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Class Of '78
Stuart/Justice Scholarship Fundraising Goal for Oct. 5, 2018
Posted Monday, September 3, 2018 07:04 PM
We are writing today to ask you to make a contribution to the Stuart/Justice
Educational Foundation on behalf of the Class of ‘78. In the past, some
reunion classes have given back to our school with a gift to the Foundation.
On the basics, the Foundation is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization,
providing college scholarships to amazing but financially-strapped students
graduating from Stuart/Justice High School. Recipients are diverse. They are
Some facts. Many of the families of our applicants have annual incomes
below $25,000 a year, reflected in many scholarship recipients receiving
little, if any, financial help for college from their families. Nowadays at
Stuart/Justice, over 63 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-rate
lunch, more clear evidence of financial need. Moreover, notwithstanding the
challenges they face—financial and otherwise—many scholarship recipients
volunteer to help others while in college.
No doubt, our recipients are also highly motivated individuals. For example,
many are the first in their families to attend college. Many had to hold down
part-time jobs or care for siblings before and after high school. Some of our
applicants have even been homeless for a portion of their time in high
school. Nevertheless, we have recipients who completed their undergraduate
studies in less than 4 year or completed double majors. Some have gone on
to earn graduate and professional degrees. What our recipients have
accomplished when the odds have been stacked against them truly sets the
work of the Foundation apart.
Rest assured that donations to the Foundation are used efficiently. The
Foundation’s low-overhead, all-volunteer operation, allows us to devote
about 95 percent of revenues to scholarships. All scholarship payments are
made directly to colleges, eliminating abuse of funds. In addition, an
independent CPA firm performs a financial review of the Foundation’s
accounts every year.
Continuing our work and, hopefully, expanding the Foundation’s reach to an
even greater number of worthy and needy students require continued and
growing financial help. Thus, we are turning to Stuart alumni in greater
number. Please know that any financial contribution you make to the
Foundation would be highly valued and valuable. Thank you for your
You can contribute in three simple ways:
1. Send a check payable to the
Stuart Educational Foundation, Inc."
to P.O. Box 4612, Falls Church, VA 22044.
2. Donate online via PayPal by going to:
3. Donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) at work.
The Foundation’s CFC Agency Designation Number is
Be sure to designate “Class of ‘78” in the memo line for check or PayPal. To
learn more about JEB Stuart/Justice High School and the Foundation go to
Dan Garfinkel, Marit Anderson & Andie Rowe
Class of ‘78
JEB Stuart High School