Whether you are St. Anne's graduate, a grandparent, alumni parent, a former faculty member, or a long time friend of the school, you know the value of a St. Anne's education. It is an opportunity that so many children need today.
Alumni Parent Jen Twining's reflections may remind you of the many ways in which St. Anne's helped a child you know grow in wisdom and love:
When I think back on my children's years at St. Anne's I remember the beautiful buildings and grounds, bright sunshine streaming in through tall windows, the striking, perhaps now iconic, red doors. Then my thoughts turn to the capable, engaged faculty and staff, the people who first recognized defining talents and gifts of my children, who guided them academically, morally, spiritually. I remain thankful for the exceptional creative arts curriculum and the recognition of physical and social as well as cognitive development.
Finally, and still a bit painfully, I think of the stresses my children faced at St. Anne's on a daily basis. I suppose the thought of "stress" takes quite a bit away from the lovely picture I was painting of the glories of the school, but these were the normal stresses of childhood. The stress of leaving mom, the stress of meeting the demands of the classroom, the stress of learning how to interact with children different from themselves.
I think one of the reasons I continue to support the mission of St. Anne's is its focus on guiding children through these stresses, rather than eliminating them. Learning to manage time, learning to face conflict, learning to fail and try again. Not perfectly, never perfectly, but consistently. With patience, St. Anne's helped to prepare my children for life.
This year’s gifts to the Fund will:
- Purchase new tools for learning outside, and create new spaces for outdoor education.
- Empower our teachers through professional development and leadership opportunities.
- Attract and support talented students who enrich the St. Anne’s experience for all.
The first donors to support this year’s campaign were our trustees, faculty, and parents. Now we are turning to you.
Will you consider joining Jen and other St. Anne's families in making a gift to this year's Heart, Mind & Spirit campaign by December 31st?
The Heart, Mind & Spirit Fund allows us to say “yes” to great opportunities for our faculty and students.
We invite you to make a pledge of support or a gift to St. Anne's.
We welcome your questions and interest in the Heart, Mind, and Spirit campaign! Please contact Lisa Slinkard with your questions via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (302) 378-3179 x347 to learn more.