2021 Parent Campaign

$53,597
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107% of $50,000 goal
146
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This campaign ended on March 03, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Boston Trinity Academy by clicking here!
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About


What a year it has been! Fortunately, we are getting through it by staying unified as a BTA community. For it is TOGETHER, WE RISE. 

To prepare for the school year, our tireless faculty and staff worked hard to develop a hybrid curriculum that required an immense amount of resources. 

We created health protocols, reconfigured classrooms, installed fans and air purifiers, built a new health office, stockpiled cleaning supplies, provided intensive professional development, and hired more faculty and staff to ensure a successful and safe year. 

Our faculty is working harder than ever to ensure that your children continue to receive an academically challenging and transformational education.

This year, our parent campaign goal is to raise $50,000 from 100% of our parents to help pay for these additional COVID-related costs. 

Please make as generous a gift as you can based on your own financial situation, whether it's $5 or $5,000. NOTE: Only your name and NOT your donation amount will be shown on GiveCampus.

P.S. If you prefer to donate by cash or check, we can manually add your gift to GiveCampus. 

P.P.S. When making a gift, please designate your gift to your student's grade level. If you have more than one student, you have the option of spreading your gift across multiple grade levels.


BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS!

If we reach:

  • $25,000 - Breakfast will be served to our teachers
  • $50,000 - Lunch will be served to our teachers

Because don't they deserve it for all their hard work? :-)

Make sure to leave an encouraging note on the donation checkout page and we'll post them all for the teachers to see.


BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS!

The grade with the highest parent giving participation (or any grade that reaches 100%) will receive a Chick-Fil-A party! 

Because who doesn't want a Chick-Fil-A party? :-)


Updates
Thank You! You Helped March Come in Like a Lion! 🦁


Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generous support of this year's Parent Campaign! 134 out of 191 families (70%) donated $53,417, surpassing our $50,000 goal! You have made your voice heard loud and clear: You love our teachers and highly value a Boston Trinity education.

Our teachers are looking forward to sharing in this victory when they enjoy a fantastic lunch provided by your generous giving. 

We were thrilled to see the final participation rates in each class. We decided to award a middle school AND upper school winner for parent participation. So drum roll, please...

Congratulations to the 6th, 7th, and 10th grades! Our middle school winners, the 6th and 7th grades, TIED at 87%. The 10th grade had the highest participation (80%) in the upper school. All of these classes will get a Chick-fil-A party!

If you haven't made a gift to the Parent Campaign, it's not too late. Please visit bostontrinity.org/donate.

Again, thank you to everyone who made a gift (or will give!) to support Boston Trinity Academy's Parent Campaign!



112 days ago by Caitlin Lee
We Hit $50,000! Let's See How Much Further We Can Go!

We did it! We blew past our $50,000 goal! We will be serving our teachers a delicious lunch. Thanks to you, our lion won't go hungry!

But the campaign isn't over yet! We still have 4 hours left in the campaign. Let's see how much we can raise before midnight.

Please give any amount to be included in class participation. Right now, 66% of our families have made a gift. We only need 27 more families for us to reach 80% participation.

And the 6th and 7th grade are TIED for 1st place! Let's see who will win the Chick-fil-A party.

113 days ago by Caitlin Lee
Participation Totals

Who's going to win the Chick-fil-A party?!  It's a close race!

9 PM (This will be our final update of the night.  We'll check back in the morning with our winners!):

7 PM:

5 PM (The 6th and 7th grade are TIED!):


2 PM:

1 PM:


113 days ago by Caitlin Lee
A Message from the Headmaster


Dear Parents,

Our 2021 Parent Campaign ends at midnight tonight.

Just under sixty percent of our families have now made a gift to support BTA. I am profoundly grateful to each and every one of you who has given. For those of you remaining, may I make one final appeal? Please, don't hesitateMake your gift now.

Your support is vital to the success of our school. Donations make up 20%, or about $800,000, of our budget. Without your support, we can't hire and retain the most dedicated and talented faculty. We can't maintain small class sizes. We can't keep tuition low and offer over 50% of our families a scholarship. And this year, we couldn't have provided a safe and effective hybrid learning environment. In short, we can't provide the transformational Christian education you know and love at BTA without YOU. 

Your gift, whether $5 or $5,000, shows your commitment to providing the best education for all our students.

Thank you also to all our parents who got us to 50% of our goal!

Because of YOU, our teachers enjoyed a delicious breakfast from Panera this morning. They all thank you from the bottom of their hearts. We are less than $2,200 from serving our teachers a lunch.

