Day of Giving Challenges


Keep checking back throughout the Day of Giving for updates on each of the challenges. We will be updating at 8 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Grandparents Challenge
Goal: 20 gifts
Received: 36 gifts
Some of our students’ earliest friendships are with their grandparents. Help us on our Day of Giving by honoring the place where friendships also blossom—Saint Gertrude High School. Our goal is to gather 20 gifts from our grandparents. If we reach our goal, we will receive an additional $1,000 from
Tom and Mary Virginia Kelley Bliley ‘49.

Past Parents Challenge
Goal: 30 gifts
Received: 30 gifts
Did your daughter meet her best friends at Saint Gertrude HIgh School? Did you make close friends with other SGHS parents that helped you survive your daughter’s teen years? If so, please join us in making a gift. Our goal is to gather 30 gifts from past parents. If we reach our goal, we will receive an additional $1,000 from Tom and Mary Virginia Kelley Bliley ‘49.

Current Parents Challenge
Goal: 50 gifts
Received: 24 gifts
You see it every day. The bonds your daughter has created with her classmates. Saint Gertrude High School is truly the place where friendships begin. Please join our current parents by making a gift. Our goal is to gather 50 gifts. If we reach our goal, we will receive an additional $1,000 from Tom and Mary Virginia Kelley Bliley ‘49.

Young Alumnae Challenge
Goal: 50 gifts
Received: 88 gifts
We know you, our young alumnae—classes from 2005-2019—are making your way in the world. And you will always have SGHS and the friendships created at SGHS to cheer you on. Please join your fellow alumnae by making a gift. Our goal is to gather 50 gifts from our young alumnae. If we reach our goal, we will receive an additional $1,000 from Tom and Mary Virginia Kelley Bliley ‘49.

Alumnae Challenge
Goal: 150 gifts
Received: 368 gifts
As an alumna, you know firsthand that SGHS is the place where friendships begin. Whether it was comradery developed through hours of Song Contest practice or while sweating it out on the court or even an epic senior trip, friendships are the heart of SGHS. Give a gift in honor of those friendships. Our goal is to gather 150 from alumnae. If we reach our goal, we will receive an additional $6,000 from Tom and Mary Virginia Kelley Bliley ‘49.

Alumnae Class Challenge – Top three classes with highest percentage of giving
It’s time for a little friendly competition! The top three alumnae classes with the highest percentage of giving will win a cheese and wine party at SGHS. Does your class have what it takes to be #1?

Alumnae Class Challenge (percent participation)

1940: 33%
1941: 0%
1942: 0%
1943: 0%
1944: 0%
1945: 0%
1946: 0%
1947: 43%
1948: 11%
1949: 15%
1950: 0%
1951: 9%
1952: 36%
1953: 33%
1954: 12.5%
1955: 25%
1956: 46%
1957: 41%
1958: 30%
1959: 25%
1960: 45%

1961: 30%
1962: 21%
1963: 32%
1964: 33%
1965: 16%
1966: 23%
1967: 17%
1968: 52%
1969: 40%
1970:42%
1971: 21%
1972: 17%
1973: 32%
1974: 38%
1975: 23%
1976: 24%
1977: 11%
1978: 37%
1979: 17%
1980: 38%

1981: 32%
1982: 22%
1983: 18%
1984: 14%
1985: 21%
1986: 22%
1987: 18%
1988: 27%
1989: 8%
1990: 8%
1991: 20%
1992: 17%
1993: 44%
1994: 14%
1995: 6%
1996: 15%
1997: 12%
1998: 12.5%
1999: 17%
2000: 9%

2001: 29%
2002: 34%
2003: 33%
2004: 8%
2005: 6%
2006: 25%
2007: 16%
2008: 18%
2009: 5%
2010: 10%
2011: 2%
2012: 8%
2013: 17%
2014: 7%
2015: 4%
2016: 34%
2017: 5%
2018: 5%
2019: 27%
2020: 0%
2021: 3%
2022: 5%