2021 Giving Day

$251,896
Donated
167% of $150,000 goal
184
Donors
This campaign ended on April 10, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Boston Trinity Academy by clicking here!
Matches
View All
An Anonymous DonorFaith (Hill) Hinz '06 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJohn Howard '08 and Udoka Obiora '12 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorBetsy and Jim Westra/Jean and John Peteet matched $50,000
About

With your support, BTA is providing a safe and transformational hybrid education. To date, we have had no COVID-19 transmissions in the school. To make this possible, we spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on campus reconfigurations, safety equipment, and hiring new faculty and staff. 

Unfortunately, this has left less funds for scholarships. Over 60% of our students receive $1.8 Million in scholarships each year, making us the #1 most diverse private high school in MA.

We need YOUR help to provide life-changing scholarships for our students! Over the next 16 hours, we need to raise $150,000. 

Your support helps our students to RISE ABOVE the challenges in their lives. Throughout the day, we will share inspiring stories that highlight just how this happens. 

Please give generously and share this Giving Day with your friends, family, and classmates who value the power of a transformative education.

P.S. We also have a silent auction with some amazing items here

Updates
Thank You!!!


Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generous support of our Giving Day! Thank you for helping us go well beyond our goal.  We couldn't have done it without you.

Thank you also to our Giving Day sponsors and Silent Auction donors. We appreciate all of your support for our school.

With appreciation,

Frank Guerra
Headmaster

74 days ago by Caitlin Lee
Silent Auction Closes at 9 PM


You have risen above today. Thanks to your generous support, we have blown past $200,000!

Let's keep going.  Every dollar you give goes towards our Scholarship Fund. You are providing a life-changing education. Help us reach $250,000 by 10 pm.

During our live program, we announced a $10,000 match. Thanks to you, we made that match during the program.

To close out Giving Day, one more donor has offered a $5,000 match. With their match, we only need $14,135 to hit $250,000.

Please give now to double the impact of your gift. 

You also have less than an hour to bid on our Silent Auction. One item up for bid is a gourmet, 3-course dinner for 6 delivered to your home.  It will make for a lovely evening for you and some friends. Go to bostontrinity.org/silentauction to win this item and more.

With appreciation,

Frank Guerra
Headmaster

75 days ago by Caitlin Lee
Please Join Us on Zoom Tonight at 7 PM EST


We are very excited to have you join us for our first-ever live Giving Day event. This evening, you will hear from two inspiring speakers about how your support provides our students with a life-changing education.

Our first speaker is Julyssa Castro '21, this year's Spiritual Life Prefect. Julyssa will share how your gifts helped her transform from a shy 8th grader to a joyful and vivacious leader in our community.

Our second speaker is BTA Trustee, Judge Herman J. Smith, Jr., a Retired Justice with the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Herman has a powerful story of facing racial injustice as a teenager in the 1960s. This story informs Herman's love and support for BTA.

To log into tonight's program, please click this Zoom link here. A pre-show slideshow will begin at 6:45 pm EST. The main program will begin at 7 pm EST. The program will be less than an hour. It will be a worthwhile investment of your time.

We have already surpassed our $150,000 goal. But we want to keep going. Let's reach $200,000 to give more students the opportunity to receive this transformative education.

We will see soon you online at 7 pm EST.


With appreciation,


Frank Guerra
Headmaster


P. S. Would you like to vacation in New Hampshire, Florida, or Mexico? Both of these are options in our Silent Auction. To bid on these exciting trips, please visit bostontrinity.org/silentauction.

75 days ago by Caitlin Lee
🎥 Watch How You Helped Mario Gonzalez '21 Rise Above

Your support provides a life-changing education for students like Mario Gonzalez '21. In this next video, Mario speaks about how Mr. Franklin, his Humanities and European History teacher, helped him push through his struggles in class. Your gifts create this empowering community, where students can reach their full potential.

You have given $161,120 so far. We have reached our $150,000 goal! Thank you for your amazing support. Let's keep going and raise $200,000. Every dollar raised helps more students experience a transformative BTA education.

There is still $2,000 in matching gift funds for alumni. Alumni, please take advantage of this opportunity to triple the impact of your donation.

Please make your gift today.  

Will we see you tonight at our live program at 7 pm EST on Zoom here? This will be an opportunity for you to hear directly from senior Julyssa Castro.


With appreciation,

Frank Guerra
Headmaster


P. S. You can score a great deal on a Microsoft Surface Laptop. This, and other tech items, are available in our Silent Auction. To bid on these items, please visit bostontrinity.org/silentauction.


75 days ago by Caitlin Lee
🎥 Your Support Helps Students Rise Up as Leaders

Your support provides students with faculty members who know and love them.  In our next video, Esther Udoakang '21, our Head Prefect, shares how her 6th grade teacher helped her to rise up as a leader at Boston Trinity Academy. Your gifts offer students the support they need to succeed at BTA, college, and beyond.

You successfully matched the Westras and Peteet's $50,000 matching gift.  Thank you for your generosity.  

