The Annual Fund
Gifts to the Annual Fund are essential to the operation of The Green Vale School because they supply funds which close the gap between tuition payments and the actual cost of educating a Green Vale student. The Annual Fund ensures that the school's programs continue to reach the level of excellence that is the hallmark of a Green Vale education. We rely on the wonderful generosity of our community - parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents and friends.
Ways of giving: cash, credit card, matching gifts and securities. Donations may be made directly online or you may download an Annual Giving Gift Form (PDF) and mail or fax it to the School. (FAX number: 516-621-1317.)
Click here to make your gift to Green Vale online.
Click here to download and print an Annual Giving Gift Form (PDF)
For gift of securities, please contact Liz Remsen for the DTC instructions, at 516-621-2420, ext. 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matching gift forms can be obtained from your company - inquire as to whether your employer has a matching gift program.
Like most independent schools, Green Vale’s tuition rates only cover 80% of the School’s annual operating expenses. Additional revenue is necessary to cover the shortfall between tuition and full operating expenses. We ask for money beyond tuition in order to ensure the School’s margin of excellence – quality teachers, enhanced program, suitable technology, safe facilities, and more.
Many people ask why Green Vale (like other schools) does not charge
full tuition – there are 3 basic reasons:
- We keep tuition as low as possible in order to attract as many qualified students as possible.
- Tuition rates must remain competitive and in range of other local independent schools.
- Green Vale is a designated 501c3 charitable organization. A charitable gift to Green Vale is tax-deductible. In after tax dollars, tuition plus a charitable gift is less expensive than increasing tuition to cover the full cost.
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.