Dear FA Families and Friends,
We are delighted to chair this year's Annual Fund and help Frederica Academy fulfill its mission to nurture and develop our children.
Eight years ago, we decided to move to Saint Simons so our children could grow up in a safe, nurturing, and supportive community. Enrolling our children at Frederica Academy is a natural extension of that decision.
From the first time Jack, Mary Ellis, and John stepped foot on Happy Hall, we knew Frederica was a special place. Our children are encouraged, challenged, and truly known by their teachers.
Behind only their spiritual formation, we believe a good education is the most important thing we can provide our children during the few short years they are under our roof. Frederica has state of the art facilities, carefully developed curriculum, and skilled staff/personnel to provide that education for our children.
But all that comes at a cost and a cost that exceeds tuition revenue. The Annual Fund is necessary so that Frederica has the resources to put our children in a position where they will receive a top-rated education, experience a variety of enriching activities, and be instructed by passionate and skilled leaders in the field of education.
By supporting the 2022-2023 Annual Fund, you are leveraging your investment in each child's education and future.
Please consider a generous donation to this year’s Annual Fund so that Frederica can continue to provide all FA children the needed tools to thrive socially and academically.
Jeff and Mary Margaret Shiver
FA 2022-2023 Annual Fund Chairs
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. At Frederica Academy, tuition covers approximately 80% of the expenses of operating our school. 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. 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 in technology, teacher professional development, and other classroom enhancements.
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. Through gifts large and small, the Annual Fund supports our devoted faculty, our premier college counseling program, our athletics offerings, our arts opportunities and so many other positive differentiators that make Frederica Academy so much a part of the lives of our students, their parents, and our community.
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.
Gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, or stock transfer are accepted
Visit https://www.fredericaacademy.org/support-fa/give-online to make a gift online
Contact Brad Hutcherson (email@example.com) for more information regarding a stock transfer
Donors are encouraged to make their gift prior to December 31, 2022
However, any gifts received prior to June 30, 2023, 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.