Our Gala would have been tomorrow…

May 6, 2020

Dear Friends of La Salle Academy,

Today was supposed to be much different. Today we would have been finalizing seating charts, making last minute adjustments to details with The Pierre, and tying up any loose ends in the office before the big day. Tomorrow was supposed to be La Salle Academy’s 29th Annual Spring Gala.

The Gala is La Salle’s largest annual fundraising event that provides much-needed scholarship aid to our students each year. Without the event this week, we are limited with the amount of tuition assistance we can provide our young men, including those whose families have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have postponed our premier fundraising event to November 12th, but we need those funds now.

In lieu of our Gala, we began a virtual COVID-19 appeal on April 9th with a goal to raise $7,000 by May 7th, the original date of our event. We have been overwhelmed with the level of participation so far… thanks to 57 generous benefactors like yourselves, we have raised $17,229 in one month and still have one day left!

If you are able, please consider making a gift before the appeal ends at 11:59pm tomorrow. Text LASALLE to 41444 or click here to donate. You can also mail a check made payable to La Salle Academy to 44 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003.

All of us are affected by this crisis, so if you are unable to give at this time, I understand and appreciate your investment to our mission over the years. Our students are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to receive the quality, college-preparatory Catholic education provided to them at La Salle.

Thank you so much in advance! Stay healthy.

Ismini Scouras
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications