Supporting the Annual Fund
Money raised through our Annual Fund helps defray operating expenses and supports the people and programs that make Seven Hills School unique and important to the boys who come here.
The school’s approach to learning has unique costs as well, so each year we turn to parents, grandparents, past parents, alumni, staff, Board members and friends for financial support. And every year these groups and others support Seven Hills out of gratitude for the opportunities the school has provided, and as an investment in the school’s future.
Annual Fund gifts are used to meet the school’s most pressing needs, such as:
- covering the difference between tuition income and the cost of educating our students
- providing tuition assistance and scholarship aid to students
- supporting our faculty development and other growth programs
- providing much-needed funding for our expanding operating budget
How can I make a gift to the Annual Fund?
The school accepts gifts via cash, check, credit card or stock transfer. A pledge form is available here or you may contact Jeff Roberts in our Development Office at 804-329-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org .
All contributions are tax deductible and the Internal Revenue Service recognizes Seven Hills as a 501.c.3 non-profit organization.
Why does “percent of participation” matter?
Each year the school strives to maintain a high participation rate from three groups – the Board of Trustees, the faculty and staff, and our current parents. This is very important. You see, when we approach foundations and corporations for sponsorships and grants, a high participation rate among these internal groups serves as proof that, collectively, we believe in our school. It’s looked upon favorably by these entities when they consider providing significant external support to the school.
The Board and faculty consistently reach 100 percent participation, and last year the parents reached more than 86 percent. We would like to continue the trend and reach for 100 percent from all groups!
The amount one gives to the Annual Fund is a highly personal and important decision. In recent years, gifts from our parents ranged from $25 to more than $5,000.
Please send in your Annual Fund gift or pledge as soon as possible for the coming year. We will announce the results and celebrate our collective success at the Thanksgiving Feast.
Thank you for considering our request. Together, we will show our support of Seven Hills School and continue to build the foundation for generations of boys to come.