ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN: SUPPORT OUR WORK AT RSC!
NOVEMBER 26, 2019
Dear Advocates, Partners, and Friends,
This has been a transformative year of accomplishments for the Rural Schools Collaborative. Our work with Wyoming’s Teton Science Schools supported the growth of the Place Network, a cohort of small schools dedicated to innovative place-based learning. An Illinois partnership between Monmouth College and the Galesburg Community Foundation provided a new programs office, and the “I Am a Rural Teacher” national advocacy campaign was launched with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Our commitment to strengthening the bonds between rural schools and communities has remained steadfast since our inception in 2015. RSC has awarded more than $450,000 to deserving rural teachers through Grants in Place, helped establish six new Rural Teacher Corps projects, and built out a nine-hub network that reaches from coast to coast.
These achievements have been accomplished by a volunteer board of directors, a group of engaged advocates, and a small staff. From a budgetary perspective, this has been an extremely cost-effective effort. However, as lean and grassroots-driven as RSC has been, our work does require funding support from individual donors.
We invite you to assist our work by making a charitable gift. The Rural Schools Collaborative has 100% board and staff participation in our giving program, and your personal support will add so much to this commitment. Every gift is a vote for the belief that rural schools and communities can only get better together.
Thank you so much for your consideration. Together, we will build a rural future that is thriving and sustainable.
Joshua D. Gibb, chair
Gary D. Funk, director