Annual Fund Oyster Roast
Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Dunn Family River Cottage
The beginning of January and the second semester mark the launch of the “No Gift is Too Small” portion of the 2021-2022 Annual Fund Campaign. Robust parent participation in the Annual Fund not only represents confidence in the school but also positively impacts foundations and other donors when considering substantial gifts to Frederica Academy. In fact, a high parent participation percentage influenced a donor to offer a $100,000 challenge gift just a few years ago.
This winter, Frederica Academy will resume the tradition of hosting an Oyster Roast for parents, faculty, staff, and trustees. All are invited to attend with the request that a gift of any size be made to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund Oyster Roast is a great opportunity for FA families, new and old, and of every division, to connect and further strengthen the connectivity of the school community.
Parents, faculty, staff, and trustees who have made a gift should RSVP for the event no later than Friday, January 28, if they plan to attend the adults-only oyster roast.
Independent schools rely on annual giving programs to support their operating budgets and bridge the fiscal realities that lie between tuition income and the actual cost of educating students.
At Frederica, tuition covers approximately 75% of the expenses of operating our school. The Annual Fund is the primary source of unrestricted revenue for covering this 25% gap, which helps ensure a balanced budget. Surplus Annual Fund revenue creates new opportunities to enhance student experiences, improve classroom and campus facilities, and make important programmatic and professional development investments.
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. Large gifts help meet and exceed our fundraising targets. Small gifts demonstrate broad stakeholder confidence in the school.
The FA Annual Fund also 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. By supporting the Annual Fund today, donors help underwrite success throughout all grades and divisions for both current and future students.
Gifts of all sizes are important and deeply appreciated. In the past, gifts have ranged between one to six figures, and every gift has had, and continues to have, a positive impact.