#RivalsUnite4Girls fundraiser benefits girls schools

The #RivalsUnite4Girls fundraising campaign netted a combined $116,823.37 from 1,364 donors.

The four all-girl Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville — Assumption High School and Mercy, Presentation and Sacred Heart academies — teamed up last month to raise money for their schools with the help of alumnae and friends. From April 14 to 17 alumnae, parents, grandparents and friends of the schools were encouraged to financially support their schools’ annual funds.

Typically the campaign is a chance for friendly competition between the schools — tracking donations and donors in bar graphs ­— but each school decided to put aside the competition aspect during this time of global pandemic.

Last year’s challenge raised more than $240,000 across the four schools in a four-day period, with more than 3,500 total alumnae participating.

“With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, donations to the annual fund are even more critical. The annual fund supports the operational budget, including the technology needed to provide online learning, and it bridges the gap between the cost of tuition and the true cost of educating each school’s students. This need will be even greater next school year as more students apply for financial aid,” a release from the schools said.

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