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Raider Day of Giving

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As a member of Raider Nation, you are a part of something bigger.

Together, our students, teachers, and alumni are changing the world.

On Thursday, June 9, Central Catholic celebrated our annual Raider Day of Giving, a powerful fundraising effort that connects everyone who loves and supports the missions of Central Catholic High School!

The record-shattering results are in...

1,408 gifts and $348,000 in support of Central Catholic's amazing students!

Thank you to everyone who supported Raider Day of Giving!

Thank you to everyone who made a Challenge Gift - we unlocked $125,000 in challenges!

Thank you to the Raider Day of Giving Virtual Ambassadors who gave their time to help spread the word with email and social media.

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You made our 2022 Raider Day of Giving one of our largest ever!

We received 307 first-time gifts to Raider Day of Giving, and 87 first-time gifts to Central Catholic!

We received gifts from every graduating class since 1955, 32 states, and six countries!

Official results, including raffle winners and top classes, are below.

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Total Gifts By Category

As of 12:00 PM, June 22, 2022
Total Gifts 1,408 gifts
Alumni/Students 789 gifts
Parents/Parents of Alumni 629 gifts
Current Parents 384 gifts
Faculty & Staff 95 gifts
Grandparents 85 gifts

*Please note: one gift can count in several categories (as a parent gift, as an alum gift, and as a faculty/staff gift if the giver is a member of each of those groups) - but it only counts as one gift toward the total number of gifts!

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Raider Day of Giving Raffle Prizes

Anyone who made a gift to Raider Day of Giving or completed the Alumni Update Form on that day was entered into a raffle for wonderful gifts and prizes!

The Class Competition

Alums at the Spicket River Brewery

Party with the President

The top FIVE classes with the highest number of gifts per class will be invited to a recognition event with CCHS President Christopher Sullivan '81! 

Top Classes

Place Class # of gifts
1st place 1994 47 gifts
2nd place 2000 35 gifts
3rd place 1998 32 gifts
4th place 1967 31 gifts
5th place (tie) 1966 29 gifts
5th place (tie) 2002 29 gifts
 

Honorable Mention

Place Class # of gifts
7th place 1989 26 gifts
8th place 1971 21 gifts
9th place 1997 19 gifts
10th place 1985 18 gifts

Prizes & Fun...

Raffle prize winners are listed above!

The Early Bird Gift...

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Are you "all in" for CCHS?

Anyone who made a gift to Raider Day of Giving before 7:00 AM will receive a limited-edition deck of Raider playing cards.

Donors After Dark...

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When the sun goes down, Raider Spirit keeps shining brightly!

Anyone who made a gift to Raider Day of Giving between 8pm and midnight EST will receive a CCHS Pocket LED Flashlight.

...& the Class Competition!

Alums at the Spicket River Brewery

Party with the President

The top FIVE classes with the highest number of gifts per class will be invited to a recognition event with CCHS President Christopher Sullivan '81!

Click here to view the Leaderboard!


$125,000 in Challenge Gifts!

Throughout the day, we announced challenges and incentives issued by generous alumni, parents, and supporters that helped make the day a resounding success.

The 'Grand Finale' Challenge: $20,000 for 1,000 gifts

Members of our Board of Directors have committed to donate an additional $20,000 as a final challenge to help us reach 1,000 gifts!

The 900 Gift Challenge: $10,000 for 900 gifts

The CCHS Development Committee and an anonymous alum have issued a challenge to get us 100 beyond goal. They will donate $10,000 once we reach 900 gifts!

The 800 Goal Challenge: $5,000 for 800 gifts

A generous alumnus from the Class of 1953 has issued a challenge to get us to goal. He will donate $5,000 once we reach our goal of 800 gifts!

The 750 Challenge: $10,000 for 750 gifts

A generous alumnus from the Class of 1987 has issued a challenge to get us nearly all the way to our goal! He will donate $10,000 once we reach 750 gifts!

The Board 550 Challenge: $10,000 for 550 gifts

The Board of Directors has issued a challenge to get us closer to our goal! Board members will donate $10,000 once we reach 550 gifts!

The Initial Challenge: $25,000 for 400 gifts

A generous alumnus from the Class of 1992 has issued a challenge to help us get off to a strong start that will bring us halfway to our goal.

The 1960's Decade Challenge: $5,000 for 100 gifts

A generous alumnus from the Class of 1964 has issued a challenge gift for 100 gifts from alumni who graduated in the 1960s.

The 2000's Challenge: $5,000 for 150 gifts

Loyal alumnus Al Peterson '50, a diehard Raider and supporter for the past 60 years, will donate $5,000 once total donations from the classes of 2000 through 2021 surpass 150 gifts!

The New Gift Challenge: $25,000 for 250 first-time gifts

A generous friend of CCHS has issued a New Gift Challenge: $2,500 for every 25 first-time gifts of any size to Raider Day of Giving. 

The Parent Challenge: $5,000 for 300 gifts

A group of generous parents and supporters have pledged to donate $1,000 for the first 100 gifts from current parents and an additional $1,000 for every 50 gifts from parents (up to 300 gifts).

The Class of 1984 Challenge: $5,000

Peter Burke '84 challenged his class to increase their participation (class participation nearly doubled!) with a $5,000 gift!

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Introduction & Overview

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The Advancement Team

Mr. David Erwin

Chief Advancement Officer

Mr. David DeFillippo

Advancement Associate

Mrs. Jennifer Plouffe

Associate Director of Advancement

Mr. Chuck Putney

Website Project & Content Manager

Mrs. Joelle Sader

Advancement Assistant

Mrs. Tammy Stott

Advancement Services Manager

Mrs. Theresa Taft

Alumni Engagement Associate

Mrs. Heather Torla Sousa

Annual Giving and Communications Manager