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Fundraising

Like all schools, St. Thomas the Apostle conducts a limited number of fundraisers during the year to help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of education.  Often, fundraisers also serve as valuable occasions to foster the relationship between St. Thomas the Apostle and the greater Hyde Park community.  Reach for the STArs and STArry Night are the work of the Advancement Office with the support of the School Board.  Wines and Steins is led by the STA Endowment Committee.  All fundraising events and programs succeed due to numerous dedicated parent volunteers.

Major fundraisers for 2017-18:

  • STArry Night, a community-wide event featuring dinner, a silent auction and raffles.  This is STA’s “gala” and is produced by a committee assembled by the Advancement Office with the support of the School Board. Next year’s event is scheduled for April 14, 2018.
  • Reach for the STArs, the annual appeal for St. Thomas the Apostle School, is now one of the two major efforts of the STA Advancement Office.  “Reach” made a very successful debut in the fall of 2016, raising $31,000 (matched by a generous donor).
  • Wines and Steins Harvest Festival, a wine and craft beer tasting event held in the fall to benefit the St. Thomas the Apostle School Endowment Fund.

While STA parents in particular are encouraged to assist in the planning and execution of at least one of the fundraisers, everyone is enthusiastically invited to join in the fun through their attendance or support!

For more information on how you can give to STA please contact Mary Alice Acton, Director of Advancement at 773-667-1142 or macton@stapostleschool.com.

St. Thomas the Apostle School Fundraising Policy

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