With the 2014-2015 school year behind us, I am pleased to announce that $72,756 was given to The Campus School Annual Fund by current parents, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends of the school. I want to thank you for your support and I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the exciting accomplishments funded by your Annual Fund donations.
In 2013 the Annual Fund was established to augment the general operating budget and support the ever-changing needs of our students, classrooms, and faculty. Support for the fund has grown from $18,919 to $47,570 to $72,756 annually. This progress would not have been possible without the commitment, hard work and personal investment from so many.
Your hard work really paid off! As a result of the consistent growth of the Annual Fund, The Campus School was able to welcome a dedicated fundraising staff person in March. The Director of The Campus School Annual Fund will manage all Annual Fund activities. This is a huge milestone in our fundraising efforts and will help to align The Campus School’s fundraising with other schools in the region.
Also this past spring, The Campus School was featured in an article titled ‘Classroom of the Future’ in Pittsburgh Quarterly. The classroom highlighted in the article was made possible in part through Annual Fund donations, and illustrates to the entire community the high-quality and progressive education that The Campus School provides our students.
In June, the Annual Fund made it possible for our entire faculty to complete a four-day Responsive Classroom workshop. As dedicated educators, we are always striving to provide the best learning experience for the students. This recognized, research-based approach to education is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate, while emphasizing the importance of social-emotional learning.
And currently, the school’s website is receiving a needed, and requested, makeover. Annual Fund dollars have been invested to develop an updated, user friendly and visually-appealing website for our school that will launch this fall.
In closing, thank you. These accomplishments, and so many others, are possible because of your contributions to the Annual Fund. With your ongoing support we can continue to enhance The Campus School programming and facilities for our students and faculty.
To see a full list of 2014-2015 Annual Fund donors, visit the Annual Fund website www.campusschoolfund.org.
If you have any questions about the Annual Fund you may contact Megan Frenz, Director of The Campus School Annual Fund, at 412-578-8844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all that you do for the students and our school.
With warmest regards,
Michelle A. Peduto
Executive Director and Head of School