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 about 88% 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, 2019, to June 30, 2020, is $250,000.

Why do we have an Annual Fund?

Tuition at St. Anne’s School only covers about 88% of the cost of educating each student. Funds received from the Annual Fund are the school’s most important
source of revenue other than student tuition. It’s a vital part of the operating budget supporting materials and supplies, professional development, and health and safety programs. Your gifts enable us to attract and retain the best teachers and present our students with a wide variety of diverse experiences.

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

St. Anne’s School is committed to maintaining a socio-economically diverse community and relying entirely on tuition income would price ourselves beyond the means of many families. Through annual giving, the school can offer all supporters, and not just current parents, the opportunity to make a tax-deductible gift.

How much should I give and when?

We ask that you give as generously as you can. Gifts of every size are gratefully appreciated. For the past six years we have had 100% participation by our staff and board members. We are striving for 100% parent participation.

As you consider your gift to this year's Annual Fund, please keep in mind that all gifts make a difference. Whether $25 or $25,000, your gift will be put to immediate use for the benefit of our students. While leadership donations of $1,000+ go a long way to ensure 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.