Race for Education
Eleven years ago, St. Thomas More launched a very successful fundraising program called Race for Education. This program is an opportunity to engage students in a fundraiser that will directly benefit their education. Students solicit friends and family for donations to support them on race day. Students and faculty will walk or jog around a designated area of the school while raising money for new programs to enhance their education.
This year, we’re using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It’s fun, it’s easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t! It takes just a few minutes of your time and it’s so much easier than mailing letters and spending money on postage!
The proceeds from this year’s race will be used to compliment and improve school resources to help our school maintain its competitive edge as the best school in Arlington. Funds will be used in a variety of ways:
- Expand the library’s non-fiction collection to enhance school social study needs
- Continue to add new STEM based technology such as a 3D printer and purchase osobots and dash robots
- Replace dated laptops, purchase additional laptops, update WiFi system, and replace aged colored printers.
These supplementary materials enhance students’ understanding of curriculum by leaps and bounds. STEM-based education is the wave of our children’s futures, and you can play apart.
The STM Race for Education is October 24, so please login to the PledgeStar and create an account.
(Instructions on reverse)
- Go to http://pledgestar.com/stthomasmore
- Enter your name and email address, then click Register
- Follow the instructions on-screen
When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.
Your initial goal has been set by St. Thomas More Cathedral School. If you would like to increase this goal, enter in your new starting goal. As your donations get within $50 of the goal, the goal will automatically increase. This makes it more likely that family and friends will continue to donate, enabling you to raise even more money! However, there is an option to turn this feature off- simply check the box that says: Don’t automatically increase goal.
Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help.
For current parents of the school community, you may also make donations through your FACTS account.
You can do this through your student’s PledgeStar site or you may detach the authorization located at the button at the top of the page and return it to the office via backpack mail.