“Thanks to the generosity of our community we were able to surpass our fundraising goal by 61%,” said Director of Marketing and Communications Rachel Baker. “We are sincerely grateful to everyone who donated to this year’s fund.”
The 2016-2017 Annual Fund was spearheaded by Rachel Baker along with Annual Fund Board Chair Gloria Principe.
“The Annual Fund is truly a group effort,” said Rachel. “None of this would have been possible without the support of our alumni, board, staff, and current parents.”
In addition to 100% participation by staff, both the Junior High and Elementary Divisions achieved 100% parent participation.
“100% community participation is vital to showing outside donors and grant-giving foundations how much we believe in our school,” said Rachel.
This year, Stanbridge Academy was able to raise an additional $43,000 from corporate matches. These donations were made by more than 20 companies, including: Google, Hopkins & Carley, Intel, Levi Strauss & Co., Morgan Stanley, PG&E, Wells Fargo, and Western Digital. An additional $70,000 came from grants.
Tuition alone does not cover Stanbridge’s annual operating costs. Donations to the Annual Fund allow the school to keep class sizes small, host community events, fund experiential learning trips, and more.
The Stanbridge Board of Trustees elected a new development chair who will manage the 2017-2018 Annual Fund. Recently-inducted Board Member Rachel Paley, parent of a 2015 alumna, is excited to be leading next year’s fund along with new Parent Chair Leslie Young.
“Financial support is critical for retaining our outstanding teachers, maintaining up-to-date curriculum, and providing essential training,” said Leslie. “I am looking forward to working with the entire Stanbridge community in meeting our Annual Fund goals and achieving 100% parent participation.”
To protect privacy, a by-name listing of individual donors will not be published online, but all 2016-2017 donors will be recognized in the 2017 Summer Newsletter. To request a copy of our 2016-2017 Annual Fund Report, please email our development office.
Click here to learn more about development at Stanbridge Academy.