All Saints Catholic Academy relies on the financial and volunteer help of its many supporters. If you have questions on how to help us financially or wish to give to a specific project, please call (630) 961-6125.
Please note that All Saints Catholic Academy is a Religious organization that falls under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. It is always a good idea to consult with your tax advisers or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.
Fundraising Opportunities at All Saints
Find out more about the various fundraising opportunities available at All Saints, and what they support.
DDA 2023: Great Gatsby Gala – Saturday, March 18, 2023
The Dinner Dance Auction Countdown is ON!
Save the date for the biggest party at All Saints. This year’s DDA, the Great Gatsby Gala, will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.
It is our biggest fundraiser of the school year and a great time for all who attend. Make sure you have the night on your calendar, and line up your babysitters now!
In the information packet there are several forms outlining ways you can contribute. Questions? Contact DDA@ascacademy.org.
Click here for the 2023 DDA - Great Gatsby Gala website.
NEW - Deadline for Auction Donations – extended to Friday, February 10
Items have started to come in and we are all in for a real treat with these amazing donations. To help make these items even more bid worthy (if that is even possible), we are extending the deadline for donations until Friday, February 10th. That gives everyone an additional two weeks!!
ALWAYS POPULAR: airline points, hotel points, or vacation homes (near and far). Best part: item donations to the DDA can impact your 2022-2023 Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO).
NEW – How to Win Big with this Year’s DDA!
Your child should have received an envelope with 50/50 tickets and cash calendars for sale- check their backpacks! Selling these items is completely optional, but adds to the excitement of the event.
- Way to Win Big #1: 50/50 tickets are $10 each – the bigger the jackpot, the bigger the deposit into your bank account!
- Way to Win Big #2: Cash Calendars are $10 each- and starting Friday, February 17, a daily winner will be drawn to win a cash prize of $20, $50, $100, or $200 for the 30 days leading up to our Dinner Dance Auction on March 18th. Winners will be re-entered so everyone has 30 chances to win. Want more than 30 chances to win some cold, hard cash? Buy more than 1 calendar, and increase your odds!
- Way to Win Really Big #3: The last raffle to get in on is our Tuition Credit Raffle. Tickets can be purchased directly on our DDA website. Don’t miss your chance to win a $5,000 tuition credit for the 2023-2024 school year! Only 150 tickets will be sold- those are some pretty amazing odds of being our lucky winner!
Need an Incentive? The homeroom with the highest total of sales from the 50/50 Raffle and the Cash Calendar Raffle will receive either an out of uniform day or ice cream party to be chosen by the winning homeroom. What grandparent or neighbor can say no to a chance to win big and help our school?
Click here for the DDA website for more information. Questions? Contact DDA@ascacademy.org.
NEW THIS YEAR: The Great Gatsby Gala Cash Calendar Raffle
This one is really exciting!!!!! 30 chances to win – one cash prize per day, every day starting Friday, February 17, and continuing through Thursday, March 17. Win $20, $50, $100, or $200 simply by purchasing a $10 calendar.
You have got to be saying to yourself right about now, “How do I get in on this???”
All you have to do is purchase a $10 calendar and you will be entered to win the daily cash prize each day, every day for 30 days straight. If you are one of the lucky winners, you will be re-entered into the daily drawing to have a chance to win even bigger! Sign me up !!! (much better odds than Powerball)
To purchase your calendar:
- To pay by cash or check: click here for the form. Fill out the bottom of your form, and return with your $10 payment.
Questions? Contact DDA@ascacademy.org.
Please consider an item donation to this year's auction. Your personal donation can earn credit toward your Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO) up to $500 for this school year for the amount your item sells for at the auction. Best sellers are vacation getaways, golf outings and outdoor adventures. Click here for the Auction Donation Form. The form and your personal donation are due no later than Monday, January 30, 2023.
This donation helps the DDA committee to supplement auction items and create more desirable packages. The cash amount (up to $500) directly offsets your Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO). You can make this payment via your FACTS account, cash, or check payable to ASCA. Click here for the form that is due no later than Friday, January 13, 2023.
