Giving to Ascanius
A message from Kristen Bortner and Barbara Caceres, Executive Committee Members:
Dear Friends of Ascanius:
As we begin to wrap up another year, we are very grateful to have this opportunity to take a step back and appreciate our accomplishments, our supporters, and all of our dedicated volunteers. The commitments we received from our donors and volunteers last year are what allowed us to successfully accomplish our 2021 goals. We continued to provide free Latin teaching materials, offer high quality publications for sale, and give presentations at teacher conferences (virtually). However, our biggest impact for elementary and middle school students came through the grants which we were able to award to individuals all across the country. We awarded the Classical Promise Grant to 7 students and teachers, and we awarded the Rudolph Masciantonio "Classics for All" Grant to 4 teachers at the elementary and middle school level.
With 2022 right around the corner, we are looking forward to awarding grants in similar or higher numbers. We especially hope that as professional conferences move back to an in- person capacity, the year will bring our first recipients for our new Ascanius Grant for Professional Development at the Elementary and Middle School Level. For more information about the grants we offer, check out our annual newsletter, Iter Ascanii, which is now available online at . Not only can you read more about those grants, but you will also find reports and photos from many of our 2021 recipients!
We are thankful for our donors like you, who help us to continue to promote the study of Latin and the Classical world, especially at the elementary and middle school levels. We hope you will help us to continue supporting teachers and students nationwide through our grants. You can make a donation via our website or by mailing a check. All $25+ donations will receive our new 2022 Magnet, featuring student artwork.
Thank you for your continued support of our organization. Together, we can truly make a difference for young students!
**We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible up to 50% of Adjusted Gross Income.**