BIG RAFFLE 2020 Event
2020 BIG Raffle Winners Announced
SAGINAW, MI [July 20, 2020] — The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan drew the winners of its BIG Raffle during an event at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption via live stream on Monday, July 20. More than 16,000 BIG Raffle tickets were sold by 41 parishes and schools in communities across the diocese.
Since 2011, parishes and schools of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw have raised nearly $700,000 through the BIG Raffle.
The Foundation administers the St. John Neumann Catholic Education Endowment, which has been provided almost $155,000 in grants to programs and initiatives in communities served by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw since the fund was created in 2012. Grants benefit communities in a variety of ways including vacation bible school and food pantry gardens.
“The Foundation coordinates the annual BIG Raffle event to help parishes and schools raise funds for programs that benefit many different kinds of ministries,” reflects Foundation President Mike Shabluk. The BIG Raffle is one way the Foundation helps people help others in need.
In addition to the many programs supported, 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 2020 winners:
- Chevrolet Spark or $10,000 cash sponsored by McDonald Chevrolet:
Erica Patera, Mt. Pleasant, MI
- $5,000 Home Improvement sponsored by Jolt Credit Union and R.C. Hendrick & Sons:
**Brenda Berdella, Saginaw, MI
- Airfare for two to anywhere in the continental U.S. sponsored by Morley Companies, Inc.:
Barb Kehr, Saginaw, MI
- Apple I-Pad sponsored by Looby Baumgarten PC:
Karen LaFreniere, Sebewaing, MI
- Laptop Computer sponsored by Yeo and Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants:
Allan P. Nelson, Bay City, MI
** An error was caught following the Facebook Live Event in which the sold by name was read instead of the purchaser.
Top seller incentive winners:
Warren Mault (St. Brigid Parish, Midland), Sr. Kathy (Ss. Francis and Clare, Birch Run), M. Kennedy (Our Lady of Hope, Clare), Tom McCann (St. Brigid, Midland), Sarah Wright (St. Frances Cabrini), Juan Hinojosa ( St. Francis of Assisi), Nick Cooper ( St. Francis Cabrini), Ginny Sutter ( Our Lady of Consolata), Chris Allen ( Our Lady of Consolata), Marcia Kleinebreil ( St. Mary Cathedral)
Annually, the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan (CCFMM), a nonprofit organization, distributes over one million dollars in support of ministries that are provided through the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, its parishes, schools, agencies and partner organizations. The Foundation honors faithful giving by responsibly managing and distributing donor gifts in a manner reflective of the teachings of Jesus Christ.