Young Alumni Challenge
First Bank and Trust to Match gifts from Young Alumni on Give Purple Day
When young alumni step up to support their alma mater on Tuesday, June 18, during Give Purple Day, they will have an added incentive to give back. First Bank and Trust will match all gifts dollar for dollar from members of classes who graduated in the last twelve years, up to $10,000.
"We are grateful that First Bank and Trust has decided to utilize its support of St. Augustine not only to raise funding for our academic programs and scholarships, but also to provide opportunities for our young alumni to get involved and make a difference," said Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, President and CEO of St. Augustine High School.
First Bank and Trust is a long-standing supporter of St. Augustine High School. In 2018 the bank supported scholarships for deserving St. Augustine students with a gift of $10,000.
First Bank and Trust Young Alumni Challenge Goals
The goals of the First Bank and Trust Young Alumni Challenge are to:
- Take young alumni participation to a new level. Currently, less than 5% of our young alumni support St. Augustine, and we want to see this percentage rise.
- Keep our young alumni connected for a lifetime.
How it Works
Thanks to the generosity of First Bank and Trust, gifts from young alumni, classes 2008 - 2019, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 for all gifts received between June 1 and June 18, 2019, Give Purple Day.
- Just visit www.StAugNola.org to make your gift.
- Text PURPLE2019 to 91999 to make a secure gift with your mobile phone.
- All gifts count up to $10,000 - new donors, recurring and matching gifts made between June 1 and June 18, 2019, will count towards the challenge.
- There is no minimum gift amount to participate; every gift at any level is eligible and meaningful.
Small Gifts Make a Big Difference
Last Give Purple Day, nearly 40% of all Give Purple Day gifts (163 gifts out of 428 gifts) were at an average amount of $40. These gifts accounted for a total amount of $6,454 invested.
- Small gifts really do make a big difference!