In the four weeks of the fall campaign, through donations large and small, 150 families stepped up to show their support for our students. Ten percent of donors filed employer-match forms to increase the value of their gift. Two families offered matching funds to encourage their fellow Lawrence families to give. And one thing was abundantly clear: YOU are the stars that light up Lawrence School.
Our successful fall campaign is the first piece in a funding puzzle that, this year, includes plenty of question marks: Will we be able to hold any of the events that raise around $35,000 in a typical year? Will LSA be able to give its annual contribution to the PTO—usually $20,000? It’s unlikely that those revenues will be anywhere near their normal levels, if they exist at all…and yet we all share a goal of maintaining strong support for our students and their classrooms, actual and remote.
We’ll have plenty to grapple with in the new year, to be sure. But for now, we celebrate—and offer our most sincere thanks to our wonderful Lawrence families. Truly, our school is brighter because of you!