have included security upgrades, Interactive Learning Center, Playground Enhancements, and improvements to the Parish Center, Rectory, and Church. Additionally, the event has enabled us to keep our technology up-to-date by upgrading and buying Clear Touch Screens for classrooms, repairing damages of past hurricanes and providing a new roof for our school. This event has also contributed to our Endowment Scholarship Fund.
What to Expect
Every year a group of wonderful volunteers work together on every aspect of this event. All school families receive an invitation to the Auction. The night of the event you can enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction and a live auction. Remember that your night of fun is benefiting our students and future generation at St. Gregory the Great Parish and School. Each family is asked to participate in the Grand Raffle by purchasing one of three ticket options. If we reach the goal in ticket sales, the school students are granted an Auction Day Off.
One way you can participate is by donating items for the silent and or live auction. Some ideas are: donating gift cards to your favorite restaurants, donating a vacation week at a villa or time share you own, donating gift certificates for services, or airline tickets to a getaway spot you like to go to every year. These are great tax-deductible gifts. For each $10.00 of donation you will receive 1 hour towards your yearly family service hour expectation. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Underwriting is another important aspect of our Auction. There are opportunities at many levels. “Columns of Support” are a unique way for St. Gregory families to leave a legacy of memories for years to come.
$10,000 GRAND UNDERWRITER receives a “Prime Location” Breezeway Column of Support Commemorative Medallion.
“Prime Location” Breezeway Column of Support 12” Bronze Commemorative Medallion
(Front Row Column)
$5,000 GRAND UNDERWRITER receives a Breezeway Column of Support Commemorative Medallion.
Breezeway Column of Support 10” Bronze Commemorative Medallion
(Second Row Column)
St. Gregory the Great Golf Tournament has been a school tradition since 1993. This fundraising event allows the parish members to mingle and enjoy a fun day on the green. The Golf Tournament funds are used to augment ourEndowment Scholarship Fund. These funds assist worthy candidates to receive a Christian education that they might otherwise miss out on because of financial reasons. The accomplishments of our students and the school's record of achievements are due to your financial support.
What to Expect
All golfers will receive: luncheon & beverages throughout the tournament, dinner with 2 complimentary cocktails, a goody bag with golf towel, balls, and more. Schedule is as follows: 11:30 a.m. Registration, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Putting Contest, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start and 5:30 p.m. Awards & Buffet. Please help us by being one of our Major Sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities include: Grand Sponsor, Signature Sponsors, Luncheon Sponsor, Dinner Sponsor, and Cocktail Party Sponsor. Please contact the Development Office for details.
Perhaps you would like to be a Corporate Sponsor? This opportunity includes four golfers in the tournament, lunch and dinner, a Hole Sponsorship sign with your business information, recognition in the event program and in the church bulletin.
We are soliciting your help to make this event a success. We would be most grateful if you would Sponsor a Hole in the tournament. This is a great opportunity to advertise your business and support the Endowment Scholarship Fund as well.
You can also contribute by donating gifts and gift certificates to be used in our Chinese Action. Donors and sponsors will be listed in our parish bulletin, which goes to 3,000 families weekly. You will receive recognition in the event program, which is given to every golfer on the day of the event. For each $10.00 of donation you receive 1 hour towards your yearly family service hour expectation. All contributions are greatly appreciated.