Give to the Max Day results: CDH No. 1 again

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

GIVE TO THE MAX DAY Logo HorizontalOther Catholic entities in top 25; St. Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation hold their own successful giving days

Once again donors to Cretin-Derham Hall High School made the St. Paul Catholic school the top recipient of gifts on Give to the Max Day, Nov. 12.

Catholic Charities, St. Joseph Church in Red Wing and De La Salle High School were also among the top 25 recipients of donors’ generosity in the online fundraising initiative. A total of $18,063,598 was raised for schools and nonprofit organizations across Minnesota.

Cretin-Derham Hall raised $506,601, with 1,061 donors participating. With the first place total, the school also will receive a $10,000 prize grant.

With more than 580 donors, Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis met a $100,000 matching grant which helped raise $253,569 — the seventh highest total — to care for homeless men and women at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul, which is in the midst of a building expansion project.

Gifts will provide those experiencing homelessness access to food, emergency shelter, and critical services like housing assistance, medical care, veteran’s benefits, and job skills training, according to a statement from Catholic Charities.

Red Wing’s Catholic parish was the ninth-highest gift raiser at $135,745.30. St. Joseph, which is celebrating its 150th year, will use the funds to support its many ministries and community services.

De La Salle was at the 25th spot, receiving $59,940 in donations for student scholarships. A dollar-for-dollar matching grant helped to push the total past the Minneapolis Catholic school’s $55,000 goal.

Meanwhile, some schools held their own, giving days separate from Give to the Max Day. Among them were St. Thomas Academy, which raised $536,632, and Visitation in Mendota Heights, which brought in $515,908 in donations as of Nov. 12.

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