There was a problem with the check that Stanley Korshak’s Crawford Brock and his staff presented to Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep on Tuesday, May 19. The amount — $21,300 — was wrong. But more about that later.
The funds had been raised through contributions from Korshak customers benefiting Catholic college preparatory school in Pleasant Grove.
Beginning in July 2015, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep will provide economically disadvantaged students of all faiths with a Catholic college preparatory education. The 128 ninth grade students accepted into its inaugural class will enroll in a full course load of college preparatory coursework for four years, as well as participate in a Work Study Program to help fund their tuition. Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep is the 30th School in the Cristo Rey Network of nationwide schools.
And what was wrong with the amount on the Texas-size check? It seems that after the display check had been created, more donations came in. The final, for-real check was $21,900 much to the delight of Cristo reps including Dallas Corporate Work Study Director Gunnar Rawlings, Dallas Founding President Kelby Woodard, Dallas director of Academics Christine Román and Dallas Board Member Tom McNearney.
According to Crawford, “We are honored to donate these funds to such a well-deserving organization that is making a tremendous difference in our children’s lives. It is with great honor that the entire store family was a part of these fundraising efforts.”
Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep provides impoverished students of all faiths with a Catholic college preparatory education enabling them to become men and women of purpose and service. Through a rigorous curriculum, integrated with a hands-on professional work experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.
* Photo provided by Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep