THE 2020 POWER OF GRACE
Grace Academy is a tuition-free school that relies entirely on private donations to sustain our vision and keep our doors open. Each gift allows us to provide education and support to one of Hartford’s most vulnerable populations.
The money raised during the annual Power of Grace Fundraiser is crucial as it supports over one-third of the school’s annual budget. In the spring of 2020, thanks to the generous support of individual and businesses during our “virtual fundraiser”, we raised over $650,000, exceeding our original goal of $450,000. We are grateful to the generosity of this community!
Special thanks to the members of the Power of Grace Committee: Hope Bash, Kathy Binder, Christie Chapman, Lynn Charette, Madeline Denoncourt, Ruslana Frenkel, Laurie Goldsmith, Debra Herr, Marcia Herrera, Shea Kinney, Megan Mayo, Lindsey McPhee, Gigi Moran, Marge Morrissey, Kristen Palombizio, Beth Papermaster, Betsey Rebello, Judy Salm, Julie Sanderson, Heidi Steir, and Gina Watson.
As of June 30, 2020 - Last Day of Fundraiser
Fundraising Goal: $450,000
Total Donations: $652,091
Percent of Goal Obtained: 145%
Number of Sponsors and Donors: 280+
During our virtual fundraising campaign (April to June 30, 2020), we shared the good news of Grace Academy through our “Grace Notes.” We wanted you to see how your donations are put to work each month and the impact you are personally making on breaking the cycle of urban poverty for girls in Hartford. To see previous videos, please visit our YouTube channel.
July 2020 VIDEO: “It’s Time to Celebrate!”
JULY 2020 GRACE NOTES
• With the amazing support of 280 businesses and individuals, our virtual fundraiser has raised over $650,000, surpassing our original goal of $450,000!
• Nearly 100 percent of these donations will support the students and alumni of Grace Academy.
• On June 10th, our 8th graders graduated from Grace Academy in an outdoor ceremony and car parade.
• Let’s celebrate 10 years of Grace Academy in Hartford, our 17 new graduates, and You - our incredible community of sponsors and donors!
Would you like to learn more, please click on our Frequently Asked Questions document. Grace Academy is an IRS recognized 501(c )(3) charity organization and our ID number is 27-1673012. For additional information contact:
Matthew Fitzsimons, Head of School