Frequently Asked Questions
What are the funding sources for a St. Anne’s School education?
As an independent Episcopal school, St. Anne’s School does not receive federal, state or church funding. The operating budget relies on three primary sources of revenue: tuition and fees, auxiliary program revenue and annual giving.
Why is Annual Giving important?
Tuition and auxiliary programs account for about 90 percent of the school’s operating budget. The funds raised through the Annual Fund provide the rest. For this reason, each gift to the Annual Fund supplies critical resources to maintain the best possible programs for the student community.
Why not just raise tuition?
At independent schools, tuition is regularly kept lower than cost in order to make the enriched education available to a greater number of students. Annual Giving is a tax-deductible way to ensure educational excellence at our school.
Who supports Annual Giving?
Parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff and many foundations and corporations all come together to support the Annual Fund and ensure the financial health of the institution.
How much should I give?
Every gift, regardless of size, is valued and makes a difference. You can be assured that your contribution, along with those of all our donors, will enhance the St. Anne’s School educational program. Annual Fund gifts range in size from under $10 to well over $10,000. While leadership gifts help to ensure the school’s economic strength and opportunities for growth, a gift in any amount is important and appreciated as it demonstrates the donors’ commitment to the students and teachers at St. Anne’s School. We hope that all members of our school community recognize that their support is critical and will make an Annual Fund contribution to ensure the success of St. Anne’s School.
How can I make a contribution?
Checks may be made payable to St. Anne’s School of Annapolis and mailed to:
St. Anne’s School of Annapolis
Attn: Development Office
3112 Arundel on the Bay Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
You also may make a credit card gift over the phone by calling Director of Development Hutchey Doley at 410.263.8650 ext. 116.
How can I get my gift matched?
Many corporations offer a matching gift program for their employees’ contributions to non-profit organizations and educational institutions such as St. Anne’s School. Please contact your employer’s Personnel or Human Resources Office to obtain a matching gift form and procedures. Please enclose your form when sending your gift to the school. You will be credited for the amount of your donation plus the amount of the match.
How do I obtain more information?
If you have any questions regarding giving to St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, please contact Director of Development Hutchey Doley at 410.263.8650 ext.116 or hdoley@St.AnnesSchool.org.