Duchesne raises over $200k through #iGiveCatholic!


Duchesne President Susan Noonan, the DHS Girls Golf team, and segment hosts Paul Boschert ’77, Mike Ryan ’77, and Jason Boschert ’98 celebrate as Duchesne reaches its goal of $200,000.


Duchesne High School successfully wrapped up its #iGiveCatholic campaign on Tuesday, November 28, by surpassing its goal of $200,000 in donations — reaching number one in the state and number 11 in the national leaderboards. #iGiveCatholic is a national, bishop-led initiative leading up to and including Giving Tuesday that aims to inspire generosity and support for Catholic organizations. 

Duchesne livestreamed a 12-hour “give-a-thon” on Tuesday, culminating a month-long social media campaign. The event included interviews with students, faculty, board members and special musical performances from Mike Boschert ’80, the Pat Holt Singers, Gabe Rakers ’24, and the Duchesne handbell choir.

“My heart is overwhelmed by the support shown through our #iGC campaign,” said Becky Williamson, Duchesne director of advancement. 

This is Duchesne’s second year of participation in the #iGiveCatholic campaign, and Willamson stresses that its success was a community effort. 

“Our entire Duchesne family was engaged and rallying with us,” she said. “I want to thank our board for their hard work and dedication to helping us meet our goal. They sat there with us, helped make phone calls, and were active in the livestream. It was all hands on deck. What an awesome day for Pioneer Nation!”

Jason Boschert ’98, alum and athletic boosters president, co-hosted the hour that Duchesne reached its goal. 

“I feel like Pioneer pride is at an all-time high right now,” he said. "I am so proud of Pioneer Nation stepping up and helping us secure an even better future for our wonderful school!”

“#iGiveCatholic days are my favorite!” said Susan Noonan, Duchesne president. “It is a true testimony to our community that we can come together and achieve ambitious goals for the betterment of Duchesne High School. Additionally, the day provides a beautiful blend of students and alums gathering together in the most incredible display of gratitude!”

Duchesne raised a total of $204,608 Tuesday evening and was awarded the $250 Big Finish Power Hour cash prize by the Archdiocese of St. Louis for raising the most money between 7 pm and midnight — $58.777.59.

“It was indeed something special and just another example of how Duchesne is thriving,” said Williamson.

The funds will immediately be used by the school for classroom and fitness center updates, as well as other programs. As of December 5, over $260,000 has been raised through this year's campaign.