When this year's initiative (for 2016) rolled around, it only made sense to set the goal, once again, at $30K, hoping our final, bottom line number, would fall somewhere above 2015's $13K. At the end of our campaign on December 4th we had, again, reached our goal of $30K. For weeks, I've held my breath, awaiting the approval process, which began on January 1st., to come to a close. While final DOR reports, reflecting this year's prorated amounts, are yet to be published, our SSO (Student Scholarship Organization) Apogee is confident this year's final figures will be an improvement from 2015. As we wait, some donors, maybe even you, have received their approval letter with their final prorated contribution amount in the mail. Based on these DOR letters, one couple who pledged the max of $2,500 received an approved amount at $2,100, (an improvement over their 2015 amount of $1,400, for the same pledge amount). As one might imagine, there is no clear formula for these prorated amounts, at least not published. For now, we'll sit patiently awaiting final tallies by APOGEE as they attempt to decipher the formulas and procedural language of the DOR. When I have more to report, I will pass it on to you. In the meantime, thank you. Thank you for the support that this money provides to Oak Grove families who's child(ren) receive a great opportunity to be positively influenced another year, as a part of this beautiful OGMS community.