Schulze Family Foundation Challenge Grant
Join the Effort to Support Families at St. Francis Xavier
St. Francis Xavier has received a $35,000 Challenge Grant from the Schulze Family Foundation to help make sure Catholic education remains available to families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dick Schulze, the founder of Best Buy, is a firm supporter of Catholic education and is committed to making sure no family is denied access to Catholic schools this year because of the economic consequences of the coronavirus. Our parish has been awarded the opportunity to take part in this great initiative, but first we need to meet the Schulze Family Foundation’s challenge: to raise $35,000 ourselves by August 31st of this year.
The money raised towards our goal will directly impact families for the upcoming school year. We will be able to award scholarships to young families who are facing economic uncertainty and hesitating to enroll because of it, as well as to offer financial aid to current families who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. Any money raised beyond our goal can be used to create a scholarship fund to help families afford Catholic education in our parish. We are asking everyone to join us in this exciting opportunity!
Every parishioner is invited to become part of this initiative not only through financial contribution, but also through promotion. Invite family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to support families seeking Catholic education at an uncertain time. Spread the word on social media and share it in our community. Together, we can launch a campaign of hope and promise for our community.
To contribute to the challenge grant, simply choose one of the following options:
- Send a check with “Schulze Family Challenge Grant” written on the memo line to the parish or school office (it also can be dropped off in the collection basket at Mass).
- Donate online at the following link (please note, there is a 3% processing charge for credit cards, so we encourage people to add that to their gift so all the intended donation is available to our families in need)