2016-2017 Hooty's Nest Egg Annual Fund

Dear Bolton Academy Community: The Soaring Owls Foundation would like to thank all who participated in our Hooty’s Nest Egg capital fundraising campaign and helped us raise $30,365 to date. This year’s campaign focused on raising funds for a new field and playground. We are still working with APS to obtain approval and have engaged Goodwin Mills & Cawood, an engineering and architecture firm who is donating their time to provide their technical expertise.

In addition to the families who generously contributed, we also want to recognize and thank our faculty and staff for their help with this year’s fundraising. We put an emphasis on participation rates for families and teacher participation and we saw a tremendous response from our Bolton Academy faculty. Not only did they help us raise awareness among the students and their families, but they also gave generously, with 71% participation among the faculty. The high participation rate of our faculty will greatly assist us in securing corporate sponsorships and grants. If you get a moment, please thank our great Bolton Academy staff for their support.

We also want to provide some recognition to our donors. A list of all donors is on our website at http://www.soaringowlsfoundation.com/donors. Special congratulations go out to Ms. Fowler’s class who won the classroom pizza party with 60% class participation as well as the runner up, Mr. Armstrong’s class. Additionally, we hear that the Shanley family is pretty excited about winning the Principal for a Day contest.

If you did not get a chance to help, it is never too late to join the community effort and help push us towards our goal of funding a new Playground and Turf Field. Family participation rate is an important consideration when we try to secure additional corporate and grant funding. We at SOFi are turning our fundraising focus towards our signature event, this year’s SOFi’s NIGHT to be held March 25, 2017. The last three years have been wildly successful and we anticipate another great event. Stay tuned for more information and, again, THANK YOU for your support. Sincerely, Eric Jones Chairman, The Soaring Owls Foundation, Inc.

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