|An anonymous donor has challenged our alumni to make 100 donations to our Scholarship Fund by 12/31/2013. The donor will contribute $19.78* to honor each alumni donation made before the end of the year. This will raise an additional $1,978* for our Scholarship Fund!|
|Please click here to read a letter from notable Hudson School alumnus and neurosurgeon, Paul Santiago, M.D., in support of the Scholarship Fund.|
|“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Dear Friend,The Hudson School first opened its doors in 1978. The first year, there were eighteen students. Since then, more than fifteen hundred students have received a Hudson School education. How has the school impacted the lives of its graduates? The alumni have chosen paths as diverse as the students themselves. So many tell us that they owe much of their success to relationships fostered at our school and to teachers who prepared them to be inquisitive, creative and critical thinkers and who were passionate about and experts in their disciplines. As Henry Adams wrote, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
In this mailing, we proudly share with you a glimpse of the roads some of our students have traveled. They are indeed accomplished representatives of our institution. They have told us how very grateful they are to those who invested in them and we in turn could not be more proud of them. Now we have a chance to help the next generation follow its passions and dreams. What an amazing ripple effect one generation has on the next! What an amazing circle of friendship we form when we accept responsibility for each other!
A gift to the Annual Fund makes it possible for us to provide financial aid to the one-third of our students who need it each year. With the funds we raise, we are able to maintain a need-blind admissions policy and accept every qualified child regardless of the family’s financial circumstances. The result of this policy is an economic, social, religious and cultural diversity in our educational community that benefits all of our students. Our alumni are making extraordinary contributions to building a more compassionate and ethical society. We believe — and the alumni themselves will tell you — those contributions are at least partly attributable to the role our school played in their lives.
There are now 192 students with great potential studying in grades 5-12 at our school and all of these scholars deserve this chance to fulfill their promise. So we ask you to invest in them. By donating to The Hudson School’s Annual Fund, you can help us continue to assure that all of our students encounter the skills, ideas, and global perspectives they will need to become principled citizens and agents for positive change in the world. Your gift truly matters. We ask for your generous support.
PS – You can find more information on how your gift to The Hudson School will be used and see last year’s donor report on the giving page of our website.