Dear St. Anne Community,
We are writing to request your help for our school. In 2014, the City of San Francisco passed an ordinance requiring all private schools to do a seismic study. Although our school has survived the past few earthquakes, the study revealed that if an earthquake shook from a different direction, the walls and ceilings might collapse. I don't think we would want to imagine the consequences of that happening to our children. Therefore, with the support of Archbishop Cordileone, the School Board and Finance Committee, Mr. White and I have decided to move ahead with retrofitting our school for the safety of our children.
Through generous donors from the past who have established our endowment, the School and Parish will fund approximately $3.2 million, which is about 80% of the $ 4.1 million needed for the project. However, we'll still need $800K. We hope to meet the rest through a loan and through fundraising. May we ask you to consider giving to this project to help us keep our children safe during the next earthquake? And may I also ask if you'd consider asking extended family members or your company's matching donation program to support us in this worthwhile project?
Our school is great not because everyone takes care of themselves but because we help and take care of each other. Though we have no children of our own in the school, Mr. White and I will donate $1,000 each for our students of today and tomorrow. We hope that you will consider joining us at $1,000 or at a level affordable for you or your family.
Rev. Daniel Nascimento, Pastor
Mr. Thomas White, Principal
How to give:
Check: Download, print and mail pledge form to school: 1320-14th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94122
PayPal (no PayPal account required) :Donation page on school website
GoFundMe.com: The St. Anne School Seismic Retrofit Campaign