Dear Shady Side Alumni,

Think back to your favorite field trip. Your first group project. A teacher who helped you with an assignment. A great Shady Side victory. That incredible sense of accomplishment holding your diploma.

What if none of those memories existed because you couldn’t afford to attend Shady Side?

In the 2010-2011 school year, 18 academically qualified students were accepted to Shady Side but unable to enroll because we did not have enough financial aid grant money.

Today, you and ALL Shady Side alumni have an opportunity to collectively provide a grant to a deserving student through the ALUMNI TRUSTEE CHALLENGE. The average annual financial aid grant is $15,000. Two alumni trustees are challenging our alumni to raise $7,500 for the Blue & Gold Financial Aid Fund by June 30, and, if we make our goal, they will provide the additional $7,500 to fund a grant for a qualified, promising student.

Your Shady Side education prepared you to take the next step in your life. Now you can help another student do the same. Your gift will live on – literally – through a Shady Side student.

If 300 alumni
give $25 each = $7,500

If 150 alumni
give $50 each = $7,500

If 75 alumni
give $100 each = $7,500

Gifts of all amounts will make a difference and count toward your class totals for annual giving!

Shady Side Academy | 423 Fox Chapel Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238
412-968-3000 |