St. Ignatius Loyola was canonized on March 12, 1622. Because of his influence, students at Saint Ignatius High School have been formed in the Jesuit tradition to emerge as men who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving and committed to work for peace and justice.
As a way to honor him and the Jesuit mission of Saint Ignatius High School, alumni, parents, and friends were invited to participate in a 24-hour day of giving to support current students and families through tuition assitance.
At the end of the day, we reached 252% of our goal and raised a total of $248,252 towards tuition assistance! We are so grateful to all who participated through making gifts and sharing our message on social media. The money raised will be applied to our goal of $2.4 million for tuition assistance through the 2017-2018 Annual Fund.
The Day's Highlights
- We had 52 Early Bird Donors who started the day strong by making the first gifts between 12 and 8 a.m.
- We were halfway to our goal of 200 donors by 8 a.m. and unlocked our first matching gift for $50,000.
- We reached our goal of 200 donors by 2 p.m. and unlocked our second matching gift for $50,000.
- 60 donors made gifts during our Men for Others hours of 12 - 3 p.m. and Kevin Sauer '05 was the lucky winner of our A.M.D.G. package.
- Thomas P. Carney '59 created a challenge to give $3,000 if $70,000 more could be donated for the day. The challenge was accomplished before the day's end.
- Our Wildcat sports fans showed strong support between 3 and 5 p.m. for chances to win athletic prizes. Our winners were Dave Gaunter '97, Matt Keefe '92, Kevin Kavalec '13, John Conry '83, Neal Novak '65 and Pepper Mayor '09.
- Our 53-year veteran English teacher Tom Pasko Hon. '96 shared his own gratitude for the support of our donors. Watch Video
- Donors from the Class of 1996 won the alumni challenge by having the most number of donors from their class by 7 p.m.
- An additional matching gift of $50,000 was unlocked when we reached 300 donors.
- We finished the night strong with our Cleveland pride displayed by lighting the Terminal Tower blue and gold! Donors during these hours were eligible to win our popular Cleveland That I Love t-shirt. Winners include Michael Obrock '02, Kenneth Walsh '63 and Luke Dalla Riva '09.
- We had 96 Night Owl Donors from 9 - midnight who were entered in a drawing to win gift baskets from the Bookstore. Our winners are Charles Nusbaum '98, Tom Christy '02 and Theresa Wise.
- Jacob Maier '13 generated five gifts as a Giving Day Advocate by sharing his unique link! He received gift incentives for helping us share our message.
- We reached 252% of our goal of 200 donors at the stroke of midnight with a total of 504 donors for the day.