Feb 6, 2024 |

Double Your Impact: Support the Gravitas $50,000 Matching Gift Campaign!

By Sean Riley

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Support the Gravitas $50k Matching Gift Campaign by March 31st!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are thrilled to share an extraordinary opportunity that has been presented to Gravitas, The Stony Brook School’s pioneering online program. A generous donor, inspired by our mission and commitment to excellence, has stepped forward with a remarkable offer: to match every dollar donated to Gravitas, up to $50,000!

This means that every contribution you make will have double the impact, allowing us to reach our ambitious goal of $100,000 by March 31st. But why is this goal so important, and how will your donation make a difference?

The Power of Your Support

Your generosity will fuel the Gravitas Annual Fund, a cornerstone of our program that touches every aspect of our students’ experience. Here’s how your donation will make an impact:

Financial Aid for Students in Need: Education is a powerful equalizer, but financial barriers often prevent talented and deserving students from accessing quality learning experiences. Your support will open doors for these students, offering them the chance to join our vibrant learning community without financial strain.

Faculty Development: Our dedicated teachers are the heart of Gravitas. By investing in their professional growth, we ensure that our students receive an education that is not only rigorous but also richly supportive and innovative. In addition to supporting faculty to attend conferences and professional development workshops, we desire to bring our Gravitas teachers from around the US to campus so they can interact in person with each other and with their campus colleagues.

Educational Technology: The digital landscape is evolving rapidly, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, and so are the tools and platforms that enhance online learning. Your donations will help us stay at the forefront of educational technology, providing our students with an engaging and effective online learning environment.

Partnership Development: Collaboration and community engagement are key to our success. Funds will also support our efforts to forge new partnerships that enhance our program’s reach and resources.

A Game-Changer for Character Formation

Perhaps the most exciting project your donation will support is the development of a new Gravitas Character Formation App. This innovative tool will allow us to extend our renowned character formation program to students around the globe, fostering faith, hope, love, wisdom, justice, fortitude, and temperance among a new generation of learners. With this app, we’re not just expanding our reach; we’re amplifying our core mission to shape leaders who can advance God’s kingdom purposes effectively in the next generation.

How You Can Help

We are calling on our community to help us seize this incredible opportunity. Every gift, no matter the size, will bring us closer to our goal and will be matched dollar for dollar.

To make your donation, please visit sbs.org/give-now and select Gravitas Restricted from the dropdown menu. Remember, we have until March 31st to maximize this matching gift opportunity.

Together, We Can Make a Difference

Community has always been at the heart of Gravitas. Together, we can double the impact of our efforts and continue to provide an exceptional educational experience to students across the globe. Your support is not just a donation; it’s an investment in the future of our students and the world they will go on to shape.

Thank you for considering a gift to Gravitas. Together, let’s make this opportunity count and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future for all our students.

With gratitude,

Sean Riley
Executive Director
Gravitas: A Global Extension of The Stony Brook School

Written with assistance from ChatGPT-4

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