Giving

Annual Fund

All Gifts Make a Difference!
 
The Annual Fund plays a vital role in the health and growth of any independent school, including FASPS. Tuition covers only a portion of the cost of educating your child, and the Annual Fund helps make up the difference. As part of the school’s budget, the Annual Fund provides funding that can be allocated directly towards programs and arising needs throughout the year. Every student benefits from contributions to the Annual Fund. The more money we raise, the more opportunities for our school. Read below for more information about the 2019–2020 Annual Fund.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the details of the 2019-2020 Annual Fund Campaign?

    In 24 years, thanks to the amazing efforts of a dedicated community, we have developed the most comprehensive, harmonized, and successful bilingual program in the area.
     
    The Annual Fund plays an essential role in ensuring we have the resources to provide each student with what he/she needs to reach his or her full potential. At a time when our expenses have increased with additional space and teachers to accommodate our growth, and a cap of students due to our current campus limitations, revenue from the Annual Fund is critical.
     
    The Annual Fund goal is $288,000, and we strive to reach 100% participation from our FASPS community.
     
    The Annual Fund Giving Week is October 7–11. Please visit www.FASPS.org/GiveNow to make a gift or pledge today.
     
    Thank you for supporting FASPS! We are a great community thanks to the work, passion, and commitment of so many. Let us count you among those who support our Annual Fund this school year.
     
    Merci à tous!
  • Why not just charge more for tuition?

    Unlike tuition, gifts to the Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible. In addition, many companies provide matching funds, which can double the amount of their employee’s donations.
  • Why do you need all the families to give?

    Supporting the Annual Fund is the best way to ensure the quality of education FASPS provides, as well as keep tuition increases to a minimum. Additionally, when seeking contributions from corporations and foundations, we need to demonstrate 100% participation by our current community.
  • How much should I give?

    At FASPS, between 8-10% of the budget is not covered by what tuition generates. Donation levels vary from a few dollars to thusands of dollars.  We know that families cannot all give at the same level, so gifts of all sizes will matter, and together will get us to our financial goal.
  • What does the Annual Fund actually support?

    Donations to the Annual Fund go towards the current fiscal year budget and supports everything from technology, programs and resources, special guest speakers, upgrades to classrooms, supplies, professional development, field trips, music and arts, and so much more. All funds are used during the school year in which the donation is made, meaning your gift has an immediate impact on the education of your child!
  • Any other reason I should give to the FASPS Annual Fund?

    Your gifts set a great example of philanthropy for your children!

Donor Recognition

Each year, FASPS publishes its Annual Report, which includes a listing of its generous supporters. The donor list is based on the giving levels described below and will total your combined gifts to the Annual Fund, the Gala and Auction, PBC Fund, FAN fund-a-need(s), and corporate matches received by June 30.
 
Your generous support enables us to give our students “Excellence Today, the World Tomorrow.” Our giving levels have evolved over the past few years, and we hope these new giving groups will inspire you to donate this school this year.
 
Annual Fund Giving Levels:
  • Head’s Circle: $20,000 and Up
  • Visionaries: $10,000 – $19,999
  • Partners: $5,000 – $9,999
  • Investors: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Team 1995: $1,000 – $2,499
  • Supporters: $500 – $999
  • Friends: $1 – $499
Donors who contribute $3,000 or more throughout the school year will be invited to a donor thank-you event in the spring.
 
Donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund will be invited the following fall to an Annual Fund kickoff event.

Contact

Please contact the Development Department at (206) 275-3533 or at Development@FASPS.org for more information. We are grateful for your support!