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Gifts to the Annual Fund are the most valuable to the operation of the school in that they may be applied where the need is greatest. These gifts are especially important because they contribute to the security and stability of the school program. This fund helps the school weather the ebb and flow resulting from the fluctuation of enrollment from year to year.
Each year approximately 43% of the students enrolled receive tuition scholarships from the Student Aid Fund (SAF). Without the consistent gifts from alumni and friends, these tuition scholarships would not be possible. The call on the account is perpetual.
Significant contributions to school operations may be made through gifts-in-kind (GIK), which carry tax benefits. These are material gifts of value, such as antiques, collections, equipment, vehicles, and real property that can enrich the curricular or co-curricular programs.
This giving opportunity provides donors with an opportunity to give that integrates sound personal, financial, and estate-planning concepts with plans for lifetime or testamentary giving. A planned gift has tax implications and is often transmitted through a legal document, such as a will or a trust.
Often donors have a special interest in a specific aspect of the curriculum such as music, art, science, humanities, physical education, library or technology. Special funds are established for each area and gifts to these funds enrich the quality of these programs.
Endowment gifts are a major contribution to the school’s future stability. These gifts are invested in interest-bearing accounts and the income is used annually for the purpose that the endowment was designated or its intended purpose. Learn More…. Examples are:
* BCJA/GAAA Endowed Fund (EF) for Worthy Student
* Principal Endowed Fund for Technology
* Superintendent’s Endowed Fund for Professional Development
* Darville Foundation Endowed Fund for Classroom Supplies
* Smith Endowed Fund for Technology Advancement
* Al Smith Endowed Fund for Agriculture