AINSWORTH WILL HAVE ART NEXT YEAR! As a result of the amazing outpouring of support, The Ainsworth Foundation raised the $57,000 needed to pay for the school’s wonderful art program for the next school year. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, energy and/or money. This truly was a community-wide effort. And a special thank you to all the students who helped raise funds, especially the fifth graders at last Saturday’s bake sale — theirs was a wonderful parting gift to the school.
To summarize how we got here: at the beginning of the school year, the Foundation estimated that it would need to raise close to $300,000 to maintain appropriate staffing to keep specials. As of the beginning of May, we had raised roughly $250,000. When the school budget came out, we learned that we would have to beat our original goal by a few thousand in order to keep art. In less than one month, the school rallied and raised the funds, once again showing how much this community cares about its school.