Dear Friends,

I write to share that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has partnered with the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia to participate in #iGiveCatholic for the second year in a row.

#iGiveCatholic is nationally recognized as the official Catholic Giving Day. It is celebrated annually on #GivingTuesday, which follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. There is an Advance Giving phase that takes place from November 15th through November 29th, culminating in the Giving Day on November 30th.

Last year, 101 organizations that are part of the Archdiocese registered to participate in the initiative and collectively raised more than $1.1M.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez recently filmed a video message encouraging all parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to register to participate in #iGiveCatholic. Please note that this video is for internal use only and may not be shared broadly with others. As it is relevant only to the process of registration for beneficiary entities.

 iGiveCatholic_August 2021.mp4 (dropbox.com)

In addition, I am sharing three items with you.

  • News Release – Distributed to the media by the Archdiocesan Office for Communications. Contains additional details about #iGiveCatholic.
  • Participants PacketIncludes an overview of the #iGiveCatholic initiative and Giving Day, Frequently Asked Questions, an initiative timeline, information on training and webinars, and more.
  • Marketing ToolkitIncludes marketing ideas and strategies for parishes, schools and nonprofits, social media tips and sample posts, email marketing samples and more.

For more information, please visit https://philadelphia.igivecatholic.org/.  Thank you.

Alaina N. Longo
Deputy Communications Officer
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

215-587-3747 (phone)  |  215-587-3875 (fax)