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,
It is a time of great excitement and change at All Souls School. Our school is in the midst of a physical transformation that will lead to a brighter, more welcoming and enriched environment for children and families for years to come. The renovation underway will allow All Souls School to expand our program offerings for children like never before, and better attract prospective families.
The Reggio Emilia approach to education describes the aesthetic aspect of a school’s environment as “the third teacher” and with that in mind, we have embarked on this major construction project to improve our beloved All Souls School so our children can flourish.
Time and time again, our school community has stepped up when it matters. You rallied to support each other and our teachers and staff during the pandemic by funding weekly Covid-19 tests. Those contributions helped our school’s doors stay open and keep our community safe.
Now, we are asking for your support at a critical time for All Souls School, as we undertake this bold project to improve our classrooms and facilities. Will you consider making a gift to the Annual Fund, and invest in the future of our school community? Every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated and makes a meaningful impact.
Your gift will help us ensure the continued excellence of All Souls School and secure a bigger, brighter future for our children. 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.
We also invite you to join the “1965 Circle” in commemoration of the founding year of All Souls School. Donors who contribute $1,965 or more will be recognized in our Trustees Report. We look forward to inviting lead donors who contribute $10,000 and above to a special Director’s Reception in the spring.
We are excited about the next phase of All Souls School’s story, particularly the enhanced programming options we will soon be able to offer families, and the new spaces where our children will be able to learn and thrive!
Thank you for your consideration.
Jennifer Llamas, P’18, P’21, P’22 and Gene Ribeiro P’20
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.