Giving to Ascanius
A message from Barbara Caceres, Marketing & Development Committee Chair:
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. No matter how big or small the initiatives were, we are proud to continue making the effort to fulfill our mission that originated 19 years ago. The commitments we received from our donors and volunteers last year allowed us to successfully accomplish our 2019 goals, such as:
- Attending the ACL Institute where we:
- Presented the "Your Community's Youngest Scholars: Hook them on Classics!" session, which was attended by approximately 40 teachers
- Hosted a table where more than 100 teachers visited us and participated in creating origami animals using instructions written in Latin
- Teaming up with CAMWS to facilitate a successful Let's Learn Latin workshop in Lincoln, NE
- Awarding 3 Classical Promise Grants in the Spring AND 5 this Fall to assist individuals in sharing their love of Classics with younger students and creating Classics programs in their own communities.
- Maintaining our Membership Program to provide teachers with benefits that included access to The Shooting Star e-Newsletter, now full of ready-to-use lessons and activities on 29 different topics!
You can read more about this year's programs in our annual newsletter, Iter Ascanii, which is now available online. With 2020 right around the corner, we are excited and hopeful for all of the new opportunities for Ascanius! As always, our organization will continue to reinforce and put first its commitment to cultivate and inspire interest in the Classics.
A key element of our success has been the ever-inspiring support from our donors. It is with your help that we could truly continue to fulfill our mission! Will you be able to help Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute continue some of its favorite programs in 2020? All $25+ donations will receive our new 2020 Magnet! This showcases a wonderful art piece created by a student participating in one of our programs.
Are you passionate about the Classics, but unable to donate right now? That's okay! You can still take part and make a difference by spreading the word as our ambassador. Share a personal story or fond memory of Ascanius on your social media pages, and if you are looking for a different way to help, please contact us via email to volunteer your time!
Thank you for your continued support of our organization, and for believing in our mission!