VIRTUAL Grand Tour of Nations 2020
Save the Date! Saturday, April 25, 2020
Dear Parents, Alumni and Friends,
We hope this update finds you and your family safe and healthy. Know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We deeply appreciate all of the support and encouragement you have provided our Saint John’s Prep community during these challenging recent weeks. These surely are unprecedented times.
While these times are uncertain, our commitment to providing a premier education in the Catholic Benedictine tradition has not waivered. We remain committed to financial accessibility for all of our students. Our commitment to form our students into leaders prepared for lives of purpose, service, and achievement is perhaps more important now than ever. We believe our students someday will be the scientists working to develop treatments or cures for diseases, the doctors treating those in critical care, the educational leaders working to ensure that students are having their academic and emotional needs met, and the leaders of local communities or businesses working to bring people together to meet crises head on. Your support makes an impact not only for their Prep experience today but for their and our future tomorrow.
As you may know, our largest fundraising event of the year, Grand Tour of Nations, is scheduled to take place on April 25, 2020. Following recent guidance by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control about large gatherings, we have made the decision to host the event virtually. That’s right, while we won’t be able to gather as a community, we will “come together” virtually to support the mission of our beloved Saint John’s Prep. Though we cannot be together in person, it promises to be a wonderful opportunity to gather as a Prep School community from the East and West Coasts, from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and all around the world, to make a difference in the lives of our students.
We’re moving forward with an ambitious plan to create an event that will celebrate our school and support our students. We look forward to sharing those plans in the coming weeks. This fundraising event provides critical financial support for our students, providing scholarships and direct support for student programs.
In addition, our Grand Tour of Nations raffle with a $10,000 travel voucher grand prize will take place! Purchase your raffle ticket today by calling 1-800-525-7737 or mail a check noting your desire to purchase a raffle ticket to:
Saint John’s Prep School
Attn: Advancement Office
2280 Watertower Road
Collegeville, MN 56321
(Only 350 tickets will be sold at $100/ticket. Prizes include a $10,000 travel voucher (no expiration date), $2000, $1000, & $500 cash prizes)
During these uncertain times, we appreciate the stability your support gives to our school, faculty, staff and students. We are grateful for the tremendous support our families, alumni and local business have provided for Grand Tour of Nations. It takes the support of families, alumni, and friends to prepare our students for the remarkable lives they will live. Without you, none of this would be possible. We look forward to sharing our Grand Tour plans very soon!
Above all stay healthy and safe,
Head of School
Vice President of Advancement
Director of Communication and Events
If you would like to donate an auction item for Grand Tour, check out our auction wishlist!
A Grand Tour of Nations Raffle
Take part in an exciting raffle that could give you the vacation trip of your dreams! The grand prize is a travel voucher valued at $10,000 from Bursch Travel. Saint John’s Prep will pay the taxes for the grand prize winner, so the actual value is $13,333!
We are selling a limited number of tickets – 350 at $100/ticket. Tickets go on sale in January.
Tickets may be purchased with cash or check only. Ticket issued upon payment. Proceeds benefit Saint John’s Preparatory School.
The winning ticket will be drawn on April 25, 2020 at the A Grand Tour of Nations event. The winner need not be present to win. The prize will be awarded in the form of a travel voucher issued by Bursch Travel, which can be used for alternative travel if desired. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place winning tickets.
Second Prize $2,000
Third Prize $1,000
Fourth Prize $500