Words cannot express my gratitude this holiday season. Over the course of 48 hours, and in addition to two tremendous individual gifts, many of you helped us raise $450,000 for Colorado Gives Day. You read that right-- $450,000. It has been our single greatest fundraising endeavor in my time at The Rise School. I want you to know what this means to me, and to the school. 1) It means you share our conviction that children can learn from each other, no matter their respective path of development. 2) You believe that early childhood education and intervention have the power to change outcomes for children with and without disabilities. 3) You want more children and families to benefit from our unique educational model. 4) You believe that our children and staff deserve appropriate and state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces. I believe all of these things, too, and I am beyond excited to see what the future holds for us and share that with you. From the bottom of heart, THANK YOU. Happiest of holidays to you and yours!