Congratulations, The St. Paul's Schools!

Rivals Forever, Champions Together. This year we're excited to see Boys' Latin and St. Paul's come together as champions of our respective communities. From May 18-22, we've set a goal of 347 donors, per school—the number of combined years our schools have been educating young men. While we'll forever remain rivals on the field, together we are champions leading our communities through unprecedented times. Thank you for your support!

Winner!

423 Donors

121% of 347 Donors goal

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412 Donors

118% of 347 Donors goal

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The St. Paul's Schools Updates

Special Announcement from Headmaster David Faus


Melissa Poland - 09:06 Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Help spread the word about the Laker-Crusader Challenge!


Want to help get the word out about the Laker-Crusader Challenge and encourage your friends and family to give? Become a Crusader Advocate in 3 easy steps:

  1.  Click on the Advocates button below the video
  2.  Create (or login into) a GiveCampus Account
  3. Share the challenge on your Facebook or Twitter using the Share or Tweet buttons on the Advocates page. You can also text or email a direct link to any of you contacts

It's that easy! Let's show our Crusader Pride all over Social Media, and use #LCC2020 #FightForBlueGold


Melissa Poland - 12:07 Thursday, May 14, 2020

Middle School President, Austin G. '24 has a special message for the SP community.


Gifts to the St. Paul's Fund are more important than ever to help support financial aid requests, salaries for teachers and staff, and technology necessary for distance learning.  
 
Thanks to the St. Paul's Alumni Association, the first $25,000 in gifts will be matched dollar for dollar! 

Melissa Poland - 06:47 Sunday, May 17, 2020

6th Annual Laker-Crusader Challenge Starts TODAY!


For more than 100 years, St. Paul's and Boys' Latin have competed on the field. During this unprecedented time, we have united off the field to celebrate the bond between our two schools and what makes us both champions in our communities. While we remain rivals forever, we are champions together.


Melissa Poland - 09:11 Monday, May 18, 2020

Why give to the Laker-Crusader Challenge?


Alumni board secretary, and current SP parent, Skip Gibson '91 shares why he feels it is important to support the Challenge now more than ever to keep our community safe, healthy, and strong.

We need 250 more gifts by midnight Friday to reach our goal. All gifts will be matched 1:1 up to $25,000 by the SP Alumni Association. Give Today!

Melissa Poland - 10:14 Tuesday, May 19, 2020

David Darrell '80 with a special message for the SP community


Melissa Poland - 04:49 Tuesday, May 19, 2020

We are tied with BL - Make you gift TODAY to help us retake the lead!


People are at the heart of what makes St. Paul's special. At this time, bringing our community together is more important than ever. While we can't physically be together to compete against Boys' Latin, the rivalry continues off the field!

Melissa Poland - 08:01 Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Mid-Day Score Update


Help SP stay in the lead with a gift today! All gifts benefit students and teachers by supporting COVID emergency assistance for families, including financial aid requests, fulfillment of faculty and staff salaries, and additional technology needs related to distance learning. Every gift matters - thank you!

Melissa Poland - 12:50 Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Coming Together for Our Community and Our Favorite Competition


Let's get the lead back, Crusaders!

Over the past nine weeks, we have come together as a community to celebrate what makes us St. Paul's and to support each other. Our love for our community and our sense of spirited competition continues. Let's rally together, take back the lead and reach our goal in the Laker-Crusader Challenge. We have just two days left.


Melissa Poland - 11:30 Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mr. Benzing, Middle School faculty member, with a message for the SP community


Melissa Poland - 03:36 Thursday, May 21, 2020

15 hours and 115 gifts to go!


Melissa Poland - 09:22 Friday, May 22, 2020

Upper School Class President, Joey C. '20, shares some final day encouragement


Despite this challenging time in our world, we have truly come together to celebrate the communities of St. Paul's and Boys' Latin. We are overwhelmed by your support and thrilled to carry on this spirited tradition with BL!

We have been neck and neck this week with our rival, and it's not too late to help get St. Paul's to our goal of 347 donors. Thank you for all that you do for SP!

Melissa Poland - 11:48 Friday, May 22, 2020

The Final Countdown - Only 35 gifts till goal!


Over the past nine weeks, we have come together as a community to support each other and celebrate what makes us St. Paul's. We are so grateful to the 307 people who have supported the Laker-Crusader Challenge! It's not too late to give. We have 10 hours left and just 35 gifts to reach our goal.

