December 15, 2018
I recently visited MSSM at the start of the school year to find my alma mater reinvigorated after the long summer with students roaming the halls of the school and studying in all corners of the dormitory. From discussions that extend past the end of class and spill out into the hall to weekend study groups that stretch on for hours, the academic excitement and the exploratory spirit that has animated the school since its birth is still alive and well in northern Maine.
As I take stock of the school’s past successes and look forward to another year that will be full of the achievements of its students, I am reminded of what the school has given to those who have been touched by it. Whether it was exposure to classes not available at a student’s home school, the chance to be around like-minded peers for the first time, or the joy of watching each child thrive in an environment of academic challenge and excellence, MSSM profoundly changed all those who passed through its doors - and with your support it will continue to do so well into the future.
Please join me in providing for the school that has given us all so much. This year, with your generous support, we will work to raise $150,000 for the Annual Fund. This money will go to the school’s many unfunded requirements, from purchasing $15,000 in much needed new athletic equipment for the school’s gym, to giving many thousands more for financial aid to ensure that ability, and not ability to pay, determines who has access to an MSSM education.
When you consider your charitable giving this holiday season and into the new year, I hope that you will generously give to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics Foundation. With your support, we will continue to give back to the school that has given so much to the state of Maine and all of us.
With warmest regards and most sincere thanks,
E. Clark Copelin, Class of 1998
Chairman, Maine School of Science and Mathematics Foundation