Record Staff Report
Sacred Heart Academy narrowly topped Mercy Academy last month to win the 2019 RivalsUnite4Girls Annual Fund Challenge.
The four all-girl Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville — Assumption High School, Mercy, Presentation and Sacred Heart academies — teamed up last month to raise money for their schools with the help of their alumnae.
From March 18 to March 21, alumnae were encouraged to financially support their schools’ annual funds. The school with the highest percentage of participation wins the challenge. Donors who contributed to the school between July 1, 2018, through March 21 counted toward the total.
Sacred Heart saw 18.6 percent of its alumnae donate to the school. Mercy had 17.84 percent participation. Presentation was a close third with 16.8 percent and Assumption drew participation from 14.81 percent of alumnae.
Sacred Heart Academy won the prize — a golden piggy bank.
In total, the four schools raised more than $240,000 from 3,546 alumnae.
“It’s a win for girls’ Catholic education here in Louisville,” said a news release from Sacred Heart.