Dear St. Anne School Class of 1964,
Our school has a long and rich history of educating thousands
of students in the Catholic tradition. You are certainly among
our very important St. Anne School Alum. We always love seeing
our Alum coming back to visit. The stories and memories of your
time here at St. Anne School reinforces our mission.
We are writing to request your help for our school. In
2014, the City of San Francisco passed an ordinance requiring
all private schools to do a seismic study. Although our school
has survived the past few earthquakes, the study revealed that
if an earthquake shook from a different direction, the walls and
ceilings might collapse. I don't think we would want to imagine
the consequences of that happening to our children. After much
consultation with our parents, our School Advisory Board and Parish
Finance Committee, Fr. Dan and I have decided to move ahead with
retrofitting our school for the safety of our children.
Through generous donors from the past who have established our
endowment, the School and Parish will fund approximately $3.2
million, which is about 80% of the $4.1 million needed for the
project. However, we'll still need $800K. We hope to meet the
rest through a loan and through fundraising. Our Alumni fundraising
goal is approximately $100,000. May we ask you to consider
giving to this project to help us keep our children safe during
the next earthquake? We really hope to encourage 100% participation
from our alumni community, so please give at a level that is affordabIe
to you or your family. And may I also ask if you would consider
asking any of your extended family members or your company's matching
donation program to support us in this worthwhile project?
We would be grateful for the support.
We have all been beneficiaries of the generosity of past generations
and we are asking you to "pay it forward" to help today's students,
as well as future generations of St. Anne students. Our school
is great not because everyone takes care of themselves, but because
we help and take care of each other. We hope that you will consider
joining us at any level.
Thank you for your support and know that we will continue to
keep you and all our alum in our prayers. As we like to say, "St.
simply THE BEST!"
With sincere thanks and appreciation,