Supporting St. Thomas’s
St. Thomas’s Day School is a place that educates children broadly by cultivating intelligence while engaging heart and spirit. Your support enables us to offer the rich, broad-based educational experience that characterizes St. Thomas’s Day School. We depend upon the generosity of our community to sustain and advance the mission and programs of the school. A quality educational program relies on other sources of revenue in addition to tuition. There are several components of fundraising at St. Thomas’s Day School: the Annual Fund, Endowment, Spring Auction, and other events directed by the Board of Trustees.
Annual Fund Campaign
The Annual Fund campaign is a yearly fundraising effort, primarily for unrestricted gifts. Everyone in the St. Thomas’s community is included in the Annual Fund campaign. These contributions are spent in the same fiscal year in which the gift is made. Since most gifts to the St. Thomas’s Annual Fund are unrestricted, the School has the flexibility to use the funds in those areas that are critical to maintaining and enhancing the quality of our program. The School’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30 and the Annual Fund campaign is initiated in the fall of each year.
The Annual Fund helps close the gap between tuition and the full cost of educating a student. Thanks to your generosity, the 2019-2020 Annual Fund campaign raised approximately $142,000 in unrestricted and temporarily restricted contributions.
Areas where the Annual Fund helps most:
- New program initiatives
- Technology and Library resources
- Financial aid
- Competitive compensation for faculty and staff
- Student activities
- Professional development
To make an online gift to the Annual Fund using our secure server, please click here.
The Endowment contributes to the financial strength of the school. Money given to the Endowment is held in perpetuity. Income earned from investing the Endowment is used as a source of revenue for the annual operating budget. The amount of Endowment earnings that can be spent is determined by the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas’s Day School.
The St. Thomas’s Day School Foundation, Inc. for Scholarship Endowment
The St. Thomas’s Day School Foundation, Inc. was established with its own Board of Trustees to ensure that income from newly raised endowment funds will be directed permanently to the School for the stated purpose of financial aid for students.
Spring Fundraiser: Gifts in support of the spring auction are designated for a specific purpose. Generally, contributions to the auction are for Endowment and Scholarship Endowment. In the past, gifts to the auction have also been designated for technology, renovations to Robbins Hall, and the playgrounds.
Every gift makes a difference and participation matters. A St. Thomas’s education is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children!
For more information about giving to St. Thomas’s Day School, please contact Danielle Plante, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 203.776.2123 x122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Gift Online
Thank you for your support of St. Thomas’s Day School. Your new gift, pledge, or pledge payment will be made via our secure server. We will send you an immediate confirmation of your gift. Please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Danielle Plante at email@example.com or 203-776-2123 x122 with any questions.