BIG Raffle Winners Announced, More than $50,000 to be distributed to Participating Catholic Parishes and Schools
SAGINAW — The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan drew the winners of its BIG Raffle during the Bishop’s Ball on Friday, April 24 at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw. More than 21,000 BIG Raffle tickets were sold in communities across the diocese and more than $50,000 in proceeds will immediately be distributed to participating Catholic schools and parishes. Additional proceeds will go to the St. John Neumann Catholic Education Endowment. The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan administers the endowment which funds programs and initiatives throughout the diocese that support the evangelizing mission of the Church. This year the foundation will distribute more than $40,000 to grant recipients.
In addition to the funds raised to support evangelization projects, the BIG Raffle offers an annual opportunity to win major prizes. The following is a list of the Big Raffle’s top prizes along with the 2015 winners:
• Chevrolet Spark sponsored by McDonald Chevrolet
Todd Kowalczyk, Pinconning, Mich.
• $7,500 Home Improvement sponsored by R.C. Hendrick & Sons, Catholic Federal Credit Union and IBEW Local 557, Saginaw
Jim Strach, Saginaw
• Trip for two to Rome sponsored by A-M Church Supply
Rudy Kler, Freeland, Mich.
• Apple I-Pad sponsored by Looby Baumgarten PC
Paula Switala, AuGres, Mich.
• Laptop Computer sponsored by Yeo and Yeo
Brad Werner, Bay City, Mich.
• $500 Cash Prizes
Peter Shaheen, Saginaw, Mich.
Mike and Danielle Zeien, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan is a nonprofit organization that’s purpose is to manage funds that support the ministries of the Diocese of Saginaw and its parishes, Catholic schools, agencies and affiliated organizations.