Cor ad Cor Two Week Challenge

661
Donors
208% of 317 Donor goal
$102,968
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This campaign ended on May 08, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Sacred Heart Academy (MI) by clicking here!
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Morgan Anding photoMorgan Anding matched $31

Elly Blouw photoElly Blouw matched $100

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Cecilia Street photoCecilia Street matched $100

Ginger Duncan photoGinger Duncan matched $100

Brian Gumbko photoBrian Gumbko matched $100

Tess DeRocher photoTess DeRocher matched $100

Tanya Seif photoTanya Seif matched $100

An Anonymous Donorj calihan matched $500


Patrick Kilchermann photoPatrick Kilchermann matched $500


Mike Moose photoMike Moose matched $500

Robert Sirico photoRobert Sirico matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $3,900

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $6,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $30,000
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $100

Elly Blouw photoElly Blouw gave $1,500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $5,000 because 63 donors made a gift in 5 days
Incentives
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Generate 10 gifts and receive a $50 amazon gift card!

Generate 20 Gifts
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Generate 20 gifts and receive a $150 amazon gift card!

Donate $31.70
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Receive an SHA bumper sticker for giving 10 cents for each of our students, a total of $31.70!

Donate $317
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Receive an SHA Nalgene water bottle, stainless steel travel mug, and bumper sticker for giving a dollar for each of our 317 students!

Donate $1,317
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Receive a personal thank you note from a high school student as well as a leather hand crafted Magnificat cover made by the Contemplative Sisters of St. John.
About

Cor ad cor loquitur: Heart speaks to heart

Sacred Heart Academy is a small school in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a big vision for Catholic education. Since our re-founding as a Catholic classical academy in 2013, we have grown 359% with a current preschool through 12th grade enrollment of 317 students.

In June we will honor our first ever graduating class, 11 students who earned  the highest school average in the nation for the Classic Learning Test earlier this year. Help us commemorate our seniors and all of our 317 students in the Cor ad Cor Two Week Challenge!

We have 2 weeks to reach 317 donors - one gift for each of our 317 students and we can’t do it without you. Participate by watching, sharing the video (use the links beneath the video), and giving a gift of any amount.

Your gift supports our mission to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture through:

  • Funding scholarships for the 147 students (48% of the student body) who receive tuition assistance
  • Building an all new safe and fun playground for our students by Fall 2019!
  • Providing for our 3 Religious Sisters from the community that served Pope St. John Paul II's household, The Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Equipping our team of 38 faculty members with ongoing formation
  • Putting great books in the hands of our 317 students
  • Offering a quality classical curriculum (Our 12th graders received the highest class average in the nation on the Classic Learning Test!)

Learn more about our Catholic classical academy here: https://sacredheartacademygr.org

Updates
33 Hours Left! Like Napoleon Dynamite?

Share this campaign with your family and friends and your wildest dreams will come true.

Thank you, Rock, for this incredible rendition of Napoleon's dance. 

We currently have 190 gifts and have raised over $100,000. We have 33 hours left and we're asking you to help us make them count.

Please: 

  1. Watch our video and consider a gift (of any amount!) to support our mission. Let's knock this 400 donor goal out of the park.
  2. SHARE our giving page with friends, family, neighbors, email contacts, social media feeds!
    1.  Ask them to give at least $5 to honor this amazing performance and support the mission of our academy. This is where the magic happens! 

Of Note:

  • The first 300 donors will have their gift matched with $200 each!
  • Every 50th donor will receive a bottle of wine AND a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.
    • Current winners are:
      • 50th: Rose and James Bencik
      • 100th: Sean Nolan
      • 150th: Nicholas G. Hahn
      • 200th: Will it be you?
  • Receive SHA swag as a thank you for your gift! Choose your incentive at check out!

Learn more about our Catholic classical academy here: https://sacredheartacademygr.org

Time will run out 9/29 @ 11:59 pm -- Please watch our video, give a gift and share this challenge with others today!


25 days ago by Samantha Surrell
Invitation From Father Robert Sirico

Dear Friends of Sacred Heart Academy:

Join us tonight for our first-ever Web-a-thon, hosted by Father Sirico. Reminiscent of the Jerry Lewis telethon, this will be an evening of zany comic relief, dazzling performances, amazing giveaways, special prayers, and grand celebrations, all in support of Sacred Heart Parish & Academy!

