The Catholic Schools Raffle starts January 17 at St. Lawrence School in Milbank. You could turn five one-dollar bills into a 2020 Buick Encore or $20,000 in cash! Other amazing prizes total $40,000 in value. Each ticket purchased includes a chance to win. Plus, every penny of every ticket sold stays at St. Lawrence School.
St. Paul-based Catholic United Financial is the raffle’s sole sponsor, and provides all the prizes and promotional materials at no cost to the schools. Now in its 11th year, the Catholic Schools Raffle has raised over $8.5 million for Catholic schools in Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
This year, Catholic United is challenging the 89 participating schools to collectively raise $1 million. To help achieve this goal, St. Lawrence hopes to sell enough tickets to reach $15,000. The money allows schools to provide tuition assistance, update technology, or cover the cost of learning opportunities such as guest speakers and field trips.
“Catholic United’s mission since our founding 142 years ago has included supporting Catholic education, and we couldn’t be happier or prouder to support our schools with the Catholic Schools Raffle,” says Catholic United President Harald Borrmann. “Since the program started, we have invested nearly one million dollars in the raffle because we understand how this unique fundraiser greatly benefits the students and their teachers.”
Ticket sales begin January 17 and run through March 1. Tickets are only available at participating schools.The Grand Prize drawing takes place at 11 a.m. (CST) on Thursday, March 12 at Catholic United Financial’s home office in St. Paul, Minnesota.
About Catholic United Financial Catholic United Financial is one of the largest fraternal life insurance associations in the Upper Midwest, serving more than 75,000 members in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. As a not-for-profit company, Catholic United transforms profits from the sale of life insurance, annuities, and retirement products into programs that support and amplify the Catholic community’s ability to thrive and grow.