Each year St. Martin of Tours Academy hosts a fundraising event. The purpose of this annual event is to raise money to help with operational expenses which enhance the educational experience for the 250 students who attend our school. Although parents pay annual tuition for their children to attend, there are still many needs at the Academy that extend beyond the financial reach of what the annual tuition covers.
We are very proud of our school which has been offering students an excellent academic foundation, with an emphasis on moral development and life skills, for 68 years.
At St. Martin of Tours Academy, our students are preparing to become good citizens while learning to create a better world around them. The 2020 Great Cash Giveaway will be held on November 7, 2020.
“Welcome to Emerald City” Great Cash Giveaway 2019
We had 170 people attend the event on Saturday, November 2, 2019. While bidding on over 40 live and silent auction items, attendees enjoyed drinks, music and dinner. The winner of the $10,000 cash giveaway was Vien Mai, grandfather to one of our first graders. The $1,000 winner was Gia Ramos – the ticket was sold by a fifth grade family and the $500 winner was Leyla Chavez!
We congratulate and thank those who worked so hard on this event with Mari Waldron, Event Chair and her committee: Teresa Propper, Katrina Phruksukarn, Claudia Casanova, Mitzi Elsten, Ellen Jacobs, Cory McMahon Katie Scheie & Shirley Virissimo. A special thank you to Phil, Kristian and Gabe Giordano (fund-a-need), Lynne Johnston, our school bookkeeper, our room parents, and all the parents who were involved in making this event so successful!
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!
We are grateful for the support of parents & friends of SMA who have sponsored this event:
Support SMA Great Cash Giveaway
Contact the above committee chairs to help make this event a success!
GREAT CASH GIVEAWAY 2018
This circus themed event held on Saturday, November 3rd at the St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall included entertainment by a magician, stilt walker and a clown. Many of the 130 attendees dressed up circus-style! While bidding on over 70 live and silent auction items, guests enjoyed drinks, music and dinner. The winner of the $10,000 cash giveaway was Richard Williams, a cousin to an Academy fifth grader. The $1,000 winner was the Toma Family. The $500 winner was Gretchen Weaver, a relative of a sixth grade family at the Academy.
$10,000 Great Cash Giveaway winner, Richard Williams with principal Diane Hartley
We congratulate and thank those who worked so hard on this event with Virginia Delamater, Chair and her committee: Mari Waldron, Claudia Casanova, Shirley Virissimo, Mitzi Elsten, Teresa Propper, Amanda Freeman, Stephanie Fortuna, Ellen Jacobs & Cory McMahon. A special thank you to Kevin McMahon (fund-a-need), Lynne Johnston, our school bookkeeper, our room parents, and all the parents who were involved in making this event so successful!
“A Night Under the Big Top” made a profit of $67,180! Proceeds from the event support St. Martin of Tours Academy’s Catholic education, operational expenses, and tuition assistance for students.
GREAT CASH GIVEAWAY 2017
Over 120 people attended the event Saturday, November 4 at the Hilton Mission Valley. While bidding on over 60 live and silent auction items, attendees enjoyed drinks, music and a dinner. The winner of the $10,000 cash giveaway was Judy and Len Vanderbosch, grandparents to Tabitha and Isaac (Class of 2012).
Proceeds contribute to the quality of education we have come to know at St. Martin of Tours Academy. With a variety of ways to make a donation, this fundraiser joins our business, school, and parish communities together.
Student art work was auctioned during the “Live Auction” portion of the evening.
There were over 60 silent auction items to bid on.
The beautiful “Candy Buffet” was created by the Suzuki Family!
Brandon Watterson, was the auctioneer and DJ!
The St. Martin of Tours Academy community expresses it’s sincere appreciation to all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations
who contributed to our 2017 Great Cash Giveaway event.