Annual Fund Challenge Met! $10,000 Gift Spurs Success
Thanks to a wonderful response from the CAWS community, we met our challenge goal of 90% participation in this year’s annual fund! As a result, CAWS will receive an additional $10,000 gift from a generous, long-time donor.
This strong level of support resulted in our raising more than $55,000 for the 2013-14 annual fund. These gifts came from many sources, including:
- 77 CAWS families
- 100 percent of our Board of Trustees
- 100 percent of our full-time faculty and staff
- Grandparents, alumni parents and friends
- A private foundation
All who contributed were automatically entered into a drawing for two free tickets on Cape Air, compliments of Stella Wolf, Goldenstar Teacher (see winners, below!).
We extend our deepest thanks to all who showed their support and found a way to contribute. The annual fund is the single greatest fundraising effort we undertake each year, and its success is crucial to the financial health of our school.
Lori Etringer and the Development Committee
Fifth Grade Grandparents Win Cape Air Tickets
Robert and Dolores Lowe of West Virginia were selected as the winners of our annual fund drawing for two free tickets on Cape Air. Tickets are good anywhere Cape Air flies, including the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Cape and the Islands, Maine and New York.
“We are thrilled. We’re not used to winning anything,” Robert said. The Lowes made their gift to the annual fund because of their grandson, Samuel (grade 5). “We think Sam is getting a good education, and we want to support the institution that is providing it,” Robert said, adding that they are eager to plan their trip on Cape Air.
Special thanks to Stella Wolf for arranging for the tickets and deep appreciation to the many parents, grandparents, alumni parents, faculty, staff, trustees and friends who contributed to the annual fund. Thanks to all of you, this year’s annual fund was a great success and will help our school meet core operating costs.