Students at Immaculate Conception wrap up another
From Catholic United Financial:
successful annual Catholic Schools Raffle, raising $8,370
Columbia Heights, MN -- It's the combined effort of students, families, staff and the community surrounding Immaculate Conception Catholic School that helped raise an amazing total of $8,370 for the school through the 2017 Catholic Schools Raffle.
While the annual fundraiser involves more than 80 schools in three states and raised over $1,066,450 in 2017, every dollar raised by Immaculate Conception stays right here in Columbia Heights.
"Again this year, our Catholic Schools Raffle is proving to be one of the largest fundraisers for parochial education in the Upper Midwest. To date, over $6 million has been raised, and we are incredibly proud that 100 percent of that total has gone directly to schools like Immaculate Conception to use in supporting their educational mission," Catholic United President Harald Borrmann said. "Congratulations to all the students, parents, faculty, administrators and neighbors who have helped make this program such an unqualified success. When so many good folks get together for a worthy cause, great things happen. Our sincerest thanks to all involved."
Before the Raffle began on Jan. 13, the staff at Immaculate Conception Catholic School set a fundraising goal. Sponsor Catholic United Financial provided all promotional materials, raffle tickets and prizes for the program to the school at no cost. Immaculate Conception provided the volunteers, energy and creativity to make the most of the six-week program.
Ticket sales and donations were collected by students and volunteers through Feb. 26, totaling $8,370. The Raffle wrapped up on March 9 with a prize drawing ceremony broadcast live on the Catholic United Financial website. The prizes, valued at more than $40,000 total, included a brand-new 2017 Jeep, vacation and travel packages, iPads, Amazon Fire TVs, and more.
Catholic United also rewarded the hard work of student ticket sellers. The top-selling student at Immaculate Conception won a new Kindle Fire tablet, and the top selling class won a pizza party. With this successful fundraiser now finished for the year, every student at the school will benefit.
The Annual Catholic Schools Raffle and Catholic United Financial have raised more than $6 million for Catholic schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas since 2009. Video, photos and a list of prizewinners and results will be available at
About Catholic United Financial
Catholic United Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that has served Catholics in the Upper Midwest since 1878. The company provides life insurance and retirement products for its 80,000 members, and returns a portion of its profits to local communities through programs like the Catholic Schools Raffle, Post-High School Tuition Scholarship, Gather4Good service events, and more. Based in St. Paul, Minn., Catholic United helps its members plan for every step of their life journey.