Join us as we celebrate our 6th annual Champagnat Day on Thursday, April 20. The 24-hour giving event commemorates the canonization of St. Marcellin Champagnat, the founder of the Marist Brothers, and celebrates those who live out the Marist mission — our students, faculty/staff, parents, alumni, and friends.
Our Giving Goal
Our goal this year is to raise $250,000 for the Marist Fund with the help of 1,200 donors so that we may continue to give students the advantage of an exceptional, Catholic education. Donors who give $50 or more will receive an embroidered Marist Chicago bucket hat, so you can wear your Marist pride wherever you go this summer.
All-New Giving Option Via Venmo
Marist is excited to offer the option to give Via Venmo this year on Champagnat Day. Venmo users can choose to make a donation to @MaristChicago-HighSchool charity account using their Venmo balance, debit or credit card, or a linked bank account. Venmo users will also be able to share a donation they made with their friends to encourage others to give, too. Scan the QR Code or click the link below to donate with Venmo. When you give via Venmo, please note your graduation year and any clubs or athletic teams you were a part of during your time at Marist.
Where to Give on Champagnat Day
Once again, we will have our Champagnat Day Campaign site that will give you real-time updates as we work toward reaching our goal of $250,000 with the support of 1200 donors on 4.20.23. Be sure to check in regularly to see our progress of meeting our goal and to see the names of who is donated on our name ticker.
Beyond the Bucket List: Simple Tips to Get You Up to Speed and Ready to Give on Champagnat Day
In order to make the most out of our giving day and our giving site, we are offering an overview to kickstart your understanding of what information it contains. Here are 5 simple tips to help navigate the site:
Check out our progress update in real-time, as generous supporters like you, donate on 4.20.23. Visit the site as often as you like for the latest news, & don’t forget to follow us on social, for our daytime live stream updates with Pat McGann ’94 and Alyssa Bergamini ’10. Followed by “The Not So Late Night Talk Show” with Fr. Tom Hurley ’85 and co-host Mike Brennan ’99.
Watch our video to learn about the campaign and get more insight on this year’s weeklong celebration leading up to our day of giving, as well as the giveaway – a Marist Chicago bucket hat – for donors who give $50 or more.
Learn about the Marist Fund. When you support Champagnat Day, you are giving to the Marist Fund. Highlighted on the page are ways that your contributions benefit Financial Aid, Academics, Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Mission & Service, & Student Activities. Visit to learn more.
Scope out our challenges. We’ve got Participation Challenges, Class Challenges, Team Fundraisers, Affinity Groups, and Current Student Challenges. We also will have Pop-Up Challenges, Decade Power Hours, and more on Champagnat Day. In honor of our 20th Anniversary of being coed, we have the Mama Poc’s 20th Anniversary Coed Challenge. New this year also is the Frank Manna Band Challenge.
Another feature sure to fuel a healthy dose of competition is our Fundraiser Leaderboard. Now you can see in real-time how your class, team, or affinity group is stacking up to both the Class Challenge itself and other Challenges. It most definitely will serve as inspiration to reach out to classmates to join the day and cross of another item on your bucket list.
Don’t Forget to Tune in for Our Live Stream Events
In addition to our check-ins throughout the day on social, we are highlighting or our daytime live stream updates with Pat McGann ’94 and Alyssa Bergamini ’10. Followed by “The Not So Late Night Talk Show” with Fr. Tom Hurley ’85 and co-host Mike Brennan ’99.
In order for us to reach our $250,000 goal,
we need your help. Visit us online.
Get our bucket hat on your bucket list, and give today.