What is the Crusader Fall Bash & Cash Raffle?

The Crusader Fall Bash & Cash Raffle (formally Auction & Gala) is our parish school’s largest fundraiser of the year. This fun filled evening consists of dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction and raffle!  It is a party celebrating our parish school.

What is the purpose of the Crusader Fall Bash & Cash Raffle?

The Crusader Fall Bash & Cash Raffle is the largest fundraiser for the parish school for the year.  It is a fun-filled evening honoring the mission and spirit of OLGC Parish School. We are raising money to support our new mission: We exist to offer a life-changing encounter with Jesus and equip leaders to transform the culture. The money raised will support our school’s strategic plan in the following ways:

  • Implementation of Leader in Me (Learn More Here)
  • Supplemental resources for curriculum and instruction (all academics including religious education)
  • Training and tools for teachers to prepare students with the college, career, and life-readiness necessary to thrive in the 21st century
  • Flexible seating and technology that enable collaborative group work and encourage engagement
  • Staff and student appreciation

The auction provides the funds necessary to support a variety of vital needs, including academic programs and campus needs, scholarship funds for those families needing assistance with tuition and to provide continued educational advancements as our children develop spiritually and academically.  Previously funds from the event have been used to reimburse teachers for supplies they buy, new lockers for the junior high, microscopes and storage cabinets for the science lab, updating the school entryway, an annual contribution of $15,000 to the Volbrecht Tuition Assistance Program, new touch boards for the classrooms, and much more.

How can I get involved?

This event takes a village of volunteers to bring it to fruition. There are many volunteer opportunities and many ways to help! Please contact Dana Paluk ( or Emily Ryner ( if you would like to help!