Support St. Thomas’s
St. Thomas’s Day School is a place that educates children broadly by cultivating intelligence while engaging heart and spirit. Your support enables us to offer the rich, broad-based educational experience that characterizes St. Thomas’s Day School. We depend upon the generosity of our community to sustain and advance the mission and programs of the school. A quality educational program relies on other sources of revenue in addition to tuition. There are several components of fundraising at St. Thomas’s Day School: the Annual Fund, Endowment, Spring Auction, and other events directed by the Board of Managers.
Annual Fund Campaign
The Annual Fund campaign is a yearly fundraising effort, primarily for unrestricted gifts. Everyone in the St. Thomas’s community is included in the Annual Fund campaign. These contributions are spent in the same fiscal year in which the gift is made. Since most gifts to the St. Thomas’s Annual Fund are unrestricted, the School has the flexibility to use the funds in those areas that are critical to maintaining and enhancing the quality of our program. The School’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30 and the Annual Fund campaign is initiated in the fall of each year.
The Annual Fund helps close the gap between tuition and the full cost of educating a student. Thanks to your generosity, the 2014-2015 Annual Fund campaign raised approximately $80,000 in unrestricted and temporarily restricted contributions. We achieved 100% participation from the Board of Managers and faculty/staff and the parent participation rate was close to 90%! Special thanks to Parent Fund co-chairs Melissa Callender (P ’17) and Maria Markham (P ’15, ’18) for their leadership and commitment to the St. Thomas’s Day School Annual Fund.
For the 2015-2016 school year, Maria Markham (P ’15, ’18) and Fabiana DePaula (P ’17, ’19) are serving as Annual Fund co-chairs.
Areas where the Annual Fund helps most:
- New program initiatives
- Technology and Library resources
- Financial aid
- Competitive compensation for faculty and staff
- Student activities
- Professional development
To make an online gift to the Annual Fund using our secure server, please click here.
The Endowment contributes to the financial strength of the school. Money given to the Endowment is held in perpetuity. Income earned from investing the Endowment is used as a source of revenue for the annual operating budget. The amount of Endowment earnings that can be spent is determined by the Board of Managers of St. Thomas’s Day School.
Spring Fundraiser: Gifts in support of the spring auction are designated for a specific purpose. Generally, contributions to the auction are for Endowment and Scholarship Endowment. In the past, gifts to the auction also have been designated for technology, renovations to Robbins Hall, and the playgrounds. Over the last several years, more than $700,000 gross revenue has been raised to support St. Thomas’s Day School.
Every gift makes a difference and participation matters. A St. Thomas’s education is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children!
Make a Gift Online
Thank you for your support of St. Thomas’s Day School. Your new gift, pledge, or pledge payment will be made via our secure server. We will send you an immediate confirmation of your gift. Please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Julia Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-776-2123 x22 with any questions.
Thank You to Our Donors, Volunteers, and Guests!
$40,000 raised for scholarship and endowment at the 2015 Spring Gala.
Please accept our deepest gratitude for your generosity and support.
Photos from the 2015 Spring Gala: