Every year at Cape Henry is exciting with new growth and changes to continually be the best we can be! 2012-2013 was a year of successes for our students in every grade level, and for our graduates with 100% going to great colleges.
First, let me say “Thank You”! The Cape Henry community truly does make a difference for our students! Your support this past school year enabled us to continue our push to achieve greater success, all for the benefit of our students.
I am pleased to report that every one of our major fundraising events – the Grand Auction, Golf Tournament and Annual Giving – was successful, and in some cases, set new highs! Many other fund raisers such as Farm Fresh receipts, Box Top labels, Innisbrook and others, also did very well. None of this would have been possible without amazing volunteer spirit and commitment.
Even in a difficult economy, your support helped us to continue to grow Cape Henry Collegiate’s academics, technology, athletics, the arts and music, and Nexus global education , while continuing to improve our faculty and staff compensation and maintain a beautiful campus with ‘best in class’ facilities. We have more to do and you can help us to continue the momentum we have by supporting Cape Henry again this coming school year. We cannot do it without you!
I congratulate the many parents who participated in our Annual Giving Campaign. We reached a record high of 65% but our goal is to continue to emphasize participation and increase this to 80 percent! As you are all aware, tuition represents only 90 percent of our funds needed for the budget. This budget supports our community through financial aid! During these difficult times, this number has increased by more than ten percent! Again, this shows how Cape Henry is making a real difference in our community!
A group that needs to be called out with a BIG THANK-YOU is your Board of Trustees. They are 100 percent committed in giving – resources, time and leadership – enabling Cape Henry to be in the strongest financial position ever.
To our parents, volunteers, grandparents, alumni, faculty and staff, past Cape Henry Trustees and friends of Cape Henry, let’s keep Cape Henry Collegiate moving forward. Please join your Board of Trustees in your commitment to help our students receive nothing but the best education! Think about the many exceptional opportunities our students are getting from a Cape Henry Collegiate education!
I’m excited about the new school year and know that once again you will be there for us and together we will achieve new fundraising highs!
The Board of Trustees thanks you for the honor of serving Cape Henry Collegiate.
Michael R. Gianascoli '89