By David Visbeen
Executive Director, The Foundation for Eastern Christian School
Many of my friends think my job at The Foundation must be challenging. After all, The Foundation is tasked with raising almost one million dollars each year to offset tuition costs. But I don’t usually think of my job as challenging; I think of it more as an opportunity; an opportunity to be part of what God has been doing for the past 123 years and what he is still doing today at Eastern Christian School. It is amazing to have the opportunity to be a part of this incredible ministry and to give others the opportunity to participate as well.
Still, every now and then, there is a challenge. Earlier this year The Bolger Foundation of Ridgewood presented EC with a challenge: a challenge in the form of a grant. The Bolger Foundation has offered Eastern Christian $30,000.00 to complete security upgrades at the middle and high school campuses. Here’s the challenge: in order to receive the $30,000.00 grant, we must raise $60,000.00 in new pledges or donations toward the project. This is an all or nothing challenge.
We need $90,000.00 to complete the proposed security upgrades on the two campuses. So now, The Foundation for Eastern Christian School is challenging our community. Will you help EC meet the challenge? For every dollar you give, The Bolger Foundation challenge grant will provide an additional $.50. This is a great opportunity for you to multiply your gift and for Eastern Christian to receive The Bolger Foundation Grant so that we can complete important campus improvements, without impacting tuition.
Please consider this unique opportunity to be a part of ministry and mission of Eastern Christian School. Send your gift or make your pledge (payable before August 31, 2016) to The Foundation and be sure to note Bolger Foundation Challenge on your check or pledge. You can also give online (link).
Thank you for your consideration in support of this important project!