Merry Christmas! I hope each and everyone of you are having a blessed and peaceful holiday season. As 2018 draws to a close, I just wanted to send this personal note of thanks, gratitude, and appreciation for all our donors, corporate and foundation partners, supporters, friends and family members, ambassadors, trustees, and advocates of Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School, St. Elizabeth Campus.
Your generosity this year has been tremendous and for that we are grateful. As we close out the first half of our fiscal year, we have received over 85 gifts from individual, corporate, and private donors totaling a little over $890,000. This does not include the generous $250,000 challenge match grant that we received prior to Thanksgiving from John Sobrato and the Sobrato Family Foundation. We are well on our way to realize this match as to date we have already raised a little over $64,000 in about 4 weeks!
Thus, this support speaks to not only your generosity, but also your belief and faith in our mission of transforming the lives of underserved youth and their families through providing a rigorous, personalized educational model coupled with a corporate work study program that is and will create a talented and diverse workforce in the 21st century.
Again, thank you all for your support in 2018! As we look to 2019, we look forward to your continued partnership in our journey. May you all have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve. Wishing you all the success and prosperity that you can handle in 2019!
Director – Mission Advancement