What an amazing year it has been here at Crossroads! As an organization, we've honored so many significant milestones in the last 12 months: we've embarked on a second endowment campaign, moved into a new home at The Calland Center, graduated our 500th scholar, and accepted our largest class of incoming scholars. More than ever, Crossroads is a thriving, growing, mission-driven organization focused on offering exceptional educational opportunities to our promising scholars.
I am so pleased to announce that because of you--our families, supporters, and friends--we have raised well over $4 million in pledges and donations to date through the Aspire endowment campaign. Our growing endowment ensures that Crossroads Foundation is able to provide more students with access to a quality Catholic high school education as well as the programs and support needed for them to be successful. The Aspire campaign has provided a solid foundation from which Crossroads can reach more students, change more lives, and enrich our Pittsburgh region.
The past year has been filled with adventure and new initiatives, but we've only just begun. Crossroads enters this new phase with a staff brimming with talent, experience, and positive energy, a bright and ambitious group of 128 scholars, board members and supporters who whole-heartedly believe in our mission, and partner schools and organizations who work with us to turn students into successful scholars. I am eager to travel the road ahead with you.