From the Development Office~
Dear Parents, Alumni, Staff and Friends~
Happy 98th birthday to NFA! It’s truly hard to believe that we are just two years away from celebrating an important and noteworthy milestone: our 100th Anniversary! With our centennial in sight, we continue to be defined by our legacy of excellence, rooted in the mission and charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, always reaching for the ‘MORE’.
Last year’s success in fundraising for the 2017-2018 Annual Appeal, our PA tax credit dollars (EITC/OSTC), and our Razzmatazz was extraordinary. Thanks to record participation in all of these endeavors, significant capital and mission-related projects are realized. Your philanthropic support not only helps close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating our students, but also supports Admissions and Marketing / Communications efforts that promote robust enrollment and financial stability. Together, these functions advance the mission of the entire school.
I am pleased to share with you a brief summary of our Mission Advancement program and the role you continue to play in its success.
The core foundation of NFA’s fundraising effort is our Annual Appeal. Last year’s Appeal was certainly historic in so many ways as we achieved our highest level of parent participation on record (84.6%) and reached 100% staff participation for the very first time. This level of commitment certainly underscores the passion for our school, it’s mission, and continued success. Academic, co-curricular, and spiritual development activities are areas of growth as a direct result of Annual Appeal dollars. Staff professional development, student financial assistance, and improvements to our historic campus buildings and grounds would not be possible without the extraordinary provisions from Appeal dollars. The Appeal raised over $205K thanks to you. Click here for a list of past and current Annual Appeal achievements—the fruits of your investment!
The new 2018-2019 Annual Fund (new name) begins on October 1 with our 50 Days of Giving campaign. This initial phase invites everyone to join us in our goal to raise $110K in 50 days and then aiming for $210K by June 30, 2019. We welcome and appreciate your participation and support throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me at 215-247-3811, x207 if I can be of service or answer any questions. Thank you joining me with your generosity of time, talent, and resources.
With deepest gratitude,
“Your investment is the difference and funds the many excellent, ongoing efforts that help sustain NFA now and for years to come”