Inspired by this matching gift, our Board of Trustees is offering a matching gift of $25,000 until 3pm.  In addition, we have a new alumni matching gift opportunity. Faith (Hill) Hinz '06 is matching every alumni donation, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000. That means there is $3,000 of matching funds for alumni.

If you have not made your gift yet, you have another opportunity to double (or quadruple, for alumni) the impact of your donation.

Please donate now. You can make a top-flight education possible for our students.

We are just a few hours away from our live program, starting at 7pm EST on Zoom here. We look forward to sharing more inspirational stories with you this evening.

With appreciation,

Frank Guerra
Headmaster

P. S. Would you like to spend 7 nights at a condo near Disney? This great vacation is available in our Silent Auction. You can bid on this and more at bostontrinity.org/silentauction.


75 days ago by Caitlin Lee
🎥 Watch How You Make a Difference for Phillip Yuan '21


Throughout Giving Day, we will be sharing stories of how your support is making an impact. Your gifts help our students rise above any challenge they may experience.  Our first video highlights the power of our Christ-centered community in lifting up Phillip Yuan '21 during a difficult time in his life.

Your support provides the loving community that students like Phillip need to rise above.

Right now, you can double the impact of your gift by taking advantage of a $50,000 matching gift until noon. In addition, there is a $2,500 matching gift for all alumni.

Please act now before the morning gets away from you. We want to make sure we claim every dollar to help our students rise above.

Please make your gift before noon.

Don't forget to tune in tonight for our live program at 7 pm EST on Zoom here. Julyssa Castro '21 and Judge Herman Smith, Jr. will be sharing powerful stories that you will not want to miss.

With appreciation,

Frank Guerra Headmaster

P. S. You can win the very popular half-day fishing tour with me in our Silent Auction. I guarantee you'll catch some great fish. Visit bostontrinity.org/silentauction before 9 pm tonight to bid on this and other exciting items.


75 days ago by Caitlin Lee
Giving Day Has Begun!


Thanks to your support, Boston Trinity Academy has thrived during the coronavirus pandemic. This is evident in this touching video of how our students have adapted to hybrid learning.    However, in order to make hybrid learning a success, we spent hundreds of thousands of dollars purchasing safety equipment, hiring additional faculty, and much more. Unfortunately, these expenses have left less money for scholarships.

Each year, our school awards $1.8 million in scholarships to over 60% of our student body. For many of our students, a BTA education is the key to a better life. Your support of our Scholarship Fund is more important than ever.

To help our students in need, our goal is to raise $150,000 by the end of the day.

We have a very exciting opportunity for you to help us meet our goal. Friends of the school, Betsy and Jim Westra, and BTA Advisors, Jean and John Peteet, have offered a combined $50,000 matching gift for all donations received by noon today.

In addition, two alumni, John Howard '08 and Udoka Obiora '12, have offered a combined $2,500 match for all alumni gifts. Please double (or triple, if you're an alum) the impact of your gift now. 

Throughout the day, we’ll be sharing individual stories of how your support helps students rise above the challenges they face in their lives. And our Giving Day will include a live program at 7 pm EST on Zoom here. The program will feature this year's Spiritual Life Prefect, Julyssa Castro '21, and BTA Trustee, Judge Herman J. Smith, Jr.

I hope you are inspired by what your support can do for our students.

Thank you for providing a transformative education to our students in need.

With appreciation,   

Frank Guerra 

Headmaster   


P. S. Our Silent Auction is another great way to support our students. Please visit bostontrinity.org/silentauction to bid on some great items before 9 pm tonight.

76 days ago by Caitlin Lee
Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We are grateful for the organizations and individuals who sponsored our 2021 Giving Day.  We'd like to give a special shout-out to our Gold Level sponsors. Thank you for all your support!

   

Gold Level Sponsors


Click here to view our full list of sponsors.

77 days ago by Caitlin Lee

Giving by ClassThe Giving by Class reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20061$30
20072$150
20081$500
20092$100
20101$500
20111$100
20124$311
20132$75
20145$895
20151$25
20163$155
20185$249
20195$591
20203$335
Donor Map
Most Recent Donors
Maritza Merino photo
Maritza Merino
Tony Tong photo
Tony Tong
Lisa Carter photo
Lisa Carter
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
Jonathan Joseph Hodge photo
Jonathan Joseph Hodge
Marianne Kane photo
Marianne Kane
Evan D Szatkowski photo
Evan D Szatkowski
Quincie Phillips photo
Quincie Phillips
Sam Ensslin photo
Sam Ensslin
View All Donors

Advocates

Betsy and Jim Westra/Jean and John Peteet photo
Betsy and Jim Westra/Jean and John Peteet
matched a total of $50,000
Board of Trustees photo
Board of Trustees
matched a total of $25,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $10,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $5,000
John Howard '08 and Udoka Obiora '12 photo
John Howard '08 and Udoka Obiora '12
matched a total of $2,500
Faith (Hill) Hinz '06 photo
Faith (Hill) Hinz '06
matched a total of $1,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 8 clicks and 2 gifts, totaling $200