JOIN US FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL BLOSSOM BENEFIT TO HELP SUPPORT CARDINAL BERNARDIN MONTESSORI ACADEMY.

The Academy’s 23rd Annual Blossom Benefit efforts are now underway! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 20th for an evening of fun and fundraising! This year’s Benefit will be hosted virtually, and all proceeds will go toward designing gardens and habitats for each classroom, including a chicken coop, planting vegetable and flower beds for each individual classroom, opening up our toddler room and elementary program, technology equipment for teachers and staff, and professional development for parents and teachers. This virtual event is free of charge to attend.
Cardinal Bernardin has remained safely open this school year. This has been possible with the continued support of our parents and teachers. However, the need is still present – and now is the time to help the Academy continue to provide the highest quality Catholic Montessori education in Chicago. We know that we can count on our community’s support and generosity during this event.
Last year’s Venetian Carnivale was a great success. We met our fundraising goal and had a great time doing it. With your help, this year we can meet and improve upon last year’s success, albeit virtually!

NOW IS THE TIME TO START THINKING BLOSSOM BENEFIT!

Everyone’s involvement is greatly needed and appreciated. Parents, teachers, staff and students all contribute to the event each year to demonstrate support for our wonderful school. Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy receives no outside funding from tax payers and no funding from the Archdiocese of Chicago. Therefore, events like the Blossom Benefit are crucial for the school.

ONLY TOGETHER WE WILL ACHIEVE OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $100,000!

Although this event is virtual, there are many ways for you to become involved in this year’s event. Together with the a spirit of giving and community, you can help us reach our goals in the following ways:
Solicit two or more Silent Auction items for the event. Reaching out to your neighborhood businesses and friends, Blossom Benefit receives numerous donated items that support the lion’s share of our fundraising goal. Please start thinking of businesses or relationships in your network who can provide goods, services or special experiences. Please direct all auction questions to our Director of Marketing, Hannah, here!
Become a Blossom Benefit Sponsor and/or solicit a Benefit Sponsor. Showcase your business on our event signage, website, emails and social media posts. Please reach out to local businesses or friends to do the same. Your support will be showcased to hundreds of school parents and friends that attend the virtual event, as well as the thousands of people who view our website and drive by our school on Diversey Parkway. Sponsorships are fully tax deductible as allowed by the law.
Buy and Sell Raffle Tickets. Raffle Tickets this year are available virtually. Invite Grandparents to purchase raffle for a chance to win the 50/50 raffle! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS.
Attend the Virtual Blossom Benefit on Saturday, March 20th at 6 pm! Grab your family and tune in from the comfort of your own home. Invite grandparents, friends and family, for an incredible event that they’ll never forget!
Silent Auction Donation Form