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2016/2017 Annual Fund

Dear Parents, Alumnae, Alumni and Friends of the German School of Connecticut,

annual_fundWith most of the tests and the many events and activities, such as Laternebasteln, -umzug, Nikolaus, etc. behind us, we can now look forward to an exciting second half of the year. Some of our students are preparing for their final exams, while others are already looking forward to Faschings celebrations. These are pivotal moments for our students. Without your financial support this would not be possible. We hope that you will continue to support our school in the New Year.

Many believe that paying the tuition should be sufficient to run our school and the wonderful new library. Our low tuition, however, does not cover the expenses of running an organization dedicated to the education of over 300 students in Stamford and Hartford. Our fundraising efforts such as the Pausentisch, book sales and our yummy bread table, combined with many others such as Amazon certainly help. But without your direct financial donations during our Annual Fund Drive we would not be able to continue teaching German and German culture to the communities in and around Connecticut. Now is the time for us to focus on the Annual Fund 2016/2017. It is for this reason that I contact you now, and ask you to dip deep into your hearts and support us this year again.

Your support of our school is much more than a simple investment in your children’s prospects of entering the best American colleges and universities. It is more than an improvement in your family’s communication with relatives in the “old country” and continuation of a culture in which we all take great pride. It is a signal to The German School of Connecticut of your approval in our mission and the hard work of our students in reaching the highly set goals of biculturalism. In a time when American schools are eliminating their German language departments, you are providing your children with an experience which will open up your student up to a limitless international future. Germany, now more than ever, continues to be in the limelight of international developments which again proves that German language proficiency is an essential asset in your child’s portfolio of skills. The German School of Connecticut is your family’s best resource for the mastery of the German language.

Please help us. This is our eleventh Annual Fund campaign. We hope to reach our goal of 100% parent participation. Our future is in your hands!

Ulrich Geldmacher Memorial Fund was founded in memory of a parent and director, who has contributed a great deal towards the success of our school. Every year we hope to support a scholarship for a student to attend the German School of Connecticut. Please consider supporting this fund as well.

You can make your, in many cases, tax deductible contribution in one of these three ways:

  • Online using this link
  • In person at the front desk in Stamford or the adminstrative office in West Hartford
  • Via mail by sending your donation to The German School of Connecticut c/o Annette Flogaus-Bareiss, 113 Old North Stamford Rd, Stamford, Ct. 06905.

For those of you who have already given or plan to give, a heartfelt thank you!

Sincerely,
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Annette Flogaus-Bareiss

[Click here for a PDF version of this fundraising appeal]