Dear OLMA Families and Friends,
As 2016 draws to a close, I can't help but reflect on the many twists and turns my life has taken in the past 12 months. When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2016, I had no idea that seven months later, I would become the new Head of School at Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA). As I get ready to celebrate yet another new year, I can't imagine being anywhere else.
If there's one thing I've learned in my short time here, it's that our students have big dreams - as well they should. They are the world's future doctors, lawyers, social workers, teachers, scientists, musicians, nurses, engineers, actors, business owners, and more. As educators, we want nothing more than to see them succeed, but we need your help.
As you heard from OLMA students, faculty and staff in the video above, we are already on our way with a number of enhancements made this summer to our grounds, facility and academic programs.
We've created positive momentum, but there's much more yet to do. That's why I'm asking for your support of the 2016-2017 OLMA Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to keep the improvements coming. Every dollar donated will go directly back into our school in support of our students -- and their dreams.
We tell the girls that there's nothing they can't do when they put their minds to it. We believe the same is true when it comes to the OLMA community working as one.
I'm all in -- and hope you are too. Please remember that every dollar gets us closer to reaching our goal and that we appreciate all donations regardless of their size.
If you haven't already, watch the video and feel the excitement for yourself. Then visit our website, or call the Development Office at 856.697.2008, to make your gift or pledge today.
Brooke A. Coyle
Mrs. Brooke A. Coyle
Head of School
*Note: All gifts are tax deductible.