Join Us for a Great Cause!

Each year, each of the St. Mary Catholic Schools holds a fundraiser. Each event is planned and hosted by parent committees to support student activities and campus enhancements. In addition, SMCS hosts a system-wide fundraiser — Z-Night — in November where school families and Zephyrs supporters come together for a night of fun and camaraderie.

Connect 5

Benefiting: St. Mary Catholic Schools and supporting parishes

When: September 14, 2019
Where: St. Mary Catholic High/Middle Schools
Register: Click here!

This community run/walk raises money for SMCS’ Booster Club, Fine Arts, technology and supports our five parishes.  New for 2019:
Kids fun Run
Chip Timed 5K

Meet Me in the Middle

Benefiting: St. Mary Catholic Middle School

When: September 21, 2019  6:00-10:00 p.m.
Where: Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Education Center
Register: Click here!

Don’t miss the opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with familiar folks while supporting our great school! You will have the chance to sign up for event boards, have fun with our mobile bidding silent auction and take part in an exciting raffle for fantastic prizes!


Benefiting: St. Gabriel Elementary

When: October 18, 2019
Where: Stay Tuned!
Register: Click here!

2018 Recap: TASTE! A Brewfest Event is the largest fundraiser of the year for St. Gabriel Elementary. Past proceeds have provided tuition assistance and educational resources such as Smart boards for classrooms, playground maintenance, school office communication equipment, new desks, cafeteria tables, computers, student field trips and more! During a fun night, guests are invited to an evening of beer tasting paired with heavy hors d’oeurves from several local food vendors, raffles and fun! Sample more than 40 handcrafted brews, and a variety of wine, soda and coffee.


Benefiting: St. Mary Catholic Schools

When: November 9, 2019
Where: Waverly Beach
Register: Click here!

In November of each year, the SMCS community gathers for our one-and-only system wide fundraiser. A new concept, Z-Night, was introduced to promote unity and fellowship among our entire SMCS community–alumni, school families, parishes and community supporters. In addition, all new inductees to the SMC Athletic Hall of Fame are honored on this special evening. With a lower admission fee, plenty of fun games and yummy food, Z-Night is a casual and festive event for all adults to enjoy, with all proceeds going toward facilities maintenance, purchasing curriculum materials and supporting our SMCS students. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this evening of fun, faith and friends!

Winter Escape

Benefiting: St. Mary Elementary School

When: January 24, 2020
Where: Stay tuned!
Register: Stay tuned for 2020!

2019 Recap: Come in out of the cold and escape the Winter doldrums with St. Mary Elementary and ComedySportz! Our Winter Escape event will feature the competitive, improvisational comedy of the ComedySportz team, based out of Milwaukee, WI, competing against each other in improv games based on the suggestions of the audience. Your inner comic may even have an opportunity to join them on stage! In addition to the show, there will be Raffles, Silent Auctions, Event Boards, Games, Ballpark Food, and a cash bar.

Wines Around the World

Benefiting: St. Margaret Mary Elementary School

When: March 7, 2020
Where: Stay tuned!
Register: Stay tuned for 2020!

2019 Recap: Wines around the World was held on February 16, 2019. This year we were excited to have the event at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Neenah.  We welcomed you to be a part of this special evening that raises funds for St. Margaret Mary Elementary School. The event supported the educational needs of our students and teachers including: technology upgrades, classroom curriculum tools and materials, tuition assistance and updating classrooms to create an improved learning environment.


Benefiting: St. Mary Catholic Schools
Questions & More Information: Marsha Britt, [email protected] or (920) 722-7796 ext 662

When: Stay tuned for 2020!
Where: Stay tuned for 2020!
Register: Stay tuned for 2020!

Zephyrfest 2019 was indeed the Greatest Show in the Valley! Thank you to all of our guests, donors and volunteers. 

Zephyrfest 2019 Highlights

  • 2019 Zephyrfest Photo Album
  • 2019  Zephyrfest Auction Book
  • 645 Attendees
  • 97 Volunteers
  • Exceeded revenue goals!
  • Highest revenue from raffles ever!
  • In it’s second year, remote bidding allowed supporters who were unable to attend, to contribute to the silent auction!
  • Nancy Willenkamp – Key Club vehicle winner
  • Marvin Daniels – boat winner
  • Amy Potokar – Golden Ticket winner– Tuscany Villa Vacation For Eight

Each spring, St. Mary Catholic Schools hosts Zephyrfest, a spectacular evening of fine food, music and a dazzling array of silent and live auction offerings, Zephyrfest helps to defray the operational costs of the entire school system. This highly successful event requires the participation of more than one hundred dedicated volunteers.