Ecole Bilingue’s Annual Giving Fund is a vital source for school growth and prosperity, as it allows us to offer special programming and opportunities that go beyond what tuition covers. Annual Giving is way for parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends to contribute in a way that is fully tax deductible. These donations are applied to the current year’s budget, so they directly benefit our children, this year.
We kicked off the 2018-2019 Annual Giving drive with GIVE EB Day on Friday, September 28th, and we are so moved by the support and affirmation that families have already shown us through their contributions. BUT, the year is not over — to learn more about Annual Giving or to make your donation today, visit the Annual Giving Fund.
In addition to our own day of giving, Ecole Bilingue also participates in GiveNOLA Day, which takes place this year on May 7th, 2019. GiveNOLA Day, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is the city’s largest online philanthropy event. Gifts made to the school on GiveNOLA Day will be applied to the Annual Giving Fund.
In 2014, the school kicked off M.E.R.C.I. – Mission to Expand, Renovate, Create and Inspire – as a long-term, comprehensive campaign for our students to learn, explore, practice and perform in expanded facilities that set Ecole Bilingue apart from the other schools in the region. The results of the campaign’s first phase were outstanding, allowing us in 2016 to completely renovate Fabian Hall as a middle school and administrative building; transform the auditorium and art area of the L’Elémentaire building; and designate a library, STEM lab, music room, and much more.
This year, in 2019, Ecole Bilingue will once again expand its campus with the second phase of our capital campaign: M.E.R.C.I. Beaucoup. We will now have a fourth building dedicated to excellence in French-American education! The CENTER FOR ARTS & ATHLETICS will be a state-of-the-art facility for literary, culinary, and visual arts. It will enhance our students’ education for years to come and feature a library, art studio, kitchen, and dining hall as well as a dedicated space for many types of athletic activities. Located directly on Magazine Street, it will strengthen our school’s status as an institution in the City of New Orleans.
For a more detailed description of Capital Campaign: M.E.R.C.I. Beaucoup and how you can participate, click here: Capital Campaign.
For more information about fundraising events, please contact Robyn Cook, Director of Development at 504.896.4500 / firstname.lastname@example.org.