I write this letter with immense gratitude to all of the RUSD families who heard last year’s call to action and participated in the 2016-17 Family Giving Campaign. As a direct result of your commitment to a high quality education for our children, The Foundation was able to meet its $2 million commitment to RUSD and begin to replenish previously diminished reserves. We simply could not have experienced such a successful course correction without our dedicated team of parent volunteers and the generous financial support of nearly three quarters of our donor community! THANK YOU!

Our 2017-18 commitment to the District is, once again, $2 million. Our fundraising goal of $2.3 million will allow us to meet our RUSD grant commitment while continuing to replenish Foundation reserves and return the Foundation to a healthy financial state. With 60 fewer families in the district this year, our emphasis on family participation is more critical than ever. The Foundation’s ultimate goal is to have every family in our district participate in the Family Giving Campaign.

For this year’s campaign, particularly in light of current market conditions, we are encouraging families to consider donations of stock. Donating appreciated stock is a tax efficient way to satisfy your commitment to The Foundation. Please also check with your company to learn about corporate match options. Many companies will match up to 100% of your gift. The Foundation team has streamlined this process and promises to make stock donations as quick and easy as possible for our donors.

We continue to be grateful for this community’s steadfast commitment to academic excellence for our children. Please consider a contribution to The Foundation that is meaningful to you and your family. Every donation counts!

Neal Jacobs
Treasurer, Foundation for Reed Schools