Annual Fund

Importance of the Annual Fund

Nearly every independent school in the nation relies on annual giving to support its operating budget and bridge the fiscal realities that lie between tuition income and the actual cost of educating students.


  • Tuition covers approximately 80% of the expenses of operating Frederica Academy. The Annual Fund is the critical source of revenue for covering this 20% gap.
  • As an independent school, Frederica Academy does not receive government tax funds. Rather, Frederica relies on tuition and carefully-crafted donor programs to offset operating expenses. 
  • Broad support for the Annual Fund from parents, grandparents, board members, alumni, alumni parents, and other friends of the school demonstrates enthusiasm for the direction of Frederica Academy and encourages other donors as well as foundations to offer support.
  • Meeting the $350,000 Annual Fund goal ensures a balanced budget at the end of the year; exceeding the goal creates opportunities for new investments.
  • The Frederica Academy Annual Fund helps make tuition more affordable for more families while offering parents a tax-deductible benefit for at least part of their investment in their child’s education.


Examples of the Annual Fund at Work


  • Premier college counseling program
  • Diverse Athletics offerings - 37 Middle and Upper School teams
  • Growing arts opportunities - Open Mic Nights, Fall Play (Grades 7-12), 4th Grade Musical, Spring Musical (Grades 6-12) 
  • Expansive portfolio of 17 AP courses and 11 Honors courses
  • Dedicated FA Security Team
  • Middle School Carpe Vitam
  • Faculty professional development guest speakers - Brain-based learning sessions
  • School-wide, community-building events - Back-to-School Celebration, Homecoming Week, Jingle Bell Celebration, May Day, etc.
  • Many, many more…

Gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, or stock transfer are accepted

Donors are encouraged to make their gift prior to December 31, 2023

  • However, any gifts received prior to June 30, 2024, will be applied to this year’s Annual Fund campaign

Gifts are tax-deductible

  • Following receipt, Frederica Academy will mail a donor thank you letter that may be used for tax filing purposes.