A Message from the Head of School
Blessings to all of you! As alumnae, we have all lived and loved the spirit of Visitation Academy. Generations of alumnae have attested that the experience of attending Visitation awakened their personal sense of their own potential. Today, the Academy continues the Sisters’ mission of educating young women and bringing Christ into the lives of students, parents, and faculty. However, we are faced with a serious challenge – how to maintain the excellence of education in light of the urgent need for restoration and repair of the facilities. With a strained operating budget, it is very difficult to upgrade this beautiful yet aging school. In order to ensure our continued ability to educate young women in the Visitation tradition, we are asking for your support.
Visitation must continue to open its doors to future generations of young women who seek the spirit of optimism, simplicity, and an unqualified commitment to educational excellence. The proceeds from your donation will be used to fund the various projects that need to be undertaken to enhance the school. The school’s first priority is to update the science center. There is also a need to restore the playground and bring it up to code in the 21st Century.
Visitation Academy is much more than simply an educational institution. It is home. As former members of Visitation’s family, I call upon you to be part of this endeavor. Your contribution will help to make this dream a reality for our students. In the spirit of Visitation, please show your love and appreciation by considering a donation. We count on you, our alumnae, to help us continue the Salesian mission.
Know that I offer thanks for your support and friendship and that I wish you and your loved ones many blessings.
Mrs. Arlene Figaro
Head of School
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Spirit. Commitment. Caring.
As alumnae, we have all lived and loved the Spirit of Visitation Academy. Visitation, as the core of the Salesian spirit, taught us the meaning of tradition, gentleness, and prayer. In these changing times, it is important that this Catholic tradition endures. There is a pressing need to maintain the buildings and the grounds in order to support the school’s overall purpose. To continue to support the Salesian tradition of education and to provide a seamless transition into the 21st Century, we need your help. The cost, complexity, and commitment to improvement have been overwhelming. The buildings are old and in need of major repair. We ask you to consider the education that you received at Visitation Academy. Help us to continue to provide educational excellence of mind, body, and spirit under the guidance of the Sisters of the Visitation. Visitation can only continue to offer exceptional education to young girls with your support. We cannot do it alone. We need you as our partner to help us continue the Salesian mission.
Giving Club Organizations
Board of Trustee’s Council – Gift level of $5000 or more
Principal’s Circle – Gift level of $2500 to $4999
Sacred Heart Guild – Gift level of $1000 to $2499
Immaculate Heart of Mary Society – Gift level of $500 to $999
The Copper Beech Circle – Gift level of $250 to $499
The Visitation Society – Gift level of $100 to $249
Mary’s Lake Society – Gift level of $50 to $99
Donor – Gift level up to $49
To arrange a pledge payment schedule, please contact the Development Office at (718) 680-9452.