Sacred Heart Web-A-Thon

409
Donors
102% of 400 Donor goal
$312,677
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $250

An Anonymous DonorKaren Cichon matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $30,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $60,000
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An Anonymous DonorDubravec Family gave $200 because $200 was donated in 2 days

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $30,000
Incentives
Generate 1 Gift
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Generate 1 gift and receive a Sacred Heart Parish or Academy bumper sticker!

Generate 5 Gifts
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Generate 5 gifts and receive an SHA travel mug or water bottle!

Donate $100
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Donate $100 and you will receive a Sacred Heart Parish or Academy Bumper Sticker!

Donate $250
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Donate $250 and receive a SHA branded travel coffee mug or Nalgene Water bottle

Donate $500
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Donate $500+ and be entered to win a three month membership to the Enthusiast Wine Club at Reserve Wine and Food. More info here: https://reservegr.com/wine-club/

Donate $1,000
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Donate $1000+ and be entered to win a six-course chef's tasting dinner with wine pairings at Reserve Wine & Food for four.

Donate $2,000
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Donate $2000+ and be entered to win a seven day stay at Villa Del Palmar Resort in Puerto Vallarta OR Cabo San Lucas. Also included is a $500 airfare voucher. Condo is a one bedroom unit with capacity to sleep four. Room amenities include complete kitchen. Travel dates would need to be chosen to be between May 2021-October 2021. Travel dates between May-October 2021. Owner will assist with booking. Booking must be completed by August 15 2021.

Donate $5,000
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Enjoy an Antipasto Dinner made by Father Sirico in his Rectory for 6 people!
About

Our annual auction has always been a beautiful way to build community and sustain the ministry of Sacred Heart Parish & Academy. This year, however, required a bit of innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit of our community did not disappoint! We are proud present to you the fruit of much creativity, talent, and generosity: 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 Saturday, September 26th at 6pm and kicks off this campaign! We will have three days to reach 400 donors! Will you be one of the 400?

Here’s the link to the live broadcast. If you cannot watch it live, don’t worry! We’ll post highlights on our update feed. There are some things you just can’t miss.

Your gift (of any size!) supports a Catholic community dedicated to the True, the Good and the Beautiful. 

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. 

Now, we have an opportunity. We’ve received a matching gift of $50,000! We have a goal of 400 donors and the first 300 gifts will be matched with $200 each! Please support Sacred Heart Parish & Academy! 

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 

How to support Sacred Heart:

  1. Pray for our community
  2. Consider your own gift of support
  3. Share this campaign and outreach with everyone you know!
  4. Record a personal plea video

Learn more about our Catholic Parish and Catholic classical academy here: https://www.sacredheartgr.org/ and https://sacredheartacademygr.org

Updates
Goal Achieved! Thank You!

Friends of Sacred Heart:

Thank you for your generous support. Together we reached 409 donors and raised $312,677 for Sacred Heart Parish and Academy. 

We could not have achieved this goal without you

Thank you for your personal generosity and thank you for sharing our mission with your friends and family. We are truly humbled by your support!

Every 50th donor will receive a bottle of wine AND a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.

    • Here are our winners:
      • 50th: Rose and James Bencik
      • 100th: Sean Nolan
      • 150th: Nicholas G. Hahn
      • 200th: Annemarie Nowak
      • 250th: Maria Tarasiewicz
      • 300th: Ian Monnin
      • 350th: Eric Stuck
      • 400th: Kyle Thelen

Learn more about our Catholic Parish and Catholic classical academy here: https://www.sacredheartgr.org/ and https://sacredheartacademygr.org

If you have any questions about Sacred Heart Parish or Academy please do not hesitate to contact me directly at ssurrell@sacredheartgr.org

23 days ago by Samantha Surrell
33 Hours Left! Napoleon Dynamite For Your Viewing Pleasure.

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

Please: SHARE our giving page with friends, family, neighbors, email contacts, social media feeds and 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: Annemarie Nowak
      • 250th: Maria Tarasiewicz

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
Web A Thon: After Broadcast Update!

Friends of Sacred Heart:

The Web-a-thon last evening was a great success and has just kicked off of our three-day campaign

We thank you for being a part of this effort to support the mission of Sacred Heart Parish & Academy thus far and we ask you to continue sharing our giving page to help us reach 400 donors - we have two more days to reach this goal! 

Here is a recap of the night, and following, information on how YOU can help us reach our goal.

Here's a recap of our riveting night: 

- In the last 24 hours we have raised over $100,000 for our Parish and Academy!

- Father Sirico and Judge Joe Scoville kept us entertained throughout the night with cameo appearances from Theo the dog!

- We enjoyed videos throughout the program including performances from our talented parishioners and students, interviews with Steve Ray and Al Kresta, blessings from Francis Cardinal Arinze and Raymond Cardinal Burke, and more! 

-Here is one highlight...more to come!

