Restricted Annual Giving
Restricted gifts allow the School to achieve specific goals or to purchase needed goods or services. During the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year, restricted gifts were given in support of programs large and small – everything from the Learn to Learn Institute for faculty professional development to scoreboards on the athletic fields to apples for our teachers to distribute during Advisories.
While unrestricted gifts provide greater flexibility to institutions like St. Anne’s-Belfield School, many donors like knowing that their support will be used for a specific purpose, and there are many areas in which restricted gifts can make a difference.
Thanks to a leadership gift and subsequent matching gifts, a group of donors came together in 2014 to provide seed funding for a new Computer Science Initiative. As a result, the School was able to hire two staff members and to develop a computer science curriculum stretching from Kindergarten through grade twelve. Other programs funded through restricted gifts include Singapore Math in the Learning Village (Kindergarten through sixth grade). Donors have made these programs possible through gifts specifically designated to address these needs.
In addition to individual gifts, several volunteer organizations support specific areas of the School. The Athletics Boosters and Arts Boosters provide funding to the School’s athletic programs and arts programs, respectively, and the biennial Auction contributes to faculty professional development. Our programs thrive because of these organizations, and we thank the volunteers who invest their energy to making the School better.
If you are interested in supporting a specific need at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, please contact Bruce Cauthen, director of donor relations and annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your gift. The School is happy to accept gifts which address predetermined needs but cannot accept donations which support interests outside its funding priorities.