St. Matthew Church | Glendale Heights, Illinois

Welcome to St. Matthew Fundraising Program

St. Matthew Parish School has been guiding the educational and spiritual development of children since we opened our doors in 1964. And in that time, we have relied on the generosity of families and friends to provide the school with the necessary funds to support many of the activities that our students are involved in – from sports to art to music and more.

Now, as the needs of the school grow, we need to take our fundraising efforts to another level. The Development Committee of St. Matthew Parish School was founded last year with the sole purpose of spearheading these new fundraising initiatives throughout the year. These efforts will support not only classroom based programs, but capital improvements as well. From a new playground to a new gymnasium floor and scoreboard, there are many ways that these efforts will impact the school’s ability to continue its mission to provide a strong academic program along with sound Catholic teachings and traditions.

Our primary fundraising event each year is the Auction Night Gala.  Last year, we raised over $26,000 and were able to use those proceeds to purchase new playground equipment for the school, which will be installed just prior to the start of the new school year.  The 2nd Annual Auction Night Gala – “Sweet Home Chicago” will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club in Bloomingdale, IL.  The proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the purchase and installation of a new gym floor.

Tickets for this year’s Auction will go on sale in August, 2016.  If you would like more information on the event or how you can donate items for the auction or volunteer, please email the Development Committee at or call the school office at 630-858-3112.

Please visit our Auction Gala website at
for more information on the live event!