The end-of-fiscal-year campaign at The Seattle School, Join the Movement of Transforming Relationships, is underway and began with a successful alumni fundraiser through social media. Over the course of one week, alumni of The Seattle school raised $10,257, exceeding the $10,000 goal.

The week-long alumni campaign, Send. Join. Honor., asked alumni and faculty to lead the movement of transforming relationships by investing in programs at The Seattle School selected by the Alumni Quad. Gifts during this social media campaign were made to three funds: the Alumni Chapter Development Fund, aimed at starting new alumni chapters in the coming years; the (S)ending Fund, providing resources, services, and events for graduating students; and the newly renamed Molly Clarke Kenzler Scholarship Fund (formerly the Alumni Scholarship for Leadership Excellence), awarded annually to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership experience in a church or community context.


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After such a successful start, the end-of-fiscal-year campaign at The Seattle School continues with the following invitation from our President, Dr. Keith Anderson:

Dear friends of The Seattle School,

Keith-AndersonMy commute includes a 1.2 mile walk each morning and evening down Alaskan Way near the waterfront. It takes me past the ongoing construction to rebuild the 100 year old seawall on Elliott Bay in downtown Seattle. A major change has taken place on the waterfront—streets are blocked off, traffic has been re-routed, fences have been built to protect massive cranes and other equipment. The sign I pass everyday raises the question we want you to consider: Imagine this is not here. It recommends that we imagine the fence is not there and pretend you can see the changed landscape of the Seattle waterfront. Imagine this is not here.

It is a provocative question: imagine The Seattle School were not here. What would change if our work suddenly came to an end? What would be missing? What would be lost? Look back over time and see.

Imagine this is not here. It does not inspire me to see what might be lost or what might never come to life. Rather, I invite you to imagine the opposite:

We need your imagination and partnership with us. We are boldly asking your help. We are closing the fiscal year and invite you to stand alongside by considering making a gift to the school. We need to raise $150,000 in the next 5 weeks. We invite you to imagine what your contribution can bring to life. How many lives do you want to transform?

In gratitude,

Keith R. Anderson, D.Min.

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