$50,000 Annual Fund Challenge: We Did It! Thank You!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dear Parents and Alumni,

I'm thrilled to announce that thanks to your generosity we have met the $50,000 Annual Fund Challenge! More than 800 alumni and 76 percent of our parents have participated in the 2017-18 Annual Fund thus far, earning St. Pius X Catholic High School an additional $50,000 gift. Thank you for making this possible! The Annual Fund now stands at over $950,000 in pledges and gifts, an all-time high for St. Pius X.

The challenge set forth by several parents and alumni was to secure 700 alumni donors or 80 percent parent participation. If either of these goals was met, the school would earn an additional $50,000 for the Annual Fund. So far alumni giving has increased 23 percent over last year, with 815 donors as of today. And while we have not yet reached our goal of 80 percent, parent participation has increased 13.5 percent since last year.

Together we met our ultimate goal--which was to inspire families and alumni to show their support for St. Pius X through their Annual Fund giving. While we received many large gifts, it was the high rate of participation that unlocked these bonus dollars for St. Pius X and allowed us to be so successful. The power of many is evident at St. Pius X, and every year we need donors who give at every level in order to achieve success. If you haven't already, please consider joining us by giving today. St Pius X is a stronger, better school because of you - thank you!

Yours gratefully in Christ,

Chad Barwick