Show your appreciation for our teachers by making a gift now.

Thank you in advance for your support of the 2021 Parent Campaign.

With appreciation, 

Frank Guerra
Headmaster
BTA Alumni Parent '08

P. S. Throughout the school day, we will be updating our participation totals every hour on the hour on our campaign page. Be sure to follow along and see if your class will win a Chick-fil-A party.

 


113 days ago by Caitlin Lee
🎥 Hungry Lions Need Your Help! (One Day Left)

The Parent Campaign ends tomorrow! We are still $14,977 away from treating our teachers to lunch. Please don't let them go hungry...like our poor lion.

To help us reach our goal of $50,000, a generous donor has offered to match every dollar parents donate up to $5,000!

In addition, there are still matches left in the 8th, 10th, and 11th grade. Your donation could essentially be TRIPLED!

Your donation, no matter the amount, makes a huge difference!

Right now, only 51% of our families have contributed. Last year, 76% made a gift ranging from $20 to $60,000. Regardless of how much you donate, it's your PARTICIPATION that matters! 

Your participation tells our faculty that you are with them all the way. 100% of our faculty have made a donation because they understand how much it takes to live out our mission each and every day (this is virtually unheard of in other schools). And when I talk with outside donors, they want to know what our parent giving participation is because it is a sign of how invested our parents are in their own school. 

So your donation, no matter the amount, makes a huge difference!

We are down to the wire. We have 38 hours left for 56 families to donate in order to reach 80% parent participation. We know that every financial situation is different. Whether you can give $5 or $5,000, your gift speaks volumes!


P. S. 6th and 7th grades are SO close to 100%. Let's see if these TWO (and more?) classes can get a Chick-fil-A party!


114 days ago by Caitlin Lee
🎥See How Your Gifts Help Our Remote Students

This year, our commitment to knowing and loving every student extends to our fully remote students. In today's video, Dr. Teri Elliott-Hart, BTA's Remote Learning Coordinator, talks about how BTA teachers support our online learners.

We have 2 more days left in our campaign.  As of now, we need $17,677 to reach our $50,000 goal. When we do, we will serve our teachers a delicious lunch to celebrate.

To help us reach our final goal, one generous donor is offering a $5,000 matching gift for any donation made for any grade! Along with $2,500 in matching/challenge gifts in 8th, 10th, and 11th grade, that is $7,500 we could earn with your help.  We can't get to our goal without YOU!

Together, let's rise above this challenge and reach $50,000 by the end of this weekend!

Right now, 46% of our families have made a gift. Last year, 76% made a gift. I know we can beat last year's participation.  Wouldn't you want to count yourself as one of the many who have supported our students?

With your help, we can rise above the challenges of the pandemic and show our teachers how much we appreciate their hard work during this difficult year.

  

P. S. The campaign ends on Monday, March 1st.  Make your gift today!  


115 days ago by Caitlin Lee


In today's update, Julyssa Castro '21 shares how teachers like Ms. Haras helped her to rise above during a difficult time in her life.

Your support makes it possible for BTA to hire and retain passionate, caring teachers.

If you haven't given yet, I have an idea. Ask your child today who their favorite teacher is and why. Then, make a gift - whether $25 or $2,500 - in honor of that teacher!

We still have some very exciting dollar for dollar matches for you to DOUBLE the impact of your donation:

  • 8th grade:  dollar per donor, up to $500
  • 9th grade: up to $1,000
  • 10th grade:  dollar per donor, up to $500
  • 11th grade: up to $500

There are only 3 days left of the Parent Campaign.  Don't miss your chance to make a bigger impact with your gift.

P. S. 7th grade takes the lead! 8th, 11th, and 12th--it's not too late to catch up!


116 days ago by Caitlin Lee
Halfway Mark Reached! Thank You, Parents!

Great news! Because of your generous gifts, we are now past the halfway point of the campaign. We have raised $26,178! THANK YOU! 

To celebrate this milestone we will be providing the teachers with breakfast. Thanks for showing them the love with your heartfelt messages! 

In today's video, our upper class students share what they love most about BTA. Senior Candy Zhang echoes all of our thoughts when she says, "BTA is more than a school. It's a loving family."

There are just 4 days left in the campaign. If you have yet to make your gift, would you please join in today? There is a dollar for dollar match in 7th and 11th grade. And there is a dollar per donor match in 8th and 10th grade. Don't miss out on your chance to double the impact of your donation.

