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SFX FUNDRAISING OVERVIEW

 


Fundraising is an integral piece of the overall budget. Revenue generated from collected tuition fees and the parish subsidy do not cover all operating expenses.  There will be different programs and events running throughout the year affording families the opportunity to help support St. Francis Xavier School. Our biggest fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to SFX, is Building Our Future. Our goal is 100% participation!
 

BUILDING OUR FUTURE FUND

 

Please help close the gap between tuition charged and the cost to educate the children at St. Francis Xavier School.

One of the main priorities of St. Francis Xavier is to allow any family that wishes to educate their child within our halls the opportunity to do so.  In reality, the cost of educating a child at a Catholic school comes at a cost and often with financial sacrifice for many families.  Keeping tuition at a viable level, which allows families to send us their children, is a must.  In turn, a gap is created between revenue collected from tuition and the actual costs of educating our children.

Building Our Future is a fund that has a 100% return rate to SFX. 

Families can choose to support this fund in a variety of ways: electronic fund transfer; credit card; or check.   Each family will receive a BOF letter outlining the tuition gap specific to their family and a suggested donation amount.  There will also be instructions on how to initiate matching donations – we hope every family investigates this option!

Please consider establishing an automatic monthly payment as a quick and easy way to donate to Building Our Future. For example, if you arrange to have $100 withdrawn from your account each month beginning in September and ending in June – will have donated $1,000 in a ‘painless’ way!

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GOLF OUTING

 

This annual event generates approximately $20,000 in revenue each year and is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers.  Even if you do not golf, there are a few different ways to help support this great event via various forms of sponsorship and raffle tickets. Adults who aren’t able to golf during the day are invited to attend a dinner that evening.  This is an incredibly fun event run off-site that raises money for the school!
 

WHEN: Friday, September 13 
WHERE:  Old Oak Country Club in Homer Glen
CHAIRS: Julie & John Schaff
CO-CHAIRS:  Sandy & Jeremy Toczylowski

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GOLF OUTING - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

OKTOBERFEST

 

Started in 2017, this is now a much anticipated annual event at SFX.  Join us in our school parking lot for food, drink, live music, and good old-fashioned fun. Come for the stein hoisting & brats. Stay for the dancing!  Lederhosen optional!  There are additional ways to help support this great event via sponsorship and raffle tickets.  Bring all the adults in your family! This is an incredibly fun “adult only” event that raises great money for the school!


WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2019
WHERE: St. Francis Xavier School Parking Lot
CHAIRS: TBD

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FALCON 5K

 

This community building fundraiser is a tremendous SFX event.  It’s a great celebration of SFX, draws the community together, and raises terrific money for the school.  Revenue is generated through business sponsorship and race registrations.  It is a walk / run / stroller friendly event – everyone of every age is invited to participate.  Please consider registering your whole family for the event and inviting friends/neighbors to join you as well. New this year is the Falcon 5k web site! Everything is in one place making for easy registration and donation options. 

WHEN: Saturday November 2, 2019
CHAIRS: Meghan and Zachary Fijal

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FALCON 5K WEBSITE

 

AUCTION 2020

 

SFX hosts an Auction every other year.  This exciting event not only raises a significant amount of money for SFX, but it also brings the community together and celebrate!  The proceeds collected from the Auction are spread across TWO years.    The much anticipated theme for the next SFX Auction has been announced!

WHEN:  Saturday April 25, 2020
THEME:  SFX Super Hero Gala
CHAIRS:  Sarah and Dave Becker

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CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

 

BOOK FAIR

 

This great event serves as a fundraiser and as a shopping opportunity!  Anderson Books has a wide variety of items, in addition to books, available for sale.  One special touch at this event is the teacher wish list: a list of books teachers are “wishing” to receive as classroom gifts which families can purchase and gift to the classrooms. The Book Fair is also a great event where families can stock up on holiday gifts! 

WHEN: November 5th & 6th
CHAIRS: Tina Orlando, Julie Schaff & Rachel Malone

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RESTAURANT EVENTS

 

SFX partners with local restaurants to hold events throughout the year to raise funds for our school.  Restaurants differ in percentages they will share, but each event nets proceeds for SFX. It’s a delicious, easy way to not only support our school but also our local community!

WHEN: Events will be held throughout the school year.

CHAIRS: TBA

 

 

SHOP FOR SFX - SCRIP GIFT CARD / SHOPPING PROGRAM

 

Formerly known as GCG, Shop for SFX is a scrip program that allows you to buy gift cards, either plastic or electronic, from hundreds of vendors for all types of goods and services. In addition, families have the option of getting 40% of the profit back as a tuition credit. Families can buy gift cards for just about anything: groceries, gas, appliances, plane tickets, restaurants, clothing, office supplies, pet goods, and hotels. This program allows you to spend as you normally do, but with the added benefit of raising money for SFX and receiving tuition credit.  

WHEN: All Year

CHAIR: Katie Lutzow

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SHOP FOR SFX ORDER FORM

 

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION


In 1996. General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools – and so, Box Tops for Education™ was born. As part of the initial test program, Box Tops were only available on select Big G cereals, such as Cheerios™, Total™ and Lucky Charms™.

The program was such a huge success that it soon launched on other General Mills products and expanded across the nation. The program now includes brands such as Pillsbury™, Old El Paso™, Green Giant™, and non-food brands such as Ziploc®, Hefty®, Kleenex® and Scott® products and more!
 

WHEN: BoxTops are collected at points throughout the school year.
CHAIR: Veronica Ponce 

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AmazonSMILE

 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com.   The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Please choose St. Francis Xavier as that organization!   It’s an easy, one-time set up. Please take a moment to do so and make SFX ‘smile’ with every purchase you make on Amazon.com.


SHOP on AmazonSMILE

Bookmark the link!   Your purchases can make a difference!
 

ORIGINAL WORKS

 

A fundraising program that transforms SFX student artwork onto a variety of keepsake items!

WHEN: Spring

CHAIR: Emily Sifferman &  Liz Musker

 

THANK YOU!


We are most grateful for the continued support we receive each and every year. THANK YOU!