Anchor Ball is Saint Clement's annual spring gala that celebrates our vibrant community while raising funds for our church, school, and the many ministries our parish serves throughout Chicago.

• The goal of Anchor Ball is to raise $300,000 to cover the church and school current year operating budget. The funds raised are equally divided between the church and school.
• In addition, there is a Paddle Raise. The specific project/use of funds varies from year-to-year and a Clement Commits portion (now 10%)  is always designated to an outside charitable organization​.

Anchor Ball 2021: Celebrating Our Heroes

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - virtual Anchor Ball

Thank you!

Dear Members of Saint Clement,

God is always at work in our lives, and this year’s Anchor Ball is a reminder of this! It is because of your generous contributions that we raised over $385,000 to support our school and parish. It was an amazing celebration of our wonderful community, and we could not have achieved this without the invaluable participation by you, our parishioners. With profound gratitude, I thank our generous sponsors who collectively donated $121,000. The paddle raise, of which 10% will be gifted to our Saint Clement Heroes, the teachers and staff at the school and parish, has reached $160,000, and is still climbing.
The success of the evening would not have been possible without the leadership and creativity from our Anchor Ball Co-Chairs, Pat Manus and Rachel Pasquini, who worked along with our Anchor Ball Coordinator, Trina Heffley, to make this a wonderful event. Thank you to Amanda Butts, our Paddle Raise Chair, for her efforts in creating the beautiful paddle raise video. I have included the video link if you have not seen it. If you were unable to join us and would like to support Anchor Ball, paddle raise donations may be made at
Our community's commitment continues to amaze me, and I could not be more grateful for your support. 

Fr. Peter


Please contact Anchor Ball Co-Chairs, Pat Manus or Rachel Pasquini, or Parish Stewardship Coordinator, Trina Heffley.