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Big Year Ahead!  Let’s Finish This Year Strong!
A message from Dennis Hoerner, Head of School
Wow!  The 2018-19 school year will be the 25th year Wellsprings has been offering a transformative holistic education to the young people of Lane County.  In the two decades-plus of our existence, several hundred teenagers have completed high school at Wellsprings, many of whom would never have graduated without us.  As we prepare to celebrate those successes, we hope you will consider making a gift to help meet the needs of our current students before the end of this school year.
Our doors first opened in September 1994, the embodiment of a vision by Helen park, our founding Head of School.  Helen saw the need to provide a nurturing educational environment for students of all backgrounds whose needs were not being met in other settings.  With support from a wide range of people in our community, Helen’s vision was realized and sustained.  I consider it the biggest honor of my life to have been part of the Wellsprings community for the past 18 years.  Over this time I have personally met a lot of people who volunteer their time and/or provide financial support to help Wellsprings maintain its vital program.  There are many, many more individuals who have donated to our independent non-profit school and who have helped spread the word about our excellent program.  I feel grateful to every one of those supporters—among whom are many of you reading this message—and grateful to all the teachers, parents, Trustees, and volunteers who over all these years have contributed to enrich the lives of the young people we serve.
Throughout the year ahead, we will be celebrating the past and envisioning the future.  Our wonderful history has not been possible without extensive community support.  And the future for Wellsprings students will be even more wonderful as our community support continues and expands. 
With your help, our current students, and generations of young people to come, will benefit from attending this small and very special school.  Please help us end the current year strong!  Give today, as generously as you can, by going to our website and making a secure online donation here.  You can choose to make a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation.
What will your gift between now and the end of June accomplish?  It will help provide every student with six more weeks of free breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  It will help provide simple technological kits for our new “Games Design” class.  It will help towards the cost of printing our yearbook.  It will help underwrite our traditional year-end all-school trip to the coast.  And your gift can help us do so many other things to make a difference in the lives of young people…  Please donate today!  Thank you for your support!

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