Letter to the Editor | Why our donation to the Giving Campaign feels extra important this year

As Laura and I enter our family’s final year in the Piedmont schools, our contribution to the Giving Campaign means more to us than ever. Not just a donation, but a huge thank you to our schools and the teachers for everything they have given to our family. This year when we wrote our check to the Giving Campaign, we felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude and a tremendous appreciation for all that the Piedmont schools have done for our three kids.

We have a few precious months left in the schools; our son Charlie is a senior and he is almost to the finish line. This is a bitter sweet time for sure. Eighteen years have passed since our first, Tess, entered Ms. Sandy’s kindergarten class in the Fall of 2003.  It brings tears to our eyes to think of those first days at drop-off, meeting the other new parents on the Havens playground. Those “new” parents are now our lifelong friends, those kindergartners are now adults and Havens looks like a Four Seasons Hotel. The incredible things our schools and teachers have given our kids are too numerous to count and difficult to put into words. Put simply, our children are good people. They are kind and thoughtful. No doubt our kids are going to thrive and we’re incredibly proud of them. We credit their teachers and the Piedmont schools and we are profoundly grateful. 

We hope the parents of seniors and particularly those like us who are months away from empty nest will consider a donation to the Giving Campaign. This year, more than any other, it feels like the right thing to do.

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