Blue Jay Fund Appeal
The Blue Jay Fund is critical to Portland Lutheran School’s ability to make quality Christian education affordable for all families. Your gift will directly support PLS students by providing scholarships and financial assistance, which continue to remain a top school priority. More than 45% of PLS students require financial assistance, and it is your thoughtful and generous support that makes the dream of attending a private Christian school a reality.
By choosing to invest in the lives of PLS students and families, your gift will also have a significant impact on our world. PLS provides a rigorous academic experience for students and strives to incorporate service-oriented opportunities into all areas of learning, which provides a platform for our students to immediately make a difference. They learn to use critical thinking skills and make ethical decisions in the context of a Lutheran Christian education. PLS students not only transform the world of the future, but they are actively improving their communities today.
During the 2011-12 school year, PLS students contributed more than 7,500 community service hours to high-quality, community-based, service-learning opportunities. Students met real needs and priorities for individuals and the community, and as young people, they brought new energy, capacity, and creative ideas to the world around them. By supporting a PLS student, you are also helping to transform society.
Recently, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card”, showed that Lutheran schools come out on top in the core curriculum areas of math, reading, and science. A top-notch academic program and an abundance of service learning opportunities truly “…equip students to transform their world”. Each year, hundreds of PLS alumni, parents, friends, and community partners join forces with us to give the gift of education, an investment that lasts a lifetime. Please join with us and help make a difference today.
Donors whose companies have matching gift programs can increase their contributions. Contact your employer to see if your company participates.
In the past, many Portland Lutheran School supporters have directed matching funds toward PLS through Thrivent’s Simply Giving Program. Thrivent has transitioned away from that program into a program entitled Thrivent Choice. If you own a Thrivent product, you have recently received a letter from them describing the program and the amount of funds that you can direct to qualified charities. Please consider Portland Lutheran School as one of your choices. You may contact Thrivent regarding this program by phone at 1-800-847-4836 or on their website.
On behalf of the students, families, faculty and staff of PLS, thank you for your continued support of the vital ministry this school is in their lives.
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