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SAGINAW — The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan drew the winners of its BIG Raffle during an event at the diocesan Center for Ministry on Friday, April 22. More than 19,000 BIG Raffle tickets were sold in communities across the diocese and more than $46,000 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 provides grant dollars to programs and initiatives throughout the diocese that support the evangelizing mission of the Church. Since the first grants were presented in 2012, the foundation has distributed funds to support 39 grants. Since 2011, the Big Raffle has raised more than $380,000.
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 2016 winners:
• Chevrolet Spark or $10,000 cash sponsored by McDonald Chevrolet
Mike Terwilliger, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
• $5,000 Home Improvement sponsored by R.C. Hendrick & Sons, Catholic Federal Credit Union
Betty Kochalka, Vassar, Mich.
• Trip to Florida sponsored by Morley Companies, Inc.
John Martz, Chesaning, Mich.
• Apple I-Pad sponsored by Looby Baumgarten PC
Louanne Palmer, Tuscon, Ariz.
• Laptop Computer sponsored by Yeo and Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants
Noreen Leroux, Bay City, Mich.
The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan (CCFMM) is a nonprofit organization which supports the ministries of the Diocese of Saginaw and its parishes, Catholic schools, agencies and affiliated organizations.
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