From: Angela O’Donoghue, Special Projects Manager, Catholic Foundation of North Georgia
For the fourth year, the Catholic Foundation sponsored #iGiveCatholic in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. It was, amazingly, the most successful year yet, with 90 ministries benefitting and over $970,000 raised thanks to 4,552 donors!
Most Dollars Raised – St. Monica Catholic Church: $47,935.33 from 186 donors
This year, St. Monica decided their #iGiveCatholic campaign would be used to support their twin parish, Sacre Coeur in Hinche, Haiti. The parish, which also runs a clinic for the community, depends on St. Monica’s support, and unable to host a gala this year, decided to promote it through #iGiveCatholic. They surpassed their goal of $40,000!
Highest Number of Donors – Cathedral of Christ the King: $45,485.00 from 379 donors
The Cathedral raised funds for Compassion Kitchen, an organization that connects struggling restaurants with families struggling to provide meals. Compassion Kitchen supports CTK parishioners, who are both included among the restaurant partners and meal recipients. Christ the King School also raised $2,575 for Compassion Kitchen through #iGiveCatholic. The parish far exceeded their $25,000 goal!
Schools (Most Dollars Raised):
High School – St. Pius X Catholic High School: $106,511 from 293 donors
This is the 4th year in a row as the top fundraising school in our archdiocese!
Again this year, St. Pius used #iGiveCatholic to raise money for their annual fund, which has covered many of the COVID-related expenses the school has encountered as they work to keep the students, faculty and staff safe and healthy.
Elementary School – Queen of Angels Catholic School: $80,961 from 296 donors
Queen of Angels raised money this year with the goals of refurbish the K-2 pod, achieve a 1:1 student to Chromebook ratio for grades 3-8, install additional security cameras around the school and fields, and enhance the visual and performing arts.
Noteworthy – Regina Caeli Academy: $81,740 from 250 donors
Regina Caeli Academy, a University style homeschool hybrid academy for nursery-12th grade, was second only to St. Pius in total funds raised! They raised money for their program nationally and secured three matching gifts that they unlocked during the #iGiveCatholic campaign!
Non-Profit/Ministry (Most Dollars Raised):
Georgia Tech Catholic Center: $36,936.00 from 127 donors
The Tech Catholic Center set a goal to gain support from 100 donors and raise $15,000, and they surpassed both goals! The funds raised will go toward supporting students during the pandemic, funding the Catholic Student Organization, attending to the list of building maintenance issues and supporting their FOCUS missionaries.
- 6 percent of gifts had fees covered
- All archdiocesan Catholic schools had at least one donation
- At the national level, #iGiveCatholic raised over $12.6 million throughout 42 dioceses and archdioceses to support 1,667 ministries
- Pius X Catholic High School, Regina Caeli Academy and Queen of Angels Catholic School were ranked numbers 13, 20 and 21 respectively in the top 25 national leaderboard
Thank you to all the donors for your generosity this year! God is so good and has provided so much for the needs of our archdiocese.