OVERCOMING CHALLENGE - Supporting Catholic Education at Marquette Academy

Challenges are obstacles that we learn and grow from. They are part of a journey to be embraced and navigated on the road to success.

In March 2020, we all began to face a big challenge that we are still working to overcome today. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all businesses and schools everywhere to alter and adjust the way they conduct operations. This has greatly affected our own students and their families. In response, many events this year, including key fundraising endeavors, had to be cancelled.

We worked closely with the Diocese of Peoria to create a plan for reopening, and our teachers have been going the extra mile both in the classroom and virtually to accommodate the procedural changes, while providing academic excellence in a faith-based environment.

During these times, we’ve learned what we are made of and how strong our Marquette Academy family is. However, we also know when we need to ask for help.

Please consider contributing to the 2020-2021 Gift Fund, and be a champion of K-12 Catholic education. Whether you have children or grandchildren in Catholic school, whether you are Catholic or not, supporting a faith and virtue-based education will help us overcome these tough times in true Crusader form!

Your gift(s) will go a long way toward the following:

  • Maintenance and upgrades of technology to provide teachers with the proper tools
  • Financial aid to families who value the Marquette Christian environment
  • Purchasing supplies critical to maintaining campus health, safety, and cleanliness
  • To supplement major fundraisers that have been postponed

Your gift will contribute to something bigger. Not only for direct support, but for the continuation of valued traditions, moral based education, and growth for our students’ promising future.

We invite you to embrace this journey with us, and help us overcome. Join us for #CrusaderDay on Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement held on December 1, 2020. Along with millions of others on this day, you can support a cause that makes a difference in the community. You can securely donate at www.marquetteacademy.net on the Annual Appeal page under the Advancement tab. For additional questions, call 815-433-0125. Every gift makes a difference!

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