A MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER

A CALL TO ACTION

I am honored to join the Executive Board of the Foundation for Reed Schools and look forward to working with the entire community to better our children's future.  While we were able to meet our $2 million commitment to RUSD in 2015-16, we did so only by drawing down on our emergency reserves. If this trend continues, Foundation funded programs and educators will be at risk. In order to meet this year’s $2 million commitment and replenish our reserves, our fundraising goal for 2016-17 is $2.3 million.

We expect our children to receive a higher quality education than public funding alone can provide. In recent years, however, we have experienced a significant decline in participation to our Family Giving Campaign. With the new year comes an opportunity for a course correction. We are confident that every family in our community will consider a donation to The Family Giving Campaign and allow The Foundation to return to solid financial ground. Gifts of every size make a difference.

Neal Jacobs
Treasurer, Foundation for Reed Schools