The Del Norte High School AlumKnights® is asking for your support.
It has been four years since the AlumKnights® was first established by a dedicated group of alumni with the sole purpose of giving back to our Del Norte community. Unlike other alumni associations, our organization is not in the business of organizing reunions or trying to sell you alumni memorabilia. Instead, we’re devoted solely to service – service to castle and community.
Additionally, we are working to provide fun events for alumni to get together and see old friends…or make new ones! For example, just recently, we held an event at DNHS to honor former DNHS teacher Señora Elaine Alarid with the first-ever “Friend of the Castle” award, in recognition of her dedication to DNHS students and alumni, her commitment to public education, her professional innovation, and her steadfast support of today’s DNHS students.
It’s also because of Señora Alarid’s efforts that we were able to hold a successful Ballet Folklorico Alumni Fundraiser earlier this year. As a result of their performance, we raised $3,000 to support our scholarship programs – the cornerstone of our work.
Recently, many of you also enjoyed food and beverage with former classmates, family, and friends at our annual Sadie’s Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser, which raised an additional $700 for scholarships.
Since 2013, we’ve awarded $20,000 to 19 scholarship recipients through the Drawbridge to Success and Career-Technical-Vocational Scholarships. This year, our six recipients are attending CNM, UNM, and ENMU. We encourage you to read more about them on our 2016 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards page.
To continue our good work, we need your support. Currently, we are working to raise $10,000 for scholarships and other student support activities during the 2016-17 school year. Our goal is ambitious, but with your help, we know it’s attainable.
Will you consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the AlumKnights®?
Alternatively, in lieu of a direct cash contribution, you may want to consider purchasing an engraved paver for the AlumKnights® Legacy Brick Garden at DNHS – $50 gets you a small paver and $100 gets you a large one. For more information and ordering instructions, visit our Brick Garden Fundraiser page.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Angelo Gonzales, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AlumKnights, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.