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October 7, 2013

Dear Seneca Academy Parents,

Thirty years ago Jodi Thurmond created a school in the basement of her home.  That small school quickly grew into the Circle School.  With her friend and business partner, Marty Long, the two women (along with some helpful husbands!) built a program for pre-school children so much in demand, that by 1986 parents were lining up at the door at 5 a.m. on registration day.  The school continued to grow and eventually became Seneca Academy.  Although now living in Georgia, much of Mrs. Thurmond’s heart is still with the school.  She is an active member of the Board of Trustees and continues to work closely with Dr. Carroll. 

The Circle School, now Seneca Academy, has maintained a level of excellence for 30 years.  With an outstanding academic program and dedicated faculty and staff, Seneca Academy remains one of the premier independent schools for children in the area. 

Every independent school relies on the funds raised through Annual Giving to “fill the gap” between tuition revenue and actual operating expenses.   Because Seneca Academy strives to keep tuitions affordable, the school depends on gifts to the Annual Fund to enhance the extras for our students: extracurricular programs, faculty benefits and professional development programs, campus improvements – just to name a few. 

In honor of the 30th Anniversary, we are asking every family to make a contribution to the 2013-2014 Annual Fund.   Please consider increasing last year’s gift by 30% or $30.  If you have never made a gift or are not sure what to give, then begin with a $30 donation – or if possible, $300!  Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the Academy’s Annual Fund – but we can only do it with your participation and generosity!  Can we reach 100% parent participation?  Of course we can - let’s get it done by December 31! 

Please send in your tax deductible gift today (a check payable to Seneca Academy, in an envelope marked “Attention Annual Fund").  Your gift is important and we are relying on your generosity to keep Seneca Academy the very best school in town!



Charly Ryan, Advancement Committee
Seneca Academy Board of Trustees



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