It is with great excitement and gratitude that we embark on the final phase of the Fulfilling the Promise capital campaign: the STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge. You have heard about the generous gift donated by Judith and Roy Shaw to kick off this epic campaign for STE. Over the next four weeks, you will hear more about how your family can make a difference.
Today we launch the STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge to raise $1.5 million in four weeks.
Thus far, our community has donated $8.5 million to the Fulfilling the Promise capital campaign. Thank you to all our early donors for your generosity and commitment to the mission of STE! Now it is time to finish this work and complete the capital campaign.
Judith and Roy Shaw have stepped forward to make possible the STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge with dollar-for-dollar matching of gifts given to the capital campaign from April 6-30. We hope that their generosity will inspire those who have not yet contributed to join them in investing in STE’s future. The goal of the STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge is to raise in four weeks the final $1.5 million needed to fund the campus construction.
Your gift brings STE one step closer to reaching its $10 million goal of the Fulfilling the Promise capital campaign to rebuild our campus. If we reach our goal, we will be able to add three new features that we are excited to share with you today. Savings realized during our initial construction phase make it possible to include this additional scope to the rebuilding project without exceeding our original budget.
- New Sports Pavilion – An outdoor sports pavilion large enough to practice competitive basketball and volleyball, complete with lights for nighttime play and fans for hot days.
- New Sports Court – An additional outdoor area made of innovative shock absorbing tile designed for outdoor multisport applications like basketball, volleyball, foursquare, hopscotch, and others.
- New Playground – An expanded playground area with plenty of places for students to climb, crawl, and slide
However, none of this will be possible without your help. Be a part of the STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge to achieve our capital campaign goal and add these exciting new features.
We ask that you prayerfully consider how you will pledge your commitment to the mission of STE. Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of this historic moment for STE. If every member of the STE community participates, we can achieve our goal.
We are excited about all the opportunities this campaign offers our students. We hope you are too.
Join us by making a meaningful gift to STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge today and double your impact!
(The Rev’d) David O. Browder