A Letter from Principal Renee Doty for the 2020 Annual Fund

Dear Friends of Pitt Academy,

We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and ready for the holiday season.

2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. We have been fortunate to open the doors and teach our students in person since August. The spike in cases in our area has forced us back to distance learning until the first of the year and at a time when our students need Pitt Academy the most we are concerned about what 2021 will bring. Each year we fundraise and award more than $40,000 in tuition assistance to our student body. This past year the pandemic forced us to cancel our main fundraising event that we greatly depend on. The tuition assistance allows students to attend our amazing school and is the difference in them thriving at Pitt or struggling elsewhere.

This past spring, we were unable to have our annual Birdies and Bourbons fundraiser. Birdies and Bourbons is our primary fundraiser for our financial aid fund and all proceeds go directly to students in need of tuition assistance. We are planning B&B for May of 2021 with the hope that we will be able to celebrate the end of the pandemic and we hope you will be there to celebrate with us!

As we prepare to start taking applications for tuition assistance we need your help now. We are seeing a greater need from our families due to the financial hardships of the pandemic. If you and your family have come through the pandemic thus far without financial hardship, we ask that you help us make up those lost financial aid dollars from last May. As we begin this holiday season, please consider donating to the Pitt Academy Scholarship Fund. 52% of our students require financial assistance to be able to attend Pitt. The loss of Birdies and Bourbons this past year has completely drained our tuition assistance funds and left our school operating at a large deficit. Any assistance you can provide will be deeply appreciated. Our need to help our students has never been greater.

You can securely make a tax deductible donation online right now via credit or debit card at https://Pitt.com/Donate/ or you can send a donation to:
Pitt Academy
7515 Westport Road,
Louisville, KY 40222.

Be sure to check out the video on our website of students talking about what Pitt means to them. People like you make this possible!

On behalf of the amazing students, our families, and the entire staff of Pitt Academy, THANK YOU for your support. May you have happy and healthy holidays.

Renee Doty

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