- Rock Phelps performed an amazing rendition of the dance from "Napoleon Dynamite" which won him the Grand Prize of our Talent Entries. Impressive, Rock!

- The following challenges were proposed and met:

  • Class of 2021 and Fr. Sirico - $500 if Fr. Ron would do a pirouette on live TV.  
  • Class of 2021 - $250 if Brian Gumbko would dance a jig on live TV.  
  • Zach Wendt - $1000 each if Zach Good and Tim Walsh would sing "I'm a Little Teapot" and do the motions live. 
  • Zach Good - $150 if Tim Walsh revealed the instrument he played in high school band via a video or photo (from the early '90s or today) posted to Thea Walsh's Facebook page. 
  • Lennon Family - $250 if Connor Dugan would sing the Notre Dame fight song. Preferably in a 1970s track suit. 
  • Class of 2021 - $500 if Mr. Maltbie declared a seniors-only jeans and SHA t-shirt day.
  • Tom Ayers - $500 if Gannon Hyland would shave half his beard and hair. 

The goal: Reach 400 Donors. We currently stand at 141 Donors. Here's how you can help us reach 400:

- Share heartfelt requests with this link to our video via social media, email, phone calls, texts and personal pleas. (When you do this, people support our mission!)

There are lots of incentives and matches still on the table!

- Every gift to 300 gifts is matched with $200 each!

- By donating, you could receive bumper stickers, academy swag, entries to win wine club memberships, a chef's tasting dinner, or trip to Mexico!

- Every 50th donor will receive a bottle of wine AND a $50 gift card to a local restaurant! (We are quickly approaching 150!)

Thank you! We are humbled by your generous response to our plea for your support!

26 days ago by Samantha Surrell
Personal Challenges

The gauntlet has been thrown down on a number of fronts! You are welcome and encouraged to make personal challenges while this campaign is running. See the full list below. Email zgood@sacredheartgr.org with YOUR challenge or your video proof of a challenge completed.

Jacinta Lietz - $75 if Jennifer Quiroz will sing the children's book Snuggle Puppy in a British accent. 

Jennifer Quiroz - $75 if Jacinta Lietz will sing the children's book Snuggle Puppy in a British accent. 

Brian Coughlin - $100 if Cecilia Black will play dulcimer and sing a verse of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

Fr. Ron and Zach Good - $250 each if Zach Wendt shaves his beard.

Claire Morin - $100 if Ginger Duncan will paint a portrait of her cats.

Moose Watch Party - $250 donation to watch Father and Judge do the cookie challenge.

Dave Phelps and Angela Vanhaistma - $200 if Michael Miller does a freestyle rap.

May Family - $300 for Mr. Maltbie to do the Chicken Dance.

Mary-Kate Thompson - $50 if Bridget Germano sings a read-aloud of Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman. (COMPLETED!)

Rainey Kolena - $100 if Mr. May sing the U of M fight song in Ohio State gear on video. (COMPLETED!)

Holly Nolan - $200 if Sean Nolan shaves off his "cute little beard".   (COMPLETED!)

Class of 2021 and Fr. Sirico - $500  if Fr. Ron will do a pirouette on live TV.  We knew he must have taken ballet as a youth to make him so light on his feet on the basketball court. (COMPLETED! - $250 from Class of 2021, $250 from Fr. Sirico)

Class of 2021 - $250 if Brian Gumbko to dance a jig on live TV.  Want to challenge his Italian pedigree if he can expand his boundaries to experience the true, good and beautiful. (COMPLETED!)

Zach Wendt - $1000 each if Zach Good and Tim Walsh sing "I'm a Little Teapot" and do the motions live. (COMPLETED!)

Zach Good - $150 if Tim Walsh reveals the instrument he played in high school band via a video (from the early '90s or today) posted to Thea Walsh's Facebook page. (COMPLETED $150)

Lennon Family - $250 if Connor Dugan sings the Notre Dame fight song. Preferably in a 1970s track suit. (COMPLETED!)

Class of 2021 - $500 for Mr. Maltbie to declare a seniors-only jeans and SHA t-shirt day. (COMPLETED!)

Tom Ayers - $500 for Gannon Hyland to shave half his beard and hair. Left or right hemisphere. (COMPLETED!)

Diane Black - Donate $300 via her advocate link (https://www.givecampus.com/i9s...) and receive a complete hardcover set of The Chronicles of Narnia. The second $300 donor receives a curated collection of used children's books. (COMPLETED!)

27 days ago by Zachary Good
Every 50th Donor Receives A Prize!

Every 50th donor up to 400 donors will receive a bottle of wine and a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. 

We'll keep the winners updated below:

50: Rose and James Bencik

100: Sean Nolan

150: Nicholas G. Hahn

200: Annemarie Nowak

250: Maria Tarasiewicz

300:

350:

400:

28 days ago by Samantha Surrell

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