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Spring Benefit Cancellation

March 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

This is certainly not the Lenten season for which any of us planned so let us join together in praying for the continued grace to navigate it wisely and with compassion.

We are sure you will not be surprised to learn that CCSE must cancel its 2020 Spring Benefit on March 28th. due to the coronavirus. What you may not be aware of is how directly the proceeds from that March event are transformed into grants to schools just a few months later.

Catholic schools in Maryland and DC hoping to create or expand inclusive programs submit their grant requests to CCSE in the spring for the upcoming school year. Without the funds from the Benefit there is little chance CCSE can provide the support needed to build the model inclusive programs these students clearly deserve.

Although we can cannot celebrate together on March 28, CCSE remains committed to our goal of raising critically needed funds to fulfill our mission. It is our sincere hope that you will consider supporting us in one or more of the following ways:

If you have already purchased gala tickets or made a sponsorship commitment:
Thank you! Your contribution is now a fully tax-deductible donation and you will receive a gift acknowledgment letter from us for your tax receipt purposes.

Gala Sponsors will also receive special recognition at all 2020 CCSE events, including the Fall Family Festival and Grant Awards Ceremony as well as our Golf Tournament.

Should you wish to cancel your sponsorship or ticket purchase for a full refund, please contact our office at (301) 933-8844.

If you planned to purchase gala tickets or raffle tickets:
You may still do so by clicking here. Your contribution will be a fully tax-deductible donation and you will receive a gift acknowledgment letter for your tax receipt purposes.

If you planned to raise your paddle or make a donation:
Please consider making a donation in the amount you planned to bid by clicking here.

If you planned to become a gala sponsor:
Please consider making a donation at the level you planned to sponsor by clicking here. New sponsors will also receive special recognition at all 2020 CCSE events, including the Fall Family Festival and Grant Awards Ceremony as well as our Golf Tournament.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of support in one of these deeply impactful ways. Your generous support makes a tremendous and transformative difference to CCSE. Thank you for opening your heart to our organization.

Please stay safe. Your well-being and that of your family means so much to all of us at CCSE. Please keep us in your prayers and know that you are in ours.

With my deepest gratitude,

Francesca Pellegrino

Francesca Pellegrino
President and Founder
Catholic Coalition for Special Education

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