Why We Give

In today’s tumultuous world, we are all searching for positive ways to make a difference. Issues such as poverty, violence, and social injustice can seem overwhelming. We firmly believe that a quality education can be a true starting point in finding solutions. A stellar education taught with a Christian worldview lays a firm foundation in the lives of young people. This is why we love Grace Community School!

As donors, it is our privilege to support this educational ministry that is teaching, loving, and preparing students to flourish academically, socially, and spiritually. From kindergarten through 12th grade, there are over 900 students today in our community who are receiving a wonderful, personalized education and are being encouraged and strengthened in their Christian faith. In short, we love the principle of teaching Jesus in all circumstances.

When COVID hit, we were burdened by what we could do as a family that would make a tangible impact in the lives of families directly affected by this devastating pandemic. After much thought and prayer, we looked for opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus by providing financial support to impacted individuals and families in Tyler. Hearing about the Grace Family Emergency Fund, we saw an opportunity to assist families with tuition assistance. It has been an honor to be able to come alongside these families to help ensure that their children will be able to continue their life journey at Grace Community School. We know that we, as a community, will see the blessings and rewards as these students become adults and leaders wherever they are.

For nearly 50 years, Grace has prepared thousands of young men and women to succeed in life, defend their faith, and make a positive difference in their communities. It brings us great joy to be a small part of this worthy, Christ-centered education ministry!

Cynthia and Whit Riter, The Riter Family Foundation