Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign
The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign will last from October 9th-20th! Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.
Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.
Day 3: We are Thankful for Technology at GRACE
The goal of Technology at GRACE (TAG) is to embrace technology to better engage and empower students to excel as lifelong learners by allowing GRACE teachers to extend the boundaries of their classrooms so that students can be exposed to a richer learning environment. Instructional technology at GRACE has always focused on implementing tools and processes that enhance the educational quality of each class. To this end, GRACE teachers receive frequent and ongoing professional development to learn how to best utilize and implement available tools, and students are encouraged to take risks by pushing the boundaries of technology as it applies to their projects. This commitment to empowering students is evidenced a number of ways including the student-led StreamTeam that videos and live-streams school events, the student interns who work with our IT department each summer, and the use of computer generated animation to create the flying scenes in the production of Peter Pan. The Annual Fund has supported TAG recently with the purchase of Office 365 for all staff, students, and families, 40 new Casio projector systems, and several new computers.
What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?
If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:
- Giving to GRACE, Part 1 – What is the Annual Fund?
- Giving to GRACE, Part 2 – What are the sources of donations for the Annual Fund?
- Giving to GRACE, Part 3 – How we can better leverage the philanthropic nature of other organizations to benefit GRACE?
Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!