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Give Purple Day 2020 Results

St. Augustine Community Raises more than $500,000 during Give Purple Day Campaign
St. Augustine Community Raises more than $500,000 during Give Purple Day Campaign
More than 1,200 members of the St. Augustine community, including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends, demonstrated their love for their school from April 14 - June 18, raising $515,177.46 in support of the school’s mission to educate, lead and build young men of faith. The totals include a $10,000 challenge gift from First Bank and Trust that matched the gifts from young alumni donors. The response to the challenge was met greatly by the young alumni.
“Give Purple Day is all about collective participation and demonstrating impact together,” said Kenneth St. Charles Ph.D. '81, President and CEO of St. Augustine High School. “This year a myriad of factors played into an extraordinary level of participation which led to a record-setting campaign. These gifts made in over a span of ten-weeks will have an incredible impact especially during these unprecedented times with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Give Purple Day and Beyond!
Give Purple Day was a success thanks to our loyal and committed supporters of the St. Augustine community. One thousand two hundred and sixty-one donors contributed over a half-a-million dollars to make this year's Give Purple Day the most successful one to date. We all should be proud of each of our contributions!
With the success of the 2020 Give Purple Day campaign, St. Augustine fundraising for the 2019-2020 school year has reached a new milestone of $3.5 million raised from August 1, 2019 through July 13, 2020. This milestone includes an annual fundraising record high of $2 million secured over a twelve-month period and the generous gift from Jack Dorsey via the #startsmall initiative of $1.5 million in June. "We thank our individual donors, foundations and corporate partners who have invested since the beginning of the school year to make our year a tremendous one. We remain focused on closing out the school year on July 31, with a banner year," said Aulston Taylor '98, Chief Development Officer of St. Augustine High School.
St. Augustine High School thanks you for your continued commitment and support. We know that this one-of-a-kind, crown jewel in the city of New Orleans thrives thanks to your generosity.
Give Purple Day Results:
Top Five Class Amount Challenge
1. Class of '84 - $19,693
2. Class of '98 - $18,135
3. Class of '87 - $15,554
4. Class of '78 - $15,219
5. Class of '70 - $11,885
Top Five Class Participation Challenge
1. Class of '87 - 68 classmates
2. Class of '99 - 41 classmates
3. Class of '96 - 39 classmates
4. Class of '98 - 35 classmates
5. Class of '00 - 34 classmates
Top Alumni Amount Contribution Challenge
1. Stan Verrett, Class of '84 - $15,000
2. Jermaine Preyan, Class of '98 - $15,000
Top Friends of St. Aug Amount Challenge
1. Ruby Age - $25,000
2. Lindsey Cheek - $12,500
Top Chapter Amount Challenge
Association of St. Augustine Alumni - Atlanta Chapter - $75,000