Come Gather 'Round the Campfire
Grace Give Day 2021
This campaign ended at 12am EST on November 9, 2021
We did it, Gryphons!
A message from Head of School Jen Danish and Director of Advancement Karl Vela
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We did it, Gryphons! This has been the most successful day of philanthropy in Grace's sixty-one year history!!!
Every gift will have a direct and meaningful impact on our students' lives!
Thank You, Gryphons!
In Grace's entire sixty-one year history there's never been a more successful single day of giving than today. On Monday, November 8th, 211 donors came together in an unprecedented and inspirational show of support for our students and faculty. With $105,830 raised for everything form Variable Tuition to classroom technology, the impact of our community's generosity on Grace Give Day will be felt for a long time to come.
To all our parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends, this day has been an profound affirmation of the strength and solidarity of our community and a reflection of the deep belonging we cherish, which is deeply rooted in our commitment to one another.
Update: 4pm - We've just hit our campaign goal, but we're not done yet!
Congratulations, Gryphons! You came together and helped us hit our campaign goal of 100 donors with over eight hours to spare!! BUT... we're not done yet!
An alumni parent was so inspired by our campaign progress that they've issued another $5,000 challenge gift if we can get to 150 donors before midnight tonight!
Help us hit our goal of 100 donors to set a new record for the most successful day of giving in Grace's history!
'Sitting Around the Campfire' is the theme for our first-ever Community Weekend. At the heart of Grace is a commitment to providing a sense of belonging for everyone in our community. One of the ways in which we can strengthen our school, community, and sense of belonging is to come together and make a gift to Grace at whatever level feels right for you. Every gift goes directly towards supporting our current and students and faculty and improves the quality and accessibility of a Grace education.
Ignite the fire!
Matches and Challenges
Take advantage of these special match and challenge gifts to greatly increase the impact of your support! Your gift will be counted towards all applicable match/challenge gifts!
NEW CHALLENGE! If we reach 150 donors, an alumni parent donor will give an additional $5,000!
CHALLENGE COMPLETE0%$5,000 Added to campaign total
COMPLETE If we reach 100 donors, an Anonymous Board member will donate an additional $15,000!
CHALLENGE COMPLETE0%$15,000 Added to campaign total
For Alumni and Parents of Alumni
Chris Santy '82 is matching gifts dollar for dollar given to the Jane and Tony Santy Scholarship Fund!
$18,900 Matched0%Only $6,100 Left!
For Current Families
If 50 current families give, an anonymous Board member will donate an additional $5,000!
CHALLENGE COMPLETE0%$5,000 Added to campaign total
Gather 'Round and Share Your Story
The Light of the Fire
The Impact of Your Gift
New for this year, you can now select one of six designations and direct your gift to an area that inspires you!
Area of Greatest Need
Your gift will be designated for the most important and pressing expenses needed to elevate our program. This could include anything from new library books to compliment a new curriculum, healthy and safety expenses for students and faculty, or anything in between!
Your gift will be go towards supporting our Variable Tuition Program which allows makes a Grace education financially accessible for all of our families. This signature program allows us to create a more equitable and socio-economically diverse community!
Your gift will help to improve our physical campus and ensure that Grace is a beautiful and joyful place for children to grow and play. This designation supports everything from playground equipment to plant improvements.
Your gift will go towards creating more experiential resources and opportunities for our students. This includes staff support for running clubs and materials for new Project Based Learning activities.
Your gift will help provide go towards upgrading existing technology equipment in our classrooms and ensuring that all of our teacher have the tools they need to educate students in a rapidly changing world.
Faculty compensation represents the single largest expense to our operating expenses. By designating your gift to Faculty Support you are helping to ensure that we are compensating our world-class teachers to the best of our ability and providing them with meaningful professional development opportunities.
Keep the Fire Lit!
Social Media Toolkit
How can you help on Give Day?
2. Spread the word!
Follow and share on social media!
Follow Grace on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to also follow #GraceGiveDay. We will be posting campaign information and you won’t want to miss the fun we have in store for Monday, November 8! Remember, if you post on Instagram, be sure to change your bio link to include the campaign page, geds.org/giveday!
Create your own buzz on social media using the images below!
Here's some Give Day post/email ideas!
Here's the secret: The absolute best way to inspire someone else to give is to share why you made your gift!
I am making a gift to Grace on Grace Give Day Day because [[insert your own reason here]]. #GraceGiveDay geds.org/giveday
Will you join me in supporting Grace? With your help, Grace can continue to ensure that today’s students can have the same transformational education rooted in a profound sense of belonging. If you are in a position to make a gift and would like it to count toward our campaign goal and match/challenge gifts, please visit geds.org/giveday now to make a meaningful impact by making your gift before midnight (EST) tonight! #GraceGiveDay
Friends, today is the day! I made my gift to Grace on this first-ever Grace Give Day, joining the community of donors showing their support for today’s Gryphons. These last 20 months have been challenging and your gift will help ensure today’s students can have a transformational education rooted in a profound sense of belonging. We are on our way to meeting our goal of 100 donors and unlocking significant match and challenge funds from other generous donors, too! If you are in a position to make a gift and would like it to count toward our campaign goal, please visit geds.org/giveday to make a meaningful impact by making your gift before midnight (EST) tonight! #GraceGiveDay
Your act of generosity can make a meaningful and direct impact on the lives of Grace students! Join me in helping Grace encourage 100 donors to make a gift to Grace today, our first-ever Grace Give Day! If you are in a position to make a gift and would like it to count toward our campaign goal and match/challenge gifts, please visit geds.org/giveday now to make a meaningful impact by making your gift before midnight (EST) tonight! #GraceGiveDay