FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT What does being a Knight mean to you? To your student(s)? One of the pieces of this year’s Extravaganza fundraiser was creating little Knight ‘shields’ which we gave to some of our students. They wrote what it meant to them to be a Knight. We were touched and impressed by their responses. “Being a Knight means being a leader,” wrote young Abby. Kaity said that “Being a Knight means being ambitious!” Others said it meant being helpful, being respectful, being kind to others or being a good student. Still others wrote that “Being a Knight means to follow Jesus” and “Being a Knight means being faithful.” Yes, they’re all correct. Being a Knight is all of those things. It’s just so simple, really. Our students get it. We want our students to do all of these things and know that you do, too. We also asked them why they love their teachers and the responses were sometimes hilarious. “My teacher is the best because she teaches the right stuff… most of the time.” One student wrote that he loves his school because he ‘gets to do math’. One of our favorites was from little Emmi, who wrote, “I love my teacher because she feeds me.” We think she meant actual food, but we know our teachers also ‘feed’ our students with knowledge and love. These messages from our young students ‘feed us’ and keep us inspired to continue working to support our schools and our teachers. You ‘feed us’ with your prayers and your support and for that, we are so grateful.
Susanne Halverson-Gale ‘94
Total Development Revenue - $900,000 2018-19 Development Revenue for Operations Gift Card Program Annual Appeal Bob Burns Dakota Bowl Tuition Assistance Extravaganza* Athletic Boosters Magazines Sales Opening Knighter Connections Business Directory Unrestricted Gifts and Donations
$649,000 $120,000 $116,000 $135,000 $39,000 $116,000 $50,000 $10,000 $22,000 $16,000 $25,000
2018-19 Development Revenue for Programs & Tuition Assistance: $251,000 Bob Burns Founders Club $2,000 Extravaganza* $45,000 Athletic Boosters $35,000 OGHS One Goal: $51,000 OGJH One Time Fund Time $40,000 Performing Arts Boosters $4,000 Go Give OG $55,000 St. Elizabeth Seton Tuition Assistance $16,000 10x12 Alumni Giving Program $3,000 * Total net for Extravaganza was $161,000.
2018-2019 Annual Report for the Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools