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Posts by David Visbeen

A Teacher’s Influence

I entered the Eastern Christian Junior High School on 8th Street in Prospect Park in September, 1968. Yes, even I can do that math quickly. 50 years ago this fairly short, skinny, but still cocky 12 year old went from being a big time 6th grader to being a lowly 7th grader. One of my…

EC Auction Gala 2018

The EC Spring Gala was held on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  It took us a week to write the Thank You Notes, put the empty baskets and sponsor signs into storage, and to declutter our offices, but we knew immediately that the event was a great success. With over 300 guests in attendance, we had…

GIVE * SHARE Celebrating 125 Years

GIVE * SHARE Celebrating 125 Years Over the past several years, #GivingTuesday has grown in popularity across the United States and around the world.  Started in 2012 by the 92nd Street “Y”  #GivingTuesday was a response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday is a time to focus on others instead of self, a time…

Ringing the Bell

In my office, hanging on the wall, is a large bell with a braided cord hanging from the clapper. It is a quality bell, so when I pull on the cord, there is a loud, resonating ring that can be heard in other offices and even downstairs. I love to ring that bell, but I’m…

EC Auction Gala 2017

Last Thursday, April 20th, at the Indian Trail Club, records were broken, enthusiasm was catching and one of our families is headed to Disney. With over 345 guests in attendance EC’s Auction Gala ushered in a new era of online bidding before and during the Silent Auction. No more bid sheets thanks to our partnership…

The Annual Fund for Eastern Christian School

With the start of the new school year just around the corner, here in The Foundation office, we’re thinking about the 2016-2017 Annual Fund.  Each year, the Annual Fund plays a significant role in providing a quality Christ-centered education to each and every student at Eastern Christian School.  Despite that, for many of our parents…

Coming Home

It has been 41 years since my graduation from Eastern Christian School. Last year, June came and went without a reunion to mark the 40 year milestone. Honestly, I never gave it a thought. I returned to NJ after college and have lived here for the past 35 years. I have served on various committees at Eastern…

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