Challenge Grant Report
January 5, 2018
We REACHED the GOAL!!
In July 2017, alumni-parents Rita & Lamar Hunt, Jr. through the Loretto Foundation generously committed an additional $500,000 Challenge Grant through the Loretto Foundation to encourage parents, alumni and friends to join together in support of the multi-year comprehensive AQUINAS 2020 campaign.
At the time, with Phase One nearing completion and fundraising for Phase Two in early stages, the Challenge was publicly announced in August/September. Since then, 239 new and 51 pledge-increase donors committed over $669,875 -- many responding during the final days of December. Pledges since July including the grant total over $1,169,875!
Thank you to our Communion of Saints for responding to the call! Sincerest gratitude goes out to the 287 donors who led the charge by supporting AQUINAS 2020 in its early stages prior to July 2017! To date a total of $4,954,141 has been pledged to the largest campaign ($6.5 M) since the school opened in 1988.
Thank you to the Hunt family
for helping invigorate the Saints community.
Thank you to those who have or will support
AQUINAS 2020: you are investing in the future of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!
We'll keep you posted on the status of Phase Two and
what it will take to finish this second portion of the campaign. With your help in conveying enthusiasm and commitment to friends and family, we'll continue the Saints' momentum in 2018.