Welcome Back Crusader Parents!
As the academic year begins, we want to announce the kickoff of our 2019-2020 SOSM Annual Fund campaign and ask for your help in reaching our shared goal.
The campaign this year has been revamped based on feedback and changing community needs. Our new campaign is a mix of fundraising events combined with traditional direct giving. Think of it as an “Umbrella of Giving”. Donate and join in where you wish - what calls to you!
Highlights of the 2019-2020 campaign include events such as:
NEW: 1st Annual 5K Fun Run/1 Mile walk on Saturday, September 21st!
NEW: The Spring Gala
Day of Giving
In addition to these amazing events, our planned giving program is an essential component of the fundraising campaign. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make donating easier:
REMINDER: Don’t forget employee matching funds! Many larger employers in the area have programs that match dollar for dollar your donations to charities, including SOSM. Contact the Development Office if you have questions on this process or a list of local employers with programs.
The Annual Fund goal for 2019-2020 is $330,000. This amount bridges the gap between tuition and the operating expenses of our community, namely physical operations, teacher bonuses and financial aid funding. With our current enrollment numbers, our goal is to raise about $1000/student. Some families may not be able to do that over the academic year and others may be in a position to give more. It is important that we meet if not exceed these goals to help ensure the continued high academic and social emotional resources we offer our students. Our Crusaders leave our school to go out and use their God given gifts to make the world a better place!
Please consider donating to the Annual Fund and participating in events to support SOSM. All gifts are truly appreciated and help us reach our goal. In this community, we can be better together!
Mary Catherine Nelson John & Rose Hancir
Director of Marketing & Development Parents’ Association Presidents