What is an annual giving campaign?
Annual Giving is a yearly drive for financial support to supplement the tuition and interest which fund the operating budget. This year, Annual Giving dollars will account for 7% of the operating budget. These dollars allow Rossman School to
Why does Rossman School have an annual giving campaign?
As an independent school, most of the money needed for operation comes from tuition. Rossman does not receive federal, state or church funds. When the Board of Trustees sets the budget, it is largely based on income from tuition and fees, but the quality of the programs, the select faculty and the scope of activities cost more than tuition provides. Interest from investments and Annual Giving bridge the gap between the tuition families pay and the actual cost to provide a Rossman education.
Why is parent participation so important?
Strong parent participation makes a statement to the community and to the various foundations and corporations who look at these numbers when considering their own financial support.
The first two classes that reach 100% participation from their classes will receive a pizza party for their class! If you have more than one child, one gift per family counts for all classes!
Check out your child or children’s class participation!
JK = 100% - Congratulations to the JK class parents for reaching 100%!
SK = 89%
1st grade = 90%
2nd grade = 88%
3rd grade = 97%
4th grade = 100%
5th grade = 97%
6th grade = 89%
Does my gift really make a difference? How much should I give?
Yes! Our community has fewer supporters than a large university or national charity. Because the number who will give is small, every gift is important. Parent support is an important aspect of Annual Giving and we strive to have 100% participation from each class.
Our target contribution for this year is $1,700 per student. When the Board of Trustees sets the budget, it is largely based on income from tuition and fees, but the quality of programs, the select faculty and offered activities cost more than tuition provides. Interest from investments and Annual Giving bridge the gap between the charge for a Rossman education and its actual cost. All gifts to Annual Giving are tax-deductible.
GIFT CLUB CATEGORIES
Blue and Gold Society
Circle R Member $3,500-$4,999
Donor up to $1,699
The first two classes that reach 100% participation from their parents will receive a pizza party for their class at school. If you have more than one child, one gift per family counts for all classes.
All who contribute to the 2012-2013 Annual Giving Campaign will be recognized in the Rossman School Annual Report.
Donors of $2,500 or more will be honored at a reception in the spring at the home of the Head of School.
How do I participate?
You are encouraged to make your pledge early, although payment is not due until May 15, 2013. There are many ways you can choose to make your gift or pledge.