People give for a reason. But every reason is personal to the donor. Here are a few firsthand stories on the motivation to be part of our Inspired Futures initiative.
Patricia & Bart Danielsen
Munroe ’11, Mary Gray ’15, Ford ’15
Our son, Ford, is what the Learning Disabilities community calls “Twice Exceptional.” He is gifted in math, but due to his LD in reading and writing, he could not read until 5th or 6th grade.
The public school accommodated this disability by not requiring Ford to write. As his parents, we did not believe that this was a good long-term solution. When Ford came to St. David’s in the 7th grade, he was required to write and there was some concern that he might not be able to make it. But, with the support and encouragement of his teachers and ASP, he improved each year.
It wasn’t easy. He struggled to make good grades on his writing assignments, but because he had to write; he improved. Today, Ford is a mechanical engineering major at NC State, and he is a better-than-average writer. We do not believe this would have happened without St. David’s.
“Today, Ford is a mechanical engineering major at NC State, and he is a better-than-average writer. We do not believe this would have happened without St. David’s.”
“We ensure that we’re able to continue to attract and retain the very best faculty and staff for our children to thrive in academically, spiritually and socially.”
Jessica & Tim Capps
Thomas ’28, Lila ’30
Our family prayerfully joined the St. David’s Inspired Futures Capital Campaign to demonstrate our deepest gratitude for the blessing that St. David’s has been to our two children and family as a whole, and importantly, to boldly express to the St. David’s leadership, faculty and our fellow parents through this investment and partnership, the important roles that we believe the actions and investments of ourselves and fellow St. David’s family’s play in the future of our school and our children as we make every effort to continue to advance our school’s curriculum, technology and facilities.
As we do so, we also ensure that we’re able to continue to attract and retain the very best faculty and staff for our children to thrive in academically, spiritually and socially.
Lisa and Mark Hodge
Every day we see the Lord using St. David’s for His Glory. Teachers praying for their students, parents giving of themselves through volunteering, lessons learned in Chapel from wonderful speakers and student participation, our daughter asking a teacher if she can lead her class in prayer for a fellow classmate, praying with a teacher for our child.
All these things make St. David’s School a wonderful place. God is using St. David’s to prepare leaders to go out into the world; into places that require strong academics. The corporate world, government, academia as well as all professions need Christian leaders.
How wonderful it is to be a part of St. David’s. We are thankful for all who came before us and gave to make St. David’s what it is today. Our prayer is that God will take our gifts and multiply them so that St. David’s will be here for generations to come.
“Then he said to his disciples, “The Harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
- Matthew 9:37-38, NIV