RCSF 2022 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

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This year marks Rochester Christian School’s 105th anniversary. God has been faithful to the school as it continues to do a tremendous job of providing a vibrant environment combined with a high quality Christian education. Alongside the school, the RCS Foundation is now in its 27th year of support to RCS. Over these many years, the Foundation has grown to be a vital part of financial assistance to the school and now serves as a modern-day mechanism that carries on the tradition of the Christian community supporting RCS.


When you contribute to the Foundation, whether you make a general annual donation, a memorial gift, or designate to a scholarship fund, your dollars become part of the Foundation endowment fund. This fund earns income, which is donated to the school each year. Last school year alone, over $30,000 was distributed to the school from the Foundation endowment fund. 

 

Last year, public schools were largely required to implement some form of virtual learning. As a private school, RCS was able to develop a plan to offer full, 5 days a week, in-person learning as well as a virtual option. This school year, students are once again inside the building for in-person learning, 5 days a week. There are still COVID challenges. One example is that a reduction in class sizes is required to maintain social distancing in student work areas. The good news is that enrollment at RCS is up from last school year, and all classrooms are either at or near capacity. However, with the total number of allowed students being lower than pre-COVID, there are financial concerns for the school, given that it is supporting the same number of classrooms, but fewer students and less tuition income. This is just one of many examples of why your support is so vital.For over 100 years, God has been faithful to RCS. Alongside the school, the RCS Foundation is now in its 28th year of support to RCS. Over these many years, the Foundation has grown to be a vital part of financial assistance to the school and now serves as a modern-day mechanism that carries on the tradition of the Christian community supporting RCS.

 

Neighbors helping neighbors has been the cornerstone of how the school has operated since the beginning. It was important to the founders of the school that anyone who wanted their kids to be part of RCS could enroll. In the beginning, this approach was underwritten by families. Those who were able, contributed a little extra each week as they paid their tuition. Additionally, the congregations of supporting churches were helpful in making RCS viable. Over time, this approach fell short of making ends meet and the school looked to make up the difference through candy sales, auctions and other fundraising events. This worked for a while, but over time the burden of fundraising became overwhelming for the school staff. It was at this point the Foundation was born.

 

In order to continue to provide increasing support to the school, the Foundation raises funds through an Annual Campaign. The 2022 fundraising goal is $50,000. We need your help to get there. Our prayer is that you will contribute what you can to the RCS Foundation 2022 Annual Campaign. Your gift will help ensure that Christian education is available to families now and for generations to come. 

 

Please give today. Click the button below to donate online.

You can also mail your donation to:

Rochester Christian School Foundation

260 Embury Road

Rochester, NY 14625

Checks should be made payable to: ROCHESTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FOUNDATION

 

With Gratitude,

The RCS Foundation Board of Directors

 

Greg Chambery, President | Ronald Van Harken, Vice President | Linda Hovey, Treasurer

Tony LaPolla, Secretary | Gail Barbour, Finance Manager | Jeff Machiele, Financial Advisor 

Cindy Kearns, Communications Director

Thank you to Our 2022 Generous Campaign Donors
(As of September 26, 2022)

Ms. Jean Haines
Ms. Thea Hare
Mr. Bernard H. Huussen
Mr. & Mrs. Jan R. Huussen
Ms. Miriam Jacobs
Mr. & Mrs. David Klanderman
Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Klossner
Mr. James Leunk & Mary Steensma
Mr. & Mrs. Gerrit Lubberts
Mr. & Dr. Jeffrey Machiele
Ms. Ruth Machiele

Ms. Bernice McGovern
Hon. & Mrs. Stephen Miller
Ms. Suzanne Muench
Mr. & Mrs. Jan Nienhuis
Mr. Mark Noblett
Mr. Ryan Offringa
Ms. Jacqueline Porte
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Steensma
Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Taylor
Mr. & Mrs. Neil Zandstra

Mr. & Mrs. William Bogertman
Mr. & Mrs. Egbert Bouwmeester
Mr. Leonard Bower
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Chambery
Ms. Judith Chambery
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Chambery
Ms. Joyce Delange
Mr. T. Burt Dowden
Ms. Dorothy Fuller
Ms Janice Giardino
Ms. Virginia Greenland

Thank you to Our 2021 Generous Campaign Donors
(As of December 31, 2021)

Ms. Gail Barbour
Mr. & Mrs. John Becker
Ms. Rebecca Dys Bivone
Bowen Mill Chapel
Mr. & Mrs. Harley Bowman
Ms. Mary Brocksopp
Ms. Lisa Bugman
Mr. & Mrs. Brook Chambery
Mr. & Mrs. Dale Chambery
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Chambery
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Chambery
Mr. & Mrs. Kornelijus Cieminis
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Clarkin
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Cok
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cornelison
Mr. & Mrs. Gord DenOuden
Ms. Mary Dood
Ms. Melanie Easter-Williams
Ms. Deceglia Ferris
Ms. JoAnne Frelier
Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Gause
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Giangreco
Ms Janice Giardino
Ms. Gay Greene
Ms. Virginia Greenland
Ms. Jean Haines
Ms. Karen Hanley
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Harding
Mr. Gary Hartman
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Hershey
Ms. Bonnie Hoekstra
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Hovey

Mr. Bernard H. Huussen
Mr. & Mrs. Jan R. Huussen

Mr. & Mrs. Neil Hutt
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Ilbrink
Ms. Karen Keck
Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Kelderhouse Sr.
Ms. Marianne Kepler
Ms. Linda Kirchgessner
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Klanderman
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Klein
Yuriy Konyk
Ms. Emma Kuipers-Butenas
Ms. Karleen LaDue
Ms. Joanne V Lankford
Mr. James Leunk
Mr. & Mrs. David G. Lubberts
Ms. Rena E Lubberts
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lucci
Mr. & Mrs. Delwyn Machiele

Mr. & Dr. Jeffrey Machiele
Ms. Ruth Machiele
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher McClurg
Ms. Patricia McNulty
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Michael
Ms. Lucille Muench
Mr. & Mrs. Jan Nienhuis
Mr. Mark Noblett
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Nykamp
Ms. Patricia O'Shea
Ms. Shannon Oldham
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Ostberg
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Overbeeke
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pasquini

Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Porte
Mr. & Mrs. Rene Porte

Ms. Joan Purvee
Mr. & Mrs. William Ryckbost
Mr. & Mrs. James Schumacher
Mr. Taylor Schumacher
Mr. & Mrs. Alden Snell
Mr. Robert Snell
Mr. Christopher Steensma
Mr. Nathan Steensma
Ms. Kristine Stumpf
Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Taylor
Ms. Hermien Terpstra
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Tiesenga
Mr. David Titus
Ms. Betty Tolsma
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Van Harken
Mr. Douglas Van Hoven
Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Van Hoven
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Vanden Bout
Mr. & Mrs. George Vanderwoude
Ms. Eunice Vanderlaan
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Vandermeer
Mr. Dwight Vandermeer
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Vandermeer
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Vandermeer
Mr. & Mrs. James VanderMeulen
Mr. & Mrs. John Vanderwalle
Mr. & Mrs. David VanDyk
Ms. Christy Vick
Ms. Nancy Walker
Drs. Robert Weber
Webster Christian Reformed Church
Mr. & Mrs. James Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wilson

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