Marathon for non-public education is our biggest student lead fundraiser and all the money raised goes directly towards the school’s operating budget. The marathon raises money to help us close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a child at St. John the Baptist. Our goal each year is to raise at least $75,000 which is a huge undertaking for a small school like ours but we are blessed with a supportive network of family and community friends who help make it possible each year through fundraising through outreach to your family, friends, neighbors, and more. Our Marathon Day of Service is one full day that we set aside and for each grade to work on unique service projects. St. John’s has been celebrating Marathon for over 30 years and it truly is one of the most special days of the year.
Theme: Our theme this year is “Share His Love.” You will see references to YouTube as it is a medium for sharing but also VERY relatable to the students. We added a little fun to our $$ tracking board by taking photos of the teachers and staff using SnapChat filters—ask your student(s) which one is their favorite!
Monetary Donations: Each SJB student is challenged to bring in $200! You can see on the prize sheet that prizes are awarded at every giving level but prizes increase as the monetary contribution increases! Online donations can be submitted through our giving website. Student’s are also able to set up their own “Champion” page which can be shared to collect donations. Every 2 weeks a summary will be sent home of online donations received. Cash and checks can be sent to school. Please make sure checks are made out to St. John’s School and your student’s name/grade and Marathon is written on the envelope. **Parent tip-Marathon is a great opportunity to teach kids how to write sincere thank you notes.
Contact your employers to learn if a matching gift program is available. Many businesses will match or increase charitable contributions to nonprofits made by employees. The impact of matching gifts may double or possibly triple some pledges to our school.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact this year’s Marathon Coordinator, Mary Erickson ( ) or call the school office at 952-890-6604. We can’t wait to make this one of the best Marathons yet!
Students Marathon Packet Information: