Student Raffle FAQ

Is there a family discount?

No. We believe it is important for each student to contribute to helping make a Cathedral education available to everyone. However, Cathedral does recognize that having multiple children participating in the student raffle at one time can potentially be difficult for a family. Students/families who are having trouble selling tickets should contact Mr. Howard Fogel as soon as possible. Mr. Fogel will be able to provide a list of resources to help with selling tickets.

What if we are unable to sell our tickets?

Please try and sell as many tickets as you can. Then if you are still unsuccessful, see Mr. Howard Fogel and he will help you to find ways to sell your tickets. If you choose to not participate in the student raffle then students will be required to participate in the Day of Philanthropy which will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

What if I still cannot meet the goal?

You may sign an agreement to help out our advancement offices by volunteering with the set-up, operation and/or breakdown of advancement events. These can include ShamrAuction, Phone-a-thon, Cathedral Fund Dinner, alumni events etc.  You will be given credit for each hour worked that will count toward the student fundraiser financial requirement. You will be required to sign a contract with Mr. Howard Fogel if you are not able to sell tickets.

 NOTE: No philanthropy contracts will be signed with students who sell zero tickets. A concerted effort must be shown to Mr. Fogel prior to signing a service contract. All service contracts will be signed at the discretion of Mr. Fogel.

Is there a buy-out option?

There is no product that can be sold, therefore the entire cost of the ticket will be used to help with our tuition assistance fund and/or our newly created philanthropy fund. Should you wish to not purchase raffle tickets and just contribute $250, this would qualify as a tax deductible contribution.

Why is there a philanthropy fund added to this year’s fundraiser?

Wouldn't it be great to have one fundraiser a year that would both support the mission of Cathedral High School plus let students financially support other causes at Cathedral and in our community that they care about?  Should all students participate in this effort, we will accomplish both goals!

Can I buy raffle tickets with a card?

No. Indiana Gaming Laws do not allow raffle tickets to be purchased with a credit card. Cash or check are acceptable forms of payment.

Can students purchase raffle tickets?

No. Changes to Indiana Gaming Laws prohibit all students from purchasing a raffle ticket. This is a change from last year. Please do not allow Cathedral students to purchase raffle tickets.

Can I exchange tickets with my friends?

Students get credit for the numbered tickets they were given. Should you sell your friend’s tickets, they get credit for your sale.   

What if I lost my tickets?

Tickets must be purchased or returned in compliance with state regulations.

What if I want more tickets?

Great! Please email Mr. Fogel with the quantity you need and he will make arrangements during lunch. 

Do you have a question that isn't answered here?  Contact Howard Fogel (, Student Philanthropy Coordinator or Nick Torres (, Director of Major Gifts.