Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
$5,115 raised for Holy Cross School through Catholic United Financial Raffle
Students at Holy Cross School who spent the past six weeks selling raffle tickets for the Annual Catholic Schools Raffle could finally relax and celebrate Thursday, March 1, after raising a grand total of $5,115 for their school this year.
Holy Cross School students took part in a tri-state raffle for Catholic education that raised more than $611,000 for Catholic education in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, by selling more than 120,000 raffle tickets at $5 apiece.
Catholic United Financial covered all costs associated with the raffle, printing more than 200,000 tickets and purchasing more than $45,000 in prizes. Participating schools, like Holy Cross School, submitted only the ticket stubs, keeping every dollar their children raised.
"We know a lot of focus is put on the grand prize drawing," Catholic United President Michael McGovern said. "But for us the big moment comes about a day before, when we find out the grand totals we helped each of these schools raise. Every penny of those amazing totals is theirs to keep, now that's a grand prize."
Along with the financial relief this program provides, Catholic United also rewarded top sellers and classrooms at each school, and the top three schools in terms of per-student ticket sales. These top performing schools, including St. Francis of the Lakes of Brainerd, St. Wendelin's Catholic School of St. Cloud, and St. Mary of Mount Carmel of Long Prairie, Minn., will receive a smart board package from Catholic United, valued at more than $3,000.
The Annual Catholic Schools Raffle has raised more than $1,088,000 for Catholic schools in the tri-state region in just three years. It will be back in 2013 with a goal of raising an additional $750,000.
About Catholic United Financial
Catholic United Financial helps every generation of the Catholic community thrive and grow. By striving to be the provider of choice for life insurance and retirement preparation for its 84,000 members and by giving back to the local communities through its 160 local councils, Catholic United has built a relationship with its members stretching back 134 years. Programs that provide matching grants to schools and churches, assistance to members in need, and education scholarships for young members have given millions of dollars to communities throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota. Based in St. Paul, Catholic United is a professional friend, helping its members to plan for the future, for every step of every journey, for life.
For more information about Catholic United Financial or its Foundation or Credit Union, call (651) 490-0170, (800) 568-6670, or visit online at www.catholic