The RLS Annual Fund is a crucial program that provides significant support for our Christ-centered education mission. The Annual Fund proceeds from alumni, parents, relatives, and friends, have blessed our school with the means to build a robust scholastic environment for challenge and learning. We continue to be grateful to God and to you for your ongoing generosity and your support of our mission by your giving actions.
Resurrection Lutheran School (RLS) operates through a combination of financial resources, including tuition and fee payments, church financial support, special and endowed funds, and fundraising and charitable giving. The cost of educating a child in most Christian schools like RLS is higher than the tuition and fees paid by RLS families. The Annual Fund contributions allow the administration and RLS Board to respond to the most pressing financial concerns during any given year and furnish the flexibility and means to seize immediate and important opportunities in a timely way as they arise. In this fifth year of giving, we look back to see that the Annual Fund has already provided almost $100,000 in additional funding for enrichment and scholarships over the past years.
In addition to scholarship support, specifically, the Annual Fund gifts have enabled us to purchase new percussion instruments for our music program, including xylophones, metallophones, and other rhythm instruments. It facilitates a continuation of our teaching application subscriptions (i.e., BrainPop, IXL Math, RAZ Reading, and others) and enabled us to cover costs for the campus fiber optic upgrades to our campus network. Because of these, your gifts, RLS is able to offer generous scholarship aid to families, implement technology advancements, offer technology usage experience, music and arts programs, classroom and lab updates, qualified staff development, and extra-curricular activities.
No student goes through RLS without being touched in some way by the programs and people who have benefitted by the Annual Fund gifts. While Annual Fund monies are unrestricted, there are purposes highlighted for focus each year. Scholarship assets for the current year, building up of the scholarship endowment fund for the future, playground enhancements, funding our growing extra-curricular program and many other “extras” are funded through your generous giving.
Please, support the tradition of annual giving by sending a check payable to Resurrection Lutheran School along with the enclosed card. Participation is more important than the amount given; however, we ask that you consider giving at a level that reflects your ability to give. You may wish to give in your family’s name, in remembrance of a particular person, or anonymously. If employers offer matching gifts, please take advantage of that wonderful benefit to further increase contributions. Your gift is a tax-deductible donation.