St. George Annual Fund
What is the St. George Fund?
The St. George Fund is the single most important fundraising effort at St. George Episcopal School each year. Because of your generous gifts to the St. George Fund, St. George has been able to keep yearly tuition increases 1-2% below average market increases.
The aspects that make SGES such an engaging place for children to learn and develop—personal attention from dedicated teachers, an engaging curriculum, arts and athletics at all grade levels—depend on The St. George Fund. Because the need is great, every member of the school community is asked to contribute to the St. George Fund each year. We are grateful for the generous, continued support of current and former families, grandparents, alumni, SGEC Vestry, SGES Board of Directors, and faculty/staff. Each year we seek 100% participation from current families, faculty/Staff, SGEC Vestry and SGES Board of Trustees.
Why doesn’t SGES just raise tuition?
Part of our mission is making a St. George education available to the most diverse, qualified students who seek an outstanding education. Simply raising tuition to meet the full cost of providing a St. George education would mean that many families would be unable to send their children to our school. The St. George Fund provides an opportunity for families to provide much needed support for the school through tax-deductible donations. This practice helps fulfill our school’s mission while maintaining our commitment to building an inclusive community.
Why is The St. George Fund participation so important?
High levels of participation demonstrate our community’s strength and shared commitment to our students. We are grateful for the generous and enthusiastic support of our entire community and strive for 100% participation from current families and faculty/staff each year. Every gift makes a difference to our students.
How much should I contribute?
We encourage you to make a meaningful gift, in keeping with personal circumstances and reflective of the value of a St. George education to your family. Every gift is important in terms of reaching our overall goals. We will be delighted with any gift you can make, as it demonstrates your commitment to and confidence in St. George Episcopal School.
Please contact Michael Zeigler, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how your participation can make a difference. Our faculty, administration, and students thank you for your generous support!