The #iGiveCatholic giving day is an initiative of the Catholic Foundation for the Archdiocese of New Orleans to promote charitable giving in the schools, parishes, and nonprofits of the Archdiocese. The giving day this year is on December 1, 2015. From 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM, secure, tax deductible donations will be accepted on https://igivecatholic.org/#npo/st-benilde-school. 100% of the donations you make for St. Benilde School will come directly to us! There is even a competition involved. The school with the highest number of new donors will receive a prize of $5,000, with lesser amounts also given to the 2nd and 3rd place schools. So mark down on your calendars December 1 and make your gift through iGiveCatholic.org, and help us win $5,000 more to benefit the children and teachers of St. Benilde School!
The Whitman Family Foundation - a long time family and alumni of SBS - have issued our community a challenge! They will match every gift to the St. Benilde Fund up to $20,000. So turn your $50 gift to a $100 gift, and let’s raise over $40,000 for our students and teachers!
St. Benilde School is committed to providing a high quality and affordable Catholic education to all people who desire it for their children - especially the children of St. Benilde Parish families. That is why starting in the 2012-2013 school year, the school established the Campaign for St. Benilde School, which includes the St. Benilde Fund (our annual giving appeal) and the annual Luck of the Irish Spring Gala. Since that time, many generous contributions from our many benefactors - including alumni, St. Benilde parishioners, faculty, staff, and parents - have allowed us to grow annual giving to the school from just $7,000 in the 2011-2012 school year to over $60,000! This in turn has allowed us to minimize tuition increases, provide scholarships to families with demonstrated need, and improve our school facilities and programs.
Please consider a gift to St. Benilde School. Your generosity is a necessary part of helping St. Benilde School fulfill our vision: To nurture and educate students in a family environment enabling each child to reach their full spiritual, academic, intellectual, and human potential in the Catholic tradition.