Dear Parents/Guardians and Alumni:
Greetings. It is time again for us to begin the annual campaigns to reach out to the community to assist us with our fundraising efforts for this academic year.
The “Forever DEL” campaign is dedicated to serving both current and future generations of students of the school. There are many exciting opportunities for you and our extended community to participate in such an important campaign. I am hoping that you will strongly consider making a pledge or a donation to one or more of the following initiatives:
1. The “Oakleaves” Campaign
This campaign involves repurposing and refurbishing the De La Salle Centre to create modern science labs and innovation spaces. It is our hope to begin construction during this school year.
As well, funds for this campaign are directed to the construction of the new John Hunt Health and Wellness Centre. Efforts at finalizing this very important initiative continue with our architect and the city of Toronto. The proceeds from the sale of the property on the lower campus will finance most of this project but I anticipate the need for additional funding to complete this venture.
2. Scholarships and Bursaries
An integral part of the Lasalllian mission is providing access to an education of excellence to young people from all socio- economic groups. Many have responded and continue to respond very generously to our efforts in providing funds for deserving students. Your donation will help deserving young people and their families receive a quality Catholic education in the Lasallian tradition. This commitment to finding monies for scholarships and bursaries is a collaborative effort that sees the Brothers, the parental and alumni communities and rentals from the arena, gymnasium and field, all providing funds for this school imperative.
3. Academic and Programming Support
De La Salle's tuition remains accessible - this is our commitment. Future programming as it relates to equipment, support for students and general curriculum needs require the College to be innovative with its resources. Your donation to a program of your choice will provide additional financial support to ensure that despite our tuition levels, our students receive programming of excellence which is real, meaningful and relevant.
Your support has allowed us to refurbish our cafeteria, auditorium, and the playing field without placing the school in financial debt and ensuring that tuition levels remain constant.
This year as we phase out our voluntary tuition program and observe a tuition increase of less than three per cent, I ask you to demonstrate your appreciation for the school's effort at responsible stewardship by considering a financial contribution.
If there is some worthy area to which you would like to donate that is not listed on the "Forever DEL" campaign form, please contact the Development Office of the College and share your ideas.
The mission and vision of our school community are extremely important in today’s world. A world that needs what we have to offer. Your financial support keeps our school vibrant and creative. I ask each and every family in whatever way possible to contribute from your goodness and concern for our greatest treasure - our young.
May the Good Lord bless your generosity. Best wishes.
Brother Domenic Viggiani, FSC