Igniting Young Minds

MCS Honoring Two In Room Dedication

By Dr. Cy Smith

November 17, 2010

Mansfield Christian School has announced its third donor reception for naming privileges connected to rooms in the Early Childhood Education wing. On Wednesday, November 17th, at 3:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, the school will honor a longtime MCS employee, Mr. Albert Roggio and the Class of 2016.

Mansfield Christian School will celebrate two specific gifts to the school that were designated for the room naming opportunity in the new addition. A classroom was purchased in honor of longtime MCS employee, Mr. Albert Roggio, by the George and Luella Freund Family Fund. Mr. Roggio served at MCS for a total of 32 years. Mr. Roggio worked as an elementary teacher for 19 years, taught classes in the secondary for seven years, was the finance director for seven years, and was the school’s first technology director when computers were making their way into every classroom. Mr. Roggio and his wife, Becky, are the proud parents of three MCS alumni and he remains involved with the school by currently serving as the president of the Mansfield Christian Education Foundation.

The second gift was unique in that it was the first student-driven donation. The Class of 2016 (current 7th graders) have been raising money to purchase a room for the past two years. After letter writing and personal solicitations, they raised $15,000 for the school and decided to name the elementary office for their class! What an encouragement it has been to watch their diligence and commitment. We are so grateful that these students and their families would rally to support their school in such a way. They acted upon our requests for help and in a very real way, demonstrated their faith through giving and sacrifice. We are so proud of them and honored to commemorate their gift.

MCS is publicly inviting its friends, families, alumni, and community members to name a room or specific location in the new building. In much the same manner as colleges or businesses, the intention is to honor and commemorate the financial gift to the school. In addition to the $1 million requested to name the building itself, MCS has designated $1.5 million in room naming opportunities. Specifically, the cafeteria/multipurpose room has been listed at $500K, there are six classrooms with rights for $100K each, and varying offices, tutoring rooms, storage, and workrooms ranging from $10K to $50K. For smaller gifts, the school is also selling building blocks at $65 each to represent the cost of a square foot in the new addition. For more information on how you can participate call 419-756-5651.

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