P. S. Can the 7th grade take 1st place away from the 6th grade? Let's see if they can do that today!


117 days ago by Caitlin Lee

We are so close to treating our teachers to breakfast! We only need $3,562 to reach our halfway mark goal. Our teachers have worked so hard this year. Just like our poor lion, they could really use a pick-me-up!

To help us reach this goal, one parent is offering a $2,500, dollar for dollar, matching gift. Let's reach $25,000 today!

In addition to our $2,500 matching gift, we have a few grade-level matching gifts:

  • Grade 10: dollar for dollar, up to $250
  • Grade 11: dollar for dollar, up to $500

If your child is in one of these grade levels, your gift could be TRIPLED!  You don't want to miss out on these opportunities to triple the impact of your donation.

Please help us treat our teachers to breakfast by making a gift today.

118 days ago by Caitlin Lee
🎥 Your Gifts Provide Support Staff

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our campaign so far!   We are very close to treating our teachers to breakfast.  Only $4,212 until we reach our halfway mark goal of $25,000.

This year, BTA hired five new faculty and staff members to assist in the demands of hybrid learning. In today's video, four of our new staff members share how they help students and keep everyone safe.

To help earn our teachers breakfast, don't miss out on these exciting matching/challenge opportunities:

  • 8th grade:  $20 per donor, up to $500
  • 10th grade:  $500 challenge if 25 donors make a gift (only need 10 more donors!)

We are off to a great start with 30% of our families making a gift. So far, the 6th grade is in the lead with parent participation, with 7th grade in a close second.


Don't forget--the grade level with the highest parent participation (or any grade level that reaches 100%) wins a Chick-fil-A party!

Please help us treat our teachers to breakfast and students to Chick-fil-A!



119 days ago by Caitlin Lee
🎥 Watch the Difference You Make for Middle School Students

Thank you again to everyone who came to our Parent Dinner and made our campaign kickoff a success! 

Today, I'd love to share a video that highlights our middle school students. They share what they are most thankful for at BTA. 

As of today, we are only $5,931 away from treating our teachers to breakfast! Let's hit our halfway mark goal of $25,000 by Wednesday, February 24 so that our teachers can enjoy a delicious breakfast this week.

We also have still matching/challenge gift offers for grades 8, 10, and 11. If you are a parent in these grade levels, please give today so that we don't lose out on these opportunities. Remember, the grade with the highest percentage of families giving (or any grade that reaches 100%) wins a Chick-fil-A party.  

Help your student get a delicious lunch by making a gift today. Thank you!

120 days ago by Caitlin Lee
Thank You for Joining Us at the Parent Dinner!



Thank you to all of our families who joined us at the Parent "Dinner" last night! With it being a virtual event, we had no idea what to expect. Altogether, 75 families logged into the Parent "Dinner," and 50 families joined the pre-event receptions. We were very happy to have so many people celebrate BTA with us.



Last night, we heard from many great speakers.  Parent Association President Bridget Dujardin [Maeve (10), Claire (8), and Ailish (8)] spoke of caring for each other as parents.  Headmaster Frank Guerra spoke about the heroic efforts of our faculty and staff this year and our hope to return fully in-person this fall.  David Mawhinney, Director of the Trinity Institute, gave a presentation about this year's J-Term on the Online World.  We heard from students, Carolina Florez (7), Philip Santos (10), Ehi Idemudia (10), and Tim Reiad (12), about their experiences this year at BTA.  We hope you enjoy the video above that shows what hybrid learning has been like for your students this year.

Finally, parents Tom and Christine Johnston [Teddy (11)] gave a heartfelt talk about how BTA has known and loved their son and invited all our parents to join them in supporting BTA this year. 

After the Johnston's speech, we kicked off our Parent Campaign. Our $5,000 matching gift was met within minutes as we quickly raised $15,335! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

We also raised $4,240 through our silent auction and raffle.  We will be contacting the winners shortly.  We hope you all enjoy your prizes!

We are now 30% of the way to our $50,000 goal. Our hope is for 100% of our parents to work together to reach (and surpass!) our goal by next Monday, March 1. Your support means the world to our teachers. 

Let's try and hit our halfway mark of $25,000 by this Wednesday, Feb. 24. If we do, we'll give our teachers a scrumptious breakfast this week!

Thank you again to everyone who attended the Parent Dinner. And thank you especially to our speakers and reception hosts. We appreciate all that you do!

121 days ago by Caitlin Lee

Giving by Grade
GradeDonors$ Raised
Grade 1219$16,173
Grade 0737$12,118
Grade 1033$11,261
Grade 1123$4,881
Grade 0923$4,092
Grade 0818$3,716
Grade 0613$1,356
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