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La Salle Catholic College Preparatory Connects Its School Community with First-Ever Walkathon

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT La Salle Catholic College Preparatory Inspired by St. John Baptist de La Salle, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory develops students of faith, service, and scholarship by providing a transformative education that allows students to realize their maximum potential and use their gifts to serve Christ and humankind. The La Salle community inspires students to find their voice as global citizens, to put their faith into action, and to lead exceptional lives of integrity, honoring the God-given dignity of all. La Salle Catholic College Preparatory Connects Its School Community with First-Ever Walkathon Two years ago, Steve Day joined La Salle Catholic College Preparatory as vice president of institutional advancement. He came from the public school sector, and La Salle brought him on board to look at the school's processes and technology in hopes of finding ways to be more efficient and connected. As La Salle is a small school with just 700 students, its advancement office works hard to raise money to help families in need of financial assistance. More than half of the student body receives some form of financial aid. Prior to Steve's arrival, La Salle's main fundraiser was selling apples and wreaths around the holidays, a joint effort with a sister school that grows apples. In recent years, however, the margins of this program were shrinking due to increasing costs. As a result, La Salle wanted to switch to a fall walkathon instead. "One of our most successful walkathon fundraisers for last year's event was a student who used everydayhero and dedicated her walk to her grandfather who had recently passed away. The resulting donations were phenomenal." —Steve Day, Vice President of Institutional Advancement La Salle Catholic College Preparatory • everydayhero ® • Raiser's Edge ™ • Financial Edge ™ Claim your organization's free profile on everydayhero is powered by: 800.443.9441 solutions@blackbaud.com www.blackbaud.com August 2016

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