The live broadcast begins tonight, Saturday, September 26th at 6pm!  

Find the live broadcast here at 6pm EST tonight: www.shwebathon.org. We hope to “see” you there! Thank you for your past support and thank you for considering joining us again, tonight!

More about Sacred Heart Parish & Academy:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish is a 115 year old, thriving Catholic community that promotes faith, brings hope, and fosters charity.

The largest apostolate of Sacred Heart Parish is Sacred Heart Academy, a nationally recognized, Catholic classical academy dedicated to assisting families, forming Catholics, and cultivating culture. 

Join our community as we:

  • Strive to follow Jesus in thought, word, and deed
  • Educate full time and homeschool partnership students in Pre-K through 12th grade who attend daily Mass, weekly Adoration, monthly confession, and receive an authentically Catholic education while studying a classical curriculum
  • Form Parishioners and students alike. In the last three years over 50 men and women of all ages have entered the Catholic Church at Sacred Heart
  • Offer the sacraments daily
  • Support four Priests and three religious sisters as well as a staff and faculty of over 40 

Join us tonight! www.shwebathon.org 

27 days ago by Samantha Surrell
Thank You: We Are Blown Away By Your Generosity! Video Included!

Wow! Thank you for your support! We are humbled by your generosity.

You have made this campaign an amazing success! You have helped us reach 660 generous donors in all 50 states raising over $102,000. You have helped to fund:

  • 147 students who receive tuition assistance 
  • The building of an all new safe and fun playground
  • Our 3 Religious Sisters from the community that served Pope St. John Paul II's household
  • Our team of 38 faculty members with ongoing formation
  • A quality classical curriculum (Our 12th graders received the highest class average in the nation on the Classic Learning Test!)
  • 317 students who begin each day with Mass, write in cursive, recite the pledge of allegiance, and receive an education focused on truth, beauty, and goodness

Thank you.

Please enjoy this video from our students, faculty and staff:

533 days ago by Samantha Surrell
24 Hours Left! Almost 100 K Raised! Thank You + Video

Thank you! We are overwhelmed by your generosity. It is humbling, motivating and life-giving for all of us to have your support. We promise to be good stewards of your gifts.

Be part of the final push of this successful campaign! If you haven’t shared yet, please do so today. 

  1. Click to reach the campaign page
  2. Click the sharing buttons beneath the video and share with your network! Just over 24 hours left!

People from 49 of the 50 states have donated! Thank you! (Know anyone in South Dakota?!)

Enjoy this video of our 8th graders reciting the Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:


Thank you!!

535 days ago by Samantha Surrell
475 Gifts! Thank You! Matching Gift And Challenge To Be Met!

Wow! Thank you! We have reached 475 donors and raised over $75,000 to support our mission of assisting families, forming Catholics, and cultivating culture! Praise God!

We have a matching gift and challenge on the table:

  • The next 21 donors will be matched with $100 each and once we hit 500 donors, $5,000 will be unlocked! 

Will you help us reach these next goals?  Share with your friends and family to help us finish strong! 4 days left!

  • Simply click the sharing buttons beneath the video to share via email, text and facebook!

PS: We have gifts from 46 STATES! Please help us ALL 50! We are in need of: Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, & West Virginia!

PPS: Parents - Check the "Donors" tab to see if your students will receive a pizza party! Classes need to hit 100% in this chart to receive the party - goal numbers are already set to 75%!)

538 days ago by Samantha Surrell
Goal Met In 5 Days! Over 345 Gifts: Thank You! Onwards And Upwards...!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

In 5 days we have reached well over 317 gifts - wow! 

Everyone of us: 317 students, 38 faculty members, and 3 sisters are grateful for your financial gift and sharing this campaign with your network.

We've already seen great success and have 9 days left!

Your gift supports students who:

  • Write in cursive every day
  • Attend Mass each morning
  • Adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday
  • Say the pledge of allegiance every day
  • Take entire courses devoted to Government (beginning with Plato) and Economics
  • Read great books including:
    • Chronicles of Narnia
    • Stories of Beatrix Potter
    • The Hobbit
    • Homer's Odyssey
    • Plays by William Shakespeare 
    • Dante's Inferno

9 Days Left: What's next?   Help us reach our next milestone by SHARING this campaign with your network! Every dollar counts and we have 9 days left! Help us to reach $100,000!

