Kick off the charitable season on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, with #iGiveCatholic, a crowd-funding event that brings the Catholic community together to give thanks and give back. The Diocese of Nashville is once again joining archdioceses, dioceses, and Catholic foundations across the country for the ninth annual #iGiveCatholic campaign. The #iGiveCatholic Giving Day is held annually on #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and generosity.
“This is the third year that the Diocese of Nashville has participated in #iGiveCatholic. We have seen some generous giving back in 2019 and 2020,” said Patrick Held, annual appeal coordinator for the Diocese of Nashville. “This is a great opportunity for various schools and parishes to raise funds for various special projects. We have a total of 29 ministries throughout the Diocese that have registered for this year.”
This year’s participating ministries include Christ the King School, the Divine Savior Catholic Mission in Celina, Father Ryan High School, Holy Family Church in Brentwood, Holy Family Church in Lafayette, Holy Name Church, Holy Rosary Academy, Immaculate Conception School in Clarksville, Mother Teresa Church in Nolensville, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Overbrook Catholic School, Sacred Heart School in Loretto, St. Ann Church and School, St. Rose of Lima Church and School in Murfreesboro, St. Edward School, St. Frances Cabrini Church in Lebanon, St. John Vianney School in Gallatin, St. Joseph Church and School in Madison, St. Marty of the Seven Sorrows Church, St. Patrick School in McEwen, St. Philip the Apostle Church in Franklin, St. Pius X Classical Academy, St. Stephen Church in Old Hickory, St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Cookeville, and University Catholic.
Last fall, 42 partnering dioceses raised more than $18.5 million for more than 2,400 participating parishes, schools, and ministries. The Diocese of Nashville alone was able to raise $38.2 thousand back in 2020 and $68.5 thousand in 2019. Since its inaugural year in 2015, the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day has yielded continued growth in the number of participating dioceses and their participating non-profits as well as total donations, both online and offline, and average gift amount.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Catholic communities nationwide to unite to promote generosity and celebrate our Catholic heritage,” said Cory Howat, president of #iGiveCatholic. “Every donation makes an impact and has a positive effect on the life of the Church as a whole. We are thrilled the Diocese of Nashville is partnering with #iGiveCatholic to raise funds for all of the participating parishes, schools, and ministries in their community, and around the country.”
When an archdiocese, diocese, or foundation participates in #iGiveCatholic, their webpage hosts individual profile pages for each Catholic parish, school, and non-profit ministry (organizations) within that archdiocese or diocese wanting to participate on #GivingTuesday. Each profile page features personalization capabilities, including video, photos, custom copy, and a donate button to tell that organization’s story, their impact on the community and the Church, and what the organization will do with the funds raised. The organization page includes a thermometer and scrolling ticker-tape updating total donations on the Giving Day in real time, affording parishioners, alumni, parents, and supporters the opportunity to track how their favorite parish, school or ministry is doing during #iGiveCatholic.
Individuals can also get involved, ensuring the success of their favorite parish, school, or ministry by hosting and personalizing individual fundraising pages on behalf of their favorite organization, or by providing a gift that can match other donations during the event.
Visit nashville.igivecatholic.org for a list of participating ministries. Advanced giving begins Nov. 13. For more information about supporting the Diocese of Nashville on Nov. 28 during the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day, call Held at 615.760.2763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you’ll join us and “Give Catholic” to support your favorite parish, school or ministry on Nov. 28.