May 2, 2023
Dear Members of the Bishop Ludden Family and Community:
It is a pleasure to announce the first Bishop Ludden Comprehensive Campaign. There is something exciting happening at Ludden and we want you to be part of it! Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 for financial assistance and $1,000,000 for the International Baccalaureate Program (IB). We are on our way. Today, we are delighted to also announce that we have already raised $1.3 million toward our goal. Bishop Ludden is going places, but it needs your help. We are asking for your support to help us get the rest of the way to $2 million. What will your contribution allow the School to do? Bishop Ludden’s strength is its people, the students, the faculty, the coaches, and the staff. You know this already. But tuition only pays for part of every student’s education, not all of it, and many of our families cannot afford full tuition. Financial assistance helps us bridge these gaps. With greater scholarship resources Ludden can offer more members of our community the promise and potential of a Ludden education.
This campaign is also about Ludden’s place in the 21st Century and what it means to have a Ludden education. At Ludden, some things will always stay the same, like the virtue of a Catholic education based on service, community, and character. But some things are changing, including what it will take for Ludden students to pursue professional lives of meaning and purpose in the 21st Century. The IB program is a transformational educational opportunity for Ludden learners to become creative, critical, and global thinkers. Your contributions will provide the school’s IB foundation for years to come by providing training for teachers and upgrades to our science and library facilities.
Bishop Ludden’s faculty, coaches, and staff change lives. They change the trajectory of lives. Your contributions will allow Bishop Ludden to impact more lives across our community. Your contributions will also help our students meet the challenges and opportunities of the century ahead. Therefore, we ask that you to please make Bishop Ludden a giving priority. Every dollar counts because every dollar makes a difference, to our facilities and resources and by helping to bridge the gap between what families can afford and the threshold cost of bringing a young learner to Ludden. A gift to Ludden is an investment in our students, our community; it is also a gift to the future and to the century ahead. Please let us tell you more. Come by the school, email, or call. We would love to hear from you. Please contact our Director of Development, Mrs. Kathleen Gilheney, to set up a call or meeting. Kathleen’s phone number is 315-579-0061 and her email is email@example.com.
Very Truly Yours,
Daniel Gilheney, Board Chair and Michael McAuliff, Principal