1. I already pay tuition. Why are you asking for more money?
Our goal is to keep tuition as low as possible and have a diverse student body from a wide range of income levels. During the Annual Giving Campaign, we are asking those families who have the ability to pay more for their children’s education to do so, and for those who can to give a little to do so as well in order to reach our goal of 100% community participation.
2. What if I don’t like asking for money?
We have two goals during the Annual Giving Campaign: first, to raise $75,000 to meet this year’s financial obligations and strengthen our programs and, second, to have every family and employee contribute. When we reach outside the community to ask for grants and loans, one of the first questions we are asked is, “How strongly does your community support the school?” There are many ways to contribute but the clearest way to measure this support is through financial contribution. We don’t necessarily like pressuring parents or spending evenings at fundraising meetings and phone-a-thons but we do it because we love our school.
3. Can I pay online or with a credit card? Can I pay over time? Can I donate stock? Can my employer match my gift?
Yes! Details will be included in the annual campaign letter or call Deb Feinberg on x117.
5. I volunteer, do I still have to give to the Annual Giving Campaign?
Yes! While volunteering is the backbone of every community, financial need still exists. Volunteers of limited financial means are encouraged to shift some of their volunteer hours to fundraising through their networks and by using the Peer-to-Peer tools described here.