Giving Tuesday 2017

Dear Fellow Providence Residents:

Today is Giving Tuesday.  I encourage you to support our local public schools, through the Nathan Bishop Middle School PTO, the Classical High School Alumni Association and the Hope High School Dollars for Scholars Program.   Information about each one follows:

1.  Nathan Bishop Parent-Teacher Organization

The Nathan Bishop Parent-Teacher Organization (NB PTO) is committed to supporting the students, teachers, and families of our community. Together, we have built a school community that is known for academic excellence and opportunity, and strong family involvement. Funding from the NB PTO is a crucial part of our school’s success. NB relies on the financial support of the PTO to bring academic enrichment and community-building activities to our school such as:

  • Support for field trips such as the Pequot Museum, Plimoth Plantation, and the RISD Museum
  • Funding for extracurricular clubs available to all students such as Science Olympiad and Drama Club
  • Funding to support a wide array of supplies for classroom teachers such as supplemental text books, science equipment, library books and art supplies
  • Full funding for the Eighth Grade graduation at Brown Stadium; this venue allows all students to celebrate their achievement as a class, and not in separate groups due to space restrictions

Without your support, some of these things would not be possible. Our goal is for all students to have access to as many diverse and rewarding programs AS POSSIBLE.

The Board’s goal this year is to raise $10,000 to continue to support the programs that set Nathan Bishop apart and benefit our entire community.

Please consider making a tax deductible gift today of
$5, $25, $100 or more to support our school.  

NB PTO is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit; Federal Tax ID 800489049.
And remember, many employers will match your donation, even if you work part-time.

  • Bring a check payable to “Nathan Bishop PTO” to the Front Office OR
    mail it to Nathan Bishop Middle School PTO, 101 Sessions St., Providence, RI 02906
  • Donate online via Nathan Bishop’s  PAYPAL ACCOUNT
  • Click “Donate” on Nathan Bishop’s FACEBOOK PAGE

The Board of the Nathan Bishop Middle School Parent Teacher Organization

Cristin Bilodeau, Justin Boyan, Jill Davidson, Kirsten Deshaw, Shannon Dilloway,
Tim Donohue, Tom Doyle, David Feit, Susan Gunter, Beth Levow, Patrick McGuinness,
Olivia Milonas, Stephanie Mott, Paige Reynolds, Mark Santow, Jim Vandermillen and Dyanne Vileno

2.  Classical High School Alumni Association

Today’s the day! Giving Tuesday is a globally recognized day of charitable giving and community involvement.

This year, we’re dedicating our Giving Tuesday to the Classical High School Art Department in order to fund art supplies and equipment!

We encourage everyone to consider CHSAA and, ultimately, CHS, in their charitable giving this year. Donate what you can and challenge a friend to so the same! To learn more or contribute, click the link below.

Thank you for joining us in our goal to Keep Classical Strong!

Contribute to Giving Tuesday!

Classical Alumni Association | One Richmond Square, Suite 155E, Providence, RI 02906′

3.  Hope High School Dollars For Scholars

Building an Educated Community

Hope High Dollars for Scholars (HHDfS), an affiliate of Scholarship America, is excited to announce its 2017-2018 Annual Appeal. To date, $152,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 54 Hope scholars. With donor support, Hope High Dollars for Scholars can continue to build an educated community of Hope scholars – opening up the world and enabling our Hope graduates to become productive and engaged members of their communities.

“By providing much-needed financial resources to students, Hope High Dollars for Scholars removes some of the financial obstacles that prevent Hope High School students from obtaining a post-secondary education. Their generosity assists each recipient to achieve the American educational dream.”

Jimps Jean-Louis, Hope Guidance

“A college education and scholarship allowed me to enjoy a wonderful career, take pride in seeing my children go to college and have their own wonderful careers, as well as having the time and resources to volunteer in my community. I want the same for these Hope students.”

Marsha Kirshenbaum, Hope ’61

Here’s how Hope High Dollars for Scholars is changing lives and launching careers:

“I am so excited to be in graduate school at RIC studying for my masters in social work. My gap year, working for City Year as a mentor in a Providence middle school, cemented my determination to work with disadvantaged kids and families.”
Chris Velasquez, 2012 HHDfS Scholar

“I am an Ithaca College graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. I am working as a behavior specialist while studying for my dental boards. I plan to enroll in dental school in Fall 2018. I shall never forget my feeling of confidence when I received my scholarship.”
Alaina Moise, 2012 HHDfS Scholar


About Hope High Dollars for Scholars: Hope High Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit, tax exempt affiliate of Scholarship America, served by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Its mission is to expand access to educational opportunities for Hope students by supporting college readiness programs and providing scholarships. To DONATE online or by mail:
Click here for information.