In order to meet diocesan goals for school fundraising, the Northside Catholic Assumption Academy Fundraising Committee creates opportunities for the parishioners, school families, and community to raise money to contribute to the annual school budget.
Through direct financial support, participation in events, sponsorship, and promotion of fundraising opportunities, parish and community members are invited to help reach annual fundraising goals for the school. The Fundraising Committee works to broaden the reach of events and sales, as well as increase involvement of interested businesses, families, and individuals in an effort to benefit Northside Catholic Assumption Academy.
To develop, organize and administer fund-raising activities in order to achieve or exceed the necessary fund-raising budget amount as required by the Diocese of Pittsburgh Parish School Budget Guidelines.
Time Commitment and Duties
Committee Members, selected by the chairperson, meet monthly to plan events, organize family involvement in fundraising, and create new methods of fundraising through brainstorming and open discussion. In addition to planning and organizing fundraising projects and events, committee members also attend and facilitate all fundraising events. Neither a background in fundraising nor personal financial support are required to participate on the committee.
- Gala Pittsburgh Sports Night: held at Heinz Field in November each year. This annual event is sponsored by co-chairs Dan Rooney and Kevin McClatchy. The evening features auctions and special appearances by current and former Steelers and Pirates players.
- Spring Auction: held in the spring of each year. This event features a multitude of Chinese auction baskets valued at over $100.
- Night at the Races: Held in Axmacher Hall each fall, this evening of food, friends, fellowship, and fun is a community tradition. Money is raised through the sale of horses prior to the event, tickets to the event, and betting throughout the evening of the event.
- Super Bingo: An exciting Bingo experience with larger jackpots and increased participation and attendance.
In addition to the primary fundraising events, various raffles and sales are held throughout the year. Ranging in focus from candy sales to hoagie sales, to Steelers ticket raffles, the committee strives to create opportunities for the school to make money.
If you are interested in helping with the fundraising events held throughout the year, or to learn more about any of the events, please feel welcome to email Mrs. Kwiatkowski (email).