It is hard to believe that I have only “officially” been part of the Turning Point community for a little over three months. The warmth and generosity I have experienced, both as a parent and as a Head of School, has made me feel so welcomed, appreciated, and included. It is my hope that every student feels similarly treasured and valued by us all—their teachers, parents, extended family, and other stewards of the Turning Point mission.
One important way that we express our confidence and belief in our children is by ensuring they have the resources to excel as successful learners. This means access to teachers who have ongoing and quality training, classrooms which provide abundant opportunities to achieve academic success, extracurricular and athletic programs that encourage students to push personal boundaries and discover new talents, and safe facilities that offer plenty of room to learn, play, and grow.
And, when it comes to expressing how much we truly value our children, this community truly walks the walk.
As we know, tuition does not cover the cost of providing every student with the type of unique education in which our school specializes. Turning Point is a non-profit organization, but we must work hard each year to fill that gap between cost and tuition—and this is where our Annual Giving campaign makes such an important difference.
Over the past five years, parent resources have provided well over $3,000,000 to vital program improvements, enhancements, and operations.
Think about that for a minute, because that number is a testament to both the importance of Annual Giving and the incredible generous spirit of this community. And we don’t get to $3 million dollars all at once, and we certainly don’t get there alone. We get there by each family thoughtfully discussing what defines a meaningful gift for them, knowing that every contribution plays an essential role in the success of the campaign. We get there together.
I am thrilled as both a parent and a staff member to be part of an exciting time of new growth at Turning Point, and feel truly honored to have a chance to influence and support this year’s Annual Giving campaign.
Our gifts will help the school continue to transform in order to meet the challenges of education in our modern world, stay relevant as a globally aware school, and graduate confident, extraordinary young people. I could not think of a more meaningful mission— personally or professionally. Thank you for joining me.
- Turning Point is grateful for early Annual Giving support, as your gifts help us best shape and plan for future programs and initiatives. Please visit www.turningpointschool.org/giving to make your gift or pledge.
- There are multiple ways to support Annual Giving with pledge and payment options designed to meet personal preferences. Remember, all gifts are tax deductible, regardless of size.
- If you have already made your pledge, we sincerely thank you. This includes our Board of Trustees who made early and generous commitments, and nearly all of our faculty and staff.