We are all members of the Harker community and it is important for us all to participate by helping to fund the myriad of programs that benefit all students. Did your child perform in the dance show? Play soccer for Harker? Participate in a lecture in one of our multimedia classrooms? Enjoy a class party? Check out a book from the library? These are just a few examples of student activities annual giving dollars fund.
This is the time of the year when we make our final push to secure the greatest percent of participation in this year’s annual giving campaign. Last year, 80 percent of parents made charitable contributions to the school and we are hoping to meet or exceed that level this year. Having a high percentage of participation puts us in the best possible position to receive foundation and corporate grants. These funding sources want to add value rather than replace stakeholders’ participation. In fact, last year our significant gain in parent participation was the reason we received a $250,000 grant.
We appeal to you to make your annual giving gift now for 2008-09 if you haven’t done so already. Your contribution will show your suppor t of our students and teachers, and you will help us improve our chances of receiving additional grants.
Please contact Melinda Gonzales, director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.