Tuition Credit Raffle
Buy a ticket for the Tuition Credit Raffle, and you could be the winner of a $5,000 tuition credit for the 2023-2024 school year. Tickets are $100 each, and only 150 total tickets will be sold. There will be an Early Bird Drawing where the winner will win their 2023-2024 student fees for one student. Tickets will be sold before and after Mass each week. Click here for the form. The winner of the $5,000 tuition credit will be drawn during the Great Gatsby Gala on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Please note that Tuition Credit Raffle Ticket purchases do not count toward the FFO.
The lucky winner takes 50% of the pot - what could be better? Tickets will be sold before and after Mass each week. Please note that 50/50 Ticket purchases do not count toward the FFO.
Saintly Spot Ad
Saintly Spot Ads can be found in the DDA Auction Catalog. Celebrate the special moments in your child’s life: their graduation, their First Communion, their sports team or scout troop, or any other special day or event. Ads are $50, and families can participate together. Click here for the form. The Saintly Spot Ad submission deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023. Please note that Saintly Spot Ad purchases do not count toward the FFO.
Corporate Sponsor/Advertising Opportunities
If you or anyone you know would be interested in being a corporate sponsor or placing an advertisement in our auction catalog, there are many benefits. Corporate sponsors receive recognition during the event with your name and logo as well as your ad copy and artwork in our auction catalog. Your company will be recognized on our auction website with a link to your business, and you will also have the option of having your name and logo on a banner that will be displayed on Aurora Avenue the week of the event.
The deadline to submit your Sponsorship and Adverting Opportunities is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Click here for Corporate Sponsorship Form. Click here for the Advertising Opportunities Form. Please note that Sponsorship or Advertising purchases do not count toward the FFO.
Please direct questions or interest in joining the DDA team to email@example.com.
Last, but certainly not least, DDA is a great way to get involved, meet other parents and share your talents. We are always looking for help, so reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you started!
The DDA Forms Finder
2023 DDA Advertising Form - click here
2023 DDA Auction Donation Form - click here
2023 DDA Cash Donation Form - click here
2023 DDA Corporate Sponsor Form - click here
2023 DDA Saintly Spot Form - click here
2023 DDA Tuition Credit Raffle Form - click here
Click here for a copy of the packet that was sent home with all youngest and only students in December.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF DDA!
Our 2022 Shine Bright - Light Up the Night Gala was a great success - in large part - due to our many generous sponsors. We sincerely hope that you will patronize them, and thank them for their kind support of All Saints Catholic Academy (please click on their logos for more information).
Our 2022 Cornerstone Sponsors
Our 2022 Patron Sponsors
Our 2022 Tuition Credit Raffle Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weinewuth
Proud Parents of Elizabeth ‘09, Hannah ‘11, Rebekah ‘13, and Mark ‘16
Our 2022 Blue and Gold Sponsors
St Thomas the Apostle, Naperville
Our Additional Generous Sponsors
Raffle Basket Sponsors
Girl Scout Troop 55259
Auction Round Sponsors
All Saints Annual Appeal 2022-2023
The Annual Appeal provides essential support to All Saints' annual budget and to the educational and spiritual journey of each All Saints student. Every dollar raised is used to enrich the lives of our students at ASCA so that they may be the future Catholic leaders that our world so greatly needs.
We need your help to meet this year's Annual Appeal goal of $30,000 as tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating the saints at All Saints. Your contribution to the appeal ensures the continued excellence of All Saints and helps us to fund various school needs that include academic enhancements, faculty development, classroom technology, supplies and equipment, and operating expenses. Each contribution to the Annual Appeal, no matter how great or small, is affirmation of your belief in our mission, and for that we sincerely thank you.
To contribute and be featured on our Donor Wall, click here.
When you visit classrooms at All Saints, you’ll see dedicated teachers and engaged learners. Class sizes remain small so students can receive the individual attention and care that they need to be successful. Students have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology to collaboratively problem solve and engage in hands-on learning activities. Students are blessed with outstanding facilities and a safe environment where they can grow and thrive.
Each day, at the center of all we do, is our Catholic faith. We join together in daily prayer, celebrate weekly mass as a school community, and continue to lift each other up in our journey toward Sainthood.
