AES Annual Fund
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- IN LETTER To donate please fill in a pledge card and return it in the self-addressed envelope. As many of you know many companies have matching gift plans for charitable contributions like our Annual Fund. Please check with your employer for a matching program.
Dear Ascension Episcopal School Community,
Our names are Marianna and Matt Corcoran and Carrie Vander Hoek and Jorge Quintanilla. We write to you as parents of children enrolled at Ascension Episcopal School. It is our honor and privilege to Co-Chair the AES Annual Fund, a critical giving opportunity, for the 2023-2024 school year.
Marianna and Matt Corcoran joined the AES community upon enrolling their eldest son, Connor, into PreK-3 last year. Later that spring they welcomed a new addition to their family, and a few months after Reilly’s birth, he too joined Ascension in the infant program. The Corcorans were just as confident then as they are today that both of their boys are learning and growing in a safe and nurturing environment.
Carrie and Jorge moved their family from the Rio Grande Valley in the summer of 2023 for a job opportunity. The move was a fast, whirlwind process, and Jorge and Carrie began the frantic search for a school for their 5-year-old. Because their son had a wonderful experience at an Episcopal school from age 2 to pre-K4, this helped them narrow their options. Carrie and Jorge are so grateful to have found the AES community, and their son has had the very best experience in kindergarten and first grade thus far. They look forward to his educational, social, and spiritual growth at AES in the coming years.
Our choice to continue to send our children to AES is an easy one. The older ones come home eager to share what they’ve learned in their day – from how many bones we have in our bodies (206 if you’re curious!) to facts about ecosystems and aquarium designs. It is incredibly comforting to start the workday knowing our kids are in an environment where they feel supported by their teachers and care deeply for their classmates and friends. We value that our children’s natural curiosity, joy of learning, and the development of critical thinking skills are being nurtured through the inquiry-based educational model at AES.
Beyond offering competitive tuition, AES delivers on its promise to focus on students as individuals, all the while encouraging an education founded upon Christian values. None of this work would be possible without the dedication of the teachers and staff, who truly have the greatest impact of all in this community. Through tuition, the school is able to cover its immediate expenses and basic needs such as salaries, utilities, building fees and classroom essentials. There are still many opportunities for further improvements. In the past, The Annual Fund has allowed for the execution of beautification projects, classroom upgrades, and building updates. Now, in the program’s 52nd year, the hope is to fund additional directional and school-specific signage and continue investment in technology and materials that make the campus a safer place.
As the Annual Fund Chairs, we humbly ask for 100% participation from all of our families and the community so we can ensure Ascension’s legacy. Your support also allows us to maximize the number of grants we can apply for and receive. There is no better time to make your mark on this special school’s history and directly impact our children’s home away from home.
Marianna & Matt Corcoran
Carrie Vander Hoek & Jorge Quintanilla