2012 Development Update

Thanks to the 50+ donors who contributed to our holiday appeal!!!  The SLLIS community raised over $11,000 in November and December.  I am happy to report that the matching gift challenge to the parent community was met twice over!  The majority of the funds given were unrestricted and will be used where most needed.  A portion of the funds donated was restricted and will be used to support after school programs, facility improvements, the library, and our greenspace.

If you missed the 12/31 deadline, please remember that you can give your 2012 tax deductible gift anytime in the current calendar year.  Don’t forget websites like goodsearch.com that make a donation to SLLIS with each earmarked purchase or tools like the eScrip (www.escrip.com) card that donate a portion of what you spent when used at Schnucks and a variety of restaurants!

Last week, a group of parents and staff came together to discuss the components of PA fundraising and next steps as the fundraising taskforce transitions to the SACs.  The outcome of this meeting shows continued excitement and energy around parent fundraising as well as a space in SLLIS’ larger fundraising strategy for parent involvement.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st at 4pm in the Parents’ Lounge.

We are in the process of scheduling our first Institutional Advancement Committee meeting.  The IAC is a subcommittee of the board and will focus on such fundraising tasks as major and planned gifts, gala level events, capital campaigns and endowments.  If you are interested in learning more about the IAC, please email Rachel.dsouza-siebert@sllis.org for more information.

Have a great week!


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