Q: Why is 100% participation so important?
A: In addition to the generous donations from the LIH community, support from other funders such as foundations, corporations, and other individuals is critical if we want to continue to grow and improve the school for our children. One hundred percent participation to the Annual Fund from our Board of Directors, staff, and parents shows that we have a solid base of support from our community.
Whether or not an organization has 100% financial participation from its community is a serious funder consideration before awarding grant support. By donating to the Annual Fund, your dollars help us raise more dollars. Your gift of $1000 might effectively turn into a gift of $1200 or $1500. Increasing participation is the most important goal of the Annual Fund drive – we need to reach 100% participation in the Annual Fund from our entire LIH community in order to be considered for potential grant funding which can advance our math and science programs, art and music programs, support professional development for our teachers, and much more.
With our strategy for the future in place and a renewed commitment to actively seek out and secure grants, being able to show complete support from our community will be a major factor in any grant maker’s decision whether to award us funding. Financial support from foundations and corporations will allow us to expand and enhance our school in incredible ways.