Father Michael McFadden Fund

"For it is in giving that we receive." - Francis of Assisi

As you know, this year the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted our school’s fundraising efforts and our ability to gather as a community. The cancellation of our golf tournament and the Fall Festival has left a $70,000 deficit in budgeted funds we rely on to meet our financial responsibilities. Additionally, the expense of preparing our campus to reopen safely during the pandemic has increased the financial burden on the school. On the bright side, we are happy to be offering 100% live instruction for our students and are thrilled to welcome over forty-five new families to our community.

This year, we are asking everyone to “Pitch In for SPS.” In the past, our annual campaign has resulted the installation of air conditioning units in all our classrooms and significant safety upgrades on campus. When everyone “pitches in” our students win. All contributions made to the Fr. Michael McFadden Fund will be used to offset the loss of annual fundraising revenue as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis.

What is the Fr. Michael McFadden Fund? It is an annual campaign, named in honor of one of our greatest supporters and former pastors. The fund is fueled by a volunteer-driven annual giving to support growth at St. Patrick School, not covered by tuition. We are asking for support from our entire community including parents, grandparents, donors, alumni, neighboring businesses, staff and administration. A donation of any size is welcomed and will be put to meaningful use. This year’s goal is $20,000. Whether you can give $5, $25, $100 or more, all gifts are welcome. If you were planning on spending your millions at our Fall Festival this year, we will gladly take that as well. Please know that your donation helps us fulfill our mission of educating the whole child in Mind, Body, and Spirit.

There is no better return on your investment than a child’s Catholic education.

Your support will truly make a significant impact, and we hope you will choose to be our partner in this year’s campaign. Make your donation by clicking on this link: https://www.stpatrickssd.com/mcfaddenfund/ or stop by the school office. Checks can be made out to St. Patrick School. Please consider making a donation. St. Patrick School is a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Tax ID# 27-3947284.

Let’s All Pitch In for SPS!

Thank you for your continued support,


Hernán Valdivia, St. Patrick School Principal

St. Patrick School is a 501(c)3 non-profit school. Tax ID# 27-3947284.