Thursday, April 23, at noon,
our 6th crowdfunding event for Ursuline!
This year, 24% of all monies raised on our April 23-24 event
will go to
HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle
and CSA Food Pantry in Mt. Vernon.
AND, as the donations add up,
5 Serviam Challenges will be unlocked
to help provide food for our neighbors in need.
When 124 people Join the Crowd by making a donation of any amount, 124 lbs of fresh turkey and hams will be donated to HOPE Community Services, thanks to Susanne and Paul D'Ariano P'15!
When 248 donations are received, 124 packed nutritious lunches will be delivered to New Rochelle Public School students through HOPE Community Services, thanks to our Board of Trustees.
When 424 gifts are made, the New Rochelle restaurant Posto 22 will provide 124 hot meals to HOPE Community Services.
When 576 gifts are made, another 124 nutritious and delicious lunches will be delivered to New Rochelle Public School students, thanks to San Fratello's Deli in Tuckahoe and Salvatore & Josephine LaMarca P'17 '22.
When 724 "crowders" are counted, the Advancement Team will donate 500 lbs of canned goods to CSA Food Pantry.
We ask that you give: $24 suggested, any amount appreciated!
$2.40 or $240 or $2,400.
Maybe an amount equal to your class year?
How about $24 for every Koala in your family?
It's your choice!
We post and send by email: videos, updates, messages on the Shout Out Wall.
We track: on our Action Center - by state, by country, by college.
Where does the gift go?
76% of donations are directed to the Annual Fund. 24% is directed to HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle and CSA in Mt. Vernon. You will receive an immediate email acknowledgement of your whole donation for your records and tax purposes.
What's the impact?
On The Ursuline School - immediately applied to the operations of the school so that short term tuition assistance can be made available for families whose financial situation changes due to the pandemic, and we can continue to invest in technology and professional development to offer an outstanding education to Ursuline students, whether in the classroom or via Distance Learning. Thank you!
On our community - fresh food and hot meals delivered promptly to local food pantries.
On you - feel good to give and have fun doing it as part of the Ursuline community, as you stay home. Stay safe and keep physically distancing as you virtually Join this Crowd!
How to Join the Crowd:
- online at our Action Center, after we open it and send the link
- by Venmo to Ursuline Koala
- by mail - send your check to The Ursuline School, 1354 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804
Include your Shout Out messages. Please know that this year, our team is working individually from home, as is most of the world. The technology is generally strong but slower than if we were together at school. And the Shout Out Wall is especially manually intensive. Please allow up to a week for all Shout Out messages to be posted.
For those new to our crowdfunding, here are examples of Shout Out messages:
Greetings to the Class of 1957!
Proud parents of 2 koalas!
In honor of my granddaughters.
Shout out to TUS from Rome!
In honor of Ursuline teachers.
Receptions: This year we cannot host large in-person gatherings. But we are organizing Zoom receptions by class year - please check the Action Center next week. And, if you organize a Zoom reception, we'd be glad to post photos of it. Please send any screenshots or photos of you donating, of your family donating, of your class Zoom, or of any other virtual CROWD4TUS, AND4OTHERS gathering to Jill Boughner at boughnej@
Our Community Partners: Ursuline students and faculty have for years volunteered with, and delivered food to, these important community resource centers. We enthusiastically welcome them to be a part of our annual crowdfunding event.
HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle, NY has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of meals served, from 15,566 in February pre-crisis to 56,654 in March.
CSA, Community Service Associates, is a vital meal program in Mt. Vernon, NY that usually serves hot meals but is currently preparing to distribute non-perishable goods.
Both organizations are in cities that have had high numbers of COVID-19 cases.
Let's support them!
Our previous crowdfunding events have been a success thanks to the overwhelming support of The Ursuline School Community. Last year, 988 gifts streamed in to add up to more than $106,404.
We invite you to join CROWDS4TUS, AND4OTHERS on April 23-24.
Spread the word! Invite your family and friends to join the crowd. Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #AllinForUrsuline #C4T20 #UrsulinePride. Post selfie videos letting everyone know you have joined the crowd, and encourage them to do the same!
Not on social media? Send an email, text or make a phone call to family and friends.
However you choose to communicate, your support will make a difference!
What's Next? Be on the lookout for fun email videos.
You can send your updated email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crowd Returns April 23-24.
In the meantime,
stay healthy, be well.