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Dear Friends of Father Gabriel Richard High School,
Catholic Education is different from other educational options available. Indeed, it is the only education that fully takes into account a human person’s eternal destiny and helps students ask the great questions of life: Why am I here? Where am I going? Is there a truth? Is there a God who loves me? What is happiness? What is true friendship? Catholic Education also takes seriously the obligation to cultivate the talents and abilities of students. Athletics and co-curricular activities allow students to learn discipline and enhance their individual talents in an environment of seeing them as further gifts of a good and gracious Father. In addition to acquiring the skills needed for college and life, students are taught to consider eternal and lasting things—and to understand the purpose for which they were created.
Father Gabriel Richard High School (FGR) (formerly St. Thomas High School) has been educating students and giving helping them to answer these questions for 150 years. Importantly, FGR is a place where students can be themselves; where they can cultivate their intellects, skills, and talents in the context of a true family; where they will be truly honored and loved. Please consider helping us to continue providing an education that encourages students to strive for excellence and be the people that God invites them to be.
There are many ways to support our efforts. Through our Annual Fund, annual auctions, and other giving opportunities, I encourage you to be part of the great adventure of Catholic education in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan. Please consider making FGR as a part of your charitable giving. In so doing, you will not only continue a 150 year tradition of excellence, but you will be part of something great—building something beautiful for Ann Arbor and the world. Join us!
John M. DeJak
Director of Institutional Advancement