March 7, 2019
by Jennifer Rogers, Director of Development and Community Engagement
I grew up in rural Nebraska. Despite often wishing for more and to have anonymity that isn’t often found in small communities, I didn’t realize how much I missed that sense of belonging until our family found MPA last fall. Since then, I’ve experienced the joy of being a part of this tight-knit community of dreamers and doers. Through Together, We Dream: The Campaign for MPA, I’ve had the chance to talk with many supporters who’ve shared why they give. They often cite the impact their gift has on the school, and how they hope to make a difference in the lives of their children, and the entire community. Just as it is in most communities, giving here is both deeply personal and meaningful.
Sometimes, I also hear from people asking if their gift will really matter. I’d like to thank those of you who have supported the campaign so far and assure you that any size gift that is right for your family will be gratefully received and will make a direct impact in helping to reach our goals for a new library, commons, cafeteria, and kitchen, healthy endowment, and improved outdoor track. The best part of my job is seeing the impact of every size gift on our community every day—in the faces of the students who benefit from philanthropy and in the future vision for our school.