Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Each year, the Annual Fund supports the strong academic and extracurricular programs that continue to inspire our adventurous learners. Participation in the Annual Fund is crucial to the health and vitality of the school. Donations to the Annual Fund cover expenses not met by tuition alone. Like all independent schools, tuition does not cover the full amount that it costs to educate a student. In fact, only 80% of the operating expenses are covered by tuition revenue. St. Anne's School depends on the Annual Fund and the generosity of parent, grandparents, alumni, staff, and friends to support and enrich its programs and curricula and bridge this funding gap.

The goal for the Annual Fund, which runs from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, is $250,000.

2017-2018 PARTICIPATION

  • 100% Board of Trustees
  • 100% Faculty and Staff
  • 70% Parent Participation
  • 20% Alumni and Alumni Parents
  • 20% Grandparents

Will my gift make a difference?

All gifts to the Annual Fund regardless of size - are a statement of support for St. Anne's School's mission. Your gift says to our community and beyond that you value your St. Anne's School experience and want to invest in the continued health of the school. All school staff contribute to the Annual Fund each year. Our goal is to have 100% participation from our families as well.

Why doesn't St. Anne's School simply raise tuition?

The Annual Fund allows us to set tuition lower than it would otherwise need to be to keep the school more affordable for all of our families. As a community, we believe this practice helps us build the type of inclusive school we all wish to have, rather than simply raising tuition to cover all operating expenses.

How much should I give and when?

As you consider your gift to this year's Annual Fund, please keep in mind that all gifts make a difference and full participation ensures we have a committed community of families. Whether $25 or $25,000, your gift will be put to immediate use for the benefit of today's students.

We encourage families to give a generously as they are able and ask current parents to make St. Anne's School one of their top philanthropic priorities. While leadership donations of $1,000+ go a long way toward ensuring the school's economic strength and opportunities for growth, a donation of any amount is also important and makes a difference to our students.

We ask that everyone make their pledge by December 31. Payment needs to be received by June 30. Early gifts and pledges reduce mailings and overhead costs, saving Annual Fund dollars for use in academic and other programs.