Why give? Providing a quality educational experience at FASPS requires resources and funding. We are an independent school that receives no direct subsidies from the French or U.S. governments. Our philosophy for philanthropy is rooted in the model for independent schools across the country. We depend on revenue from tuition and donations from parents, trustees, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, friends of the school, and the community at large.
Our top priority is to provide an exceptional education in a safe and healthy environment. This requires additional expenses due to the pandemic. We greatly appreciate our resilient community, and your support of FASPS makes our mission possible.
Two Primary Fundraisers Each Year: “The Gifts We Live By”
- The Annual Fund (October – June) supports the school’s yearly operations by filling the gap between tuition and the actual cost of our program. Our goal is 100% participation from our families, board, and faculty and staff, and $300,000 in donations. Every gift makes a difference!
- The Gala & Auction in the spring supports key priorities of the school, such as scholarships, technology, and FAN (fund-a-need) special projects, and support of the operating budget.
We ask that all families participate in each of these fundraisers since they benefit every student at the school. Donations are tax-deductible and can often be matched by corporate gift programs. Please click here (link coming soon) to see if your company matches donations, or inquire directly with your employer.
Capital Campaigns: “The Gifts We Grow By”
Capital gifts help the school grow. The French American School of Puget Sound has conducted two successful capital campaigns: The first in 2004 helped construct the new campus, and the second in 2007 supported the addition of the second floor and classroom enhancements. We are preparing for another campaign in the near future.
Create a Legacy of Philanthropy
Generosity takes many forms, and creating a legacy of philanthropy through a planned gift can be a wonderful way to support a cause that matters the most to you. If you are considering a planned gift to FASPS, learn more by connecting with Heidi Paige in the Development Office at HeidiP@FASPS.org
or (206) 275-3533, ext. 278.