While our world continues to be a place of uncertainty for many, families know they can count on All Saints to be a place where their child will receive an excellent traditional education grounded in our Catholic faith, and each student will be safe, known and loved. It is our fervent hope and prayer that all who walk through our doors feel the presence of Christ - in the classrooms, in the hallways, on the playground, and in the hearts of our students, faculty and administration. Your support will help us continue to keep tuition affordable for those who desire an All Saints education.
Our successes would not be possible without you - our parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni and alumni parents, and friends. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to this year’s Annual Appeal.
We humbly ask that you continue to keep our entire school community in your prayers, and know that you and your loved ones are in ours. Thank you for all your past and future gifts that allow our students to grow in their faith as we walk together on our journey toward sainthood. All Saints Catholic Academy remains most grateful.
How Your Annual Fund Appeal Contribution Can Make a Difference
The Annual Fund Appeal helps us to make and keep Catholic education affordable to all families in our community. The tuition that you pay each month is only one piece of what it takes to ensure that our students are receiving the excellent education in a safe environment that they need. Our surrounding public school districts are spending considerably more dollars per pupil than our tuition cost, with NCUSD203 spending 167% more per pupil, and IPSD204 spending 117% more per pupil. Your contribution to the appeal ensures the continued excellence of All Saints and helps us to fund various school needs, including academic enhancements, faculty development, classroom technology, supplies and equipment, and operating expenses. Every dollar raised is used to enrich the lives of our students in their pursuit of academic and spiritual development, so that they may be the future Catholic leaders that our world so greatly needs.
Each contribution to the Annual Fund Appeal, no matter how great or small, is affirmation of your belief in our mission. For that, we thank you!
Poinsettia Plant Sale
We are excited to offer the Christmas Poinsettia Plants again this year, as an optional fundraising opportunity to school families that counts toward your Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO).
We only have 100 plants, and over half are already spoken for. Orders will be taken until Friday, December 2, or sell out.
A red poinsettia plant with 5-7 flowers for $23 per plant. $10 per plant will be earned toward your Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO). These are beautiful high quality plants – perfect for decorating your home over the holidays or gifting to others.
Place your order at: https://poinsettia22.givesmart.com.
Plants will be used to decorate the stage for our Christmas Program on Thursday, December 15, and may be taken home after the program, or picked up on Friday, December 16.
Just as a reminder, all school families have a Family Fundraising Obligation of $500 per family for K-8 families, and $250 per family for preschool only families. Remaining 2022-2023 FFO opportunities following the poinsettia sale include Scrip earnings through 2/28/2023, and donations to the Dinner Dance Auction.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
ASCA Day of Giving - Tuesday, November 1, 2022
What a joyfilled day of celebration. We began this day in prayer and gratitude for our many blessings, including our students, school families, faculty, alumni and many friends and benefactors. This is truly a day to rejoice and be thankful
. We are humbled by your support of All Saints Catholic Academy - past, present and future.
A school like All Saints, where academic excellence is grounded in faith, is needed now more than ever. ASCA is a place where a loving and gracious God is the center of our lives and where we strive to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him. It is a place where we are forming young men and women of good character, who possess kind, compassionate and others-centered hearts. At All Saints, we send forth confident children with knowledge, self-confidence, and a moral compass to become our future leaders.
On this Feast Day, please consider and reflect on what All Saints has meant to your student, your family, and your community. Help us to reach our goal of $10,000. Your gift at the highest level that you are able to give will ensure that our current and future Saints at All Saints will continue benefit. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
This fundraiser is active through Wednesday, November 2, and counts toward your FFO. If you did not have an opportunity to taste the samples that were being distributed on a chilly rainy day a few weeks ago, trust us - they are delicious!!!!
There are 6 varieties (Cinnamon Sugar, Banana Nut, Cranberry Orange, Blueberry Lemon, Pumpkin, and Triple Chocolate). Loaves cost $12.50 each, and you not only get a yummy treat, but earn $5 per loaf toward your FFO. There is also a sampler of 6 individually wrapped 4 oz mini loaves for $22.50 where you can earn $9 per sampler toward your FFO.
