ASCENSION EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

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“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” -Eric Hoffer

Ascension Fund

As we are now well into the 21st century, it is clear that the tides of education are at a crossroads. Knowledge is essential, but in-and-of itself, insufficient. To be successful, students need the skills to answer questions that don’t yet exist. As we enter the conceptual age, those individuals who are fluent in critical thinking, creativity, communication, adaptability, and collaboration stand to excel to greater heights. Ascension has intuitively known this as we have brought educational excellence in a Christian environment to Lafayette for over fifty years. An Ascension education inspires every student to rise to a higher level through individualized instruction, education of the whole child, and by fostering a passion for inquiry and a drive toward lifelong learning. All these are bolstered by a faith in God and service to others.

Through Ascension, we know our students will rise to a higher level. Our hope is that you will join in this journey and support The Ascension Fund.

Ascension Episcopal School could not exist without the support of the Ascension family — and to all who have invested in the future of our school, we offer our sincere thanks.

By the end of the 2015 fiscal year, an incredible 43% of families had contributed to the Annual Fund — a record-breaking percentage for our school community. Because of this generosity, we were able to raise over $200,000 for Ascension ... more money than we’ve ever raised!

Your gifts make a difference — in the life of our school, and in the lives of every Ascension student.

Thank you

Something you’ll hear a lot on Ascension’s campus is the idea of “rising to a higher level.” With that in mind, this year, we’ve set a goal of achieving a 65% family participation rate for Annual Fund giving (the national average is 67%).

Using last year’s percentages as a benchmark, a 65% participation rate would allow us to raise close to $350,000, and would go a long way toward bridging the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of operating the school.

Please consider making a gift today to help do your part to contribute to the continued success of the school.

Charitable gifts to Ascension Episcopal School are an important resource, and we encourage you to consider making a donation. Annual Gifts allow Ascension to look beyond its immediate needs, helping the school maintain its high quality while creating dynamic new programs.

Donations are Tax Deductible

Contributions made to The Ascension Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All gifts are acknowledged with an official gift receipt that may be used for tax purposes.

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