Donation Opportunities

Dear Friends of St. Gregory the Great,

The excitement is already building for the 2019 St. Gregory the Great “Diamond Gala – Cheers to 10 Years of Catholic School Education”, on May 18, 2019, taking place once again at the historic U.S. Grant Hotel. We are asking you to pledge your much-needed support today!

St. Gregory the Great Parish and School serves over 3,100 families in Scripps Ranch and its surrounding communities. The Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the key to our success is simple: YOU. Your donation of goods, services, or gift certificates for our Silent and Live Auctions and Opportunity Drawings is the most important way to ensure a successful fundraiser. Of course, a cash donation is always highly prized and greatly appreciated.

We are accepting donations NOW and will recognize your generosity IMMEDIATELY in our weekly parish and school bulletins, all Gala-related materials, and on our church and school websites. Imagine having your business listed and featured in our parish announcements, seen by thousands of families every week. The sooner your donation is received, the more exposure your business will enjoy!

All donations are tax deductible. Our 501(C)(3) tax-exempt I.D. number is 27-3935531.

Please complete the attached form and send it along with your check or donation to:

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and School
Attn: 2019 Gala – Brie Atwater
15315 Stonebridge Parkway
San Diego, CA 92131

As we continue to be stewards in and beyond our community, we appreciate your help in making our Gala an amazing success. We extend our heartfelt thanks for your support and generosity.

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Very Rev. Nicholas Clavin
Pastor, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church


Maeve O’Connell
Principal, St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

 

Auctions & Drawings

We need your help!  One of the many highlights of the Gala are the opportunities to go home with fabulous gifts and services purchased through the silent auction, live auction, and opportunity drawing.  We are looking for a variety of items to help build the excitement to make our event a success!

Popular items of interest include:

Special Experiences

  • Tour and lunch with celebrity or person of interest
  • Personal shopping and lunch with a fashion designer or stylist
  • “For a Year” items (flowers, parking, etc.)

Entertainment

  • Access to music/film/TV show taping, awards or premiers
  • Studio tours or backstage experiences
  • Tickets to a theater, musical concert, festival, museum, etc.

Travel

  • Cruises, sailing or use of private boat
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel/spa accommodations
  • Use of time-share or vacation home

Sports/Hobbies

  • Tickets or box seats to a sporting event
  • Training and lunch with a prominent sports figure
  • Sports equipment and/or private training lessons
  • Signed sports memorabilia
  • Golfing, fishing, rock climbing, racing, skiing, boating, surfing, paint
  • ball, hot air balloon experiences, etc.
  • Unique, custom or autographed musical instruments
  • Camp admission

Electronics

  • Apple watch, digital camera, GoPro camera, headphones

Luxury Goods

  • Designer accessories, apparel or fine jewelry, car, motorcycle, jet ski, etc.

Food, Wine & Dining Experiences

  • Gift certificates to restaurants
  • Wine/beer tours, tastings or cooking classes
  • Private chef or catering experiences
  • Bottle(s) of fine wine or liquor

If you can help, please complete the Commitment Form.

Donors will be listed in the event program. Gala proceeds will benefit the Saint Gregory the Great Parish and School.

Not sure what to donate?  Take a peek at our Amazon wish-list for ideas.  use the "Find a list/registry" link and search for St Gregory the Great.

Thank you for your support!

Sponsorship

Thank you for your interest in underwriting our event; we are profoundly grateful for your support.  For any contribution, Saint Gregory the Great parish and school will appropriately recognize your name in our gala event program, parish website, and church bulletin, providing exposure to over 3100 families. 

The sooner your donation is provided, the more exposure your company will receive!

If you can help, please complete the Sponsorship/Underwriting Commitment form.

 
Direct giving Auction

For guests that would like to participate with direct financial support, a fun way to participate is through the direct giving auction.  At some point during the program, the direct giving auction will commence, which has become an increasingly important part of our fund raising.

These auctions have been an exciting way for Saint Gregory the Great parish and school to receive your contribution and may well inspire your neighbor to contribute as well. 

Join in on the fun, it can be an exhilarating experience!

Online auctions have become an increasingly important part of development campaigns. Online Auctions can help increase the amount of contributions and auction items your organization receives, expand your reach, promote your fundraising event and motivate participants to bid more competitively. And, an online auction site provides supplemental revenue outlets that help your nonprofit raise even more money.

Online auctions can introduce your cause to countless new supporters. It offers philanthropic bidders the opportunity to purchase exclusive items at discounted prices while supporting worthwhile charities. An online auction can be integrated into your fundraising programs with ease, and even help your in-room live and silent auctions run more smoothly by reducing the logistical work involved on the day of your event.

- See more at: https://www.greatergiving.com/en/solutions/online-auctions#sthash.7YHNzaxs.dpuf

Online auctions have become an increasingly important part of development campaigns. Online Auctions can help increase the amount of contributions and auction items your organization receives, expand your reach, promote your fundraising event and motivate participants to bid more competitively. And, an online auction site provides supplemental revenue outlets that help your nonprofit raise even more money.

Online auctions can introduce your cause to countless new supporters. It offers philanthropic bidders the opportunity to purchase exclusive items at discounted prices while supporting worthwhile charities. An online auction can be integrated into your fundraising programs with ease, and even help your in-room live and silent auctions run more smoothly by reducing the logistical work involved on the day of your event.

- See more at: https://www.greatergiving.com/en/solutions/online-auctions#sthash.7YHNzaxs.dpuf
 
Legacy Circle

Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Parish has established a Legacy Circle to recognize individuals and families that contribute significantly to support the church and school. At the annual Gala there is an opportunity to participate in the Direct Giving portion of the evening. Those who contribute $1,000 or more will be included in the Legacy Circle.

All members of the Legacy Circle will be recognized and invited to an exclusive "thank you" dinner with Father Nick Clavin. This will be a time of fellowship and celebration of our stewardship of God's blessings.

If you are unable to attend this year's Gala but would like to be included in the Legacy Circle, please complete the RSVP card that accompanied your invitation and return it to the parish office with your contribution.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

 
Volunteer

Are you interested in donating your time?   We need your help to make this event a success.  Please help us and be a part of this elegant evening full of surprises and delights.  We especially welcome our youth to earn volunteer hours.

Sign-ups coming soon!  For more information, please contact: Brie Atwater • 858-342-7484 • 2019stgg.gala@gmail.com