Think holiday and hostess gifts, think ‘treat yourself to something tasty’, think 'end of the Thanksgiving or Christmas meal'. The loaves have a shelf life of approximately 2 weeks, and freeze beautifully, so store a few away for a rainy or snowy day.
ASCA is very pleased to be able to offer this brand new FFO fundraiser, and to partner with the great folks at Treasure Breads, a locally owned company (https://www.treasurebreadsinc.com/). For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Matthew 6:21.
Click here for the informational ordering flyer .
The order deadline is Wednesday, November 2, with order delivery taking place on Thursday, November 17. You will earn 40% of all purchases toward your FFO. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints Fun Run
The All Saints Fun Run is one of our largest fundraisers of the year, and a favorite of our students of all ages! This year's proceeds will support our greatest asset - our teachers! Funds will provide essential classroom resources and help us continue to close the salary gap between Catholic and public school teachers, recognizing the selfless love they demonstrate for our kids day in and day out.
Over the nine days of this fundraiser, we’ll have challenges and chances to earn prizes individually and as a class as we get ready for the Fun Run on Friday, 9/23/2022. To get the ball rolling, we’re asking everyone to go on mybooster.com and register! Students will earn a chocolate bar for registering, and the homeroom with the highest percentage of students who register tonight will get an extra recess!
Our Fun Run goal is to raise $60,000. If we reach our school wide goal, each homeroom will have a movie and popcorn celebration. We’ll also be engaging in some friendly competitions among classes. The homeroom that collects the most donations will get to give me a pie in the face!
This year’s Fun Run is a little different than past years. While we’re still using the Booster platform to collect donations and pledges, we have brought the rest of the event in-house. This means that every dollar raised goes directly to ASCA, rather than giving a percentage back to Booster. We are excited to maximize the benefit of your generous donations and grateful for the volunteers, especially our event chair Amy Bono, for making this possible.
As we launch this first big fundraiser of the school year, we encourage you to read this letter that outlines fundraisers held throughout the year and how they impact the school.
Thank you in advance for your support of All Saints and the Fun Run!
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser (counts toward FFO) – Online Ordering Ongoing through Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser is underway! Information has been sent home via backpack mail with the youngest child in each family, but you can click here, as well. As of Friday afternoon, September 9, we had 84 families registered, and we have already sold $12,037 and over $4,620 has been earned for FFO! Days remaining are dwindling, so go online, register, share with friends and family, and meet your Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO) while getting great gifts! If you have any questions, contact Jessica Elliott at email@example.com.
SCRIP Purchases (counts toward the FFO)
All school families are responsible for what we call the Family Fundraising Obligation (or FFO) at All Saints.
- The FFO for families with Kindergarten through Grade 8 students is $500 per family.
- The FFO for families with preschool only students is $250 per family.
Families have until April 30, 2023 to fundraise to meet their 2022-2023 FFO. All Saints does offer a number of different fundraising opportunities throughout the school year for you to complete this obligation.
There is one opportunity that is available to ALL school families all year long, and that is our SCRIP program.
A look ahead for Ship to School Physical Gift Card Orders - SCRIP:
- October 17 to December 4: Continue to submit orders and waivers for December delivery. Ship to school orders placed after December 4 will not be processed. Note: E cards and Ship to Home can be ordered at any time.
- December 9: Cards ordered as “ship to school” will be sent home, in time for your Christmas shopping and gift giving.
- April 1: Ordering window for cards to be shipped to school opens. Cards will be distributed on April 28.
SCRIP is a convenient and powerful fundraising program which earns money for the school, helps school families satisfy their Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO), and can even generate future year's tuition credit through the purchase of gift cards to establishments where the buyer regularly shops, dines, purchases their morning coffee, or travels.
For every gift card purchased, a percentage goes towards your Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO). Families pay the face value of the gift card, and the percentage offered by the retailer will go toward your FFO.
How does this work?
For example, your family is planning on going out for dinner at the Outback Steakhouse. Gift cards for Outback offer a 10% rebate. You purchase $100 worth of gift cards for Outback via SCRIP. You earn $10, or 10% of $100 toward your FFO! It is as easy as that!
