Fundraising Events @ MCS
Throughout the year Manhattan Catholic Schools hosts special fundraising events. These fundraisers support our operating budget, special projects, enhanced learning programs, and much more for MCS. The public is always welcome to attend these events — each one is a unique and special opportunity to celebrate Catholic education through fellowship. Fundraising helps to make our school an affordable one for everyone. Fundraising supplements around $1100 per child. If you are ever interested in learning more about our fundraising opportunities please reach out to Ashley O'Haver at any time.
Each major fundraising event is supported by a volunteer committee and supported by donations from generous individuals and community businesses. You're invited to learn more about each one below:
August- KSU Parking lot passes for our prepaid parking lot. This fundraiser typically brings MCS $25, 000. The money from this fundraiser goes to our booster club to pay for all of our Jr. High sporting activities.
September-Annual spaghetti dinner. A fellowship building event for the whole community. The money from this dinner helps to keep our families from doing small fundraisers like candy bars.
October-Our Annual Auction. This event has been around for 35 years. The money raised from the auction goes into our operating budget to keep tuition down.
November- The Annual Fund Drive begins and runs all school year. This money also goes into our operating budget.
February/March-Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner, this is similar to our spaghetti dinner. Another fellowship opportunity and a night you won't have to cook dinner.
March- Grandparents day. This is just a day at the school where grandparents and friends can come see the amazing work the students do all year.
April- The Hog Roast and Grow Green are held this month. The hog roast is a fun party for the community to attend and all funds raised for this event are given back to the staff as a bonus. Grow green is a match day fundraiser hosted by the greater manhattan community foundation. The funds raised for this one goes into our endowment fund, however the match is given directly to the school to use.
June- The golf tournament is held this month on Friday, the 7th. This event has been going on for 31 years now. We rotate between the different courses in Manhattan and the funds for this event go into our operating budget as well.
Recruitment and Retention
MCS hosts special events throughout the school year for parents and friends to enjoy fellowship! Some of our recent events include: Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, and paint n sip night. All of these events encourage our families to get to know one another better and develop a deep sense of community through our love for Catholic education and desire to see MCS succeed.
35th Annual Auction- MCS Fall Fiesta
This year's auction will be held at St. Thomas' More's Utopia room on FRIDAY, October 12 2018. Tickets are available online this year and the link is below.
Please join Manhattan Catholic Schools and the community in our first annual spaghetti dinner. This is an event for everyone and a great way to get to know and fellowship with people in your community. Also a great way to not have to cook dinner the night before a game! This event will be held at STM's utopia room on Friday, September 14th from 5-8 pm. Tickets are available online at the link below, in the front office of the school or at the door. If you have any questions please reach out to Ashley O'Haver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-565-5050 ext 300