Dear Friends of Walther Christian Academy,
It’s been a tough two years. It’s been tough for our students, our teachers and our families. Through it all, Walther has been here, working harder than ever, and in spite of all the challenges, we are ever more dedicated to changing the lives of our learners for the better. As so many young people struggle in turbulent times, we provided more resources, support and counseling to help them navigate their world. Whether it has been ordering heart monitors to encourage our students in daily exercise and good nutrition, providing sports and extracurricular opportunities to keep them connected to peers, or just praying for them, Walther strives to assist in every aspect of their lives, today and in the future. The learning that Walther provides goes far beyond academics. We set the stage for success in whatever our students choose to pursue when they leave Walther.
While we have accomplished much, there is so much more work to be done, and we are asking you to raise your hands to help today! Whether you give already, or have not yet given, we ask that you do so today. As adults living during a pandemic, we have all experienced enormous isolation, concern, or even anxiety, but just imagine what our children are feeling. Our students’ families still struggle with tuition and worry if they can keep their children here, a school they chose to guide their students to a better future. Our building needs some improvements, and our large bus should be replaced soon. Our teacher and staff salaries are lower than in public schools. We need your generosity.
Would you consider a gift to Walther Christian Academy today? You can use the response card that is enclosed, or go to our website at www.walther.com to set up a one-time or a recurring gift. It’s that simple.
You will be helping students like Alicia, who was shy when she came to Walther from a school where she was scared. Alicia has blossomed into a great student who is a talented artist, and will be the first in her family to attend college. Or Jacob, who is masterful at music, writing, art and theater, who has decided to become a Lutheran pastor. Or Melanie, who is a studious, quiet, but fierce student who will go to a community college first to save money in hopes of getting a scholarship to attend a 4-year university someday.
Please support us at whatever level you can to help more students at Walther, as well as helping our school in many other ways. We are better together if we all raise our hands to help!
Thank you, and God bless you for being a part of our Walther family.
Sally A. Ruecking
Director of Advancement