Sunday, May 15, 2011

Alumnae donations

My high school is collecting donations to build a multipurpose room. Alumnae can donate $100 or more and get an engraved brick. Should I do it?

I know how much CAMS depends on donations (corporate and otherwise), and now that the alumnae are old and populous enough to be another source (I was the 5th graduating class), it's important that we're tapped as well. My only hesitance is that I haven't visited the school since graduation. I practically grew up on that campus (my dad was a prof at CSUDH, whose campus is home to CAMS), and yet I haven't been back once in the 13 years since I left. Why? No reason to. I would have gone to visit teachers, but because of a stupid rule that has since been extinguished, they all left for greener pastures. Shortly after my class left they erected new buildings, so my classrooms aren't used anymore. Even the eucalyptus trees--the scent I most associate with home--have been uprooted. They drink too much water. It would probably be sad to visit again.

But now that I'm not a poor student, $100 is within my budget and every little bit helps. Of any of my schools, this is the one I would most like to support. (And my elementary.) What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Just put your brick far away from mine. I want mine to share space with no one.