Now say you are planning on purchasing some uniforms for your student from Lands' End. Gift cards for Lands' End offer a 15% rebate. You purchase $200 worth of gift cards for Lands' End via SCRIP. You earn $30, or 15% of $200 toward your FFO!
AND, once you have fully met your FFO, 50% of any additional SCRIP earnings will become a tuition credit for the 2022-2023 school year. You are welcome to have Grandma and Grandpa, or Aunt Nellie set up an account, and earmark their earnings toward your student/family.
It is easy to get started earning TODAY!
You must be asking yourself, 'What do I need to do?'
- #1: Download the RaiseRight Fundraising app on your smartphone.
- Most weeks you can only order E Cards or Cards that indicate that they can be shipped to your home (Ship-to Home cards). There is a physical gift card ship to school order coming up (see the following): October 17 to December 4,2022: Continue to submit orders and waivers for December delivery. Ship to school orders placed after December 4 will not be processed.
- What is the cost? Pay by Bank Transfer ($0.15 per order) or Credit Card (2.60% fee). Personal checks are not accepted.
- Use the RaiseRight app on your smartphone to order E Cards or ship-to-home cards. Please contact our Scrip team at firstname.lastname@example.org when registering for the code. Please be sure to enter your student's name to receive FFO credit.
- For vendors that do not have e-cards or ship-to-home options, you will have a chance to purchase from those vendors once the school year begins in the fall.
- Click here for the 2022-2023 Child Delivery Waver.
2023 Fall Book Fair
This year's fair will take place from Monday, September 26 through Friday, September 30. A huge thank you to all of the school families who supported this event that students look forward to.
All Saints Collects Box Tops for Education and Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
As the Box Tops for Education program has now gone ‘electronic’, see the attached flyer for more information on downloading the App, and earning cash for ASCA. You may still send in paper box tops that have not expired; we will be collecting them in the classrooms.
We also are collecting your pop can tops for Ronald McDonald House. Questions? Contact Gretchen Muller at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your help!
St Therese Plaza Paver Brick Program
Recognize your student or school family by purchasing a brick as part of our St Therese Plaza Paver Brick Program.
We want to let our new ASCA families know – and remind returning ASCA families - of the opportunity to have a personalized paver brick honor your family, student or event and create a lasting family legacy here at All Saints. Many inscribed bricks are already installed in our beautiful St. Therese, The Little Flower, Plaza outside Door 1, and we welcome new additions!
You can make a donation to sponsor a Paver Brick to commemorate any occasion in the course of the school year, or to honor a special student, teacher or coach! This is also a great way to memorialize a loved one, or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with a gift that will last a lifetime.
The donation options to sponsor a Paver Brick are $175 (6” by 6”), $250 (6” by 12”) or $500 (12” by 12”), and donors receive written thanks for their charitable donations. Also, please note that there are many religious and other icons available to enrich the message and appearance of paver bricks.
Click on the links below to see the Paver Brick Brochure/Order Form and to see the available icons.
Click here for a copy of the brochure.
Click here for a copy of the brick icons.
Please note that brick prices are subject to change.
Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Last year, the State of Illinois created a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend Catholic schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Under the IllinoisTax Credit Scholarship Program and the “Invest in Kids Act”, individuals and corporations make donations to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGO) that distribute scholarships to qualified students.
You can designate your contribution to support a student attending All Saints Catholic Academy, and receive a 75% credit on your state of Illinois tax liability. Remember that a tax credit is a dollar for dollar reduction of your tax liability. For example, if you donate $1,000 under the Tax Credit Scholarship Program, you will receive a tax credit equal to 75% of your donation, or $750.
Yes, this is For Real.
- The tax credit is a dollar for dollar reduction of the amount a tax that an individual or corporation owes to the State of Illinois.
- Donors will be able to designate their donation to an individual school - All Saints Catholic Academy.
Why pay money to the State of Illinois, when those monies can help a child at All Saints Catholic Academy.
If you would like more information on how to donate to the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, please click here.
If you have any fundraising questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.