The Annual Fund is the philanthropic fund that helps to pay for the school’s yearly expenses. Supporting the annual fund helps support the purchase of classroom supplies, teacher salaries, athletic equipment, and technology in addition to many other operating needs. School tuition covers approximately 95% of operating needs each year. The Annual Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and our yearly, ongoing needs.
Why is the Annual Fund needed?
The Annual Fund helps to keep our tuition affordable and competitive. This allows us to grow and maintain a diverse student body. Your gifts, as well as those from alumni, parents, grandparents, family and friends help enhance our ability to retain exceptional teachers, attract outstanding students, and provide a safe academic environment.
What is the difference between the Annual Fund and the Capital Campaign?
The Annual Fund helps cover our schools day-to-day needs. Our ten-year Honor Campaign seeks to fund expenses above and beyond our annual needs. The first phase of the campaign will help support increases in faculty salaries to meet state independent school standards, will help increase the number of programs and field trips offered to our students, and will help us secure consistent access to an athletic facility. The second phase of the campaign will be dedicated toward growing our endowment.
With questions or for more information, please contact Kate Pringle, Director of Development, 757-687-0790 (direct)
If you would like to contribute a gift in honor or memory of someone or contribute to a specific fund, please contact the Development Office at 757-687-0790 or firstname.lastname@example.org