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Great Technology Giveaway

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2018 Great Technology Giveaway


The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud invites all Catholic grade schools throughout the Diocese of Saint Cloud to participate in a technology contest to demonstrate how technology is used to share the Catholic faith story or promote the school. We understand the importance of technology as a learning tool, and are also keenly aware of the budget restraints within our Catholic Schools. This year all participating schools will receive a monetary award to enhance technology in their school.


Last year we awarded $18,000 to Catholic schools who participated in the contest.


You can help improve the technology and teaching support in Catholic schools with a gift to the Great Technology Giveaway. A gift of $400 (cost of an iPad) will help address technology needs in the Catholic schools.  Donations will be used for making technology purchases for their schools. Any amount you donate would be greatly appreciated.


Donors and their organizations will be named in promotional materials and featured in a large ad in the St. Cloud Visitor newspaper during National Catholic Schools Week January 28 – February 3, 2018.


Your support will help make the Great Technology Giveaway a great success.


For more information or to make a donation to the Great Technology Giveaway, please contact Alice at 320-258-7656 or

Thank you to the Technology Committee, comprised of retired Catholic schools  teachers, along with Catholic Education Ministries for their support on this project.

Brett Anderson, president of Central Minnesota Noon Optimist Club presents Alice Coudron of the Catholic Foundation a donation check for $800 to support the Great Technology Giveaway.

Contest Entry Rules


Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud is proud to sponsor The Great Technology Giveaway.


Students, Kindergarten – 8th grade from any Catholic grade school in the diocese can win Technology money for their school by making a creative video:


Create a faith story or Bible story video using technology



•    Video must be 4 minutes or less.

•    Video should include the name of the school, parish, and student (and his or her grade) or class responsible for the video.

•    This year each school can submit only 1 class or student video. The school should select their favorite video to submit.

•    Top awards will receive $1000.

•    To be eligible, entries must be presented to the Catholic Foundation by January 19th, 2018

Entries may be submitted via email, YouTube/Vimeo link, DVD/CD, USB Drive or Drop Box to or mailed to the address below.


If you have any questions, please contact Alice Coudron at or call 320-258-7656. 

Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud

305 7th Avenue North

St. Cloud, MN  56303

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