Transitioning into the Development & Marketing Coordinator position here at Liberty mid-year was quite a challenge. However, the Lord's grace remains faithfully evident through donations and the financial provision as last school year ended. Our auction raised over $105,000 and the 2018-2019 fiscal year Patriot Fund total exceeded our yearly goal. I'm forever thankful that His hands are in the middle of my work, and I give the honor to Whom it's due.
Our donors not only met our Patriot Fund goal but provided money for this year's Fund-a-Need project, a new phone system, which was installed over the summer break. We are so grateful for each and every donor who has sacrificially supported us financially, as well as those who sacrificially give their time.
Our fundraising events play a huge role in how we bridge our tuition income and operating expense gap. But our donors are not the only part of our community that can make a significant contribution.
Tammy Mattoon has served on the auction committee for several years now. Part of her volunteer position is to help facilitate the procurement of donated items. Tammy, each year, approaches several businesses to inquire about potential donations. After three years of only receiving baskets from Gesa Credit Union, 2019 was different. They donated a beautiful basket and sponsored the event!
Being my first Denim & Diamonds auction, the evening of April 27th was a bit of a whirlwind for me. I remember not necessarily knowing what to do as all the pieces we prepared were now in motion. I sat back, tried to take it all in, and made observations of potential improvements for years to come. After I introduced myself and closed the night, two gentlemen from the Gesa table pulled me aside and asked to speak with Jim and me. They began to tell us about how their company is passionate about schools, educators, and students and would like to partner with Liberty.
Flash forward to yesterday, August 15th, 2019. Gesa hosted co-branded debit card reception announcing the total awards for the participating school districts. Richland School District raised just over $43,000 and Kennewick $42,000 through Gesa's Affinity Card program. Mr. Cochran and I, along with a table of other staff and faculty representing Liberty, accepted a $2,000 award for the launch of our partnership with Gesa starting this fall. Soon, you will be able to request a co-branded debit card at any Gesa Credit Union branch. This card will not only create visual awareness for the community, but Gesa donates back to Liberty every time each card is used.
There will be more details to come, but for now, I am beyond thankful for every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, alumni, staff, and beyond whom choose to continually come together in unity with their individual giftings making Liberty what it is today. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you.
Here's to braving new heights this 40th year!
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us" - Ephesians 3:20
UPDATE: The cards are now available at any of the 18 Gesa locations. It is absolutely free to switch your card.
Development & Marketing Coordinator
The Year-End Patriot Fund Campaign is continuing its upward trajectory! Thanks to your support, we have raised $17,600 toward our goal of $50,000 by June 30. With the dollar-to-dollar match, we have $35,200 total for the ministry of Liberty Christian School and educating our students to impact the world for Christ!
This week, many of our faculty attended a professional development conference in Spokane on “Creating a Dynamic and Engaging Classroom,” getting up-to-date instruction on effective methods for teaching our students. The conference also provides a great time of fellowship and teaming among our staff.
Around campus, we are busy with facilities projects, lots of paperwork, wrapping up this year, and planning for next year.
This morning, I had the privilege to share with our young men who are attending a football camp in Cheney over the next few days. I encouraged them to reflect on Paul’s description of the Body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12 and apply it to the various positions of the team- how they have particular skills and duties, but one objective as a team. In addition, to remember the Head is Christ, and that all we do is to be for His glory.
What a wonderful opportunity we have to infuse our students’ experiences and learning with Biblical principles, cultivating in them a worldview built on the Truth of God’s Word.
I hope your summer is going well and your family is making memories together. Please continue to spread the word about our Patriot Fund Campaign and Liberty Christian School. Donations may be made online at http://www.libertychristian.net/support-lcs/yearend.cfm or mailed to: Liberty Christian School, 2200 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99354.
In His service,
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Patriot Car Show on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
The 4th Annual Patriot Car Show is taking place on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Liberty Christian School in Richland, WA. The car show is a free event to the community from 9am-3:00pm. The day will include a silent auction, raffle, business and food vendors, entertainment, and activities for all ages.
To register a vehicle for the car show, please visit Patriot Car Show Website or contact Liberty Christian School at 509-946-0602.
Liberty Christian School is accepting registration for car owners to come show their cars. The cost is $25 per vehicle/trailer or $35 to register both a vehicle and trailer. Registration includes a $5 lunch voucher.
Car show awards include the 4th Annual Patriot Cup (Kid’s Choice award), and the Liberty Cup (Best in Show). In addition, sponsors will have the option to participate in a Sponsorship Choice award.
The History of The Patriot Car Show
The Patriot Car Show began in 2012 from an elementary student’s idea and fascination with cars. This event continues to grow each year and has been a great opportunity for Liberty Christian School to reach the Tri-Cities community.
The car show is a school fundraiser which helps raise funds not only for the growing operation costs, but to help with improving projects around the school and assist in keeping tuition affordable for families.