Gifts support COVID emergency assistance for families, fulfillment of faculty and staff salaries, and additional technology needs related to distance learning.

Thank you for your support!

Melissa Poland - 02:31 Friday, May 22, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Goal Met - We ARE St. Paul's! Thank you!!


Thanks to our loyal and generous SP community, we have reached our goal of 347 donors - but the competition isn't over yet! While we've reached our initial goal - we still have 6 hours left in the Laker-Crusader Challenge with BL to see which school finishes with the most donors. Who will come out on top?! #RivalsForeverChampionsTogether

We are overwhelmed by the love and spirit our community has shown over this past week, and over the past 9 weeks as we've transitioned to distance learning - this community is truly what makes St. Paul's special. 

Go Crusaders!

Melissa Poland - 06:33 Friday, May 22, 2020

Thank you for helping us WIN the Laker-Crusader Challenge


Thanks to our generous St. Paul's community, we received tremendous support and exceeded our goal of 347 donors in five days. The challenge yielded 423 gifts to the St. Paul's Fund and included a $25,000 matching gift from the Alumni Association.

During this unprecedented time, we united with Boys' Latin off the field to celebrate the bond between our two schools and what makes us both champions in our communities. Last week, more than 835 gifts were made to SP and BL combined!

While St. Paul's won the challenge, it is truly a win for both schools because we benefit from your strong community support. These gifts will support Covid emergency assistance for families, fulfillment of faculty and staff salaries, and additional technology needs related to distance learning. We appreciate your commitment to St. Paul's and all that you do to support our school.

Thank you!

Melissa Poland - 01:53 Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The Boys' Latin School of Maryland Updates

Special Announcement from Headmaster Chris Post


Mari Verrecchia-DeLonde - 11:24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Boys' Latin Vs. St. Paul's Top 10 Plays


Take a look back at the Top 10 plays from BL vs. SP games. Which play made #1?

Mari Verrecchia-DeLonde - 12:52 Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Laker - Crusader Challenge Podcast


Moderated by Taylor Stothoff '11 and produced by Myles Cohen '15Mac Kennedy '76 and St. Paul's Alumni Director Charley Mitchell recorded their thoughts on the history of our great lacrosse rivalry - and in all sports, too.  

The podcast is available on both Spotify and Apple podcast platforms - just search, "Beyond 822". 

Or use this link here: https://beyond822.sounder.fm/show/the-beyond-822-podcast

Mari Verrecchia-DeLonde - 12:48 Wednesday, May 20, 2020

An alumni message from Justin Hill '11


We're starting the third quarter of the Laker - Crusader Challenge and BL has taken the lead over St. Paul's with 175 - 163 donors! But the challenge isn't over yet. We still need your help to get us to the finish.

Help us beat SP and make a gift to the Laker Fund today. Any amount will go a long way and is much appreciated!

To give, click here: GiveCampus.com/TheBoysLatinSchoolofMaryland 

or Venmo @BoysLatinMD

#LakerCrusaderChallenge #RivalsForeverChampionsTogether #BLalumni #EQV

Mari Verrecchia-DeLonde - 10:26 Thursday, May 21, 2020

It's the end of the third quarter and we're down 23 behind the Crusaders. Let's Go Lakers!


At the end of the 3rd quarter of The Laker - Crusader Challenge we are down by 23 gifts.

No worries, there is still plenty of time left before the final whistle blows! Let's show SP what we're about!

To give, click here: https://www.givecampus.com/schools/TheBoysLatinSchoolofMaryland/laker-crusader-2020-challenge/ or Venmo 'BoysLatinMD'.

Thank you to all of you who have already made a gift to the challenge, as well as those of you who have made a gift this school year!

#LakerCrusaderChallenge #RivalsForeverChampionsTogether

#BLalumni #EQV

Mari Verrecchia-DeLonde - 04:08 Thursday, May 21, 2020

WE DID IT! THANK YOU LAKERS!



WE DID IT!

Thanks to our amazing Laker Community, we have reached our initial goal of 347 gifts in recognition of the historical Laker - Crusader Rivalry. This year our communities came together to show that while we will be always be rivals, together we can be champions.

But the game isn't over yet! While we have officially achieved our goal, there's still time on the clock to see who gets the most donors. Let's see who can get the most donors before the lights go out!

Mari Verrecchia-DeLonde - 08:34 Friday, May 22, 2020