ETHS 67 Gives Back Like No Class Before Us
As we come together for our 50th reunion, we have the opportunity to begin a philanthropic tradition that will benefit the children of Evanston far into the future. While many individual alumni have made gifts to honor their reunions, we are the first to undertake to give a significant gift as a class. Won’t you please support the students and teachers of ETHS by donating to our Class Gift? If all of us do what we can, ETHS ’67 will once again leave our mark on the school that helped us become what we are.
No Evanston class has done what we are doing. Our leadership will inspire a tradition that will help Evanston children far into the future, a proud legacy indeed.
Philanthropy expands the opportunities available to ETHS students. Our gift will help creative teachers invent programs to engage students who’ve lost interest in the traditional curriculum so that they go on to fulfilling lives and careers, as well as enrich opportunities for the gifted. Evanston has an outstanding faculty—teachers who strive every day to help each student find a path.
Please watch this short video. ETHS students make the case better than any letter can:
Our gifts go to the ETHS Educational Foundation and are tax deductible. Thanks to a handful of generous classmates, the “quiet phase” of our campaign has raised almost $106,000 toward a goal of $200,000. We were an outstanding class 50 years ago. With your participation, we’ll prove just how outstanding our class is.
Nancy Berry Thomson and Ron Harris volunteered to lead this campaign, and we’d like to close with a personal note:
ETHS sent us out into the world well prepared to take advantage of what came next. We are extremely grateful, and have devoted considerable time and treasure to paying back (or forward, however you prefer to think of it) the gifts ETHS gave us.
Philanthropy, regardless of your capability, is an extremely pleasurable experience. The best salesperson in the world can’t talk you into reaching a little higher, you have to do that yourself. When you do, you will feel very good indeed. We promise.
We would love to speak with you, or correspond, however you prefer. Our email is:
firstname.lastname@example.org (This is different from the Reunion Committee email)
To see what the Foundation does: eths.k12.il.us/foundation
Please, take time to convince yourself, then prove that the Class of ’67 still rocks.
When you’re ready, please make your check payable to: "ETHS Educational Foundation," and mail to:
Evanston IL 60201
Attn: Joanne Bertsche
And include “ETHS 67 Reunion Gift” on the memo line.
If you prefer to make your gift online, the link is:
Thank you to the generous donors who have contributed to the Class Reunion gift to ETHS. To date, we have raised close to $100,000 for ETHS- the largest class gift ever. The funds will support extraordinary facilities on campus and guarantee excellence for all students. We are still accepting donations to push us past our goal.