DeLaSalle supporters raised nearly $205,000 in one day alone as part of the school’s first annual “De Day of Giving” on November 1. Alumni, parents, and friends of the school all contributed in support of student financial assistance and other student programs at the school. The full-day event was organized and managed by Director of Development, Kathi Eilers, and Annual Fund Manager, Christian Glanville `11, with the assistance of the entire De staff and many students.
Among the “Day of Giving” highlights….
- $204,912 raised. In one day.
- $112,291 Paid out in matching donations
- $85,306 Amount raised by returning givers
- $7,315 Amount raised by first-time givers
- 79 More gifts than last year
- 51 Number of first-time givers
The one day fundraising blitz replaced DeLaSalle’s participation in the annual “Give to the Max Day” sponsored by GiveMN. The school chose this year to break away from the “Give to the Max” tradition in order to maximize the impact of each dollar donated. With no fees and no restrictions, a much higher percentage of each gift will be managed directly by DeLaSalle.
DeLaSalle sustains its historic mission of outreach to people of all socio-economic backgrounds through programs such as the “De Day of Giving.” The school’s unwavering support of students and their families via a robust financial assistance program has been a hallmark of the school since DeLaSalle opened in 1900.
All families sacrifice and pay tuition to send their child to DeLaSalle. Approximately 53 percent of the student body receives need-based financial assistance at DeLaSalle, reducing the tuition charged to the family and making enrollment at the school more accessible.. All financial assistance is based upon family financial need analysis, academic effort by the student, and the student’s commitment to behavior expectations.
You can always make a gift to DeLaSalle by clicking here.