2023 Saint John Bosco Fund

132% of $100,000 goal
This campaign ended on February 01, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Royal Palm Academy by clicking here!
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Michael Bussman photoMichael Bussman matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorAve Maria Mutual Funds matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000
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Swag bag! The first 10 donors at the $1000 or above level will get a free RPA swag bag!

Join us in partnership with Ave Maria Mutual Funds for our 2023 Saint John Bosco Fund Day of Giving, a 24-hour event to support our new Saint John Bosco Fund. #RPADayofGiving

Every gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 from Ave Maria Mutual Funds... and it begins with YOU! We are thrilled to introduce this new financial assistance fund. The purpose of this fund is to help deserving students and their families in our community who, without assistance, fall just short and cannot afford the stretch required to attain a Catholic, private education. Your donation today will help even more families send their children to Royal Palm Academy and receive the gift of Catholic education Each gift makes a difference, and we are counting on you. When combined with gifts from fellow parents, alumni, and friends, your gift adds up to big support for our school. Your participation matters! Please give today.

Grade-Level Competition: The top-3 grades with the highest total giving will earn a dress down day and class party for the entire grade level! 

The leaderboard and giving platform closes at midnight tonight!

We are almost at $100,000.... but let's keep going! Why Royal Palm Academy needs your help in our Day of Giving effort

In this short 2-minute video message, Head of School Mike Bussman talks about our school finances and why we have launched our Day of Giving effort. Each year, RPA provides about 35% of our families with $455,000 in financial assistance. We need your support to help us provide this important financial assistance for our families. Please continue to share, promote, and donate to our Saint John Bosco Day of Giving. Every dollar raised will help to offset the cost of financial assistance to families who want an RPA experience for their child.

Your support for our Day of Giving allows us to redirect income to other important school activities. This includes improving our student experience, expanding our clubs and athletics, improving our teacher compensation, and upgrading our school facilities.

It all comes together in this one Day of Giving effort! Thank you for your incredible support! Click here to support our Day of Giving: https://www.givecampus.com/0pd7ew

478 days ago by Michael Bussman
Who is Saint John Bosco?

We have reached 50% of our goal! This is a terrific milestone, thank you for your support for Royal Palm Academy. Our school motto is Semper Altius - Always Higher! Let’s push higher, reach our goal, and exceed our goal! 

In this video, Mr. Bussman talks about Saint John Bosco. Who is Saint John Bosco, and why was he selected for our Annual Day of Giving? Please watch this short message to learn more about this beloved patron saint of schoolchildren, and one of Mr. Bussman’s favorite saints.

478 days ago by Michael Bussman
A message from Ana Ozores on why she loves RPA!

Ana Ozores has been a beloved Spanish teacher at RPA for 24 years! She is the longest serving teacher in Royal Palm Academy's 25 year history. Ana was technically the 2nd teacher hired when RPA was first founded in 1998. Ana's love, passion, and dedication to our Catholic mission has been evident for over two decades. Ana brings vibrancy to our Spanish program for our students. RPA is proud to be a school where our students take Spanish 5 days a week!

479 days ago by Michael Bussman
Life on the RPA Ranch with Lisa Gorda and Linda Rinaldini

Two of our most experienced farm hands talk about life at the RPA Ranch. Lisa Gorda has been at RPA for 18 years, and Linda Rinaldini has been at RPA for 15 years. But they can't seem to wrangle up any students for our Day of Giving!

479 days ago by Michael Bussman
Why Erin Brady loves Royal Palm Academy!

Erin Brady has taught at Royal Palm Academy for over 18 years. She has recently taken on a new role as a Reading Specialist. Erin has made a positive impacts on the lives of hundreds of our students in her time at RPA. Thank you, Erin, for your continued love and support for our beautiful school family!

481 days ago by Michael Bussman

Donor Map
1. Grade-Level CompetitionRace to the top! Which classes will finish in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place? The top-3 classes will earn a dress down day and class party!
Grade LevelDonorsRaised ($)
8th Grade9$5,805
1st Grade42$14,538
3rd Grade21$15,525
6th Grade14$7,725
7th Grade13$5,220
2nd Grade33$12,690
4th Grade29$15,725
5th Grade23$6,805
2. Alumni LeaderboardGive back to RPA! What was your final year, or graduation year, at RPA? Which class will raise the most money?
Final Year (or Graduation Year)DonorsRaised ($)
Overall Leaderboard
Total GivingDonorsRaised ($)
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Parent icon55%Parents
Parent icon18%Grandparents
Gradhat icon6%Alumni
Suitcase icon16%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon14%Friends
Suitcase icon4%Board Members
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