Click the buttons beneath the video to easily share via email, text, Facebook and more!

Hitting this next milestone would be a wonderful gift to our academy family. Thank you for your support.

Enjoy our 11th and 12th grade part time students caught singing in art class. :)

P.S: We have gifts from 44 STATES! Please help us ALL 50 we are in need of: Hawaii, Maine, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and New Jersey!

P.S.S: We have another matching gift! The next 100 gifts will be matched with $50 each.

543 days ago by Samantha Surrell
We've Reached 300 Donors Thank You! Message From The Senior Class:

300 donors! Thank you for your support! Help us reach our goal (and beyond!) by sharing with your network:  

Simply click on the sharing buttons beneath the video to share the mission of Sacred Heart Academy. We need your help!

Both your financial gift and taking a few minutes to share our campaign has a big impact:

  • Funding scholarships for the 147 students (48% of the student body) who receive tuition assistance
  • Building an all new safe and fun playground for our students by Fall 2019!
  • Providing for our 3 Religious Sisters from the community that served Pope St. John Paul II's household, The Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Equipping our team of 38 faculty members with ongoing formation
  • Putting great books in the hands of our 317 students
  • Offering a quality classical curriculum (Our 12th graders received the highest class average in the nation on the Classic Learning Test!)

Our 12th graders request your help:

If you haven't yet: Check out the personal pleas on the "Advocates" tab! See what the Montessori students love about SHA, how Mrs. Jessica Long teaches science through with faith and reason, and more!

PS: We'll share another video of "art class choir" when we hit 317 gifts!

543 days ago by Samantha Surrell
A Poem For You! Over 217 Donors Reached Thank You!

We have surpassed 217 donors and continue forth to our goal of 317! Thank you for your generosity! 

Please make sure to share this campaign with others - this is how we will meet our goal! 

Simply click on the sharing buttons beneath the video to share the mission of Sacred Heart Academy with your network. We can’t do this without you!

Enjoy a poetry recitation our 2nd graders prepared for you: Animal Crackers by Christopher Morley. Enjoy!

PS: Check out the personal pleas on the "Advocates" tab! See what the Montessori students love about SHA, how Mrs. Jessica Long teaches science through with faith and reason, and more!

545 days ago by Samantha Surrell
150 Thank You! Onward To 317! Enjoy 5th Hour Art "Choir"...

Thank you! We have surpassed 150 donors!

Our 5th hour art students were caught singing this afternoon as they worked on projects….enjoy the “Tantum Ergo” at the end of this post!

Please continue your impact by sharing our video with your network. 

We need your help! It’s easy to share:

  • Simply click on the sharing buttons (facebook, twitter, email and text) beneath the video. 
  • When you click text or email, this will copy a link you can paste in a message to your friends and family.

Thank you!



547 days ago by Samantha Surrell
On The Way To 317!


Thank you for your support of SHA! 

We have surpassed 100 donors  in one day thanks to your generosity! 

We still need your help: Please continue your impact by sharing our video with your network. It's easy to do! 

  • Simply click on the sharing buttons (facebook, twitter, email and text) beneath the video. 
  • When you click text or email, this will copy a link you can paste in a message to your friends and family.

Thank you for partnering with us to form the next generation and celebrate each of our 317 students! God bless you!

547 days ago by Samantha Surrell

Donor Map
SHA Class Participation - Classes that reach 100% in the chart below will receive a pizza party! (Goal numbers are set to 75% of the class)The SHA Class Participation - Classes that reach 100% in the chart below will receive a pizza party! (Goal numbers are set to 75% of the class) reflects giving from Parents
AffiliationDonors$ RaisedGoal (Donors)%
2 FT20$1,64815133.3
Montesorri20$2,53614142.9
7/8 CEC17$2,40414121.4
5/6 CEC17$2,24215113.3
4 FT17$93914121.4
9 FT16$2,74814114.3
1 FT16$1,49216100.0
7 FT15$1,38412125.0
3 FT15$1,59712125.0
8 FT15$2,08013115.4
9/10 CEC14$71214100.0
5 FT14$1,89311127.3
3/4 CEC14$2,06810140.0
6 FT13$82911118.2
11/12 CEC10$6491471.4
1/2 CEC9$9227128.6
12 FT8$3128100.0
11 FT7$7976116.7
10 FT7$771887.5
CGS2$75728.6
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