This spring we are “family-focused”. I have shared with many of you, that my time as a student at Lane was transformative, but that it was my experience as a Lane parent three decades later that amplified my loyalty, and spurred my desire to pay it forward by devoting my energy to the LTAA. I am proud that my sons are Lane graduates.
I also cherish my Lane Tech “chosen family”. Friends from Lane whom I have known since the seventies, as well as more recent relationships like fellow Board members and rekindled friendships with classmates. I am closer to them than many of my biological relatives, perhaps because we share a powerful heritage and experiences during some of our most formative years that only someone with myrtle and gold DNA could ever appreciate.
And when things get tough, you count on family. The LTAA is no different. In a year full of unexpected challenges, our alumni family stepped up in a big way.
We are grateful to everyone who donated to our 2020 year-end appeal which provides critical support to our administrative operations, enabling us to grow our programs and achieve our mission. Thanks too, to everyone who purchased coats, hats, scarves and gloves for students in need at Lane. Alumni generously furnished nearly the entire inventory for the school’s 2020 Winter Essentials Pop-up Boutique.
Lastly, please note that April will mark our first official membership drive in LTAA history. We hope that you will encourage YOUR Lane family members to join this year, or consider the gift of membership for birthdays, graduations, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. We also appreciate every renewed membership and will heartily welcome into the family, those who have joined the LTAA for the very first time.
Our collective strength promises to make 2021 a year of optimism and positive impact.