“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” Alfred North Whitehead
I would like to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to our school community. In the past two months, the QAE community has raised over $100,000 to support our school. As of this writing, the Explorer Fund Drive has made $58,427.40 in direct donations* and our students raised over $45,000 during the Jog-a-thon to help support programs and classes so important to them (music!). Without this financial support it would be virtually impossible to supplement the education and experience your child receives at QAE. Things would need to be cut; tough decisions would need to be made.
It is uncomfortable to ask families to give money to QAE – simply to give money. It is strange to ask a family who may be struggling to make ends meet to give what little money they might have left over at the end of their paycheck to support our little school.
I knew when I took on the challenge of attempting to raise $75,000 that I would be unable to meet this goal without the support and commitment of the QAE community. I am humbled at the generosity our community has shown this fall. When I sit around my dining room table with family and friends tomorrow, I will be grateful for your support and your commitment to QAE.
While we have not met our financial goal (yet!), there is still time! You can donate here.
Yours in gratitude,
*with $19,800 pledged in matching
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