Taking Giving Personally – Brenda Cram P'12

As you know, an independent school relies upon the generosity of its families, alum, parents of alum, trustees, grandparents, and friends to provide an exceptional program and environment for its students. Named after the school mascot – Fuerza – LWGMS’s Annual Fund is called The Fuerza Fund. Many of the enhancements and unique programs provided at our school are a result of each year’s Fuerza Fund. Annual giving allows us to offer an empowering education while keeping tuition affordable.


We've asked our board members to share with you why they support L-Dub, and each week we'll share their words with you. This week, Brenda Cram P'12, Associate Head at The Evergreen School in Shoreline, Washington, shares why she takes giving to L-Dub personally...

I give to the LWGMS annual fund because I believe that every girl who has the opportunity to attend this school deserves the entire program that the school desires to bring. With the funding from each one of us, these girls are able to connect with community partners, learn difficult material, and connect that learning to critically engage as a global citizen. This is a place where each student is acknowledged as a scholar, as a creator, as an active participant, and as a compassionate member of society. L-Dub is a place where every student engages with their peers, stewards the growth of a sister within the walls, connects with teachers, and is met – consistently – at their proximal zone of development. If funding the annual fund each year will mean that students will be introduced to theater, will engage in expeditions that solidify the connection between school and the community/world, or will learn that they have the ability to “break a board,” then I feel proud of funding this place. L-Dub uses all funds with care and consideration and analyzes each programmatic change to attain the best outcomes for the girls who attend. I know that I want to support the incredible program this team creates and deepens each year and I feel proud to know that I can participate in helping this gem of a school stay viable in a changing climate.
— Brenda Cram P'12

You will soon receive a Fuerza Fund letter and remittance envelope (though you can always make your gift online) via snail mail. Our goal this year is $200,000. We've already received $99,000 in pledges, and hope to raise an additional $75,000 from families and friends, and $25,000 from matching gifts.

YOU help make L-Dub the great place it is, and we truly appreciate your support. Take a look at Fuerza Fund Q&A here, and feel free to contact us with questions anytime! 

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