Annual Fund Campaign
As with most independent schools, we rely on contributions to our Annual Fund to provide the critical resources needed to cover the true cost of running our school. Gifts to the Annual Fund enrich each child’s experience on a daily basis by supporting classroom enhancements, technology advancement, the edible schoolyard, tuition assistance, and professional development to continue to inspire our dedicated teachers.
“Mind the Gap”
Tuition and fees provide most of our operating revenue, yet 6% of our operational income is needed from fundraising. The more successful we are at building a strong Annual Fund, the more we can strengthen our programs. Ideally we would not only fill the 6% funding gap, but also grow the allocated dollars that are contributed to all of our initiatives and programs. Generous donations make a significant difference in enhancing our programs each year.
Your Contributions are Essential!
Many thanks to those who have already given this year! Here is our current Donor List (as of 12/4/14).
100% of our Board, teachers and staff participate in our Annual Fund! We ask that all members of the VMS community members follow their lead follow their lead by making a meaningful gift in support of our programs. Each family’s situation is different; therefore gifts range from $10,000 to $10 per month. Utilizing the monthly gift option has allowed many families to increase or even double their gift. Your participation is very important in helping us support and enrich our programs and the experiences we are able to offer the children.
Note: Annual Fund gifts are tax-deductible and many employers provide matching funding opportunities that could double your gift. Strong participation in our Annual Fund may encourage external support via foundation grants and corporate sponsors. Contributions are accepted all year. Our fiscal year ends June 30, 2015. Donations received by this date will be recognized in our next annual report.
For questions about fundraising and development please contact our Director of Development, Elizabeth Brice at 925.455.8021 x212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.