An animated discussion over coffee led a small group of people interested in the “high school project” to suggest holding a fund-raising dinner to raise some necessary start-up funding.
We are envisioning a professionally catered, semi-formal, banquet-style dinner held in a unique and welcoming location. The event will include dinner, entertainment, a possible testimony, an overview of the high school proposal (including benefits for students and Monroe Christian School as a whole), a summary of the anticipated start-up budget, and a formal appeal for funds.
The audience for this event will be a targeted subset of MCS alumni and donors. The focus will be on those alumni and family members from the founding generation of Monroe Christian School who typically no longer have children or grandchildren enrolled at the school.
I was surprised at how quickly these ideas came together, and encouraged by the interest and excitement that is spreading in the community. I hope that these plans may lead to a positive outcome for a new school.