Welcome, and thank you for visiting Pilot’s Giving pages!
I have long valued an article by child psychologist Wendy Mogel. In it Dr. Mogel makes the observation that today’s children “work harder at their studies than any other children in history. They must be unusually, and perhaps unnaturally, serious, organized, and mature. And they have very little downtime during the week or even on weekends.”
It is no wonder then that children disheartened by a lack of success at school can be especially vulnerable to the insidious nature of the pressures that surround them. But learning at Pilot is not just about achieving a certain reading level, getting good grades on spelling tests, learning to be a good writer, or moving quickly through concepts in math. Education at Pilot is also about cultivating the growth of the whole child.
For each child entrusted to us, reaching goals for academic and personal success are central to our mission. Every day dedicated and talented faculty members create paths to success for their students. For some of these children, they seemingly create miracles.
There are a number of ways you help support Pilot’s efforts. Gifts to the Annual Fund ease the gap between actual operating costs of the school and tuition revenue, allowing us to maintain and improve the building and classrooms, incorporate new technology, programs, materials, and to support faculty salaries and benefits. Financial Aid funds enable Pilot to allocate tuition assistance to qualified families who would not otherwise be able to afford the tuition cost. Generous commitments to the $11,500,000 Cornerstone to the Future capital campaign are critical to the Board’s decision to acquire land nearby on which to construct a new school. A recently implemented Planned Giving Program will allow Pilot to receive planned and deferred gifts that may also offer tax advantages to those who want to invest in Pilot’s future.
For over a half century, Pilot School has relied upon the generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni, and many friends to help carry out our mission. Thank you for learning more about how you can support our efforts, today and in the future.
Kathleen B. Craven