30 Days of Thanks & Giving

At St. Bernard, Thanksgiving is more than a day.

It’s a way of life.

 

Since 1891 St. Bernard has educated and shaped the lives of young men and women to become leaders, pioneers, and trailblazers — all making the world a better place.

30 Days of Thanks and Giving is an annual autumn campaign that celebrates St. Bernard and its most important assetour people. Each year in the month leading up to Giving Tuesday, we ask our monks, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends, “Why are YOU thankful for St. Bernard?” It is always exciting to read and share these moments of thankfulness here, on the school Facebook page, and on our OneCause giving site.

 

The majority of our outdoor seating exists from the Saint Bernard College era – over 40 years ago.

St. Bernard is in need of modern, safer outdoor seating for the benefit and enjoyment of the entire St. Bernard Family. We aim to raise $15,000 in 30 days from November 2 to Giving Tuesday, December 1, to add and replace seating across campus.

While the campaign officially kicks off on November 2, our OneCause giving site is live now to accept gifts!   CLICK HERE

At our OneCause giving site, you can conveniently sponsor a bench, learn more about the project, and read FAQs all from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. OneCause is a world leader in developing secure online and mobile giving platforms.

 

About the Project

Following the St. Bernard core value of hospitality, this project will allow for more seating options for our monks and students whether it be during break, taking an al fresco lunch, or enjoying an afternoon of studying outdoors. Visitors to our campus, including retreat guests, Camp St. Bernard campers, and festival attendees will also be able to utilize and enjoy the upgraded outdoor seating options.

Because of the pandemic, our faculty members are asking for more options for outdoor classrooms. Currently we only have one area serving this purpose. By adding additional seating across the five zones, more faculty will have more options to conduct class simultaneously for their students in safe, socially distanced outdoor spaces.

For a tax-deductible gift of $1,500 you can sponsor any of these benches which includes a donor recognition plaque mounted onto the bench, creating a commemoration that will last for generations to come.

 

Why should I sponsor a bench?

All gifts made to the school are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law as St. Bernard Preparatory School is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

This is a perfect opportunity to make a charitable gift before the 2020 calendar year ends to add to your charitable giving totals for your income tax returns filed in 2021.

Click Here to Sponsor a Bench and Visit the ``30 Days`` OneCause Site
Current Bench

Current Bench

Current Bench

Current Bench

New Bench

New Bench

Sample Plaque Detail

Sample Plaque Detail