PRESIDENT'S LETTER 2019-20
“Act, move, believe, strive, hope, cry out to God with all your heart,
for without doubt you will see marvelous things...”
St. Angela Merici, Counsels Prologue
Inspired by a Loving Community
Thank you for your support!
Dear Ursuline Family,
It is with great pleasure that we begin the 147th school year at Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Know what an honor it is for me to serve such an incredible community, one dedicated to preserving and advancing a Catholic educational institution of the highest standard of academic excellence and social responsibility.
The Academy’s commitment to Serviam and to the core values of an Ursuline education is made possible by the donors recognized in this report. We also acknowledge the countless others who make that support possible and the unnamed who, by their prayers and selfless works, ensure that Ursuline Academy remains at the forefront of women’s education.
Over the past year, your gifts enabled Ursuline to successfully pivot to a remote learning environment last spring, and to prepare our facilities for a very different opening this fall. Funding for professional development made it possible for our faculty to learn, train, and hone their skills for teaching cohesiveness and consistencies in distance learning, hybrid, and other models of teaching and learning. And your generosity has allowed us to continue to provide financial assistance to families who otherwise would not have access to an Ursuline education.
Through it all, Ursuline has remained true to its mission of educating the whole girl, providing excellence in academics and outstanding opportunities for nurturing her spiritual development and unique individual talents. And today, we are confidently moving forward to strengthen our institution as a center of culture and faith, guided by an exciting vision for growth.
The Ursuline imperative is that love proves its presence by loving. How to love and how to labor – this is our apostolic care – to make our school a community that engages its culture so that, transformed by love, we may become places of peace, of justice, of love. Our school is able to reach its potential not because of any one person but rather because of the shared effort.
A loving community is one whose members invest in each other. Know that I am tremendously grateful, and personally inspired by all of you, who are inspired to be part of Ursuline’s bright future.
Yours in Christ,
Gretchen Z. Kane