This critically important appeal is the primary revenue source to help cover the shortfall or ‘gap’ between tuition and the full costs of the educational experience at Green Vale. Every year, families are asked to make a charitable gift to the School’s Annual Fund.
Trustees, current parents, alumni, alumni parents and grandparents all support the Annual Fund. A formal request is mailed in November, after our fall Fair, but gifts to the Annual Fund can be made any time during Green Vale’s fiscal year, between July 1 – June 30. Every student benefits from the generosity of the entire Green Vale community.
Please know the Annual Fund is a vital component of Green Vale’s annual operating budget. Leadership gifts start at the ‘gap’ per student ($5,000+) and provide 70% of the total funds raised each year. However, gifts range in size from $25 - $25,000 and the combined impact of every gift, no matter the size, is vitally important.
The percentage of parents who make a gift, of any size, to the Annual Fund is very important. All schools aim for 100% parent participation. High participation is a vote of confidence, an important sign that virtually all parents invest in their children’s welfare and support the mission of the School. This percentage can also have an impact from outside sources; most foundations consider parent participation rates before donating funds to a school.