A letter from our Executive Director

July 2018

We are thrilled to announce SPARK experienced a record-breaking year and thanks to your support we not only reached but exceeded our $1.3M goal and closed out the year by raising an impressive $1.4M!  Highlights included:

  • 678 families representing 62% of our District making a donation to Annual Giving. This is up from 44% last year.

  • 82 additional community members and/or extended family supporting Annual Giving.

  • Fund a Need generating an all time high of $83,400 to support Math professional development and Mindfulness programs for 2018-2019.

  • 75 local businesses showing their support through SPARK Biz.

  • A new venue for Fun Run drove high attendance and excitement.

Because of your financial support, every student in our schools had access to Music, Art, Science and Technology instruction and integration. These programs are essential in providing our children with the best possible educational experience.

In the upcoming school year, we will continue our focus on increasing participation in order to meet the $1.4M fundraising goal for 2018-19. Your donations not only demonstrate a commitment to a well-rounded and robust education but also signify support for continued growth of the Foundation. We’re excited to share with you in August all the ways SPARK will support our 1,500 students all year long. Until then, thank you for your continued support for our students and our schools.

Together we are making a difference.

Sara Ryba
SPARK Executive Director