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, Alumni, and Friends,
Our excitement for the future of All Souls School has never been greater! It's been a journey but we've made amazing progress and continue moving toward an even brighter future. Overcoming the obstacles of the 2020-2021 school year was only possible through the strength, commitment, and optimism of our amazing school community. From our dedicated teachers, administration and trustees, to the parents and children who did what was necessary to keep our school open during a pandemic, it was incredible to witness our school move forward even in the toughest of times.
Because of your generosity, our school was able to provide weekly pooled COVID-19 testing of our student body and staff. This action helped keep our entire community safe, and able to attend school in person. We continue our weekly testing this semester.
Routinely testing our community means parent volunteers can begin to return to the school building this year. Exciting opportunities for parents such as the Parents-as-Subs program and Library volunteer roles can once again resume, with these parents included in our weekly pooled tests.
Finally, we are thrilled to announce the future of All Souls School on Lexington Avenue has been secured with the signing of a new long-term lease. With that, we look forward to expanding our school’s footprint within the building and offering new options for our families. We will have more exciting news to share about these plans soon.
All of this wouldn’t be possible without the support from our families and friends. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while striving to enhance our programming and support our students, faculty and facilities, we ask that you consider making a gift to the Annual Fund. Every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated and makes a meaningful impact.
You can make a donation online at allsoulsschoolnyc.org/giving or by writing a check to All Souls School. Our goal is 100% participation from current families! Classrooms that have 100% participation will be noted in the All Souls Weekly and the Trustees Report.
This year, we invite you to join the “1965 Circle” in commemoration of the founding year of our school. Donors who contribute $1,965 or more will be recognized. We also look forward to inviting lead donors who contribute $5,000 and above to a special Director’s Reception in the spring.
We persevered through a pandemic as a community, and together, we can ensure the continued excellence of All Souls School! Now more than ever, our school is focused on serving our wonderful children and families, supporting our children’s teachers and staff, and attracting new families who embody the school’s values. Please join us in making a gift. Click here to donate.
Thank you for your consideration.
Liana Slater, P’08, P’11 and Andrea Voorhis, P’16, P’19
Co-Chairs, Advancement Committee
Board of Trustees
You can designate your contribution as follows:
- Our Unrestricted Fund provides school leadership with the flexibility to designate funds where they are needed most.
- The Kefalidis/Johannsen Scholarship Fund supports greater access to All Soul’s unique approach to early childhood education.
- The Dr. Jean Mandelbaum Fund for Faculty Development and Enrichment provides special opportunities for the faculty, including study tours to Reggio Emilia, Italy.
- The Director’s Fund for Children’s Special Needs provides important services for children in our school community.
Note that a contribution of low basis securities can be an easily administered and efficient form of donation.
Stock Transfers: contact Jennifer Vest for stock transfer instructions.
Matching Gifts: 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.