Annual Fund

 November 9, 2016

 

All Souls School—building on each child’s strengths, interests, and experiences

in an intentional, diverse, and nurturing community that fosters experimentation, a love of learning, and respect for others.

 

 

Dear Parents and Friends,

It’s hard to believe we are heading into the holiday season, particularly as the weather continues to confound us!  With several months already under our belts at All Souls School, hearing the little voices and laughter in the classrooms as they bustle with excitement and energy is just wonderful.

All Souls was so pleased to welcome our new director, Dr. Jennifer Vest, who started in June but kicked into high gear this September.  Her vision and energy for what comes next for All Souls School is infectious and the next steps of our strategic plan are keeping our board of trustees quite busy. Some of our efforts range from implicit bias training to improving our facilities, while also ensuring that we maintain our reputation as a thought leader in early childhood education. 

As always, our incredible faculty members are engaging our children in a love of learning, discovery and imagination. The school constantly encourages faculty to grow in the same way they encourage our children, and we are appreciative when they take the time to hone and expand their craft to be the best teachers possible.  Our dedicated administration also takes time for professional reflection, ensuring we are attracting and retaining families that reflect the school’s values, as well as building and sustaining relationships with ongoing schools.

Equally important to our philosophy and efforts in the classroom are the many ways parents and friends support All Souls School. By helping with the benefit or serving on a committee, from being a class parent to donating to the School’s annual giving appeal, these activities and more contribute to our vibrant, supportive community.

All Souls School is a not-for-profit institution and as such we depend on donations to the Unrestricted Needs Fund to help support the School’s operating activities. There are also designated funds that support specific work in the school. The Kefalidis/Johannsen Scholarship Fund makes it possible for children who would not otherwise be able to attend All Souls benefit from the School’s caring approach to early childhood education. The Dr. Jean Mandelbaum Fund for Faculty Development and Enrichment provides special opportunities for the faculty, and the Director’s Fund for Children’s Special Needs provides important services for children at All Souls School. Through your financial contributions, you join a broad base of supporters who contribute to the continuation of excellence of the All Souls early childhood experience.

I encourage you to join me in making an annual gift to All Souls School.  You can contribute online by clicking this link -- DONATE HERE. Through the link you can designate your donation to the Unrestricted Needs Fund, or one of our designated funds. You can also mail your contribution to the school.  Any size donation is greatly appreciated and all gifts make a difference in supporting this special community. Thank you for your consideration. 

Sincerely,

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Alicin Williamson
President, Board of Trustees

 

Note that a contribution of low basis securities can be an easily administered and efficient form of donation. For stock transfers: Please transfer stock gifts to Charles Schwab, account PK 1084-7297 and call them at  800-435-4000. In addition, please mail or fax (212-737-5271) a copy of the transfer instructions to Jennifer Vest.  Please check if your employer has a matching gift program as you may be able to double or even triple your gift to All Souls School.